Hike the Tour du Mont Blanc

8 Days | Feel on top of the world on this hiking adventure

4.7 out of 5 based on 26 reviews submitted.
Walking & Trekking
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ZAR  67,850
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Uncover the Alps in all their glory as you spend eight days hiking the iconic Tour du Mont Blanc. Following a circuit route from Chamonix in France, come face to face with dizzying peaks, magnificent lakes and rolling green pastures, passing through Switzerland and Italy on the way. Each day ends in charming accommodation, and your luggage will be transported for you each day to lighten the load. With a highly qualified International Mountain Leader as your guide, they’ll not only ensure your safety throughout, but also show you what makes this part of the world so special.

Trip overview

Map of Hike The Tour Du Mont Blanc including France, Italy and Switzerland
Start
Chamonix, France
Finish
Chamonix, France
Theme
Walking & Trekking
Destinations
Switzerland, France, Italy
Physical rating
Indicates how physically exerting a trip is, and how fit you will need to be to enjoy it. More info on physical ratings
Style
Original
Ages
Min 15
Group size
Min 1 - Max 12
Trip code
ZFXB
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Why you'll love this trip
  • The Tour du Mont Blanc is undoubtedly on of Europe’s most iconic and beautiful long-distance treks. Enjoy a week of hiking to the backdrop of snow-capped peaks, lakes, glaciers and mountain pastures.
  • Comfortable and clean hotels & lodges are included each night, offering hearty meals and truly magnificent views of the surrounding mountains.
  • Take a load off – literally! Your luggage will be transferred between your accommodation each day, meaning you’ll only have to carry a day pack, and your luggage will be waiting at your hotel.
  • Filling breakfasts, picnic lunches and hearty dinners are included on each walking day – fuelling up for your explorations couldn’t be easier (or more delicious!).
  • With an experienced and highly qualified International Mountain Leader by your side every step of the way, you can rest assured that you’re in safe hands.

Is this trip right for you?
  • This is a hiking trip and some of the sections are demanding. You must be fit and in good health in order to join this trip. Please carefully read descriptions of all hikes in the day to day itinerary. If need be, please start preparing for this trip physically 4 to 6 weeks prior to your departure.
  • Be sure to bring the appropriate gear required for alpine hikes. See the ‘Packing’ section of the Essential Trip Information for more detail.
  • Luggage transfer included is for 1 piece of luggage per person with a strict weight restriction of 9kg and packed in a soft bag/duffle bag or a rucksack.
  • 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.
  • This is a point-to-point walking trip, allowing you to access remote and beautiful parts of the alps. However, this also means once you start a day’s walk, there’s no turning back – so be prepared!
  • 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 Hike The Tour Du Mont Blanc including France, Italy and Switzerland

Inclusions

Meals

7 breakfasts, 6 lunches, 6 dinners

Transport

On Foot, Cable Car, Public Bus, Private Vehicle

Accommodation

Hotel (6 nights), Alpine lodge (1)

Activities
  • Daily luggage transfer (1 piece per person) max 9kg, packed in a soft bag.
  • La Flegere cable car ride
  • Mer de Glace & Lac Blanc guided hike
  • Bovine guided hike
  • Col Ferret guided hike
  • Lée Blanche valley guided hike
  • Seigne pass hike
  • Mountian refuge overnight stay
  • Col Du Bonhomme & Croix du Bonhomme guided hike
  • Hamlets of Gruvaz
  • Champel and Bionnassay guided hike
  • Voza pass hike
  • Bellevue gondola ride
Add on activities
  • Alpine Museum in Chamonix - EUR6
  • Aiguille du Midi cable car ride - EUR100

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Important notes

1. This trip starts with a welcome meeting at 6pm on Day 01 in Chamonix.
2. This trip ends on Day 08 and you are free to leave at any time.
3. A single supplement is available if you’d prefer not to share a room on this trip. The single supplement is subject to availability and applies only for nights spent in Chamonix. Please speak to your booking agent for further information.
4. Luggage transfer included is for 1 piece of luggage per person with a strict weight restriction of 9kg and packed in a soft bag/duffle bag or a rucksack. Any excess luggage can be stored in Chamonix for the duration of the trek at extra cost of €40.

Essential Trip Information

Want an in-depth insight into this trip? Essential Trip Information provides a detailed itinerary, visa info, how to get to your hotel, what's included - pretty much everything you need to know about this adventure and more.

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Reviews

4.7 out of 5 based on 26 reviews submitted.
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Carmen · Traveled September 2023
Had an amazing time on the hike and met some lovely people. The views and experience were amazing. The hike is pretty hard with some decent climbing. We also had a great guide (Eric).
Review submitted 02 Oct 2023

Michelle · Traveled September 2023
This is a truly incredible trip. It is very tough and steep but the views and the experience was worth every step!
Review submitted 16 Sep 2023

Jack · Traveled September 2023
Such an incredible trip, highly recommend as an introduction to a multi day hike. Some degree of fitness is definitely required but everyone managed ok. The scenery and having great group to share it with was such a special experience.
Review submitted 19 Sep 2023

Andrzej · Traveled September 2023
My experience on the Tour du Mont Blanc trip was fantastic. The scenery was spectacular. The people in the group were genuine, kind, and well-prepared for the challenges of the trip. We had a great group dynamic. Our guide was first rate, a man in his element on the mountains. The food, accommodation and other logistics were great. We were very lucky with the weather which set the whole adventure into the realm of "perfect".
Review submitted 15 Sep 2023

Shanna · Traveled September 2023
Review submitted 14 Sep 2023
Hike the Tour du Mont Blanc
From
ZAR  67,850