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Classic Tour du Mont Blanc Walking Holiday

Starts: Les Houches, France
Finishes: Les Houches, France

Visit: Les Houches, Bionnassay, Le Baplieu, Seloge, La Fouly, Champex, Trient, Vallorcine, Montroc, Les Houches

Tour Type: Small Group

Accommodation: Moderate

Activity: Trekking

Overview

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The Tour du Mont Blanc is a classic walking holiday adventure around Mont Blanc in the heart of the Alps of Europe from Chamonix, France trekking through Italy and Switzerland. Starting out in the Chamonix Valley, this superlative walking holiday makes a complete circumnavigation of Mont Blanc and its satellite Alpine peaks. Walking firstly into Italy and then Switzerland, the trekking route follows picturesque valley trails and ascends via steep mountain paths. Our walking route also climbs to a succession of scenic and challenging Alpine passes, including the high point of the circuit at the rocky Fenetre d'Arpette (2670m). Lower level highlights include the vibrant Italian Alpine resort of Courmayeur and the charming Swiss village of Champex. As an excellent final day addition to this classic walking holiday around Mont Blanc we include the trek to the summit of the Brevent (2525m) for unmatched views of Chamonix, the Aiguille du Midi and Mont Blanc itself. We use a good standard of hotel accommodation throughout and our vehicle back-up means that group members need carry only a small daysack. Suitable for regular hill walkers looking for an Alpine trekking adventure around Mont Blanc, this holiday provides an excellent introduction to long-distance trail walking in the Alps of Europe.

Is this holiday for you?

This is a classic Alpine walking route on good trails. The average distance covered each day is around 17 kilometres and there is a fair amount of ascent and descent. However, the pace of the walking is steady and regular hill walkers will find this trek to be well within their capabilities. Additionally, vehicle transport for your trek bag, means that you need to carry no more than a small daysack. There will be vehicle support everyday to carry the group members trek bags to the next overnight stop (note, this service cannot be used for passengers).

Highlights

    • Walking holiday through 3 countries, France, Italy, Switzerland
    • Stunning panoramic views of Mont Blanc from all sides
    • IML qualified and experienced tour guides
    • Baggage support every night

Trip Details

The Trip

Product Code: 62345
Tour Type: Small Group
Accommodation: Moderate
Transport: Private & Local (Public)
Guide Language: english

Starts: Les Houches, France
Finishes: Les Houches, France
Duration: 12 days
Physical rating: Demanding

Includes

  • A professional English-speaking guide
  • All transfers and cable cars involved in the itinerary
  • All accommodation as described in the trip dossier (4 nights Chalet, 7 nights Hotel)
  • All meals
  • Services of a support vehicle for baggage transfers

Excludes

  • Travel Insurance
  • Visa fees (if applicable)
  • Airport transfers
  • Miscellaneous expenses

Price

Price person (sharing double) $2,315 ($193/day)

Deposit:

$300 per person for bookings made 56 days or more prior to departure

Full Amount for bookings made less than 56 days prior to departure

Cancellation: Super Strict

Trip Notes

Price does not include airfare (to the Trip start & from the end location)

Trip Price generally includes accommodation, transport/transfer, activities, services of a professional guide & more. (Please refer to the include/excludes section for details)

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Itinerary

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France, Italy, Switzerland Les Houches, Tricot, Les Chapieux, Col De La Seigne, La Palud, La Fouly, Champex, Trient, Col De Balme, Col Des Montets, Argentière
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Jon W 

My first long distance trek in the Alps exceeded all my expectations 'and more' - graded as demanding this trek gave me the benchmark to boost my confidence / capabilities in wanting more. Each day was an individual challenge - I enjoyed the adrenlin rush it gave me - fulfilment on every ascent and descent, fantastic scenery every day from lush meadows to magical mountains - what an experience. A dream team - Keith & Judith. An iconic guide - what an experienced professional! The icing on the cake. We got the best.

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Jean S 

We were a small group which almost immediately referred to itself as 'the team'. We worked hard but it felt quite relaxed. A very enjoyable trip on a classic walk. Our guide was an excellent leader and being resident in Chamonix we benefited from her additional local knowledge. She inspired confidence in the group and left us with a happy feeling of success as we ticked off the higher route variations ..and she knew where the best cakes were to be found. One of the best leaders I've had. Better food and accommodation than expected, felt almost luxurious after many years of camping!

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Darrell C 

The hotels were fine and the Yeti Lodge in Argentiere was the highlight of the trip! Food was perfect. Our support crew was second to none. She always had our bags at the next hotel and often met us on the trail to lead us into town. She was also great at helping with blistered feet! Our leader was simply the best in the business I would go with him again anytime! Pace and routing was fabulous and our entire group made it around safely and comfortably. Heard through a friend and the idea of hiking all day and resting in a hotel at night was very appealing. I have travelled plenty and for the first time in my life I have proclaimed that this holiday was my best to date!! Thank-you!

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Douglas M 

Most enjoyed the changing aspects of the alpine scenery as we slowly walked through it. The different views of high mountains, glaciers, woods, meadows and villages. The short breaks at the high refuges were also very welcome. The evenings in the hotels after the days walk were very enjoyable.

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David F 

Couldn’t have asked for a better holiday, travelling companions were great, we gelled very quickly. The weather played it's part too, sunshine most days - I know you can't take the credit for that bit but it made the holiday all the better. Most enjoyed the mix of people on the trip, which made for enjoyable banter amongst the group. The evening meals were superb. The views along the way were excellent.

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Judith M  

The group we were with was excellent. The crew were a lot of fun & added greatly to the enjoyment of the holiday. The food in the lodge in Argentiere was absolutely fabulous.

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Mervyn M 

The food at Yeti Lodge was exquisite - worth going for that alone! The guides were totally awesome. He was a great guide and her logistical support was superb. Great people who added much to our enjoyment. His experience and leadership inspired confidence in his ability to deal with anything that came along. His knowledge of the mountains, the people, the culture, lifestyle, the wildlife, etc was encyclopedic and greatly added to the enjoyment of the trip. One of the best holiday experiences I've had - certainly in the top three.

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Eileen G 

The guide's knowledge of the area enhanced the experience. He also did an excellent job of keeping everyone in the group happy, some wanted to move quickly others wanted to move more slowly and take photos etc, each member of the group seemed to benefit from this approach. A special mention for another guide who made sure all the 'behind the scenes' arrangements worked perfectly. Fantastic holiday, more than met my expectations

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Niamh M 

Really well organized trip, bags always there on arrival, rooms ready, dinner on time. Having transport to start of walk on last day was a great touch. We were with a girl guide for 8 days - great leader. Sensitive to people and environment, inspired trust and confidence, very knowledgeable about route, geography, geology, flora, fauna. Set good but very manageable pace. Day 9 was with another guide - superb day and guide. Day 10 was with another lovely leader. The change of leader wasn't a problem, group dynamic was well established.

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Ian P 

The scenery after the bad weather on the first day - which admittedly cannot be organised in advance was stunning! And pretty much all I'd hoped for.

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Patricia E 

Our leader was an excellent trip leader. She was sensitive to the teams expectations and abilities. Her knowledge of the area trekked, the geology, flora and fauna was marvellous and she readily shared her knowledge. She has a wealth of alpine experiences and I had complete confidence in her as a leader.

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Pat T 

This was our first trip with you but thought it more well managed than any other we have done. Enjoyed the style of accommodation at Yeti Lodge - excellent for the end of the trip and appreciated being in a fairly small group. Most enjoyed: Size of group - all mixed well, Excellent guide - knowledge, sense of fun and and perceptive in adapting and fitting to the group's needs and abilities, Well paced trip - long days but relaxed evenings and good accommodation. Atmosphere at Yeti Lodge

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KE Adventure Travel

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