• SELF-GUIDED
  • 7 DAYS
  • Moderate to Challenging
PRICE FROM £ 1,415 per person
SINGLE SUPPLEMENT £ 450 per person

OVERVIEW

Trek the best sections of the legendary world-famous ‘Tour du Mont Blanc’ over 7 days. Starting in Chamonix, ascend by cable car to high grazing pastures and onto alpine trails as you circumnavigate western Europe’s highest mountain, Mont Blanc (4810m). Trek in Italy, hiking over the Col de la Seigne and to the chic, cobbled streets of Courmayeur and over the mighty Grand Col Ferret. As you walk soak up the panorama of snow-capped peaks, Mont Blanc massif and glaciers, verdant meadows and historic villages.

Please note: additional transfer fees may apply if our regular accommodation providers have no availability for your preferred departure date. Should this occur, the cost will be communicated to you prior to confirming the booking. If you choose to cancel as a result, your deposit will of course be refunded in full.

HIGHLIGHTS:

  • A snapshot of the best routes of the world-famous ‘Tour du Mont Blanc Circuit’
  • Hike through the high Alps of France and Italy
  • Follow rugged mountain trails over the Col de la Seigne, Grand Col Ferret and Col de Balme
  • Discover the famous French mountain town of Chamonix
  • Incredible views from the walk and as you ascend by cable car

AT A GLANCE

TRIP LENGTH
7 DAYS
WALK GRADE
Moderate to Challenging
PRICE FROM
£ 1415 per person twin/double share
SINGLE OCCUPANCY
£ 450 per person

ITINERARY

WHAT’S INCLUDED

  • Walk pack free with luggage transfers from accommodation to accommodation arranged for you
  • 6 breakfasts and 6 nights of accommodation in 3.5-star hotels
  • Private transfer from France into Italy through the tunnel
  • Maps, Stroll Mont Blanc walk notes and GPX tracks
  • Itineraries have the flexibility to account for most weather conditions
  • All luggage transfers
  • Enjoy worry-free navigation with Stroll’s authored comprehensive track notes and maps

ACCOMMODATION & DINING DESKTOP

During this tour, you will stay in 3.5* hotels and are very good.  All rooms have private en-suites.

All the accommodations are accustomed to welcoming trekkers and very well equipped to make your stay comfortable regardless of the weather conditions. Typically, rooms are simple but very comfortable. As many of the overnight stays are in small villages or towns, on occasion, we may have to book another similar accommodation of equal standard. We will discuss these options with you during the booking process.

Dining
You will be provided with 6 breakfasts. If you have any food allergies or intolerances, please let us know at the time of booking so we can let your hosts know. Should you have severe food allergies, it’s always worth bringing a few of your own snacks with you. Especially as ingredients and supplies can be hard to obtain in the mountains.

Lunches can be purchased locally which is a great part of the experience. The towns and villages you pass through are renowned for their speciality breads, cheeses and meats (many of which continue to be produced by hand). If you’re lucky enough to encounter a local farmers market, the choice and range of local foods are staggering. Many of your accommodations will also make a picnic lunch for you. A staff favourite is the Beaufort cheese from La Vallee des Glaciers, which you can purchase fresh from the farm. Within your daily walk notes, there are detailed suggestions of where to buy lunch each day.

GENERAL INFO

AVAILABILITY

This walk is available from early July to late September.

In early July it is possible the trail might remain closed due to heavy snowfall. Should this happen we would do our very best to reschedule the tour for a later date (on occasion it is possible the tour might even be cancelled, but this is rare). Up until late July, some of the higher passes may still have snow on them (with the possibility of them being closed). Should this happen you will be provided with comprehensive information about taking an alternative route and/or local transport. In the event of any major route closures, we will contact you prior to travel and discuss the alternative walk options with you.

Towards the end of the season (early September) some transport options will have stopped operating for the season. You should therefore be prepared to walk the full distance every day. There is always the option of using a local taxi if necessary. Within your travel notes, advice will be given for all transport options to shorten or skip the walking for that specific day.

THE WALKING

The walking, 103 km all up is best described as Moderate to Challenging. Tracks and trails on this tour will have prolonged ascents and descents, through sections of rough surface and steps. You may find some sections have narrow footpaths and for your guidance on some very short sections, safety cable lengths have been put in place for you to use for a handrail. Having an active lifestyle and being an experienced walker makes the journey enjoyable. We would suggest an exercise regime of 3 to 4 times a week in addition to your usual weekly walks.

You will be walking around 20km a day with up to 1500m of ascent and descent. Trails are well-defined, well waymarked and cover a variety of terrains which include; forest tracks, high alpine pastures, rocky mountain paths and through mountain towns and villages. It is also possible you may have to cross some snowy patches on the ascent or descent of higher mountain cols, so good mountain footwear is required!

Although the route is well way marked for each of your walks, you will be provided with comprehensive walk notes giving alternatives as well as the main route, maps (and GPX tracks if you require to use for your own device). Mountain weather can change quickly so it is essential that at least one of your trekking party is confident in using a map to navigate (should visibility drop).

HOW TO GET THERE AND AWAY

This walk starts in Chamonix. The closest airport to Chamonix is Geneva Airport. There is also a train station in Chamonix if you wish to arrive by train from Paris for example. The walk ends in Courmayeur.

Geneva Airport to Chamonix
It is possible to transfer from Geneva Airport to Chamonix. Please note these transfers are shared and only operate between 10.00 am and 7.30 pm (Saturday to Wednesday) or 9.00 pm ( Thursday and Friday nights only) – we can give you the details of this if you wish to book this for yourself.

At the end of the walk
Your last night’s accommodation is in Courmayeur Italy.  If you need to return to Chamonix you can easily catch the bus which is close by or you can catch a taxi.

Once in Chamonix you will need to make your own arrangements for onward travel – it is about 4 hours by train to Paris.

You can arrange a shared transfer from Chamonix to Geneva Airport at an additional cost. This must fit in with the above timeframes.

A useful planning tool for travel is Rome2Rio should you be travelling from or to other destinations.

LUGGAGE

Each morning it will be up to you to place your luggage at the designated luggage pick-up point within the hotel by 8.00 am. This generally will be at reception or where you pick up your luggage the night before. Please consult your hosts if any details. Bags must be less than 15kg (this is French legislation) and be Soft Bags (i.e. not hard cases).

Importantly, any excess kilos can be stored for free with the luggage transfer company.

INSURANCE

We require that you have adequate travel insurance against potential losses, damage or injury, including cancellation costs and loss of luggage.

For all trips that require international travel, you must have purchased travel insurance that also includes medical evacuation coverage.

We also charge a cancellation fee if you cancel your walking holiday after we have confirmed it to cover costs incurred from our suppliers and in the office.

See our FAQ section for more information.

CONTACT

If you have any questions, feel free to ask one of our destination consultants. You can get in touch with us via our contact form or email us at info@stroll.com

MAP

DEPARTURE DATES

  • DATES
    AVAILABILITY
    PRICE
    Single Occupancy
    Details
  • 1 Jul 2024 - 5 Sep 2024
    AVAILABLE

    from £ 1415

    SINGLE OCCUPANCY
    £ 450

    High-season surcharge may apply in August

sections

Overview

Trek the best sections of the legendary world-famous ‘Tour du Mont Blanc’ over 7 days. Starting in Chamonix, ascend by cable car to high grazing pastures and onto alpine trails as you circumnavigate western Europe’s highest mountain, Mont Blanc (4810m). Trek in Italy, hiking over the Col de la Seigne and to the chic, cobbled streets of Courmayeur and over the mighty Grand Col Ferret. As you walk soak up the panorama of snow-capped peaks, Mont Blanc massif and glaciers, verdant meadows and historic villages.

Please note: additional transfer fees may apply if our regular accommodation providers have no availability for your preferred departure date. Should this occur, the cost will be communicated to you prior to confirming the booking. If you choose to cancel as a result, your deposit will of course be refunded in full.

HIGHLIGHTS:

  • A snapshot of the best routes of the world-famous ‘Tour du Mont Blanc Circuit’
  • Hike through the high Alps of France and Italy
  • Follow rugged mountain trails over the Col de la Seigne, Grand Col Ferret and Col de Balme
  • Discover the famous French mountain town of Chamonix
  • Incredible views from the walk and as you ascend by cable car
Itinerary
What’s Included
  • Walk pack free with luggage transfers from accommodation to accommodation arranged for you
  • 6 breakfasts and 6 nights of accommodation in 3.5-star hotels
  • Private transfer from France into Italy through the tunnel
  • Maps, Stroll Mont Blanc walk notes and GPX tracks
  • Itineraries have the flexibility to account for most weather conditions
  • All luggage transfers
  • Enjoy worry-free navigation with Stroll’s authored comprehensive track notes and maps
Accommodation & Dining

During this tour, you will stay in 3.5* hotels and are very good.  All rooms have private en-suites.

All the accommodations are accustomed to welcoming trekkers and very well equipped to make your stay comfortable regardless of the weather conditions. Typically, rooms are simple but very comfortable. As many of the overnight stays are in small villages or towns, on occasion, we may have to book another similar accommodation of equal standard. We will discuss these options with you during the booking process.

Dining
You will be provided with 6 breakfasts. If you have any food allergies or intolerances, please let us know at the time of booking so we can let your hosts know. Should you have severe food allergies, it’s always worth bringing a few of your own snacks with you. Especially as ingredients and supplies can be hard to obtain in the mountains.

Lunches can be purchased locally which is a great part of the experience. The towns and villages you pass through are renowned for their speciality breads, cheeses and meats (many of which continue to be produced by hand). If you’re lucky enough to encounter a local farmers market, the choice and range of local foods are staggering. Many of your accommodations will also make a picnic lunch for you. A staff favourite is the Beaufort cheese from La Vallee des Glaciers, which you can purchase fresh from the farm. Within your daily walk notes, there are detailed suggestions of where to buy lunch each day.

General Info

AVAILABILITY

This walk is available from early July to late September.

In early July it is possible the trail might remain closed due to heavy snowfall. Should this happen we would do our very best to reschedule the tour for a later date (on occasion it is possible the tour might even be cancelled, but this is rare). Up until late July, some of the higher passes may still have snow on them (with the possibility of them being closed). Should this happen you will be provided with comprehensive information about taking an alternative route and/or local transport. In the event of any major route closures, we will contact you prior to travel and discuss the alternative walk options with you.

Towards the end of the season (early September) some transport options will have stopped operating for the season. You should therefore be prepared to walk the full distance every day. There is always the option of using a local taxi if necessary. Within your travel notes, advice will be given for all transport options to shorten or skip the walking for that specific day.

THE WALKING

The walking, 103 km all up is best described as Moderate to Challenging. Tracks and trails on this tour will have prolonged ascents and descents, through sections of rough surface and steps. You may find some sections have narrow footpaths and for your guidance on some very short sections, safety cable lengths have been put in place for you to use for a handrail. Having an active lifestyle and being an experienced walker makes the journey enjoyable. We would suggest an exercise regime of 3 to 4 times a week in addition to your usual weekly walks.

You will be walking around 20km a day with up to 1500m of ascent and descent. Trails are well-defined, well waymarked and cover a variety of terrains which include; forest tracks, high alpine pastures, rocky mountain paths and through mountain towns and villages. It is also possible you may have to cross some snowy patches on the ascent or descent of higher mountain cols, so good mountain footwear is required!

Although the route is well way marked for each of your walks, you will be provided with comprehensive walk notes giving alternatives as well as the main route, maps (and GPX tracks if you require to use for your own device). Mountain weather can change quickly so it is essential that at least one of your trekking party is confident in using a map to navigate (should visibility drop).

HOW TO GET THERE AND AWAY

This walk starts in Chamonix. The closest airport to Chamonix is Geneva Airport. There is also a train station in Chamonix if you wish to arrive by train from Paris for example. The walk ends in Courmayeur.

Geneva Airport to Chamonix
It is possible to transfer from Geneva Airport to Chamonix. Please note these transfers are shared and only operate between 10.00 am and 7.30 pm (Saturday to Wednesday) or 9.00 pm ( Thursday and Friday nights only) – we can give you the details of this if you wish to book this for yourself.

At the end of the walk
Your last night’s accommodation is in Courmayeur Italy.  If you need to return to Chamonix you can easily catch the bus which is close by or you can catch a taxi.

Once in Chamonix you will need to make your own arrangements for onward travel – it is about 4 hours by train to Paris.

You can arrange a shared transfer from Chamonix to Geneva Airport at an additional cost. This must fit in with the above timeframes.

A useful planning tool for travel is Rome2Rio should you be travelling from or to other destinations.

LUGGAGE

Each morning it will be up to you to place your luggage at the designated luggage pick-up point within the hotel by 8.00 am. This generally will be at reception or where you pick up your luggage the night before. Please consult your hosts if any details. Bags must be less than 15kg (this is French legislation) and be Soft Bags (i.e. not hard cases).

Importantly, any excess kilos can be stored for free with the luggage transfer company.

INSURANCE

We require that you have adequate travel insurance against potential losses, damage or injury, including cancellation costs and loss of luggage.

For all trips that require international travel, you must have purchased travel insurance that also includes medical evacuation coverage.

We also charge a cancellation fee if you cancel your walking holiday after we have confirmed it to cover costs incurred from our suppliers and in the office.

See our FAQ section for more information.

CONTACT

If you have any questions, feel free to ask one of our destination consultants. You can get in touch with us via our contact form or email us at info@stroll.com

Map
Departure Dates
  • DATES
    AVAILABILITY
    PRICE
    Single Occupancy
    DETAILS
  • Date
    1 Jul 2024 - 5 Sep 2024
    AVAILIBILITY
    AVAILABLE
    PRICE
    from £ 1415
    SINGLE OCCUPANCY
    £ 450
    DETAILS

    High-season surcharge may apply in August

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