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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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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Friendle raphael en anja Whe whant dat raphael en anja with the food mhore whit the people talking Whe will maybay again somethime somthing tho do with explore .schare in de future Great mario e natasja from belgium Happy newjear
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My daughter (17), son (16) and I (53) had a brilliant time over four demanding days of hiking along parts of the TMB, led by our excellent guide Dave. He extended the routes to give us the best possible experience, matched to our fitness and ability. The accommodation in Refuges was great throughout and my teenagers particularly loved Happy Tracks\' Refuge Le Peuty in Trient. Anja and Raphy made us welcome and it had a lovely atmosphere. If you are fit enough, its hard to beat this trip.
Raphael was a fantastic guide, extremely competent and organized, ready to deal with every contingency, and also a lot of fun. The trip exceeded our expectations across the board!
We did 10 days TMB with Happy Tracks. All the arrangements were very professionally handles. Our guide Ian was helpful and knowledgeable. The lunch packets were good . All the refuge and hotels they selected for our group were high quality . All in all we had best trip.
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
I can\'t recommend Raphy highly enough. Good company and the magic ability to know who needs help and who needs to just get on with it themselves. Great choice of hikes with stupendous scenery.
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%
Raphael planned a wonderful trip that was well executed! Great hikes, great food, great hotels! So we enjoyed his fellow guide, Jack, who was very helpful and friendly. Overall, a great experience! Would highly recommend!
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.
Happy Tracks came highly reccommended to our group. They did not disappoint. Raphael, Jack Anja & Rachel took great care and pride in providing the best hiking experience on the TMB.
Just completed the 4 day Mont Blanc highlights tour and had the most amazing time. Raphael and Anja are outstanding and supported us throughout our journey. Raphael is the best mountain guide knowing exactly when to support and when to push. Simply wonderful business
Great fun, beautiful location, and wonderful food. Guides were warm, friendly, flexible, and very helpful.
Matteo Centis Vignali
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I planned this trip as a surprise for my partner for his 50th birthday. I wanted to do something amazing and memorable so I got online and started searching and this is where I came across Explore-Share and was put in touch with Happy Tracks. Anja designed our trip for us and came up with the plan to do a hike to a mountain refuge and to stay overnight. The chosen trip was from Les Troncs to the refuge at the base of Pointe Percee. On a Friday, We met our mountain guide Anja in Le Grand Bornand and then drove to the start of the walk in Les Troncs. The first part of the walk was through the woods. It was a gentle start in fresh snow so it was really very pretty and an excellent warm up. When we got out of the woods, we stopped for a break and put our snow shoes on to continue upward. Having never done this before we were eager to have a go. With snow on top and ice on the rocks below, we were certainly glad of the crampons for extra grip. We enjoy hiking at home but are not overly fit and I’ll admit it was hard going but our guide was fantastic. Anja was encouraging and a brilliant guide. The terrain was difficult because of the fresh snow, as it had not compacted and was therefore very powdery making steep ascents tricky. Anja broke trail and she made us feel confident that we could do it. We were lucky with the weather so the scenery en route was stunning which spurred us on. We snow shoed for 4-5 hours then came to the last part to get to the refuge, this was a very welcome sight after a long day. It took us about 6 hours in all. When we reached the refuge the daylight was beginning to fade but the views, oh the views were so breathtaking that it moved me to tears. I have never experienced such beauty with my own eyes. I was in awe of the sight and also of my own personal accomplishment. At the refuge the adventure continued. Sawing logs, chopping wood, melting snow and a three course meal with wine. The toilets were a modest affair (compost toilet). Even paying a visit to the loo seemed more exciting. Anja made a path to them through the deep snow and a head torch was a necessity! We had a very cosy night and woke up Saturday morning to more fresh snow and sunshine. It was Andy\'s birthday on that morning. Raphael (Anja’s partner) had baked a birthday cake for Andy and Anja even had a sparkler for the top. Absolutely brilliant surprise. We had hoped to see the sunrise from the Col de Vert which would have given us views of Mont Blanc. Alas the weather conditions meant this final stage would have been unsafe for us novices. So we listened to our guide did not attempt to go. Instead after breakfast we started our descent. It was snowing when we left. We walked and did some body sledging (sliding on our bottoms, or stomachs) in places, it was so exhilarating and so much fun. It took us about 4 hours to get down. This was a truly amazing, memorable and magical experience and I am thankful to all concerned for giving us mere mortals the opportunity to experience such a gift. A special thank you to Anja our mountain guide who was helpful, funny, kind and encouraging and carried the most enormous rucksack I have ever seen. AMAZING.
Anja was a great guide. Knowledgeable, personable, and safe. A great person to hike alongside. Additionally we had to change our route last minute because of weather. It was a great alternative. I would absolutely do this hike again, and I would recommend to anyone interested. Have fun!
Happy Tracks offer the best service in the world! Our leader the power house woman Anja was amazing. She went beyond her call of duty at times to ensure we had a super adventure on the Tour Du Mont Blanc. She was always one step ahead of us in terms of our needs. She is passionate about what she does and therefore it comes naturally to her to excel in offering a great service. If you want to experience a trek with a calm confident knowledgeable leader book now!! Epic trip ... they also ensure the other people on the trek are cool too! We had an amazing bunch of people on our trip! From 18 year olds to crazy coppers From Wales, to royals ! These people make the trek and Anja facilities the banter! 😘Thank you x Gill
I loved the trip! The trek was very beautiful and challenging, as I like it. Our guide was Raphael. He was very personable, knowledgeable and just awesome. I would definitely recommend this trek to anyone!
Die Tour Mont Blanc in der Gruppe mit Raffael als Bergführer war einfach wunderbar. Schon beim Buchen haben Anja und Raffael super schnell und freundlich geantwortet. Die Zeit vor Ort in der Gruppe war fantastisch - die Wege gut ausgesucht, die Hütten urig, die Atmosphäre motivierend. - Man hätte sich nicht mehr wünschen können. Und dann haben uns beide auch noch mit sehr leckeren Menüs in den Selbstversorger-Hütten überrascht. Die Crepes mit selbst gesammelten Himbeeren und Blaubeeren mit weißer Schokalade im Sahne-Bett waren mein Favorit. Vielen Dank, dass Ihr Euch so ins Zeug gelegt habt. Die schönen Erinnerungen klingen noch nach!
Raphy and Anya were amazing! It was definitely a trip of a lifetime! :)
We had an excellent time with Anja in the TMB!!! The best guide! Thank you!!!!
Hace unos días hicimos el TMB con happy track ! Lo pasamos exelente, el servicio es impecable, Anja y Rafael son unos guías y anfitriones excelentes: dedicados, atentos y muy experimentados. Sin dudas una experiencia inolvidable!
The hike was absolutely wonderful. Anja was a great guide who kept sharing lots of information about the region while we were hiking. She was kind enough to accommodate our food restrictions and brought us wonderful homemade lunches and snacks every day. She ensured our hike was full of different grades of difficulty so we never got bored and learnt a lot. It was an amazing experience and we would definitely recommend Anja to everyone!!!
Had 10 days amazing time with Anja and Raphael, the maintain view just beautiful, it was fun and challenge as well, the food was very good, good breakfast to star a day, Anja make good lunch, and she even carried watermelons in her backpack for us to eat, she is so caring and warm, thoughtful, passionate of maintaining, 3 courses dinner every night, she paid wine for us to drink with dinner which is not included in price, she simply just beauty, Sometimes we tried and spend too much time enjoying the maintain and view, Raphael always able to come with van to take us to our accommodations, love the 10 days tracking in the beautiful maintains and met some amazing people, I am looking forward do another trip with them! Thanks Anja and Raphael, love from Michael (published on Trip Advisor)
Had an excellent time on an adventurous tour du Mont Blanc out of season, only possible thanks to Raphael and Anja!! Not only guiding us all the way, but being a great company along the way and cooking delicious meals even in mountain huts!! Thank you so much! Wish you all the best!
Did the Tour du Mont Blanc (TMB) with Happy Tracks. If ever you look for hiking or snowshoeing guides around Mont Blanc, can fully recommend them. They still did the 10-day tour with me even though all other customers pulled out – MANY THANKS!!