Highlights of Mont Blanc Hiking Tour

Highlights of Mont Blanc Hiking Tour

Highlights of Mont Blanc Hiking Tour

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Highlights

Explore the stunning Italian and French Alps with a guided group

Visit two alpine cities from both sides of Mont Blanc – Chamonix and Courmayeur

Explore the most classic hiking trails of the Mont Blanc as you venture high up in the Alps where the views are endless.

Savour delicious local cuisine in Italy and France, two countries world-famous for their incredible food and wine.

Meet like-minded adventurers as you hike, dine, and soak up the scenery with your small group.

This 8-Day Guided adventure tour takes place in the surroundings of the beautiful Mont Blanc, the highest peak in the Alps. The landscapes that comprise this unique and prestigious massif offer up some of the most stunning hikes in Alps and this well-crafted tour will introduce you to the cream of the crop. In addition to days spent immersed in nature, you’ll retire in comfortable hotel accommodations each night featuring facilities for ultimate relaxation. Not to mention the joy of discovering the typical Italian cuisine of the Aosta Valley!

This tour is a perfect option for those looking to enjoy the beautiful Alps with likeminded hikers as part of a guided group. Not only you will attend hiking activities with a licensed mountain leader, but you will also stay in two famous Alpine cities – Chamonix in France and Courmayeur in Italy. Discover the best of Italy and France, both on the trail and off, on the Highlights of Mont Blanc Hiking Tour!

Highlights of Mont Blanc Hiking Tour Itinerary

Day 1 Arrival Day in Chamonix

Arrival in Chamonix, a very typical and historical town in the Alps. Settle into your comfortable hotel, stroll through Chamonix's quaint cobblestone streets, and relax before embarking on what will be a truly amazing through-hike.

Overnight Location
Hotel in Chamonix
Distance
None
Meals
None

Day 2 Meeting and Visiting Chesery Lake

Meet at 09:00 am at your hotel with your guide. This day in the Aiguilles rouges massif, facing the Mont Blanc, will offer some incredible views of the glaciers and summits!

You will start your hike by taking the cable car up to the Flégère. From this point, you’ll follow a balcony path that leads us to the famous Lac Blanc (2,352 m). You will then reach the Chéserys lakes, famous for reflecting the most famous peaks of the Mont Blanc massif! Walk back to the Flégère to take the cable car back to Chamonix.

Overnight Location
Hotel in Chamonix
Distance
4 hours, 500m of ascent
Meals
Breakfast, lunch, dinner

Day 3 Experience the Top of l’Aiguille Du Midi and The Montenvers

In Chamonix, take the famous cable car to the top of l'Aiguille du Midi (3,842m). You will take time to visit the area and enjoy the amazing view on the Mont Blanc summit!

Transfer back with the lift to the Plan de l'Aiguille (2,350 m). Here starts the hike of the day. After a short descent to the refuge of the same name, you will take the famous Grand Balcon Nord route which crosses under all the Aiguilles of Chamonix, from the Aiguille du Plan to the Aiguille de la République. The itinerary passes at the foot of the Blaitière and Nantillons glaciers. A short climb leads us to the Signal Forbes (2,200 m) offering a panoramic view of the Mer de Glace and the North face of the Grandes Jorasses in particular. A stop on the Montenvers site, before going back down with the famous red rack train to Chamonix.

Overnight Location
Hotel in Chamonix
Distance
4 hours, 350m of ascent
Meals
Breakfast, lunch, dinner

Day 4 Brévent Summit and l’Aiguillette Des Houches

Transfer with the cable car to go up to the summit of Brévent (2,525m). Still facing the Mont Blanc, a day where you alternate ascents and descents on short slopes until l'Aiguillette des Houches. You are surrounded by the mineral landscapes of the Aiguilles Rouges on one side, the Mont Blanc massif on the other, with its famous glaciers and summits: Argentière glacier, Aiguille Verte, Mer de Glace, les Drus, Aiguille du Midi, Mont Blanc...

Depending on the weather and the desires of the group, you can either turn around and take the lift back to Chamonix or start the descent to Parc Merlet and Les Houches. Transfer back to Chamonix with the local shuttle, then transfer to Courmayeur where you’ll spend the next 3 nights.

Overnight Location
Hotel in Courmayeur
Distance
4 to 6 hours, 250 m of ascent
Meals
Breakfast, lunch, dinner

Day 5 Val Ferret, Elena Hut and Grand Col Ferret

Short transfer at the end of the Val Ferret. The group will take a good path to reach the Elena refuge (2,061 m) at the foot of the Pré-de-Bard glacier. If feeling up for the challenge and the weather permits, the group can climb up to the Grand Col Ferret (2537 m), bordering Switzerland!

Transfer back to the hotel by local bus, then it’s time to discover the capital of the Italian Alps!

Overnight Location
Hotel in Courmayeur
Distance
3 to 5 hours, 350 to 750m of ascent
Meals
Breakfast, lunch, dinner

Day 6 Veny Valley and Pré-St-Didier Thermals Baths

Discovering the Veny Valley, the group will hike to the lake of the Miage Glacier, the Combal lake (1,970 m). A beautiful alluvial plain resulting from the natural barrier of the glacier favors the observation of a unique vegetation!

In the afternoon, enjoy a good bath in the thermal baths of Pré Saint Didier. Inaugurated in 1838, these thermal baths offer you a course of about 40 sensory practices: sauna chalet, relaxation rooms, indoor and outdoor hot water pools, possibility of massages, lunch, aperitif. A perfect spot to spend an excellent and relaxing day!

Overnight Location
Hotel in Courmayeur
Distance
4-5 hours, 350 to 600m of ascent
Meals
Breakfast, lunch, dinner

Day 7 Val Ferret, Bonatti Hut, Bertone Hut - Courmayeur and Back to Chamonix

Transfer to the Val Ferret where a beautiful hike in the heart of the alpine pastures to the Bertone refuge (1,996 m) awaits. The steep Italian slopes of the Mont-Blanc massif overlook the trail at the foot of the Grandes Jorasses. Descend through the Sapin Valley to Courmayeur.

Late afternoon transfer to Chamonix where the group enjoys a farewell dinner and the last night of the tour. You will say good-bye to your guide before enjoying your last dinner in town.

Overnight Location
Hotel in Chamonix
Distance
5.5 hours, 700m of ascent
Meals
Breakfast, lunch, dinner

Day 8 End of The Tour - Chamonix

Enjoy your last breakfast before checking out. Take the time to explore Chamonix before heading off.

Overnight Location
None
Distance
None
Meals
Breakfast

Best of The Classic Walks Around the Mont Blanc Price and Dates

This tour is usually run as a fixed-departure tour, however, if you are willing to travel privately, please contact us and we will make an itinerary just for you.

Prices below are per person:

StartFinishDurationPlaces LeftPrice

2023-07-03

Chamonix, France

8 days / 5+ Spaces Left

2023-07-10

Chamonix, France

85+
$3,975USDBook Now
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2023-07-24

Chamonix, France

8 days / 5+ Spaces Left

2023-07-31

Chamonix, France

85+
$3,975USDBook Now
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2023-09-11

Chamonix, France

8 days / 5+ Spaces Left

2023-09-18

Chamonix, France

85+
$3,975USDBook Now
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Accommodation on Best of The Classic Walks Around the Mont Blanc

This tour is based in hotels. Hotels on this trip are 4-star and offer modern conveniences that can make this trip more pleasant.

In some cases, the accommodation listed below may need to be substituted for other comparable accommodations.

Single Rooms and Solo Travelers
Rooms are double occupancy. You can pay a supplement to have a private room in a hotel where possible. Solo travellers may be required to pay a supplement.

Night 1-3

4-star hotel in Chamonix

Stay in a beautiful 4-star hotel in the heart of Chamonix.

Night 4-6

4-star hotel in Courmayeur

Stay in a beautiful 4-star hotel in the alpine town of Courmayeur.

Night 7

4-star hotel in Chamonix

Stay in a beautiful 4-star hotel in the heart of Chamonix.

Hotels on Standard Tour

What’s Included in the Best of The Classic Walks Around the Mont Blanc?

Meals

7 breakfasts, 6 box lunches and 6 diners are included.

Accommodations

The accommodation for 7 nights is included.

Transportation during the Tour

Transportation for you and your luggage are included throughout the tour. Transfers to and from Chamonix are not included.

Also Included

  • English and French speaking trekking leader
  • Cable car fees
  • Energetic snacks

Not included

  • Flights
  • Any meals not mentioned as included
  • Drinks during the meals
  • Insurance

Optional Extras

  • Extra nights in Chamonix before or after the tour
  • Single occupancy upgrades

Frequenty Asked Questions about Highlights of Mont Blanc Hiking Tour

How hard is the Best of The Classic Walks Around the Mont Blanc?

We rate this tour as a 3 / 5. You should be moderately fit to get the most out of this tour.

Do I need a visa to travel to Italy or France?

Check with your local country about visa requirements. You could also try this website, though you should verify with your government.

Are meals included on the Highlights of Mont Blanc Hiking Tour?

7 breakfasts, 6 box lunches and 6 diners are included.

Do I need insurance?

Yes, it is mandatory to have health and medical insurance to join this trip, and your insurance should cover hiking. Get your travel insurance.

How do I get to Chamonix to start this tour?

Fly into Geneva Airport (GVO) in Switzerland and reach Chamonix by bus or train. You can book a private transfer to your accommodations in Chamonix from the airport as a supplement in advance or arrange your own private transfer.

Is the Highlights of Mont Blanc Hiking Tour in English?

Yes, the tour guide is English-speaking.

Where does the Highlights of Mont Blanc Hiking Tour end?

The tour ends where it starts, in Chamonix.

Do I need special vaccines to travel to France and Italy?

Check with your family doctor.

Are there any travel restrictions for France and Italy?

Please check with your local government about travel restrictions before you book your tour. This map from the US Department of State provides an overview of the current status in countries around the globe. The UK‘s Foreign Office and Government of Canada also provide advice on foreign travel. Note that the travel advice may change depending on your nationality.

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We rate this tour as a 3 / 5. You should be moderately fit to get the most out of this tour.


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