The Tour du Mont-Blanc has become famous even far beyond the borders of the countries it crosses, Switzerland, Italy and France. This is explained by the diversity of landscapes, ranging from mountain pastures and typical villages to large glaciers and snow-covered peaks.
To appreciate this magnificent hike, the complete Tour du Mont-Blanc in 11 days, we propose an original route where we have carefully chosen each stage and selected refuges, sometimes private, for their authenticity.
On the program: unusual routes rather than the classic route, beautiful detours rather than the so-called highway crossings.
Take a look as wel at the classic version in 7 days (daypack only)
Departure August 6 and return on August 16. Other dates possible on demand.
1 340€ / person
For groups of any size, please take in account that our hiking guides can take max. 12 people per guide. You can contact us for the private rates.
* The price includes
- Supervision by a hiking guide
- Half-board in the huts (mostly small dorms)
- The picknicks
- Luggage transport (except for day 4, where the hut is not near any road)
- Lift passes
* The price doesn’t include
- Drinks, cereal bars and other personal expenses
- Transportation to the starting point
- Your personal insurance
- Your hiking equipment
- Everything that isn’t mentioned in « the price includes »
✓ Daypack only (except for day 4)
✓ Guaranteed departure from 6 participants
✓”Wild” itineraries rather then classic routes
✓ Meeting with the hiking guide the day before, for the briefing
✓ Max. 10 people per group, for a better atmosphere
Between France, Italy and Switzerland, a program carefully made to make you live an unforgettable experience.
The day before
Briefing at 6.30PM at the guide’s office in SAINT GERVAIS, to meet up with your guide and the other participants.
Contamines – Col and Beaufortain valley
From the Summit of the lifts of Contamines Montjoie (Signal 1875m), we take go in the direction of Roselette (2110m), from where the point of view is remarkable on the mountains of the Mont Blanc massif and Beaufortain. It is likely that you will see more marmots than hikers during the first two days of the trip.
D + 510m / D- 680m – Time: 5 h 30
Vallon du Beaufortain – Col de la Croix du Bonhomme – Ville des glaciers
Ascent to the Col de la Croix du Bonhomme. Through the secret passages of alpacists, we enter the mineral scenery of the gorge of “sentier du Curé” (priests’ trail). The green pastures contrast with the snowy peaks of the Mont-Blanc massif, and the bells of the Glacier Valley cows follow us to the refuge. Evening meal and night at the refuge.
D + 1050m / D- 876m – time: 6 h
We hike from the hut op to col de la Seigne, and down again to Lake Combal. Climb to Col Chécroui. Night at the Maison Vieille hut.
D + 1100m D- 900mD – time: 7 h
Down to Courmayeur, a typical village in the Aosta valley. Ascent to the Bertone hut (no luggage)
D + 700m D- 700m – time: 5h
Upper trail in the Val Ferret valley, night in the Arnouva pasture. Possibility of itinerary by the Testa Bernada.
D + 400 D- 400m – time: 5h
Grand Col Ferret, descent to the village of La Fouly, where we spend the night in Hotel Edelweiss.
Altitude difference: D +: 700m D- 900m – time: 6h
Crossing the Swiss Val Ferret, to Champex. Night in Champex
D +: 500m d-: 500m – time: 6h
Depending on the conditions and your level, the guide will choose between making you a spectacular scenic point on Rhône valley or “Fenêtre d’Arpette” (a tiring and more delicate way to the rocks), before getting to Trient. Difference in height of + 1,100 m / – 1,385 m – 6-and-a-half-hour walking.
Back to France through the pastures of Herbagères and the col de Balme (2380 m). the view of the Mont-Blanc from here is spectacular. We will spend the night in the village of Montroc (1360m). + 1000 m / – 900 m/ 5 hrs.
Day 10 Montroc – Refuge de Belachat
We head up to the famous lac Blanc (2380 m) and follow the magnificent trail to the Belachat refuge. (2136m). + 1200 m/ – 500 m/ 6hrs
We take the cable car up to Bellevue and hike past Col de Tricot into the peaceful pasture of Miage, very close to an impressive high-mountain environment. From there, up the mountain called “Le Truc” (meaning “the thing” in french) and back down from there to our starting point, les Contamines.
D: + 700, – 1600 m – time: 6h
The guides could be led to change the programme depending on the weather conditions, the mountains and the level of the participants.
Reservations starting early november
Register by filling the registration form dated and signed and with the 30% deposit, plus the optional insurance coverage amounts. Having a repatriation help service coverage is compulsory to attend our trips. If you do not have one, we can offer you one.
For further information, please contact us by mail or by calling +33 (0)4 50 47 76 55 (Saint-Gervais) or +33 (0)4 50 47 10 08 (Les Contamines). We can help you to realise your projects.