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6-day Mont Blanc snowshoeing tour

Join a certified mountain leader in the Happy Tracks team on this 6-day Mont Blanc snowshoeing tour. And discover this beautiful area during winter!

Mountain RangeAlps
Duration6 days
Offer periodJan, Feb, Mar, Dec
Skill LevelFirst time
Fitness LevelOpen to everyone
Type of tripNot specified

Description

This 6-day Mont Blanc snowshoeing tour will take you through the Tour du Mont Blanc, which is known as one of the most famous and beautiful long distance treks in the world.

The hike goes around the Mont Blanc and through 3 countries: Italy, Switzerland and France. Although this trip is usually a trek you do during the summer, I have developed a unique itinerary to enjoy the breathtaking sceneries around the Mont Blanc in the winter.

Instead of going from refuge to refuge like in the summer, we’ll stay in comfortable hotels and bed & breakfasts from where we’ll start our snowshoeing adventures every day.

Within our six day round trip we will spend two incredible snowshoe days in each country (Italy, France and Switzerland)! I have selected the best snowshoe trails around the Mont Blanc massif!

The tour is suitable for everyone with a reasonable fitness to complete a six day itinerary. We’ll snowshoe between 4 to 7 hours a day. It is not necessary to have previous snowshoeing experience as it is easy to learn and great fun!

 

 

Are you planning to come to the Alps next winter ? Send me a request and we’ll go on this 6-day Mont Blanc snowshoeing tour.

And if you want to try a different snowshoeing tour, please check my Hut to hut snowshoeing tours in the Swiss Alps.

 

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Itinerary

Day 1: Transfer and first hike

Early transfer from Chamonix to Courmayeur through the Tunnel du Mont Blanc. On our first day we will hike through the Italian Val Veny up to the Elisabetha Soldini refuge. Although the hut is closed during the winter your guide will surprise you with some hot drinks in the winter room. We will spend the night in Courmayeur.

Day 2: Hike to Grand Saint Bernhard

From Courmayeur we drive through Aosta up towards the Grand Col Saint Bernard, a historical mountain pass leading to Switzerland. We will walk up to the monastery of the Grand Saint Bernhard. It became famous because of the Saint Bernhard dogs and it was an important stage for catholic pilgrims. We will drive to Champex a beautiful Swiss village next to a lake.

Day 3: Hike through Valley of Arpette

Today we leave the village of Champex with our snowshoes and we will walk through the Valley of Arpette up to a small mountain community consisting of a few houses. We will spend the night in Martigny. If there is time we can visit the Saint Bernard dogs museum.

Day 4: Hike to Bovine

We drive up the steep mountain pass to the Col de la Forclaz. Surrounded by great views over the Swiss and the French valleys we hike up to the top of Bovine. We spend the night in the charming ski village Vallorcine just after the French-Swiss border.

Day 5: Hike options

From Vallorcine there are numerous options for snowshoeing. One of our favorites is the Chalet de Loriaz or the Valley de Bérard on the side oft the famous Aiguilles Rouges massif. We will return to Chamonix by car. In the evening we will prepare a traditional fondue in our igloo for you!

Day 6: Hike to the first part of Mont Blanc

On our last day of our Tour du Mont Blanc snowshoe trek we can do a part of the first ascent route of the Mont Blanc. We can enjoy lunch at the Buvette de Glacier and nearly touch the impressive Bosson glacier.


About the guide

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We are a team of 2 certified mountain leaders and canyoning guides, Anja and Raphy. We specialize in multi-day and long distance trekking in some of the best spots in the Alps.

From the amazing Tour du Mont Blanc to the challenging but very rewarding Haute Route, we strive to take our guests on unique adventures in nature. We also offer canyoning adventures in Switzerland, France and Italy.

Come join our tours. We will make you HAPPY!


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