Highlights of the Tour du Mont Blanc in Comfort

Since The Tour du Mont Blanc was inaugurated as a GR in 1952 it has gained a reputation as one of the world’s classic treks. This route around Mont Blanc through France, Switzerland and Italy explores takes in the very best sections of the Tour du Mont Blanc. Walking in the standard anti-clockwise direction you will cover 6 days of the best walking of the Tour du Mont Blanc, using ski lifts and public transport to skip some sections so that you can spend your time on the very best sections of the Tour du Mont Blanc.

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recommended route Difficulty moderate
Distance 11.6 km
Duration 3:56 h
Ascent 288 m
Descent 1,038 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 ...

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from Neil Lapping,   Macs Adventure Ltd
recommended route Difficulty moderate
Distance 11.3 km
Duration 4:45 h
Ascent 680 m
Descent 1,315 m

***Take alternative route as for summer 2021 the Bionnassay Suspension Bridge is closed*** Your epic Tour du Mont Blanc adventure is finally ...

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from Josiah Skeats,   Macs Adventure Ltd
recommended route Difficulty difficult
Distance 18.7 km
Duration 6:59 h
Ascent 1,395 m
Descent 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 ...

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from Sarah Smith,   Macs Adventure Ltd
recommended route Difficulty difficult
Distance 20.7 km
Duration 7:00 h
Ascent 1,615 m
Descent 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 Ltd
recommended route Difficulty difficult
Distance 23.6 km
Duration 8:33 h
Ascent 1,169 m
Descent 1,808 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!

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from Sarah Stone,   Macs Adventure Ltd
recommended route Difficulty moderate
Distance 14.2 km
Duration 5:00 h
Ascent 646 m
Descent 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 Ltd
Hiking trail · Mont Blanc and La Thuile
Arnuva to La Fouly via Grand Col Ferret
recommended route Difficulty moderate
Distance 13.9 km
Duration 5:06 h
Ascent 831 m
Descent 995 m

Your day begins with a bus (25 minutes) from the centre of Courmayeur to Arnuva, in the heart of the beautiful Val Ferret, in the Grandes Jorasses.

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from Sarah Stone,   Macs Adventure Ltd
Hiking trail · Switzerland
Champex to Trient via Alp Bovine
recommended route Difficulty moderate
Distance 17.5 km
Duration 5:42 h
Ascent 768 m
Descent 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.

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from Sarah Smith,   Macs Adventure Ltd
recommended route Difficulty difficult
Distance 14.9 km
Duration 6:45 h
Ascent 1,199 m
Descent 1,388 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 Ltd
Hiking trail · Rhône-Alpes
Trient to Tré-le-Champ via Col de Balme
recommended route Difficulty difficult
Distance 13.5 km
Duration 5:30 h
Ascent 1,117 m
Descent 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 Ltd
recommended route Difficulty moderate
Distance 12 km
Duration 4:42 h
Ascent 1,000 m
Descent 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 ...

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from Angus Smith,   Macs Adventure Ltd