Trip Style: Acrtive - Hiking, biking and kayaking adventures across the world
Hungry to walk, hike, trek, bike, raft and kayak your way across the world's greatest destinationss No sweat. (Well, maybe a little.) You don't have to be a decathlete to take an Active trip, just someone with a healthy love for getting active and the outdoors.
Service Level: Basic
Physical Demands Rating: 5 - These trips include serious high-altitude treks, cycling or other heavy exercise. For superhumans only. (Remember to pack your cape)
Group Size: Max 12, avg 10
Meals Included: 8 breakfasts, 5 dinners
Accommodations: Hotels (2 nts), basic hotels (2 nts, possibly multi-share), mountain refuges (5 nts, multi-share).
Hike the soul-stirring Mont Blanc massif, witness alpine meadows and rocky peaks, conquer windswept cols and steep trails, earn that delicious mountain meal, stay in remote mountain refuges.
Experience the rarified air of Europe as you trek the Alps from France to Italy and Switzerland along the Tour du Mont Blanc. This challenging hiking circuit will reward you with mesmerizing views of glaciers, steep valleys and, of course, Mont Blanc itself. Travel across high passes and through Alpine meadows, recharging at night with delicious mountain cuisine in simple refuges. Challenge yourself to conquer one of the worlds premier hiking routes, uncovering the alpine heart of Europe on this incredible active adventure.
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- Tour Operator
- G Adventures
- Offer valid through 3/31/2018
- 10 Days
- Escorted - Yes
|Day 1||Chamonix||Day 1 Chamonix|
Our circuit begins and ends in Chamonix, France. This evening is our first opportunity to try out some of the best Alpine specialities in a typical restaurant, such as Cheese fondue, Tartiflette or Raclette accompanied with some famous "Vin de Savoie" wine. Included Activities: Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting
|Day 2||Les Contamines-Montjoie||Day 2 Chamonix/Les Contamines-Montjoie (1B, 1D)|
We set off this morning after breakfast for our first day of hiking. Well take the bus to the village of Les Houches, where we begin with a cable car ride to Bellevue. From here on a clear day you'll enjoy great views of the Chamonix Valley and the Mont Blanc Range, before beginning our hike to Les Contamines. Included Activities: Mont Blanc Trek - Les Houches to Les Contamines-Montjoie Transport: Local bus
|Day 3||Les Chapieux||Day 3 Les Contamines-Montjoie/Les Chapieux (1B, 1D)|
Hike the challenging 18km (11 mi) from Les Contamines to Les Chapieux. Included Activities: Mont Blanc Trek - Les Contamines-Montjoie to Les Chapieux
|Day 4||Courmayeur||Day 4 Les Chapieux/Courmayeur (1B)|
Pass glacial lakes on the 23km (14 mi) trek from Les Chapieux to the Italian town of Courmayeur. Included Activities: Mont Blanc Trek - Les Chapieux to Courmayeur
|Day 5||Courmayeur||Day 5 Courmayeur (1B)|
Today we have a scheduled rest day to put up our weary feet or take the opportunity to enjoy the lovely town of Courmayeur and La Saxe. Enjoy an optional dinner with the group and our leader to taste some of the Italian Alpine specialities offered in Courmayeurs many atmospheric restaurants.
|Day 6||Val Ferret||Day 6 Courmayeur/Val Ferret (1B, 1D)|
Hike the 14km (8.6 mi) from Courmayeur to the Italian Val Ferret. Its a steep climb but the rewarding views are worth it. Included Activities: Mont Blanc Trek - Courmayeur to Val Ferret
|Day 7||La Fouly||Day 7 Val Ferret/La Fouly (1B, 1D)|
Embark on a long, steep hike of 20km (12 mi) followed by a stay in the Swiss mountain village of La Fouly. Included Activities: Mont Blanc Trek - Val Ferret to La Fouly
|Day 8||Trient||Day 8 La Fouly/Trient (1B, 1D)|
After a short bus journey to the picturesque village of Champex, follow the "Bovine Way" and trek 16km (10mi) from La Fouly to Trient. Included Activities: Mont Blanc Trek - La Fouly to Trient
|Day 9||Chamonix||Day 9 Trient/Chamonix (1B)|
Enjoy a final day of trekking 14 km (8.6mi) over the Col de la Balme to the Chamonix valley. Take local transport back to Chamonix. Included Activities: Mont Blanc Trek - Trient to Montroc Transport: Local bus (0.50 hour(s))
|Day 10||Chamonix||Day 10 Chamonix|
Depart at any time. Included Activities: Departure Day
Local Flights: All local flights are included in the cost of your tour unless otherwise noted. It is important that we have your passport information at the time of booking in order to process these tickets. Internal flight tickets are issued locally and will be given to you prior to the flight departure.
Dossier Disclaimer:The information in this trip details document has been compiled with care and is provided in good faith. However it is subject to change, and does not form part of the contract between the client and the operator. The itinerary featured is correct at time of printing. It may differ slightly to the one in the brochure. Occasionally our itineraries change as we make improvements that stem from past travellers, comments and our own research. Sometimes it can be a small change like adding an extra meal along the itinerary. Sometimes the change may result in us altering the tour for the coming year. Ultimately, our goal is to provide you with the most rewarding experience. Please note that our brochure is usually released in November each year. If you have booked from the previous brochure you may find there have been some changes to the itinerary.
VERY IMPORTANT: Please ensure that you print a final copy of your Trip Details to review a couple of days prior to travel, in case there have been changes that affect your plans.
Itinerary Disclaimer: While it is our intention to adhere to the route described below, there is a certain amount of flexibility built into the itinerary and on occasion it may be necessary, or desirable to make alterations. The itinerary is brief, as we never know exactly where our journey will take us. Due to our style of travel and the regions we visit, travel can be unpredictable. The Trip Details document is a general guide to the tour and region and any mention of specific destinations or wildlife is by no means a guarantee that they will be visited or encountered.
Additionally, any travel times listed are approximations only and subject to vary due to local circumstances.