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Tour du Mont Blanc Sud, 6-day Hike in the Alps from Les Houches to Val Ferret

Mont Blanc mountain bike tour

Markus, a certified GeoGuide, takes you on the Tour du Mont Blanc Sud hiking tour, along the south side of the impressive massif, from Les Houches to Val Ferret.



6 Days





  • Enjoy breathtaking views of the Mont Blanc massi along a 6-day hike
  • Go hiking on beautiful trails through France, Italy and Switzerland
  • Discover spectacular alpine landscapes over mountain passes and valleys


Come enjoy the stunning view of the highest massif in the Alps with a 6-day hiking tour through France, Italy and Switzerland. After guiding the Tour du Mont Blanc several times on the north side of the massif, this time I propose you to join me on this Tour du Mont Blanc Sud, along the south side of this impressive group of mountains.

We will be hiking on good mountain trails over passes and valleys, staying  in alpine huts and in simple hotels, marveling ourselves at the increasingly prominent mountain peaks surrounding us. This is a tour with an international flair, covering three different countries, with spectacular mountain panorama views you will surely remember for a long time!

The traverse through a deep gorge into the Chamonix valley, with the view of the Mont Blanc peak, the highest mountain in the Alps and Western Europe, is truly impressive. The cable car allows us to gain more altitude and time, which we will enjoy  leisurely during the rest of the route to Les Contamines, in France, where we can already get the first side views of the massif.

In the following days, you will hike over flower-rich meadows, mountain passes and through long valleys. We will also spend two nights in alpine huts, where we can let our gaze wander into the distance or into one of the many peaks of the Mont Blanc group, which accompanies us all the time along the way. There is also a great chance to see ibexes!

With each day, the peaks and walls of the Mont Blanc massif, which we admire from a safe distance, become even more impressive. In between, we shorten the less exciting descent with a cable car, before we again experience something a little more urban, like the French-Italian ambience in the Italian village of Courmayeur, in the Aosta Valley.

Every day, we will be hiking for about 3 to 6 hours, ascending between 100 to 1300m, and descending 200 to 1200m per day.

From Courmayeur we climb the valley towards Val Ferret, next to the Swiss border, with the imposing walls and peaks of the Mont Blanc massif always in sight. We stay overnight on the way again in a simple guesthouse in Ferret, before we finally have Swiss soil under the feet, after we traverse a pass again.

If you would like to join me on this Tour du Mont Blanc Sud, just check the date below, book your place, and get ready for an unforgettable hiking experience!

Click here if you want to check out many other hiking and snowshoeing tours I also guide in Switzerland.

Price includes

- Guiding fee

- Accommodation included

- Transportation start and back

- Breakfast

- Dinner

Price details

The price include: guiding fee, trip organisation and multilingual guide, 6 guided hikes (every day, also on arrival and departure day! All stages are connected), accommodation with 4 half-board meals and 1 breakfast in Courmayeur

Train journey from the Swiss / French border in Le Châtelard to Les Houches (F)

2x cable car rides

Not included in the price

Arrival and return on Swiss side

Meals, 1x dinner in Courmayeur (I), drinks

Surcharge for non-SAC / DAV / other Alpine Club members (CHF 25)

any additional transport on site except program

Insurance (completion of cancellation and other insurance recommended)


Day 1: Les Houches (France)- Hiking to Les Contamines (France)

Day 2 to 5: Hiking from Les Contamines (France) over passes to Courmayeur and Val Ferret (Italy)

Day 6: Hike from Val Ferret (Italy) to Ferret (Switzerland). Return from Ferret




3 nights at simple hotels or guesthouse in a double room, 2nights in alpine club huts, shared rooms. (No single rooms available).

More info

Meals: Half-board regime. Daytime snack from the backpack or packed lunch when possible. For 2 days, we will stay in villages where we can go shopping in grocery stores. On the day of arrival individual catering.

Equipment: Hiking / mountain boots with a very good thread. Poles, if possible (If you wish, I can rent you this material). Together with detailed information upon booking you will also receive a detailed packing list.

Meeting point

Zürich, or to be determined Departure from Zurich HB at 07.30, from Lausanne at 09.50, via Martigny to France Les Houches (France) at 12.31 Return From Ferret at 3.45 pm, via Visp and Bern. Zurich HB at 19.58 pm

About the guide

Markus Glättli, Hiking Leader with Federal Diploma of Professional Education and Training, Ranger BZW and GeoGuide Sardona.

Let you whisk away in unique landscapes in Switzerland, the Cinque Terre, the Chamonix region or even Finnish Lapland. Learn stories, legends and interesting information and enjoy local delicious products of the region.

Enjoy full service for individual customers, small groups or companies. Take the time and enjoy the beauty and uniqueness of unspoilt nature. Experience nature.

I offer tours in English, German and French.


German | French | English

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