Italy, Switzerland, France

Guided - Tour du Mont Blanc – 7 days (Hotel)

Guided Group Hike - Hotel Accommodation

Guided - Tour du Mont Blanc – 7 days (Hotel)

Guided Group Hike - Hotel Accommodation

On this Guided Group Trip, you will hike around the stunning Mt. Blanc Range, hiking as close as possible to this legendary alpine giant without actually climbing. Every day, enjoy so many new discoveries as you explore the different sides, cultures, and landscapes of the range: first through France, and then Italy and Switzerland. The well-marked trails and circuits are trade and communications that have been used, in some cases, since Antiquity. This is hands down one of the world’s major and most classic multi-day mountain hikes!

Overview: 4 to 5 hours of hiking per day and/or 600 to 800 meters of vertical gain, and/or distances up to 15 kilometers.

Duration : 7 days
Luggage transfers : Included you only carry your day pack
Lodging : Hotel (private rooms can be added on request - additional cost)
Guide: French, English speaking, mountain leader (UIMLA certified)

Group : From 5 to 12 people

Arrival/ Departure: Nearest Geneva Airport

Group Guided Departures:

  • July 7-13th, 2024
  • August 17-23rd, 2024
  • September 8-14th, 2024

Private Departures: Can be arranged on request - Additional Cost

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Trip Itinerary


Upon arrival in Chamonix, a picturesque and historically rich town nestled in the Alps, settle into your comfortable hotel. Take a leisurely stroll through Chamonix's charming cobblestone streets, allowing yourself to relax before embarking on an incredible through-hike.

Lodging: 3 Star Hotel Chamonix


Meet your guide at 9 am at the hotel for a local morning transfer to Les Houches. The Bellevue lift will take you to Bellevue, marking the starting point of your hike. Descend to the end of Bionnassay glacier, offering a stunning view from a "Nepali hanging bridge." Climb to Col de Tricot (2,120m/6,955ft) and descend to the charming hamlet of Chalets de Miage (1,560m/5,118ft). After a rest, ascend to Chalets du Truc (1,720m/5,643ft) and conclude the day's hike by descending to the village of Les Contamines-Montjoie for an overnight stay.

  • Distance: 11 km (7 mi)
  • Ascent: 650 m (2,132 ft)
  • Descent: 1,300 m (4,265 ft)
  • Hiking Duration: 5 hrs
  • Accommodation: Hotel
  • Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner


Take a short transfer by local bus to Notre-Dame-de-la-Gorge (1,210m/3,970ft), home to a famous Baroque church. Embark on the longest day of the week, traversing an old Roman road. Ascend to Col du Bonhomme (2,329m/7,641ft) and continue to Col de la Croix-du-Bonhomme (2,433m/7,982ft), offering a breathtaking panorama of the Vanoise range. Descend through alpine meadows to the hamlet of Les Chapieux, followed by a 25' transfer to Bourg-Saint-Maurice for the night.

  • Distance: 19 km (12 mi)
  • Ascent: 1,300 m (4,265 ft)
  • Descent: 950 m (3,117 ft)
  • Hiking Duration: 7 hrs
  • Accommodation: Hotel
  • Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner


After a morning transfer, commence your hike from La Ville des Glaciers (1,790m/5,872ft), passing a cheese farm. Ascend through alpine meadows to Col La Seigne (2,516m/8,255ft), marking the French-Italian border. Enjoy panoramic views of legendary summits before descending to Courmayeur (1,226m/4,022ft), the capital of the Italian Alps.

  • ​​Distance: 15 km (9.5 mi)
  • Ascent: 750 m (2,460 ft)
  • Descent: 950 m (3,117 ft)
  • Hiking Duration: 5 hrs
  • Accommodation: Hotel
  • Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 5: Courmayeur - Grand Col Ferret Pass - La Fouly - Champex

Experience a shorter day with a transfer from Courmayeur to the Italian side of Val Ferret. The hike begins at the foot of the Pré-de-Bar glacier, reaching Rifugio Elena (2,052m/6,732ft). Ascend to Grand Col Ferret (2,537m/8,323ft), the Italian-Swiss border, and descend to the hamlet of Ferret (1,740m/5,708ft). Transfer to Champex village, known for its charming lake.

  • Distance: 14.5 km (9 mi)
  • Ascent: 850 m (2,789 ft)
  • Descent: 1,000 m (3,280 ft)
  • Hiking Duration: 5 hrs
  • Accommodation: Hotel
  • Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
  • Not Included Meal: Dinner

Day 6: Champex - Bovines - Trient - Argentière - Chamonix

From Champex, hike through Swiss mountain pastures and alpine meadows, renowned for producing some of the Alps' finest cheeses. Enjoy views of the Rhône River Valley from Bovine. Optionally, embark on a longer adventure to Fenêtre d'Arpette (2,665m/8,743ft). Conclude the day in the village of Trient (1,280m/4,199ft) before transferring to Argentière in France for dinner and an overnight stay.

  • Distance: 15 km (9.5 mi)
  • Ascent: 700 m (2,296 ft)
  • Descent: 800 m (2,625 ft)
  • Hiking Duration: 5 hrs 30 min
  • Accommodation: Hotel
  • Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 7: Argentière - Lac Blanc - Chamonix

On the last day in the Aiguilles-Rouges range facing Mont Blanc, savor perfect views of glaciers and summits. Hike from Col des Montets (1,461m/4,793ft) to Lake des Chéserys and onward to beautiful Lake Blanc (2,352m/7,716ft). Descend to La Flégère (1,877m/6,158ft) and reach Les Praz de Chamonix via cable car. Return to Chamonix for a farewell with your guide and enjoy your last dinner in town.

  • Distance: 10 km (6.5 mi)
  • Ascent: 500 m (1,640 ft)
  • Descent: 500 m (1,640 ft)
  • Hiking Duration: 4 hrs
  • Accommodation: Hotel
  • Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
  • Meals Not Included: Dinner

Additional Trip Details

Our Team: This guided trip is led by a certified mountain leader fluent in both French and English, accredited by the Union of International Mountain Leader Associations (UIMLA). With expertise in the Tour du Mont Blanc, our leader will guide groups ranging from 4 to 12 participants, ensuring an enriching experience along the trails of this captivating region. While your guide primarily communicates in English, don't worry if they occasionally switch to French; it adds to the cultural experience!

Transfers: All necessary transfers are seamlessly integrated into the tour. Examples include:

  • Day 2: Shuttle bus from Chamonix to Les Houches; Cable-car from Bellevue to Les Houches.
  • Day 3: Transfer from Les Contamines-Montjoie to Notre-Dame-de-la-Gorge; Private transfer from Les Chapieux to Bourg St Maurice.
  • Day 4: Private transfer from Bourg-St-Maurice to La Ville des Glaciers; Shuttle bus from La Visaille to Courmayeur.
  • Day 5: Shuttle bus from Courmayeur to Arnuva; Private transfer from Ferret to Champex.
  • Day 6: Private transfer from Trient to Argentière.
  • Day 7: Shuttle bus from Argentière to Col des Montets; Lift from La Flégère to Les-Praz-de-Chamonix; Shuttle bus from Les Praz-de-Chamonix to Chamonix.

Lodging: Enjoy charming accommodations in carefully selected 3 and 4-star hotels (or similar), featuring double/twin rooms with private bathrooms. Single rooms are available upon request, though subject to availability and may incur a supplement. Odd numbers of people are accommodated in triple rooms.

Meals: Our priority is to provide well-balanced meals tailored to the day's exertion, lightening your pack load. Dinners (hot and filling) and breakfasts are either prepared by accommodations or served in restaurants. The first dinner in Chamonix and the dinner on day 4 in Courmayeur are not included, offering you flexibility. Pack-lunches for lunches are prepared by your guide or the accommodation, emphasizing local products and cultural exploration. Dietary constraints can be communicated before departure.

We are committed to:

  • Incorporating regional products from local producers.
  • Emphasizing quality and integrating organic food.
  • Minimizing packaging, especially plastic, and recycling responsibly.

Luggage Transfer: Daily luggage transfers by car ensure your belongings seamlessly move from one accommodation to the next. Simply leave your luggage at the hotel reception each morning before departure, with a weight limit of 15kg per piece.

Access: The trip begins and ends in Chamonix Mont-Blanc, with the nearest airport being Geneva International Airport. For convenience, we can arrange airport transfers upon request.

Note on Transfers: We have chosen not to include the transfer from Geneva to Chamonix (round trip) to provide maximum flexibility in your arrival and departure times, accommodating both day and night arrivals. If needed, our specialists can assist in booking this transfer for you.

Additional Trip Info

Trekking Leader:

  • Fluent in French and English
  • UIMLA certified
  • Leads from day 2 to day 7
  • Manages groups of 4 to 12 participants


  • Double/twin rooms (occasionally triple or quadruple if double rooms are unavailable)


  • 6 breakfasts
  • 4 dinners (excluding dinner in Chamonix on day 1 and Courmayeur on day 4)
  • 6 pack-lunches
  • Energetic snacks provided for the entire week
  • Welcome drink included


  • Luggage transfer every night
  • Cable-cars and transfers as outlined in the itinerary
  • Transportation: Arrangements to and from Geneva or the initial meeting point at the trip's commencement.
  • Accommodations: Any single room requests or accommodations for an odd number of people.
  • Meals: Dinner on the first day in Chamonix and day 4 in Courmayeur.
  • Expenses: Personal expenses and drinks are not covered.
  • Insurance: Coverage for trip cancellation/interruption, lost/stolen baggage, or assistance.
  • Additional Fees: For reservations made within 15 days of the start, all extra charges for priority processing.
  • Exclusions: Anything not explicitly mentioned in the "included in the price" list is not covered.
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