The complete classic walk around Mont Blanc, the highest peak in the Alps
The Tour du Mont Blanc is a classic walking holiday adventure around Mont Blanc in the heart of the Alps of Europe from Chamonix, France trekking through Italy and Switzerland. Starting out in the Chamonix Valley, this superlative walking holiday makes a complete circumnavigation of Mont Blanc and its satellite Alpine peaks. Walking firstly into Italy and then Switzerland, the trekking route follows picturesque valley trails and ascends via steep mountain paths. Our walking route also climbs to a succession of scenic and challenging Alpine passes, including the high point of the circuit at the rocky Fenetre d'Arpette (2670m).
Lower level highlights include the vibrant Italian Alpine resort of Courmayeur and the charming Swiss village of Champex. As an excellent final day addition to this classic walking holiday around Mont Blanc we include the trek to the summit of the Brevent (2525m) for unmatched views of Chamonix, the Aiguille du Midi and Mont Blanc itself. We use a good standard of hotel accommodation throughout and our vehicle back-up means that group members need carry only a small daysack. Suitable for regular hill walkers looking for an Alpine trekking adventure around Mont Blanc, this holiday provides an excellent introduction to long-distance trail walking in the Alps of Europe.
Which Tour Du Mont Blanc is for you?
We offer this classic walk in three options: The Classic Tour Du Mont Blanc (TMH) completes the entire circuit over 10 days generally using comfortable hotel accommodation in the valleys. The Ultimate Tour Du Mont Blanc (UTM) is the toughest option which also completes the entire circuit over 10 days but crosses higher passes than the regular route, staying in some high mountain huts and using trails that far fewer people get to visit. If you want to complete the circuit in a week, the Best of the Tour Du Mont Blanc (BTM) is a shortened version of the Classic Tour, using vehicle transfers to link up the best parts of the walk!