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Self-Guided Deluxe Tour du Mont Blanc 9 night

Our deluxe, luxury TMB, with upscale hotels, private transfers, and world-class hikes of unequaled variety.

Self-Guided Deluxe Tour du Mont Blanc 9 night

Our deluxe, luxury TMB, with upscale hotels, private transfers, and world-class hikes of unequaled variety.

    Support
  • Self-Guided,
    Style
  • Inn-To-Inn,
    Activity Level
  • Moderate to Challenging,

This is it, the Tour du Mont Blanc, the most popular inn-to-inn hike in the Alps. And we have the most luxurious TMB you will find anywhere.

Not just nice hotels, but the best hotels, plus private taxis and daily luggage transfers… you will travel in comfort. Hiking around Mont Blanc is a visual and cultural highlight in every way, but it doesn’t have to be a rustic experience. Why not make the TMB a truly luxurious tour with our deluxe version of this famous route?

On our deluxe Tour of Mont Blanc, you’ll hike through France, Italy and Switzerland, over high passes and through bucolic valleys. It’s beautiful and it’s invigorating. And in the evening, you’ll relax in style, some nights in modest village hotels and five nights in luxurious five-star hotels. It’s the perfect Mont Blanc experience for the hiker who likes their comforts as well.

 

See our guided version

    Length
  • 10 days, 9 nights
    Departures
  • Jun 15 – Sep 30, 2023
    Cost
  • $5190 Per Person
  • $1550 Single Room

Itinerary At a Glance

Days 1-4

France, Chamonix to Arêches

Start in dazzling Chamonix. We stay in true luxury here in the best hotel in town, the Hameau Albert 1er. Enjoy a great day hike above town then a two day hike on the TMB route through les Contamines to les Chapieux, with a private transfer to Arêches.

Days 5-6

Italy, Courmayeur

Cross the Seigne pass into Italy’s stunning Val Veny, Mont Blanc towering above. A private taxi brings you to your 4 or 5-star Courmayeur retreat. You’ll have time for our favorite Courmayeur dayhike and to enjoy the delights of this medieval town before moving on.

Days 7-10

Switzerland, Champex to Chamonix

Hike across the Ferret pass to Switzerland, with nights in tiny la Fouly and transfer to lakeside Champex. After a vigorous hike to la Forclaz, another private taxi brings you back to Chamonix for 2 final nights of 5-star luxury. A private taxi takes you to the Geneva airport the next morning.

Included

Your tour includes 6 nights in 4-5 star luxury hotels, 2 nights in comfortable 3-star hotels and 1 night in 2-star hotel. We include all breakfasts and 6 dinners. Luggage transfers to all stops are included, as well as private round-trip taxis between Geneva and Chamonix, and selected taxi transfers enroute. You will also receive topo maps, detailed route descriptions, gps routes and sightseeing suggestions. We are always available by phone if you have questions during your tour.

Pricing reflects 1 private shuttle each way for your group.

Full Itinerary

Day 1

Chamonix

For the Deluxe Tour du Mont Blanc, fly to Geneva and we’ll arrange your private transfer to Chamonix, the world-famous resort and mountaineering center at the foot of Mont Blanc.

Enjoy the ambiance of this beautiful village with impressive views of Mont Blanc. Stay in a luxurious 5-star hotel in town. We love the casual elegance of the Hameau Albert, with gorgeous, memorable food and beautiful pool and gardens. Dinner is on your own in Chamonix tonight. We’ll include suggestions for some of our favorite restaurants.

Hotel Hameau Albert 1er, Mont Blanc or similar

Day 2

Chamonix

Warm-up hike today. One of the classic hikes in the region leads to Lac Blanc for picture perfect views of the Mont Blanc mountains. The hut itself makes a great lunch destination. It’s popular, but unforgettable, and we’ll send you on some quieter trails to the hut.

This high-mountain lake sits in the Aiguilles Rouges Nature Preserve, a rugged ridge across the valley from Mont Blanc, and commands one of the greatest mountain views anywhere. Make good use of local cable cars to enjoy more time hiking near the lake, and keep an eye open for bouquetin – a mountain goat with long curved horns that are frequently sighted in this region. Return to Chamonix for a 2nd night.  Dinner will again be on your own in Chamonix.

HIKE: 5-7 hours, 7 miles; Elevation: 3000 ft up, 1590 ft down

Hotel Hameau Albert 1er, Mont Blanc or similar
  • Breakfast

Day 3

les Contamines

After a hearty breakfast at your hotel, your Mont Blanc circuit starts with a cable car above the scenic Voza Pass to the lovely Bionnassay Valley, a wooded region with impressive glaciers and waterfalls, and capped by blinding peaks.

Stop at a quaint mountain restaurant for lunch as you walk through Miage Valley, mountains soaring above you, as you dive right in to the good life. We recommend the blueberry torte for dessert. A wooded descent then brings you to the quaint village of les Contamines, where you’ll stay in a comfortable 3-star hotel.

HIKE: 6-8 hours, 8 miles; Elevation: 2180 ft up, 4260 ft down

3-star Hotel les Chemenaz
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Day 4

Arêches

Today the Tour du Mont Blanc route leads you on a long ascent across two lofty passes, Col du Bonhomme and Col de la Croix du Bonhomme, on your biggest required hike of the tour.

An alpine hut near the pass makes a perfectly-placed stop for a mid-day break. Descend to tiny les Chapieux. We arrange a taxi to take you to nearby Arêches, where you can stay in a comfortable hotel, returning in the morning for your hike to Courmayeur.

HIKE: 7-9 hours, 12 miles; Elevation: 4430 ft up, 3150 ft down

Hotel Viallet or similar
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Day 5

Courmayeur

After a morning transfer to the trailhead, a gradual ascent through quiet alp pastures leads to the Col de la Seigne and into Italy. Here you’re greeted by an amazing view into the Veny Valley and the Mont Blanc range. The Aiguille Noire de Peuterey is particularly impressive from this vantage point, and Mont Blanc itself dominates the view ahead of you.

As you hike down into the valley, you’ll pass the scenic Elisabetta hut, a great place to stop for lunch, before you continue on. Although it’s possible to walk all the way, we’ll arrange for a taxi to meet you at a restaurant partway down. You’ll still cover the best parts of the hike, and will ride in comfort into the medieval village of Courmayeur, where we have a couple impressive luxury hotels to choose from.

HIKE: 6-8 hours, 10 miles; Elevation: 2570 ft up, 2950 ft down

5-star Grand Hotel Mont Blanc, Auberge de la Maison or similar
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Day 6

Courmayeur

A second day in Courmayeur is a great way to break up the Tour du Mont Blanc. The Pre St. Didier spa is also a luxurious way to recharge half-way through your tour. Courmayeur is a beautiful village, with cobblestoned pedestrian-only alleyways filled with comfortable cafes and stylish shops, and is always fun to explore.

There is plenty to do in the village, cable cars take you up to high vantage points, or there are great day hikes near town. We like to relax with a cable car up to the stunning views of Col Checrouit and enjoy an afternoon at the nearby Maison Vielle restaurant. Or hike the extremely scenic balcony route to Bonatti hut, returning to Courmayeur by bus. Stay in the same hotel a second night.

HIKE: 5-7 hours, 9 miles; Elevation: 3920 ft. up, 3150 ft. down

5-star Grand Hotel Mont Blanc, Couer des Neiges, or similar
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Day 7

Champex

A private morning transfer whisks you from Courmayeur to the end of the Ferret Valley, Arnuva, and brings you to the beginning of your hike over the Ferret Pass and into Switzerland.

The ascent is steady and straightfoward, with plenty of opportunity to stop and enjoy the views back to Mont Blanc and the Grandes Jorasses mountains, as well as the beautiful glaciers toward the end of the valley. After reaching the pass, you’ll descend to the tiny village of la Fouly, where a taxi will take you to nearby Champex.  You’ll stay in a 3-star hotel in town

HIKE: 6-8 hours, 9 miles; Elevation: 2840 ft up, 3390 ft down

3-star Hotel Mont Lac, Splendide or similar
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Day 8

Chamonix

An undulating trail leads through alpine pastures and pine forests, with sweeping views of the Rhone Valley, leading to the popular hiker’s inn at Col de la Forclaz. Their outdoor terrace is a great place to unwind at the end of your hike.

Weather permitting, a more rigorous possibility leads up to the high pass of Fenetre d’Arpette, one of the highest points along the tour and along the Trient Glacier.

We will arrange for a taxi to meet you at Forclaz and take you to Chamonix. Finish the day with a final night at your luxurious 5-star hotel in Chamonix.  Dinner is included at a favorite Chamonix restaurant tonight.

HIKE: 6-8 hours, 9 miles; Elevation: 2530 ft. up, 2290 ft. down (Bovine) or 7-9 hours, 9.5 miles; Elevation: 3940 ft up, 3740 ft down (Fenetre d’Arpette)

Hotel Hameau Albert 1er, Mont Blanc or similar
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Day 9

Chamonix

For your final day of hiking, you’ll have a ton of great options. Perhaps out favorite hike to end the tour is the trail up the Posettes ridge to the Balme pass separating Switzerland and France. Enjoy gorgeous views of the Chamonix valley, numerous glaciers, Mont Blanc, and the cluster of giant mountains you just hiked all the way around!

Returning to Chamonix, enjoy one last evening at your hotel before heading out the next day.

HIKE: 6-8 hours, 8 miles; Elevation: 3400 ft up, 3000 ft down

Hotel Hameau Albert 1er, Mont Blanc or similar
  • Breakfast

Day 10

depart

Today you say au revoir, and depart for your post-Mont Blanc destinations. Your private taxi will meet you at your hotel and take you to the Geneva airport.

  • Breakfast

Tour Options

Self-guided Deluxe Tour du Mont Blanc 9 night

Inn-To-Inn

  • Big passes almost every day. Not too hard, but not easy either
  • A fairly strenuous inn-to-inn with 6 stops in 9 nights
  • 6 nights in deluxe 4-5 star hotels, private transfers, luggage every night
  • The most luxurious version of the Alps’ most renowned tour
  • The highest peaks in the Alps, Mont Blanc, Grandes Jorasses and more
  • Extra days in Chamonix and Courmayeur to relax and unwind
  • $5190Per Person
  • $1550Single Room

Self-guided Classic Tour du Mont Blanc 9 night

Inn-To-Inn

  • Big passes almost every day. Not too hard, but not easy either
  • A moderate inn-to-inn with 6 stops in 9 nights
  • Luggage transfers included all nights
  • Slow down and enjoy! Extra nights in Chamonix and Courmayeur
  • The highest peaks in the Alps, Mont Blanc, Grandes Jorasses and more
  • A great tour for meeting other hikers from around the world
  • $3390Per Person
  • $800Single Room

Self-guided Best of the Tour du Mont Blanc 5 night

Inn-To-Inn

  • Great options for easier to moderate hiking days
  • A moderate inn-to-inn with 3 stops in 5 nights
  • Luggage transfers included every night
  • Slow down and enjoy! Extra nights in Chamonix and Courmayeur
  • The highest peaks in the Alps, Mont Blanc, Grandes Jorasses and more
  • The northern half of the classic Tour du Mont Blanc circuit
  • $2590Per Person
  • $550Single Room

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