Mont Blanc Highlights

8 Days | Discover dazzling peaks and awe-inspiring scenery in the Alps

4.7 out of 5 based on 19 reviews submitted.
Walking & Trekking
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If you’re looking for unforgettable alpine views, rewarding hikes and a fantastic place to rest your head each night, you’ve come to the right place. Set out on an eight-day hiking adventure through the Alps, walking through inspiring scenes each day before returning to your base in Chamonix. With cable car rides included on several days, you’ll spend more time exploring and less time tackling tiring climbs, and with an International Mountain Leader guiding the way, you can trust that you’re in safe hands. From shimmering glaciers to mirror-like lakes, the best of the Alps is revealed on foot.

Trip overview

Map of Mont Blanc Highlights including France
Start
Chamonix, France
Finish
Chamonix, France
Theme
Walking & Trekking
Destinations
France
Physical rating
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Style
Original
Ages
Min 15
Group size
Min 1 - Max 14
Trip code
ZFXM
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Why you'll love this trip
  • There’s no denying that the Alps provide some of Europe’s most stunning sights, and a week of hiking will reveal awe-inspiring glaciers, lakes and mountains.
  • Soar over spectacular scenery and soak in unbeatable views during a series of cable car rides, meaning you can walk through the region’s best landscapes without the tiring climbs.
  • Explore with an experienced International Mountain Leader, a highly qualified guide who will ensure the group’s safety while bringing the scenery to life.
  • Stay in a historic hotel in the heart of Chamonix , surrounded by snow-capped peaks. Unpack just once and enjoy an epic location that can’t be topped.
  • Hiking can really work up an appetite, which is why all meals are included on hiking days, ensuring you’re fuelled up for your adventures.

Is this trip right for you?
  • This is a walking trip, and you must be in a good physical shape to fully enjoy it. On most of the walking days, we will walk for up to 5 hours.
  • In order to avoid long and difficult climbs, cable car lifts have been included on 4 walking days. These rides will reward you with breathtaking views, but please be aware you will be very high off the ground.
  • Be sure to bring the appropriate gear required for alpine hikes. See the ‘Packing’ section of the Essential Trip Information for more detail.
  • This trip visits points over 2500m, where there is a risk of being affected by Acute Mountain Sickness. Please be aware of the symptoms and let your leader know if you or any of your fellow travellers experience any.
  • On this trip you must pack as lightly as possible because you will be expected to carry your own bag and although you won't be required to walk long distances with your luggage (max 30 minutes), we strongly recommend keeping the weight under 15kg / 33lb. Most travellers carry their luggage in a backpack, although an overnight bag with a shoulder strap would suffice if you travel lightly. Smaller bags or backpacks with wheels are convenient although we recommend your bag has carry straps to accommodate the cobbled streets, uneven surfaces, stairs and steps you are likely to encounter while carrying your luggage. You'll also need a day pack/bag to carry water and a camera etc for day trips.

Itinerary

Map of Mont Blanc Highlights including France

Inclusions

Meals

7 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 4 dinners

Transport

On Foot, Cable Car, Train, Public Bus, Private Vehicle

Accommodation

Hotel (7 nights)

Activities
  • Bellevue cable car ride
  • Tête de la Charme summit hike
  • Col de Balme & Col du Posettes guided hike
  • Flégère cable car ride round trip, Lac Blanc guided hike
  • La mer de Glace guided hike
  • Brévent cable car ride, Brévent pass & Bel Lachat guided hike
Add on activities
  • Bionnassay museum visit - EUR6
  • Aiguille du Midi cable car ride - EUR100
  • Montenvers Train trip - EUR30
  • Col des Montets guided hike - Free

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Important notes

1. Your adventure begins with a welcome meeting at 6pm on Day 1. Please see Joining Point Hotel listed in the Essential Trip Information for this itinerary.
2. Your adventure ends on Day 8 after breakfast. There are no activities included on that day.
3. A single supplement is available if you’d prefer not to share a room on this trip. The single supplement applies to all nights of your trip and is subject to availability. Please speak to your booking agent for further information.

Essential Trip Information

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Reviews

4.7 out of 5 based on 19 reviews submitted.
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Sally · Traveled September 2023
Mont Blanc Highlights was a terrific tour. The hikes around the Mont Blanc area were spectacular and the inclusion of cable cars and chair lifts to access the higher meadows was great. Coming back to a comfortable hotel room at the end of the day was a real bonus. Danny our guide organised delicious picnic lunches and was very knowledgeable.
Review submitted 05 Oct 2023

Stephen · Traveled September 2023
Hiking in Chamonix with Intrepid left a wonderful glow which lasted for the rest of our European trip. This was clearly a highlight! Challenging hiking with incredibly beautiful vistas! Our guide, Julia shared a wealth of information with our small group which truly enhanced our experience. Looking forward to our next Intrepid adventure.
Review submitted 27 Sep 2023

Steven · Traveled September 2023
It is a great way to hike in the alps. Staying in one hotel with a spa for the whole week was wonderful. Every hike was different & very doable from 7.5 to 4.4 miles.
Review submitted 15 Sep 2023

cindy · Traveled August 2023
Mont Blanc Highlights was a amazing trip. Our mountain guide Pierre was 10/10. He challenged us and encouraged us, but also made modifications to accommodate the groups’ fitness levels without compromising anyone. He was thoughtful and kind. Coming back to the gorgeous hotel each night was fabulous as we could make the most of the charming town of Chamonix and rest up in a comfortable bed.
Review submitted 08 Sep 2023

Emily · Traveled July 2023
This hiking trip was just what I needed after a little international travel hiatus following the pandemic. It was great to be active outdoors and meeting new people in such a beautiful place (who were all awesome by the way!! We were lucky to have such a great group!). Hikes were challenging and consistent with the physical rating on the website, and the breathtaking views at every turn make it very worth it and rewarding. I hope to return and do the full Tour du Mont Blanc at some point so this was a great preview. We all loved Oliver, he was truly an excellent tour leader! He kept a reasonable and steady pace for all, found perfect scenic spots for lunches while also creating beautiful spreads for us in minutes, answered all of our many questions (and by “our” I mean “my”), was our personal on tour animal whisperer and professional photographer, sharing his work with us each day. He also navigated us through unpredictable weather so we were never trapped on a mountain in treacherous conditions (huge!) and was good with altering timing/length of hikes based on our level of fatigue and likelihood of scenic views. Overall, Oliver was incredibly kind, friendly, knowledgeable and made this experience especially special and wonderful. Bravo Oliver!
Review submitted 24 Aug 2023
Mont Blanc Highlights
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EUR €2,475