The Ultimate Tour Du Mont Blanc
France, Trek & Walk, 12 days - from £1,295 (land only) - from €1,815 (land only) - from $2,100 (land only)
Travel with the Experts
Our range of options for walking the Tour du Mont Blanc led by expert guides means you are guaranteed the right walking holiday to suit your experience and ambition.
- The complete high-level version of Europe`s Tour du Mont Blanc
- Circular trek through France, Switzerland and Italy
- Saxes Ridge and the dramatically situated Cabane d`Orny
- All the Mont Blanc high pass crossings and best vantage points
- The Connoisseurs Choice for the Tour du Mont Blanc
Situated at the junction of France, Italy and Switzerland, the glaciated massif of Mont Blanc is circled by one of the world's greatest and most popular long distance walks - the Tour du Mont Blanc. Using our unrivalled experience, we have devised a walking holiday that provides the 'ultimate' version of this historic route, incorporating several exciting variants. Taking the high-level option wherever possible, we traverse passes like the Col des Fours (2665m) and the Col de la Breya (2401m) and also hike the stunning Monte de la Saxe Ridge. En route, we stay in comfortable hotels and lodges and also in dramatically located mountain huts, such as the Cabane d'Orny and the Bonatti Refuge. We offer baggage support where we can and there are just 2 nights where you do not have access to your main luggage. This superb adventure presents the best of the Mont Blanc region, with a blend of breathtaking views, Alpine meadow trails, picturesque hamlets and an abundance of wildflowers... the Ultimate Tour of Mont Blanc.
Which Tour Du Mont Blanc is for you?
We offer this classic walk in three options: The Classic Tour Du Mont Blanc (TMH) completes the entire circuit over 10 days generally using comfortable hotel accommodation in the valleys. The Ultimate Tour Du Mont Blanc (UTM) is the toughest version which also completes the entire circuit over 10 days but crosses higher passes than the regular route, staying in some high mountain huts and using trails that far fewer people get to visit. If you want to complete the circuit in a week, the Best of the Tour Du Mont Blanc (BTM) is a shortened version of the Classic Tour, using vehicle transfers to link up the best parts of the walk!
Is this holiday for you?
This is a classic Alpine walking holiday on good trails. The average distance covered each day is around 17 kilometres (11 miles) and there is a fair amount of ascent and descent. Although this trip is more challenging and with longer days than our Classic Tour du Mont Blanc Hotel trek, regular and fit hill walkers will find this trek to be well within their capabilities. Additionally, we will transfer your baggage to each of our overnight stops that can be accessed by road, which means that you usually need to carry no more than a small daysack. There are 2 nights in refuges inaccessible by vehicle and this means that on 4 days you will need to carry just a few extra overnight items. If you are looking for a version of the Tour Du Mont Blanc, with all the high cols and spectacularly situated refuges, then this is the one for you.