Moderate / **
5/6 hours of non consecutive walk per day
Gîte, lodge, refuge or hotel, depending on the location. 6 nights in bedrooms of 2 pers. 1 night in bedrooms of 4 pers. 2 nights in small dorms
Bags carried by mule or van.
Price : 1038 €
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Stunning landscapes and views, an experience to learn more about the high mountain univers.
The most popular trek in the Alps, a nice selection of hotels and huts.
How to get there
Airport : Geneva
Train station : St Gervais - Chamonix - les Houches
International mountain leader,
The full board
transport to the meeting point
This Tour of Mont Blanc has it all: Panoramic trails through 3 different countries will take you through the Fenêtre d’Arpette, Montagne de la Saxe, Col Chécroui and Col des Fours, just stunning!!! Already celebrating its bicentenary This trail has been travelled for the first time in 1767 by Horace- Bénédicte de Saussure who, even then, was accompanied by mules and guides.
Comfortable lodges and hotels will give you plenty of time to contemplate the panoramas of the Mont blanc range in the evening after a good shower.
Meeting point at 9:30 am at Les Houches cablecar bellevue. We climb up Col de Voza. Then cross beneath Bionassay glacier heading to Miage alpine meadow. this peaceful mountain hamlet is surrounding by the stunning Dômes de Miage.
We enter into Les Contamines Montjoie Nature Reserve along the ancient Roman road to Col du Bonhomme and then Bonhomme hut. Maybe we'll see ibexes grazing around before night...
After a beautiful descent in the Vallée des Glaciers, We enter in Italy through Col de la Seigne. Mont Blanc summit dominates the Val Veny, its glaciers and the limestones pyramids: Here is the realm of marmots in a mineral world.
A morning walk along Lac Combal at the foot of the huge Miage glacier. Val Veny is precious and offers amazing views on Mont Blanc summit and sharp pinnacles. We pass through courmayeur and then get to Bertone, a haven of peace.
Spectacular day facing the heart of the Mont-Blanc range on a panoramic trail: the mythic Grandes Jorasses, Triolet and Pré-de-Bar glaciers are on the menu today.
We leave the italian Ferret Valley crossing Grand Col Ferret where we'll enjoy the amazing view. Descent through the alpine meadow of La Peule and we join the charming village of La Fouly for our first night in Switzerland.
We walk through typical Valaisan's villages. A step back in a not-too-distant past to admire the traditional black chalets, their barn-stables surrounded by flowered gardens.
Two options according to the weather and conditions. Through Bovine, following a trail in balcony dominating the Rhône valley or the more challenging Fenêtre d'arpette and its mineral univers.
Back to France through le Col de Balme. Here the view is spectacular: Aiguille Verte, Drus, Aiguilles de Chamonix... and the majestuous Mont Blanc! Step at the famous lac blanc refuge!!
We keep the amazing view following a panoramic path facing Mont Blanc and descent to Chamonix. End of the trip at 14h.
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