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Best of Tour du Mont Blanc Trek

Mont Blanc Trek
Mont Blanc Trek
Mont Blanc Trek
Mont Blanc Trek
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!



4 Days

Jul, Aug, Sep


All Levels


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

- Guiding fee

- Accommodation included

- Transport during the trip

- Breakfast

- Dinner


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.


-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




Mountain huts and hotels, included in the price

Meeting point

Pick up at Geneva airport at 8 am, or Vert Lodge at 9:00 am

Equipment you will need to bring

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

Frequently Asked Questions

Should I tip the guide?

What kind of accommodation will we stay in?

What experience do I need to have? How fit do I need to be? Is this program suitable for children or older people?

How do I get from Geneva Airport to Chamonix?

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

Can I book in a group as a solo traveller?

Is there a free parking area?

Can you pick me up in Geneva?

Can I join a group?

Can you pick me up in Chamonix?

What is the weather like?

Do I need walking boots?

What is the terrain like?

Is luggage storage available?

How much money should I bring, and in which currency?

What plug adapter do I need?

What happens in the event of bad weather?

Will we cover the full Tour du Mont Blanc trekking route?

What about meals and water?

What should I bring?

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.


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What people are saying about this trip

Sarah Booth


September, 2023

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Cristina Modillas


September, 2023

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Malgorzata Skotnicka


August, 2023

Had fantastic time, all four days were fantastic! Could not have asked for better experience. Our guide Alana made things work perfect. Her approach to each person individually was great. Alana was very helpful at all stages of the trip.

Olga Khimich


August, 2023

Absolutely Amazing Guided Tour! I would trust Alena with my life. She is just what the ideal guide example- gives professional advises and looks for the safety of each member of the group, somehow gives an opportunity to explore you own limits on speed and abilities. Every single sleep over and meal well organized and advices. One day defer from another - makes it more interesting. Good geografic knowledge of the Alps, Wich have us visual understanding and possible to appreciate it. Thank you Alena 💖💖👍👍

Rachel Jane Lambert


July, 2023

Tour was great. Gide was brilliant at somethings, but no safety briefing, check or intro before we left. He knew the area well and places we stayed were great. I got confused who was leading the trek, were there 2 agents, then the guide?? It would have been good to have had contact with the guide beforehand and had a reminder of all info sent to us.

Elaine Aquilina


July, 2023

Great first time experience of hiking in the mountains. We were a group of 14 ladies with different abilities. Our guide was very knowledgeable and assisted us in all that we needed. Very easy to book. Highly recommended.

Lucy Elliott


July, 2023

This was my first solo trip away and it was amazing. The trek was organized perfectly - I received a message from Louise the day before checking everything was okay and organising the last few things. I also had a message from the guide Paddy the day before introducing himself to everyone which calmed the nerves of meeting lots of new people. Paddy was great - he was very informative about the surrounding area and taught me loads about hiking! I cannot recommend this trip enough - it was stress free and a little adventure away from the hecticness of life! As a top tip - do not forget your Crocs!

DONNA Burnett


July, 2023

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Asmae Laaouini


September, 2022

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

Trudy L.


September, 2022

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!

Kertu Loot


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


August, 2022

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Zachary Alfred


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.

Paul G.


August, 2022

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

Ian B.


August, 2022

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.


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