Family Tour du Mont Blanc
France & Italy, Family, 8 days - from £995 (land only) - from €1,195 (land only) - from $1,645 (land only)
- Minitrek around Mont Blanc, the highest mountain in the Alps
- Stay in French chalets and Alpine mountain huts
- Swiss chocolate, French cheese and Italian pasta
- Fully supported with baggage transfers
- A classic walking holiday for families with teenage kids
The Tour du Mont Blanc is one of the world's classic walks, and mindful of the adventurous families out there who want to enjoy some of the world's best walks together we have created this itinerary especially for them! Meeting in Chamonix, the Alpine mountaineering capital, we begin our journey through 3 countries, France, Italy and Switzerland to complete the best parts of the Mont Blanc circuit. After a day's introductory walk up to lovely Lac Blanc, we return to our very comfortable chalet-style accommodation for a second night. We spend the next 5 days trekking our mini-tour, starting the walk from the door of our chalet. Our route includes several famous pass crossings including the Col de Balme, Col du Forclaz and the Grand Col Ferret (2537m). Along the way we'll see alpine cows, mountain farms, some of the most spectacular scenery in Europe and spend a night at the Bonatti Hut (2056m), newly erected in memory of the Italian mountaineer and photographer Walter Bonatti. All other accommodation will be in simple but comfortable hotels and there's no need to carry heavy bags as our baggage will be transported from hotel to hotel. An excellent introduction to multi-day walking!
Is this holiday for you?
This is an excellent adventure at the heart of the European Alps for those families who love to hike. During the week, we will make a half circuit of the Mont Blanc massive following the classic Tour du Mont Blanc trail. The distance walked each day is between 9 and 13 km with daily ascents of 500 - 600 metres and up to 1100 metres on the day we climb to the Bonatti hut. You should make sure that everyone in the family is comfortable with these daily distances and ascents. This excellent introduction to multi-day walking is designed for families that are already used to full days out but now want to link up a journey. With comfortable hotel and chalet accommodation and luggage transfers provided, this itinerary enables the whole family to hike the best part of the famous Mont Blanc circuit. Designed with active hill-walking families in mind this trip is suitable for children age 12 and over.