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Best of Tour du Mont Blanc Trek

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Traverse three captivating countries ‚Äď Italy, Switzerland, and France on this 4-day journey along the iconic Tour du Mont Blanc. This carefully curated trek showcases the very essence of the Tour du Mont Blanc, allowing you to experience the region's diverse beauty and rich cultural heritage in a condensed yet unforgettable adventure.

Group

Alps

4 Days

Jun - Sep

High


Highlights

Explore the most impressive mountains and landscapes of Italy, France, and Switzerland

Trek through emblematic locations such as Val Ferret, Rifugio Bonatti and La Fouly

Discover the highlights of the famous Tour du Mont Blanc trek in just four days.

Description

Join a 4-day condensed Tour du Mont Blanc trek and discover the best spots of this famous trek in the Alps. Explore gorgeous mountains and landscapes in Italy, France, and Switzerland and enjoy the delicious cuisine and culture of the region.

This best of the Tour du Mont Blanc trek starts in Geneva and will take you to explore emblematic places such as:

  • Val Ferret
  • Rifugio Bonatti
  • La Fouly
  • Champex-Lac
  • Bovine
  • Col de la Forclaz
  • Trient
  • Col de Balme

You will be transferred to Chamonix or Geneva when the trek is done. You can find a detailed day-by-day itinerary below. If you're planning your trip for 2024, there will be a change in the route we take. For more details, you can take a look at the FAQs.

Keep in mind that although this trek is not as challenging as the classic TMB trek, you will need a good fitness level and a love for nature and adventure.

Please inquire with us about availability to join one of our groups and prepare your hiking boots for an unforgettable adventure in the Mont Blanc massif. We look forward to guiding you!

Price includes

- Accommodation included

- Guiding fee

- Breakfast

- Dinner

- Transport during the trip


Itinerary

Day 1: Courmayeur to Val Ferret

-Pick up: Geneva airport at 8 am/Vert Alp Hotel at 9 am (please bring your lunch on the first day as it is not possible to buy anything on the route).

-Drive to the Italian side of Mont Blanc.

-Hike up from the Val Ferret valley, enjoying incredible views of the backside of Mont Blanc along the way.

-Overnight at the remote Rifugio W. Bonatti hut, 2,025m of altitude.

Distance: 8km Ascent: 550m Descent: 50m Max altitude: 2056m Time: 2 to 3hrs

Day 2: Val Ferret to La Fouly

-A steep trek to the Swiss border with beautiful views of the Mont Blanc south face.

-Rest.

-Trek to the highest point of the tour at 2,881m.

-Trek into Switzerland and back down the mountain. Along the way, sample some cheese on a local farm.

-La Fouly transfer to Champex-Lac. Optional swim and overnight.

Distance: 20km Ascent: 1000m Descent: 1290m Max altitude: 2536m Time: 7 to 8 hours

Day 3: Champex-Lac to Trient

-Challenging hike to Bovine (which is famous for its cake).

-Afternoon descent through Col de la Forclaz, an important part of the Tour De France cycling race.

-Evening trek down to the Trient, with its lovely pink church. Overnight at a hotel.

Distance: 16.5km Ascent: 810m Descent: 1000m Max altitude: 2050m Time: 7 to 8 hours

Day 4: Trient to Argentière

Final day of hiking and trekking back to France.

-Early start to Col De Balme, for postcard views of Mont Blanc.

-Afternoon hike down the mountain, and through the meadows that lead to Le Tour.

-Transfer to Chamonix at 5:00 pm, or Geneva airport at 6:30 pm.

Distance: 11.1km Ascent: 975m Descent: 1192m Max altitude: 2202m Time: 5 to 6 hours

 

Equipment you will need to bring

Walking Pole Rental (+15EUR) Sheet Sleeping Bag (+25EUR purchase)


FAQs

What are some recommended accommodations near our adventure location?

We understand that finding the perfect place to stay is an essential part of your adventure experience. To help you with this, we’ve curated a list of three highly recommended hotels that offer comfort, convenience, and a touch of local charm. These accommodations are well-suited for adventurers looking to relax and rejuvenate after an exciting day of exploration
Hotel Ibis Annemasse Annemasse France
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Appart'City Geneve Gaillard Gaillard France
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Comfort Suites Porte de Geneve Gaillard France
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About the guide

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Alps

4.90

(25)

Guide Agency

We are Tom (UIMLA Mountain Leader) and Paul (UIAGM/IFMGA Mountain Guide), two friends who have worked in the outdoors for over 20 years each.

We have lived around the world and have an incredible wealth of outdoor experience and qualifications. We all love, work and play in the Swiss Alps.

We love sharing our local environment with guests and helping them to get the best out of their holidays. We have trips going out most weeks so come and join us or contact us if you would like something similar on a different date.

Languages

Norwegian | French | English

Certificates

UIMLA | UIAGM | IFMGA

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What people are saying about this trip

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.

Olivia

5.00

amazing trip on tour du mont blanc

Liam

5.00

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

Joshua

5.00

I highly recomand Tour du Mont Blanc! It's the best hiking experience so far, especially with the guide we had- Tom. He cared about each and every one of us, adapting the rhythm, telling us stories and motivating us when it was difficult!

Brandon

5.00

Had a great time with our guide Ben on highlights of Tour De Mont Blanc! Ben was super helpful and attentive to the group - it made the trip a very enjoyable and memorable experience!


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