Join us on this guided tour around Mont Blanc and discover Europe's highest summit, its spectacular glaciers, diverse landscapes and excellent hiking trails! An experienced local guide will take you off the beaten track on a unique Tour du Mont Blanc that takes you through the Italian, Swiss and French Alps. Kicking off in the Italian Aosta Valley, the tour goes across the Italian and Swiss Ferret Valley and the Aiguille Rouges mountain range, you will finally arrive in the Chamonix Valley in France. No need to worry about carrying heavy loads as your luggage will be transferred from one accommodation to the next. Simply head out and enjoy your Tour du Mont Blanc through the fascinating Alpine scenery!
Day 1: Chamonix – Monte Bianco
Upon arrival at Chamonix train station at 4:30pm , you will be picked up and taken to the Italian Aosta Valley where you will meet your guide and spend the first night at Monte Bianco cottage. Enjoy an extraordinary view of the mythical mountain trails Brouillard, Innominata and Peuterey.
Day 2: Courmayeur – Lavachey
Day starts with a short tour of Courmayeur before an ascent to the Pré de la Saxe (2,000m/6,500ft) which boasts a great view of the Dent du Géant and the Grandes Jorasses. After lunch, continue towards the Italian Ferret Valley and Lavachey, where you will spend the night. Routes will be chosen depending on weather conditions and the guide's preferences.
Duration: 5hrs 45min – distance: 17km/11mi – elevation gain: 800m/2,600ft – elevation loss: 800m/2,600ft
Day 3: Ferret Valley
Leisurely ascent through the Italian Ferret Valley to the Pré de Bar glacier, followed by an ascent to the Grand Col Ferret (2,537m/8,323ft), the gateway to the Swiss Ferret Valley and the highest point of this tour. Close to Creux de la Chaudière, you will catch a glimpse of the Mont Dolent, marking the border between Italy, Switzerland and France. Overnight stay in Fouly (1,600m/5,250ft).
Duration: 6hrs 15min – distance: 18km/11.5mi – elevation gain: 990m/3,250ft – elevation loss: 1,040m/3,400ft
Day 4: Swiss Valais – Arpette Valley
Easy leg. Hike through the Swiss Valais and down picturesque villages to the Ferret Valley. Bear the day's only ascent to the Champex climate station(1473m/4,833ft). A well-earned break at the lake before heading down into the Arpette Valley for the night.
Duration: 4hrs 45min – distance: 17km/11mi – elevation gain: 630m/2,100ft – elevation loss: 600m/2,000ft
Day 5: Collet Portalo – Col de la Forclaz
Gentle descent through the forest followed by an ascent toward the mountain pastures of Bovine (1,987m/6,619ft) with view of the surrounding landscape. Ascent continues up the Collet Portalo (2049m/6,723ft) before heading down for an overnight stay in Col de la Forclaz (1526m/5,007ft).
Duration: 4hrs 45min – distance: 13km/8mi – elevation gain: 760m/2,500ft – elevation loss: 860m/2,800ft
Day6: Trient – Col de Balme – Chamonix Valley
Hike along the Bisse de Trient, a channel running through a mountain cliff. Climb to the Bergeries des Grands (2113m/6932ft) overlooking the Trient glacier. Hike through a cliff passage to Col de Balme (2191m/7,188ft) into the Chamonix Valley in France. Further descent to Tour to view the Glacier du Tour and the Aiguille Verte. Overnight stay in Tour at the foot of the glacier.
Duration: 6hrs 15min – distance: 17km/11mi – elevation gain: 900m/3,000ft – elevation loss: 1,050m/3,440ft
Day 7: Aiguilles Rouges – Chérérys – Chamonix
Climb up the stairway of the Aiguillette d'Argentière to the Aiguilles Rouges. Final lunch break at the Chésérys lakes (2133m/7,000ft). Last stretch through the beautiful landscapes opposite the Aiguille Verte and the Aiguille du Dru. The tour ends at Chamonix train station around 6pm.
Duration: 6hrs 15min – distance: 15km/9.5mi – elevation gain: 830m/2,700ft – elevation loss: 1,160m/3,800ft
Indicated pricing for one person in dormitories.
Surcharge for a double/4 bed rooms: €180,- (subject to availability).
Our trip starts and ends at Chamonix train station.
Please organise your transportation to and from the destination by yourself. You may extend the trip if you wish.
For parties of 6 or more, we're happy to arrange for additional travel dates and/or guided tours in English.
Please fill out our enquiry form indicating the number of your party and your preferred travel dates.
6 nights, full board (picnic lunch), French licensed tour guide, luggage transfer service, transfers according to the programme, cablecar ride.
Train or airfares to/from destination, drinks, travel cancellation insurance.
We accept bookings from groups as well as individual travellers!
Guaranteed departure: 6 participants (max. 12 persons)
Not accessible to persons with reduced mobility.
The tour operator reserves the right to cancel this trip up until 21 days prior to departure.
6 nights in dormitories in mountain shelters and stopover gîtes with shared shower facilities.
Double bedroom (if possible) or 4 bed room: +€180 per person.
No single rooms available.
Please note that you won't be spending the nights in hotel suits but simple yet comfortable mountain accommodations. Sheets and blankets are provided, you do not need to bring a sleeping bag.
Average daily hikes: 4.5 to 6 hours on mountain trails with several steep ascents and descents. Event thought the pace will be rather slow, allowing you to explore and enjoy the landscape, a good physical condition is required. Keep in mind that you will be walking for several hours every day.
Some stages may be abbreviated by taking public transportation (fares not included) or the luggage transfer vehicle (approx. €30 per transfer, payable on site).
Walking with French people, an authentic experience
French speaking licenced guide
For groups of 6 persons at least, we can arrange dates and content for the trip.
An organised guided tour in english can also be set
We recommend a low-carbon train ride to Chamonix via Geneva.
For detailed travel information, please request our info sheet by filling out the enquiry form below!