Explore Mont Blanc in 5 days

  • Duration 5 Days / 4 Nights
  • Grade
  • Start / Finish Les Houches / Courmayeur
  • Distance 50 km / 41 miles
  • Trip Style Self Guided
  • Availability
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  • Availability
    July - September
  • Price From $970

Overview

Journey along a section of the Tour du Mont Blanc or TMB, Europe's most famous long-distance trail, on a fantastic five-day walk from Les Houches to Courmayeur. A perfect plan for those who prefer to walk comfortably and experience the Alps without committing to a longer trip. 

Explore the Les Contamines Nature Reserve and share the route with TMB walkers from all over the world. Stop by the remote Glacier Valley and enjoy a refreshing beer on the sunny terrace at a mountain hut. 

To finish this unforgettable route through the Tour du Mont Blanc, tour the Italian part of the Aosta Valley and stay the last night in the charming Courmayeur, where you can toast with a glass of Genepi, a liqueur made from alpine flowers.

  • Explore this sample of Europe's most famous classic long-distance walk
  • Discover Les Houches, in France, until reaching Courmayeur in Italy
  • Take in the majestic alpine views of the famous Mont Blanc massif
  • Try Savoie's delicious mountain food, including local cheeses and Genepi

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    Itinerary

    Services

    Included

    • Accommodation
    • Breakfasts
    • Evening meals on days 1, 2 and 3
    • Information dossier with maps and route details
    • Baggage transfer service between hotels according to itinerary
    • 24-hour telephone support
    • Taxes included

    Excluded

    • Lunches, drinks and snacks
    • Dinner at Courmayeur
    • Unspecified meals
    • Personal equipment
    • Public transport
    • Tourist taxes

    Extras

    • Travel insurance
    • Cancellation insurance
    • Additional nights before, during or after the tour
    • Improved room accessories, based on availability

    Accomodation

    General information

    The accommodations with which we collaborate have a private bathroom and all the necessary services to ensure the best comfort available.

    Our team checks in situ the quality of all the accommodations offered, so that you have an unforgettable experience during your trip.

    The accommodation that we will book for your trip will be selected taking into account our commitment to you: guaranteeing comfort, calm and enjoyment throughout your trip.

    We work with quality hotels and country cottages with limited capacity, so we invite you to confirm your reservation as soon as possible.

    The name of each accommodation will be provided to you a few weeks before your trip begins.

    Room types

    It is possible to book this journey in single, double or triple rooms.

    All rooms have private bathrooms.

    Map

    Travel & Transfers

    Geneva Airport is the best way to reach the Chamonix Valley. From here, you can take a train, but the best option is to take a pre-booked shuttle service.

    If you take the train, it must be the one going to Saint-Gervais-Le Fayet. For your return, there are frequent trains between Chamonix and St Gervais les Bains Le Fayet.

    You can also reach it by road. You must take the A40-E25 Mont Blanc-Chamonix motorway, exiting at Saint-Gervais-Le Fayet.  

    To return from Courmayeur you can take a public bus through the Mont Blanc tunnel to Chamonix, and then take a shared shuttle back to Geneva Airport. Chamonix also has a train station if you prefer to take one to another destination in France. 

    If you are travelling with more than 2 people, it is worth taking a private taxi transfer from Courmayeur directly to Geneva Airport.

    FAQs

    The Tour du Mont Blanc is a walk with a moderate-strenuous rating and with daily ascents and descents of 1,000 m, on average, therefore you must be an experienced walker who is looking for a challenge. 

    If you don't have an active lifestyle, we recommend walking regularly in mountainous terrain and doing cardio exercise for at least 6 months before taking on this walk.

    We suggest you make the reservation as soon as possible, as soon as you have decided your travel dates, as this destination is very popular and accommodation sells out quickly.

    Some sections of the Tour du Mont Blanc are very easy to pass on, using public transport. There are others that are more complicated, time consuming and costs are higher.

    The tour season runs from early July to mid-September.  If you travel during these months, you should be prepared to walk long distances every day. In the itinerary description, you can check the daily distances with and without shortcuts. 

    Public transport in the area is limited in the month of September, therefore, certain 'shortcut' options will not be available.

    We recommend that you avoid taking the tour during the last weekend of August, as Chamonix hosts the famous Ultra Tour du Mont Blanc race, which causes the region to be very busy and most accommodation is pre-booked.

    The tour of this route is perfect if you want to explore the famous Tour du Mont Blanc walk as part of a long holiday in France or Europe, if you have an long, free weekend, or if you have interest in mountains, national parks and alpine walking. 

    You will have a comfortable alpine experience, staying in comfortable hotels and a traditional mountain cabin. We suggest that the minimum age of travellers be 12 years old.

    Yes, it's included. We will transfer the luggage between each accommodation according to your itinerary. Each person can take a suitcase up to 20 kg (45 lbs).

    The Tour du Mont Blanc is suitable for solo walkers with experience and confidence in walking on alpine terrain. This route has gained great popularity in recent years. 

    The routes are on high alpine terrain with rain, fog, thunderstorms and snowfall at any time of the year. You should be sure to be able to walk alone in difficult terrain, on snowfields and to navigate in conditions of low visibility.

    While this is a challenging walk, in most cases you'll meet other walkers, so you can do it if you're a lone walker. If you are doing this route for the first time, we recommend more suitable alpine alternative routes.