Europe's famous long distance trek around Mont Blanc on our 10-day guided hiking trip through 3 countries.
The Mont Blanc is the highest summit in western Europe at around 15,780 ft (4810 m). The Mont Blanc range stretches into 3 countries: France, Italy and Switzerland, offering a rich diversity of high alpine hiking areas to discover.
The most well-know hiking route in the region is the Tour du Mont Blanc circular route around the range. It's considered one of the top 10 hikes in the world. Join us for a 10-day or express 6-day Tour du Mont Blanc hiking tour.
The Mont Blanc range is located at the junction of eastern France, northern Italy, and western Switzerland. The Mont Blanc region encompasses in part the Aosta Valley in Italy, Savoie in France, and the Valais in Switzerland. The Mont Blanc summit is located in French territory. The nearby cities of Chamonix, France, and Courmayeur, Italy, are popular with hikers and non-hikers alike.
The massif has different names depending on which country you’re in. French speakers call the massif “Mont Blanc” and Italian speakers call it “Monte Bianco. The mountain range forms the main part of the external side of the alpine arc of the western Alps chain. It culminates with the highest summit of western Europe, Mont Blanc. It’s about 25 miles long (40 km) and 10 miles at its widest (16 km). Other well-known peaks include Mont Blanc du Tacul, Mont Maudit, Dent du Géant, Les Grandes Jorasses, Mont Dolent, and Aiguille du Midi. The Aiguille du Midi, at 12,600 feet (3,840 m), can be reached by a spectacular cable car ride from Chamonix. There is a similar view point reachable by cable car to Pointe Helbronner, at 11,360 feet (3,460 m), on the Italian side from Courmayeur.
The Tour du Mont Blanc, circumnavigating the Mont Blanc mountain chain, is consistently listed as one the top long-distance hiking treks in the world.