Guided Classic Tour du Mont Blanc
France, Italy, and Switzerland Inn-to-inn
Trekking from France into Italy and Switzerland, the Tour du Mont Blanc is one of the great hiking tours of the world...
The Tour du Mont Blanc (TMB) is one of the great hiking tours in the world. On our guided TMB tour, we'll cross numerous passes and hike through 3 countries - France, Italy, and Switzerland - as we circumnavigate Mont Blanc, at 15,781 ft, the highest mountain in the Alps. We'll pass through quiet valleys and over high passes, stopping in a combination of 3-star village hotels and remote inns. The Tour du Mont Blanc is truly an epic trek - a great opportunity to meet hikers from around the world and enjoy an rich variety of cultures, cuisines and views. We've designed our itinerary to allow for private rooms each night (although with very limited singles at the remote inns), and extra time in Chamonix and Courmayeur, the two fabulous villages anchoring each side of the tour. Showers are available every night, even at the remote inns, and our village hotels feature private rooms and bathrooms. Luggage is transported separately and you will have it with you for 9 of the 10 nights.
Note, single rooms are limited and the single supplement is for a single room on 8 nights only - in Chamonix, les Contamines, Courmayeur, la Fouly and Champex.
Our typical day on the Tour du Mont Blanc starts with a continental buffet breakfast at our inn, and soon we'll be out on the trail for 6-8 hours of inn-to-inn hiking. With many passes to cross, the hiking is often strenuous, but there will also be opportunities for easier days. Our tour will go counter-clockwise around Mont Blanc, hiking south-east from Chamonix, then up through Italy and into Switzerland, before coming back down to Chamonix.
We should finish our daily hikes around 4-5 pm, giving you time to wash up, relax, and enjoy views of Mont Blanc and the surrounding scenery. After that, we'll enjoy dinner together at our inn or a local restaurant. These are multi-course feasts, featuring delicious local French and Italian specialties. A hearty meal and good conversation provide a satisfying end to our day. We will leave one dinner in Courmayeur free, giving you a chance to explore on your own.
8 nights village hotels
2 nights mountain inns with private rooms
(no singles at mountain inns)
all breakfasts and lunches, and dinners
guided hikes daily
all transfers to/from trailheads
luggage transfers between villages
(no luggage in les Chapieux)
Geneva-Chamonix airport transfers