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Tour du Mont Blanc

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Hike the 'Tour du Mont Blanc'

Europe's famous long distance trek around Mont Blanc on our 10-day guided hiking trip through 3 countries.

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Mer de Glace, Mont Blanc
10 days
10 pax

Tour du Mont Blanc

A 10-day 'Tour du Mont Blanc' trek around Mont Blanc, Europe’s highest peak reaching 15,780 ft (4810 m), takes you on the iconic hike through 3 countries France, Italy and Switzerland. 100 miles (160 km) distance and 33,000 feet overall ascent (10,000 m).
From: $3260 / person
Departures from:
24 Jun, 2023
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Overview


Comforts on  Tour du Mont Blanc

Our hiking adventure includes:
  • Hotels 7 nights.
  • Alpine refuge 2 nights.
  • Tickets for mountain trains and cable cars.
  • Luggage transfers to hotels & 1 of the Alpine refuges.
  • Breakfasts, dinners, and lunches.
  • Private coach group transfer from and to Geneva airport.
  • Trek 100 mi (160 km) with cable cars to a maximum altitude of 9200 ft (2800 m).
  • Average 9 mi (14 km) per day with +2600 ft (+800 m) ascent.
  • Small, intimate group size of 10 clients per guide.
  • An experienced alpine trekking guide with extensive knowledge of local fauna and flora. The guide will manage the logistics and ensure group safety, leaving you to enjoy the trip.

Is this for me ?  

We design our hiking trips to be as  accessible as possible, whilst maintaining a degree of challenge and adventure, which is relative and different for all of us. 
CHALLENGE RATING: 2 – Moderate

Average distance per day:
from 5 to 9 mi (8 to 14.5 km).
Average elevation gain/loss per day:

from 500 to 3,000 ft (150 to 900 m).

Terrain type: Mountains and rolling hills, trails are a mix of meadows, woodland, and rocky paths with some moderate ascents and descents, some exposure on the trails to be expected (eg. a barrier protecting an exposed path).

Amenities: Lodgings will a mix of hotels and refuges, WI-FI and mobile coverage is available most days of the trek, participants will have intermittent access to local shops.

Suitable for: Participants should feel confident about their fitness level and ability to complete back-to-back, all day, hiking days.

NOT SUITABLE FOR YOUNG CHILDREN.

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Trip Detail

Highlights

The Tour du Mont Blanc is the most well known and popular long-distance hikes in Europe. The route circumnavigates the Mont Blanc massif, over a distance of 100 miles (165 km) and 33,000 feet of overall ascent (10,000 m), passing through the 3 countries of Switzerland, Italy and France.

There are many variants sections, and it can be hiked in either clockwise or counter-clockwise direction. The latter being considered the traditional route, however both directions have their pros and cons.  The Tour du Mont Blanc (TMB) is ranked consistently as one of the top 10 classic long-distance hiking trails in the world.

Our guides have chosen the clockwise direction for our 10-day comfort Tour du Mont Blanc, through France, Switzerland and Italy.  It's principally hotel based accommodation and the route provides easier initial days to help you acclimate to the adventure.



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Accommodation and hiking facts 

Itinerary

Meeting at Geneva airport (GVA) at 9:30AM
GENEVA - CHAMONIX
Day 1
3 mi, +1100 / -1100 ft
6 km, +350 / -350 m
2 hrs hiking
Hotel - Chamonix
Hotel, picnic lunch, and dinner. Luggage transfer.
Meet at 1:30PM, (transfer 1 hr). Day exploring Chamonix town.
LAC BLANC - ARGENTIERE
Day 2
12 mi, +2000 / -4200 ft
20 km, +600 / -1300 m
6 hrs hiking
Hotel - Argentière
Hotel, breakfast, picnic lunch, and dinner. Luggage transfer.
COL DE LA BALME - SWITZERLAND
Day 3
10 mi, +1800 / -4100 ft
16 km, +600 / -1300 m
6 hrs hiking
Hotel - Trient
Hotel, breakfast, picnic lunch, and dinner. Luggage transfer.
ROUTE DE LA BOVINE - CHAMPEX
Day 4
12 mi, +3300 / -3300 ft
20 km, +1000 / -1000 m
6 hrs hiking
Hotel - Champex
Hotel, breakfast, picnic lunch, and dinner. Luggage transfer.
COL GRAND FERRET - ITALY
Day 5
11 mi, +3300 / -3300 ft
18 km, +1100 / -1100 m
6 hrs hiking
Alpine refuge
Alpine refuge, breakfast, picnic lunch, and dinner. Main luggage is not available at the refuge
VAL FERRET - COURMAYEUR
Day 6
10 mi, +3000 / -2700 ft
17 km, +1000 / -900 m
6 hrs hiking
Hotel - Courmayeur
Hotel, breakfast, picnic lunch, and dinner. Luggage transfer.
COL DE LA SEIGNE - FRANCE
Day 7
9 mi, +2700 / -3600 ft
14 km, +900 / -1200 m
6 hrs hiking
Alpine refuge
Alpine refuge, breakfast, picnic lunch, and dinner. Luggage transfer.
BONHOMME - LES CONTAMINES
Day 8
11 mi, +2300 / -2300 ft
18 km, +700 / -700 m
6 hrs hiking
Hotel - Les Contamines
Hotel, breakfast, picnic lunch, and dinner. Luggage transfer.
BIONNASSAY - LES HOUCHES
Day 9
9 mi, +2700 / -3800 ft
14 km, +900 / -1200 m
6 hrs hiking
Hotel - Chamonix
Hotel, breakfast, picnic lunch, and dinner. Luggage transfer.
Depart for Geneva
Day 10
Depart at 9:30AM, (transfer 1 hr).
Included:
Breakfast.
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Prices and dates

Departures for Tour du Mont Blanc DAYS HIKING TOUR

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June 24, 2023
$ 3260
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Start: Sat Jun 24, 2023
End: Mon Jul 3, 2023
July 22, 2023
$ 3260
USD / person
Start: Sat Jul 22, 2023
End: Mon Jul 31, 2023
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9 days hiking tour
Starts: 15 September 2022
Ends: 28 September 2022

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Trip Information

WHAT’S INCLUDED

The trip price includes:
  • Accommodation (7 nights in hotels, 2 nights in catered mountain hut),
  • all breakfasts, three-course dinner (9 nights), and picnic lunches (9 days),
  • return transfers to and from Geneva airport,
  • all in-country transportation – road, tram, railway, and cable car rides necessary for the itinerary,
  • all luggage transfers, and
  • a qualified English speaking alpine guide.

WHAT’S NOT INCLUDED

These are not included in the trip price:
  • Flights, charges and expenses to/from your home city to Geneva airport, excess/delayed baggage charges, and airport taxes,
  • individual transfers (possibly arising from flight delays),
  • optional cable car rides (for example the Aiguille du Midi cable ride is not included),
  • alcoholic beverages and soft drinks,
  • laundry fees and items of a personal nature (e.g. toiletries),
  • internet access,
  • optional guide gratuities, and
  • travel/emergency evacuation insurance.

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Our terms of service

Please refer to Trenoza Treks Terms of Service for full details of our payment and cancellation schedules, age limits, specific requirements, and obligations.  For more information contact us.

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