Tour du Mont Blanc

Tour du Mont Blanc / Self-Guided

8 days | From £699 |Self-guided, for 2 or more persons travelling together

The world famous, classic alpine trekking circuit. A self-guided walking holiday that includes the very best of the Tour du Mont Blanc.


8 days | From £699 |Self-guided, for 2 or more persons travelling together

  • Walk the best of the Tour du Mont Blanc circuit
  • Alpine passes, valleys and meadows
  • Explore charming Champex
  • See the mighty Mont Blanc (4,807m)
  • Enjoy breathtaking views at every point

Stretching through France, Switzerland and Italy, this trek is perhaps the most iconic and famous of all walks in the Alps. This circuit of Mont Blanc affords spectacular views at every point and is quite simply a 'must do' for all mountain walking enthusiasts.

Crossing renowned alpine passes, the route takes you beneath glaciers, through valleys and across summer meadows and, of course, provides breathtaking mountain panoramas. Star of the show is western Europe's highest peak, Mont Blanc, which at 4,807m is the 'Monarch of the Alps'.

What's more, this famous circuit can be completed within a one-week holiday. This isn't back-packing either. Your main baggage (with the exception of one night) is transferred to each of your accommodations.

France Tour du Mont Blanc Map
Day 1. Fly to Geneva
Fly to Geneva and transfer to your accommodation in the alpine town of Les Contamines.
Day 2. Trek up to the Col de Croix du Bonhomme
Ascend through woodland above a river gorge up to the refuge of the Chalet de Balme, with an optional detour to Lac Jovet. Reach your first pass, the Col de la Croix du Bonhomme. Stay just below this in the Refuge Croix du Bonhomme.
Day 3. Two options to Refuge des Mottets
Descend down the main valley and through grasslands, past the Chalets de la Raja to Les CHapieux and follow the trail up to REguse des Mottets.
Day 4. Beneath the Brenva face to Col de Checroui
Ascend the route to the Col de la Seigne, on the border with France and Italy, for stunning expansive views. Descend into the Val Veni, down to the Refuge de Maison Vieille.
Day 5. Descend to Courmayeur and on to Champex
Descend to Courmayeur beneath Mont de La Saxe for good views of Mont Blanc as well as the impressive Grand Jorasse. Transfer by bus to Arnuva and trek over the Col Ferret that marks the border with Switzerland, passing the Refuge Elena along the way. Descend into the Goms Ferret, then transfer by bus to Champex
Day 6. Two options to walk to Trient
Walk through green pastures up through forest and neat meadows to Bovine, where there are refreshment opportunities, and then mostly down towards the Col de la Forclaz and finally sharply down to Trient.
Day 7. Over the Col de Balme to Chamonix
Climb up to the Col de Balme and the French border, where the views over the Chamonix Valley are truly breathtaking and the effort really is worth it. Descend to Montroc and continue to walk down to Chamonix via Argentiere or take the train.
Day 8. Depart Chamonix
Depart Chamonix. Fly from Geneva Airport back to the UK.

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  • Trip grade: C - Demanding
  • Duration: 8 days
  • Trip code: TTMB
  • Self-guided: From 2 pax
  • Max Altitude: 2,537m
  • Accommodation: 3 x nts Hotels, 1 x nt Auberge, 3 x nts Mountain Refuges
  • Meals: 7 breakfasts and 5 evening meals
  • Departs: July, August, September
  • OVERSEAS JOINING POINT : Les Contamines
  • IMPORTANT : Make sure your chosen holiday is guaranteed to run before you purchase your air tickets and make any other travel arrangements

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