Complete Tour du Mont Blanc in Comfort

Your trek starts and finishes in Les Houches (with the last night in Chamonix) and covers all of the Tour du Mont Blanc so that you won’t miss a single step of this fabulous walk. It includes the start through Les Contamines Nature Reserve, a fabulous few days through the Val Veni and Val Ferret and finishes on a high with two days walking in the Aiguilles Rouges, which give the best views of the Mont Blanc Massif. 
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moderate
11.3 km
4:45 h
680 m
1315 m
Your epic Tour du Mont Blanc adventure is finally underway! This is the high route option which goes to Les Contamines via Chalets de Miage, ...
from Josiah Skeats,   Macs Adventure
moderate
11.6 km
3:56 h
288 m
1038 m
Your epic Tour du Mont Blanc adventure is finally underway! Follow the traditional TMB trail along this lower route, which takes you to Les ...
6
from Neil Lapping,   Macs Adventure
difficult
20.7 km
7:00 h
1615 m
911 m
This path is the high route alternative between Les Contamines and Refuge des Mottets crossing over three cols, each slightly higher than the one ...
from Josiah Skeats,   Macs Adventure
difficult
18.7 km
6:59 h
1395 m
993 m
A gentle start from Les Contamines to the chapel at Notre Dame de la Gorge, where the path turns upwards and climbs to the  Col du Bonhomme  before ...
3
from Sarah Smith,   Macs Adventure
moderate
14.2 km
5:00 h
646 m
850 m
Just across the Col de la Seigne lies Italy. Today is an easy day compared to the last two; a short climb to the Col is followed by a gentle ...
from Josiah Skeats,   Macs Adventure
difficult
23.6 km
8:33 h
1169 m
1808 m
The Col de la Seigne (2516m) lies a steep 750m above the Refuge des Mottets and is where you leave France for Italy. Just wait until you see the view!
2
from Sarah Stone,   Macs Adventure
Hiking trail · Mont Blanc and La Thuile
La Visaille to Courmayeur via Col Chécrouit
difficult
15.4 km
5:30 h
830 m
1274 m
After a bus drops you back to the trail there’s a little backtracking on yesterday’s route before you begin breaking a fresh and increasingly ...
from Josiah Skeats,   Macs Adventure
Hiking trail · Mont Blanc and La Thuile
Courmayeur to Rifugio Bonatti
moderate
11.8 km
4:15 h
1058 m
260 m
After a climb out of Courmayeur the path remains flat, walking high on the slopes of Val Ferret with a dramatic panorama of ice and rock on your left.
from Josiah Skeats,   Macs Adventure
Hiking trail · Mont Blanc and La Thuile
Rifugio Bonatti to La Fouly
difficult
19.5 km
6:30 h
927 m
1354 m
After climbing Grand Col Ferret wave goodbye to Italy and the dramatic eastern slopes of the Mont Blanc massif and descend into the green pastures ...
from Josiah Skeats,   Macs Adventure
Hiking trail · Orsières
La Fouly to Champex
moderate
14.9 km
4:45 h
499 m
632 m
Pine forests, alpine meadows and charming Swiss villages are all in abundance today on this, the easiest day of the trip, as you hug the river ...
from Josiah Skeats,   Macs Adventure
difficult
14.9 km
6:45 h
1199 m
1388 m
This is the physically demanding but spectacular high route option from Champex to Trient , crossing over the Fenêtre d’Arpette (2,665 metres), ...
from Josiah Skeats,   Macs Adventure
Hiking trail · Switzerland
Champex to Trient via Alp Bovine
moderate
17.5 km
5:42 h
768 m
946 m
This is the easier of the two options from Champex to Trient with a moderate climb to Alp Bovine via Col de la Forclaz and onto Trient.
2
from Sarah Smith,   Macs Adventure
Hiking trail · Rhône-Alpes
Trient to Tré-le-Champ via Col de Balme
difficult
13.5 km
5:30 h
1117 m
977 m
A final col-top border crossing brings you back into France with majestic views along the entire western sweep of the Mont Blanc massif, dropping ...
from Josiah Skeats,   Macs Adventure
moderate
12 km
4:42 h
1000 m
858 m
This alternative route goes to the French border at Col de Balme, before descending to the valley floor and the village of Le Tour where it ...
2
from Angus Smith,   Macs Adventure
Hiking trail · Rhône-Alpes
Tré-le-Champ to Planpraz via Lac Blanc
difficult
14 km
7:00 h
1391 m
802 m
The penultimate day and the Tour du Mont Blanc is determined to leave you with a lasting memory! Today’s views are enchanting as you climb from ...
from Josiah Skeats,   Macs Adventure