Walk the passes, alpine fields and glaciers of the Mont Blanc Circuit

Undertake one of the most dramatic walks in Europe. No amount of training can prepare you for the staggering beauty and degree of diversity that is contained within the Mont Blanc Circuit. Postcard perfect villages, cerulean glaciers, striking alpine vistas, challenging passes and rewarding days await on this walking adventure through France, Italy and Switzerland.

Start
Les Bossons, France
Finish
Les Bossons, France
Countries
France,
Italy
Themes
Walking
Code
AZXM
Physical rating
Cultural rating
Ages
Min 16
Group size
Min 1, Max 16
Carbon offset
0kg pp per trip


Highlights

  • Follow ancient Roman roads

Itinerary

Arrive in Les Bossons and breathe in the fresh air and allure of Mont Blanc - a sign of the beauty to come.
Tackle the Grand Balcon trail and walk through intoxicating vistas to the heights of Lac Blanc. Descend to Les Frasserands and sleep surrounded by mountains.
Walk from France into Switzerland through steep mountain passes and past cerulean glaciers.
Climb to the Col de Forclaz for captivating views of the Rhone Valley. Follow alpine pastures to beguiling Champex.
Descend through woodlands and picturesque alpine villages, marvelling at the fields of flowers that greet passers-by. Continue on to the point where France, Switzerland and Italy meet.
Follow the Val Ferret valley into Italy, ascending the highest point of the trek, Grand Col Ferret. Spend a free day exploring the old towns of Courmayeur or Entreves, or go on an invigorating excursion across the glacier to Aiguille du Midi.
Encounter spectacular views of mountains, glaciers and rocky peaks while walking through wildflower laden landscapes.
Pass beneath the impressive glacier du Miage and follow an ancient Roman road across Col de la Seigne back into France.
Ascend steeply to the Col de la Croix du Bonhomme, around to the Col du Bonhomme before descending into the Val Montjoie. Perhaps spend a free day visiting Les Contamines's market or rest weary legs in a cafe.
Traverse through peaks and valleys to the Chamonix Valley, taking in captivating views of Mont Blanc massif and spending the night in the idyllic alpine village of Les Houches.
Clamber through forest to reach Brevent, which rewards unparalleled panoramic views of the area. Spend free time exploring trails around Chamonix, canyoning or taking a different approach to seeing the area on a mountain bike. Toast an amazing achievement with new friends before saying farewell to this adventure of a lifetime.
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Inclusions

Meals
14 breakfasts, 10 lunches, 13 dinners
Transport
Cable car
Accommodation
Camping (with basic facilities) (14 nights)

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Important notes

1. Please note that a variance in our standard booking conditions applies to this trip. Departures may only be confirmed 4 weeks before the scheduled start date of your trip, rather than the standard 60 days. We recommend that you make no non-refundable travel arrangements until your trip has been confirmed.

Trip notes

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