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Best of Tour du Mont Blanc Trek

Tour du Mont Blanc Trek
Tour du Mont Blanc Trek
Tour du Mont Blanc Trek
Tour du Mont Blanc Trek

On this 4-day best of the Tour du Mont Blanc trek, you will enjoy the highlights of the famous TMB, stopping in Italy, Switzerland, and France, and enjoying glaciers, lakes, valleys, forests, and delicious cuisine on the way!

Group

Alps

4 Days

Jul, Aug, Sep

Fit

All Levels


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.

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!

Prices per person

Price last updated by the guide on: Aug 26, 2022

Group of 1

EUR 695 Each

Group of 2

EUR 695 Each

Group of 3

EUR 695 Each

Group of 4

EUR 695 Each

Group of 5

EUR 695 Each

Group of 6

EUR 695 Each

Group of 7

EUR 695 Each

Group of 8

EUR 695 Each

Want a different number of travellers?

Price includes

- Guiding fee

- Accommodation included

- Transport during the trip

- Breakfast

- Dinner


Itinerary

Day 1: Courmayeur to Val Ferret

-Pick up: Geneva airport at 11:15 am/Vert Alp Hotel at 12:30 pm

-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

 

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Details

Accommodation

Mountain huts and hotels, included in the price

Meeting point

Pick up at Geneva airport at 11:15 am, or Vert Lodge at 12:30 pm

Equipment you will need to bring

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


Frequently Asked Questions

 What should I bring?

 What is the average distance and altitude gain that we will hike each day?

 How can I get to the trailhead/meeting point?

 Do I need immunisations?

 What plug adapter do I need?

 Can you pick me up in Geneva?

 What kind of accommodation will we stay in?

 Is there a free parking area?

 Do I need walking boots?

 Do I need travel insurance?

 What is a sheet sleeping bag and do I need one?

 What is the best time of the year for this hike?

 Do you cater for all dietary requirements?

 Can I book in a group as a solo traveller?

 What is the terrain like?

 What about meals and water?

 We will cover the full Tour du Mont Blanc trekking route?

 Do I need to carry all of my things on the mountain?

 What is included?

 How do I get from Geneva Airport to Chamonix?

About the guide

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

Residence

Illarsaz, Switzerland


What people are saying about this trip

Asmae Laaouini

5.00

September, 2022

We had thé best guide ever. I enjoyed the trip a lot

Kertu Loot

5.00

September, 2022

I had the best time ever! Paul was such a wonderful guide. I hope to join more adventures with him soon!

Christopher Mcadams

5.00

August, 2022

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Zachary Alfred

5.00

August, 2022

Lea was a great guide, and the whole trip was very well organised. I was a bit concerned initially about the size of the group, but it turned out to work very well, and everyone got along. The three refuges we stayed at were all very different but nice in their own way.

Fuad AlZayer

5.00

August, 2022

Great organization & wonderful guide (Cécilia). Cécilia & he assistance Philipo we’re wonderful.




 

 

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