Tour Du Mont Blanc
Tour Du Mont Blanc
- All Lodging
- All Breakfasts and Dinners
- Round-Trip Airport Shuttle
- Baggage Shuttle Service
- 2 F4A Guides on All Hikes
- Gondola Ride over the Mountain
- Storage of Extra Luggage in Chamonix
Not included: Airfare. Private rooms. Hiking gear. Wine and beer with meals. Lunch and snacks on the trail. Tips for guides.
A trek of a lifetime in Europe’s awe-inspiring Alps region!
Trip Dates: September 5 - 13, 2021
Set foot in three European countries on this spectacular trek through the Alps. Experience the cultures and cuisines of France, Switzerland and Italy and all the highlights of the the Tour du Mont Blanc trail system. It’s a challenging route that rewards us with some of the most exquisite mountain scenery in the world.
Guided trekking in France, Switzerland and Italy.
Return to France on a sky gondola over Mont Blanc
6-7 hours trekking per day, at a comfortable pace.
A lodge-to-lodge excursion, with dinner, breakfast, a bunk and a shower provided at each stop.
- Trek begins and ends in the high-style resort town of Chamonix, France
- Hike 6-12 miles per day, crossing international borders (France, Italy and Switzerland) on foot
- 50 miles +/- total hiking, with an accumulated elevation gain/loss of about 22,500’
- Follow historic routes through the Alps once used for hunting and trading
- Discover quaint villages and valleys in the shadow of enormous glaciers and peaks
- Finish in the lovely medieval city of Courmayeur, Italy.
- Ride a sky gondola up to about 13,000’ for close-up views of Mont Blanc’s summit and glaciers.
- Enjoy fresh, local and hearty meals. Regional cuisine that changes as we cross borders.
- Meet locals and other trekkers at mountain lodges (refuges, inns and chalets) along the way
- Comfortable lodging and no camping; a reduced load each day on the trail.
- Luggage stored safely in Chamonix during the trek
- Shuttles between Geneva Airport and Chamonix included
$2,255 (per person)
Included: All lodging, round-trip airport shuttle, all breakfasts & dinners, guide-led hikes, gondola ride over the mountain (halfway point), storage of luggage in Chamonix.
Not Included: Airfare. Private rooms. Hiking gear. Wine and beer with meals. Lunch and snacks on the trail. Tips for guides.
A $500 (per person) deposit is due when you submit the reservation form. Payment in full will be due August 2, 2021. You’ll receive a reminder email and payment link when these are due.
Once each payment is made, it becomes non-refundable.
Travel insurance is always a good idea to prevent loss of funds in case of an unexpected cancellation or even injury while on the trip. The easiest way to get insurance is to purchase along with your flight purchase. You may consider purchasing insurance from World Nomads (F4A will receive a small commission for any purchase made through this link. Thank you.)
Sept 5: Arrive at Geneva airport in the morning (GVA) and shuttle to Chamonix, France. Trip orientation and group dinner in Chamonix.
Sept 6: Acclimation day - This morning will be a good time to walk around the town of Chamonix, buy any last minute supplies, and acclimate to the time change and altitude before starting our TMB journey with a short, half-day hike to Argentière. Easy / 5.6 Miles / 700’ Elevation Gain
Sept 7: Argentière to Trient, Switzerland – Our first big climb starts right out of Argentière as we make our way to the Col de Balme, a high mountain pass at the border of France and Switzerland, before descending into Trient. Very Difficult / 8.9 Miles / 3,100’ Elevation Gain / 2,800’ Elevation Loss
Sept 8: Trient to Champex, Switzerland – With a symphony of Swiss cowbells to motivate us, we tackle a steep climb in the morning up to high mountain pastures. The route moderates in the afternoon, ending at a mountain chalet nestled in the hills outside of Champex. Moderately Difficult / 8.6 Miles / 1,750’ Elevation Gain / 2,250’ Elevation Loss
Sept 9: Champex to Ferret, Switzerland – We follow a downhill route into the beautiful town of Champex and stop for photos at the scenic Lac Champex before starting a long, relatively gentle climb up the Swiss side of Val Ferret. Moderately Difficult / 12.4 Miles / 2,000’ Elevation Loss / 2,100’ Elevation Gain
Sept 10: Ferret to Rifugio Bonatti – Crossing from Switzerland into Italy over the Grand Col Ferret we enjoy a terrific view down the full length of the Italian side of the Mont Blanc massif. The route then descends through the Italian Val Ferret before mounting a higher balcony trail that leads to our mountain refuge. Difficult / 10.3 Miles / 2,700’ Elevation Gain / 2,400’ Elevation Loss
Sept 11: Rifugio Bonatti to Courmayeur, Italy. We come off the high routes down into the ancient and charming village of Courmayeur, with stunning views along the way of Mont Blanc and the grand Aosta Valley. A big Italian celebration dinner awaits. Moderate / 7.4 Miles / 2,700’ Elevation Loss
Sept 12: Spectacular gondola ride over Mont Blanc and back to Chamonix.
Sept 13: Morning shuttle from Chamonix to Geneva for mid-day departures.
Note: Alternate routes, destinations and activities may be incorporated into itinerary at the discretion of guides.
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You each inspired me so much, I came back a different person, a few lbs heavier (due to the amazing food) but so much lighter in heart!!! Thank you all
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