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A classic tour around the highest mountain in the Alps

Located between the Aosta Valley in Italy and Savoie and Haute Savoie in France, and also crossing into Switzerland, Mont Blanc is a mountaineering emblem that attracts people from all around the world. Best time of the year for hiking is from June to September, although there is plenty to do in the area year round!

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What should I know about Hiking Tour du Mont Blanc?

Mont Blanc is set in the heart of the Alps and is often referred to as “the Roof of Europe”. As such, it is surrounded by other stunning peaks such as the famous Matterhorn, Aiguille du Midi, Grandes Jorasses and others that are well worth exploring. As it is a mountaineering epicenter, it is the ideal spot to practice different activities and sports including hiking, mountain biking and rock climbing in summer, and skiing and snowboarding in colder months. It is also a great place to acquire new skills with some of the guides and experts in the area.  Furthermore, the gorgeous alpine towns that surround Mont Blanc, such as Chamonix, Saint-Gervais-les-Bains, and Courmayeur are vibrant, lively spots to enjoy recreation after an exhilarating day out in the mountains. The Mont Blanc hut system is also well set up, and provides great resting opportunities while hiking the Tour du Mont Blanc and also a perfect chance to share experiences with other adventurers.

The Tour du Mont Blanc goes through seven valleys and has many starting points. From France, the kick off is usually either from Les Houches in Chamonix, or Les Contamines in Montjoie Valley. On the Italian side, that starting point is in Courmayeur in the Aosta Valley. Otherwise, setting off from the Swiss towns of Champex and Martigny is also a possibility. Whichever the variant, it is an experience that will forever stay in the heart of the adventurers that dare to try it!

Why should I choose Tour du Mont Blanc for my Hiking adventure?

A World Famous Adventure

The Tour du Mont Blanc is one of the most popular hiking challenges in the world, and for good reason. It circles the Mont Blanc massif and covers approximately 170 kilometres (110 mi). On this trail you will go from hut to hut through charming Italian, Swiss and French villages.

** Breathtaking Landscapes**

The snow capped peaks of the Alps have been a source of inspiration for many adventurers, authors and artists. The region is famous for its awe inspiring mountains, glaciers and lakes, all well worth catching sight of!

The Lively Mountaineering Environment

Mont Blanc is surrounded by 3 important alpine towns. Courmayeur is in the Aosta Valley in Italy; Saint-Gervais-les-Bains and Chamonix are in Haute-Savoie in France; and Champex is in Switzerland. All feature plenty of accommodation options, fabulous restaurants and a vibrant mountaineering environment.

What can I expect from the weather during my Hiking trip in Tour du Mont Blanc?

The weather in Mont Blanc varies according to season and altitude. In the summer, which is hiking season, it usually only snows at altitudes higher than 3200 meters and overall, there tends to be good weather and warm temperatures. The warmest month of the year is July (average 16.2 °C in Chamonix), whereas the coldest is January (average -2.1°C in Chamonix). You can expect most rain in August and the least in April.

Which language is predominantly spoken in the Tour du Mont Blanc region?

French and Italian

What currency is accepted around Tour du Mont Blanc?

Euro

How many days should I allocate for my Tour du Mont Blanc Hiking experience?

The average Tour du Mont Blanc takes around 11 days, although there are also shorter options. The circular route is usually walked in counter clockwise direction and covers seven valleys in the Mont Blanc massif. Longer stays will allow for better acclimatization, recovery and also the chance to enjoy the mountain environment or try some other activities in the area.

What's the country code for the Tour du Mont Blanc region?

France (+33)/ Italy (+39)/ Switzerland (+41)

When is the best time to travel to Tour du Mont Blanc for Hiking?

Mid June through Mid September are best for hiking and mountaineering.

What people are saying about Hiking | Tour du Mont Blanc

Liam

5.00

Great adventure and lots of fun…very easy to give the highest recommendation! Paul

Ethan

5.00

Wonderful trip , Christel was a delightful experienced guide her passion for nature and the environment came through beautifully. I absolutely loved the trip and I hope we meet again.

Charishma

5.00

The tour was fantastic and it was made even better because of our guide, Raphael. He was incredibly nice and helpful while telling us funny and cool stories and facts! LOVED THE TOUR! RECOMMEND 10000000%

Daniel

5.00

Our 5 day tour du Mont Blanc is one of the most amazing experiences of my life. My wife and I were among a group of friends that consisted of 22 from the USA. Our group consisted of mostly 55-65 aged individuals, and we requested private lodging for the trip. The logistics were perfect, with assistance from Geneva to Chamonix. Our guides, Raphael and Jack, always looked out for our safety during snow and water crossings, and provided for our comfort throughout the hikes. Our evenings were excellent and the meals at local hotels and restaurants were excellent. I highly recommend Happy Tracks for their skill, preparation and planning, and friendliness.

Justin

5.00

Raphael organizes a well planned 10 day TMB for us. We were a group of 5 and we had Ian as our guide. Our guide was very helpful and knowledgeable. The hotels and refuge selection was good and we had excellent stay in all places. Our luggage transfer was handled professionally by Rachael along with lunch bags for daily hike. Overall very professionally guided trip by the Happy Track team

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