Would you like to behold stunning mountain scenery while relishing the world-famous Tour du Mont Blanc in the company of other fun tourists? Enjoy the exercise, socialising with like-minded people, the extraordinary views and the security of a certified guide. This iconic walking trail through the Alps passes through three countries offering three diverse experiences: the Italian slopes with their large rock faces; the Swiss slopes with their soft valleys; and the French glacial slopes. Depending on the precise route you take, there are ten or eleven passes to cross as the tour progresses from one valley to the next. Each of these valleys showcases unforgettable views and each has its own individual character.
The ‘official’ route has changed over the course of the years and many alternatives, or ‘Variantes’, have evolved from the standard route. We’ve selected these stages on the TMB trail paths to save you from having to carry any unnecessary heavy equipment. There is no need for a bivouac, tent, stove or pan so you can hike in comfort with just a day pack. Altitude ranges between 1164m (Argentiere) and 2671m (Window of Arpette). The paths are well marked to ensure you remain safely on the route and this is a comfortable climb for hikers with a reasonable level of fitness.
We, at One Foot Abroad, want to ensure that you get the maximum fun and enjoyment from your Tour du Mont Blanc. Your guide will be English-speaking and will be delighted to answer any questions you may have. Your group will be small – between 6 and 12 people – so it will be easy to make new friends. Therefore, it’s a terrific trip for people travelling alone, who want to share this gratifying experience with like-minded individuals. A mini-bus will follow your tour group for the entire journey to provide support. With one departure every week from late June to early September, you can choose a time that best suits you. You areguaranteed the trip of a lifetime!
Profile of Mont Blanc
Mont Blanc is more than just the highest mountain in Europe west of the Caucasus. In fact, it’s a mountain range, compact and complete in itself. The Tour du Mont Blanc (TMB) is the most popular long walk in Europe and a highly desirable adventure for everyone who loves hiking in a beautiful environment. The TMB reveals some of the most exquisite mountain scenery and landscapes in the world. The first pedestrian tour around Mont Blanc took place as long ago as 1767, when Horace-Bénédict de Saussure and friends set out from Chamonix. Arthur Schopenhauer includes an anecdote that “Saussure is reported to have seen a moon so large that, when it rose over Mont Blanc, he did not recognize it and fainted with terror”.
“Mont Blanc is the monarch of mountains; they crowned him long ago on a throne of rocks, in a robe of clouds, with a diadem of snow.” – Lord Byron
The guided Tour du Mont Blanc is perfect for you if you enjoy hiking through amazing mountain trails in great company. When you book with us, we will ensure that you are fully taken care of so that you get the maximum enjoyment from your tour. So if you have a reasonable level of fitness and would love a unique hike with fun companions, contact us to book now for a magnificent walking holiday.