Tour du Mont Blanc

Explore three countries in the shadow of the mighty Mont Blanc, as you take on one of the most famous long-distance treks in the world.

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Traverse vast meadows and craggy peaks, conquer steep valleys and icy cols and visit remote villages and mountain refuges on this unforgettable alpine adventure.

Equally rewarding as it is challenging, the world-renowned Tour du Mont Blanc is a bucket list trek for any ambitious adventurers heading to Europe. Starting in Chamonix, choose either a 4-day route over a long weekend or the longer 10-day route, which will see you trekking for 6-8 hours daily.

As well as the otherworldly scenery of the Mont Blanc Massif, you can expect to see some fascinating wildlife, from marmots and chamois to peregrine falcons and even vultures. Mountain weather can be unpredictable, so it’s safer to hike the Tour du Mont Blanc in the summer months, between May and September.

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10-day Route

This world-famous route is the perfect challenge for those looking to make the transition into long-distance trekking. Journey through France, Italy and Switzerland, encircling incredible peaks and discovering remote and picturesque mountainside villages, such as Les Contamines and Trient, as you go. You’ll cover distances of 10-16km each day through breath-taking valleys; crossing the famous suspension bridge over the Bionnay Glacier and experiencing the Savoie county’s beautiful nature reserve and mountain pass.

The tour is no mean feat, but can still be undertaken by ambitious beginners, capable of hiking 6-8 hours a day for ten days straight. Plan your adventure for the warmer summer months, between May and September. Fly to Geneva; the closest airport to the start and end point in Chamonix.

4-day Route

If the Tour du Mont Blanc sounds like your idea of an adventure, but time isn’t on your side, then consider this 4-day route instead. A condensed version of the 10-day trek, you’ll traverse challenging mountain terrains on a network of trails and paths, circumnavigating the mighty Mont Blanc. As with the 10-day route, you’ll pass through Italy, Switzerland and France, experiencing different villages and cultures each day of the trip.

Visit remote farms, sample freshly-made milkshakes and spot marmots, ibex and mountain goats in their natural environment as you explore alpine meadows, peaceful valleys and magnificent peaks. Similar to above, the challenge is best taken on during the summer months, when the weather is at its kindest at 6-24°C. You’ll need a good enough level of fitness and experience to hike 15-20km each day and should fly to Geneva in order to start and finish in Chamonix.