Tour du Mont Blanc
One of the world's best-loved hiking routes, the Tour du Mont Blanc is an unforgettable experience starting in Chamonix and circumnavigating Mont Blanc via Italy and Switzerland before crossing back into France.
This classic alpine hike is an absolute must for anyone who wants to experience the Alps in all their glory. Starting and ending in Chamonix you will pass through Les Houches and Les Contamines before crossing over into Italy.
After passing through the glaciers and peaks of the Col de la Seigne you’ll arrive in the charming Italian town of Courmayeur.
Continuing through the incredibly beautiful Val Ferret valley, you’ll traverse around Mont Blanc until you arrive in Switzerland via La Fouly.
Next stop is the tranquil mountain village of Champex, where the snow capped peaks are reflected in the icy waters of the lake that lies at the heart of the village.
Hiking through the Trient valley will take you past ancient stone farmhouses, traditional wooden chalets and rolling Alpine pastures. The old way of life is alive and kicking here.
From Col de Forclaz you’ll soon drop back down into the Chamonix valley, re-entering at the border village of Vallorcine. The last section of the route takes in some of the most beautiful hiking trails of the valley, including a climb up to Col des Posettes and a visit to Lac Blanc.
This hike can be booked as a group, or you can join on to an existing group (depending on availability). Accommodation on route is included in the price and will be a combination of mountain huts and resort hotels - all checked and approved by us of course!
Handy Hints from Mountain Lifestyle
- If you need any equipment or supplies then Chamonix is an ideal place to pick up last minute essentials – if you can’t find it here then it probably doesn’t exist.
- Some of the more remote accommodation will be somewhat basic (all part of the adventure), so think about bringing a few items such as dry shampoo, baby wipes, hand sanitizer, etc. They'll also weigh less in your backpack than heavy bottles of shampoo and shower gel.
- Remember to bring cash, euros for France and francs for Switzerland, as many of the mountain refuges are too remote to take payment by card.