The Classic Tour du Mont Blanc

Classic alpine hiking tour through France, Italy & Switzerland around Mont Blanc

This is the complete classic Tour du Mont Blanc which will take you the whole way around the foot of the Mont Blanc massif, covering around 165km (102 miles) and climbing almost 10,000m (32808 feet) during 10 days of challenging but extremely rewarding hiking.

You will visit 3 countries; France, Italy and Switzerland. You will hike across alpine meadows, rugged mountain slopes, high mountain passes and vast valleys. You will visit picturesque villages and taste local food from 3 different alpine regions. 

The highest point of this trip is the Fenetre d’Arpette (2670m) on the border of France and Switzerland, from where you will enjoy stunning views in both directions.

You will also hike up to the summit of the Brevent (2525m) right here in Chamonix, which offers magnificent views of the Mont Blanc Massif. 

You will visit two of the legendary Alpine ski resorts; Courmayeur in Italy and Chamonix in France, both of which are just as spectacular in summer as in winter.

This trip will give you an unforgettable experience of some of the most beautiful and inspiring places in the Alps.

Accommodation

The first and the last 3 nights will be spent in the Yeti Lodge in Argentiere (see the additional information section). The remaining 7 nights will be booked in comfortable but often simple hotels, this is an alpine trek where accommodation options are limited but sufficient. Single rooms are not an option but, where possible, couples will be booked in double rooms. Other participants will be accommodated in same sex shared twin or triple rooms, bathrooms may be shared. One night may be in a mixed dormitory, depending on availability. 

Food

All meals are included in this trip, from dinner on arrival day to breakfast on the last day. We provide a large sandwich and 2 trail bars as packed lunches. We recommend that you bring additional snacks with you as these can be expensive to purchase on the way. Dietary requirements can be catered for with prior notice, please inform us at time of booking if you have any special requests.

Level Requirements

You will hike about 17km per day and there will be a good amount of ascent and descent each day. The pace will be steady but if you hike regularly you should have no problem keeping up with the schedule.

Your bags will be transported between accommodation so you will have to carry only a small day pack. Please note that the car can not transport passengers, only the luggage. You are allowed one bag only for the transport. 

Private Tour du Mont Blanc trips

If you are traveling with a group of friends or just wish to do this trip on your own, we will be delighted to organise a custom made, private Tour du Mont Blanc itinerary for you. Please don’t hesitate to contact us so that we can planning your trip!

The minimum age on these trips is 16 years. We have family Tour du Mont Blanc trips for families with children under 16 years old, so please enquire directly for further details.