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Tour du Mont Blanc Eastern Route 4 Days

Experience the best of the Tour du Mont Blanc trails on this self guided trip. Starting in Italy, you make your way over to Switzerland and finally end up in France over 4 days trekking. The trip has been designed so that you only need to take 2 days off work in order to experience this world famous trek.

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    Duration

    3 Nights, 4 Days

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    Start Location

    Courmayeur

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    Date(s)

    June - September

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    Price

    From €617

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ITALY, SWITZERLAND & FRANCE / 3 NIGHTS / 4 DAYS

This version of the Tour du Mont Blanc trek is an incredible opportunity to completely immerse yourself in the mountains and enjoy the natural beauty of the valleys that surround western Europe’s highest mountain. The trek offers an unusual variety of spectacular scenery and varied walks and you are sure to come away from this trek refreshed and invigorated, if a little creaky at the joints.

The route crosses three borders (France, Italy and Switzerland) in 4 days, traversing beneath huge glaciers, and meandering through beautiful alpine meadows and picture-book villages. That's right, this is a truly memorable journey and one of worlds classic long-distance hiking routes. This trip is great for those short on time who want as much trekking 'bang for their buck' as they can manage.

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YOUR ADVENTURE STARTS HERE

WHO IS THIS FOR?

The Tour du Mont Blanc Trek is well suited to fit hillwalkers, capable of trekking for multiple days carrying a midsized rucksack. We follow footpaths each day and the terrain is very hilly so expect big climbs and descents each day. We stay in a mixture of mountain refuges and local hotels during the trek, which all provide basic but comfortable lodging and good food. This helps keep our packs light carrying only snacks, clothing and essentials.

You must be 16 or over to take part on this trip as long as you are accompanied by an adult. If you have a group with children younger than 16 we can put together a bespoke private trip for you. Please get in touch to learn how. Not sure whether you're ready? No problem. Take our Tour du Mont Blanc Trek 'Readiness' test or drop us a note and we'll talk it through with you: Take our Tour du Mont Blanc Trek 'Readiness' test

    Adventure Overview

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    Duration

    3 Nights, 4 Days

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    Start Location

    Courmayeur

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    Date(s)

    June - September

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    Guide Ratio

    Self Guided

  • Ability

    Level A

    Level A

    You’re not quite sure where to start but you’re hungry for an adventure and can’t wait to get going. Bring it on!

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    Price

    From €617

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ENVIRONMENTAL RESPONSIBILITY

ENVIRONMENTAL RESPONSIBILITY

Great news! Your place on this adventure is carbon offset along with our footprint in creating it. To learn more about what we're doing head to our 'Better Business' page.

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What is Self Guided Trekking?

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Meet The Team

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Introducing our crack squad of mountain lovers and adventure junkies. We spend most of our days plotting, planning and building some of the very best trips out there for you all to enjoy.

EQUIPMENT REQUIRED FOR THIS TRIP

Please note this is a guide and you may be required to rent or purchase last minute equipment on arrival dependent on the weather and changes in itinerary.

For the full downloadable Tour Du Mont Blanc Trek kit list please click here.

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FINER DETAILS

YOUR ADVENTURE PACKAGE 

The trek begins in the Italian town of Courmayeur. Typically people will arrive the night before and overnight either in Courmayeur or in Chamonix, France and take bus to Courmayeur the morning to start the hike. If you would like us to book your accommodation for the first night please ask.

What's Included?

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  • Group 16 Created with Sketch. 24/7 Support communication with our team in Chamonix

What's not Included?

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WHAT TO EXPECT FROM THE ACCOMMODATION

We know the importance of having comfortable accommodation on this trip. After a long day of trekking it's vital to have a comfortable bed and good food to enjoy in a scenic location. We've handpicked refuges and other mountain accommodation along the way that we're sure you're going to love. (A single room supplement is available where possible, please request this far in advance)

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ON THE TREK

The majority of the accommodation on the trip will be in dormitories and / or small shared rooms. You can upgrade in some of the accommodation options if requested in advance and based on availability.

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    Duration

    3 Nights

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    Internet

    Not included

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    Beds

    Shared arrangements

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    Food

    3 Breakfasts + 3 Dinners

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Adventure Itinerary

Here you'll find the full itinerary including distances (KM) ascents and descents each day and a rough estimate of how long it will take.
Start point: Courmayeur
End point: Chamonix
Length: 4 days
Whilst we aim to stick to the itinerary below, accommodation in some of the locations may not always be available. In this instance you will be booked into a suitable alternative accommodation.

  • Day 1:
    Courmayeur - Val Ferret

    The trek starts with a steep push up to the Bertone hut for a late morning Italian coffee. Here, if the weather is good, you can take the variant to incorporate an extra peak: it takes a bit longer but it really is a stunning day – not many people, breathtaking scenery, and avoids the crowds down bellow in the Val Ferret.

    Approximate time and distances:
    12.1km / 1088m up / 263m down / 4-5 hours trekking
    7.5m / 3569ft up / 862ft down / 4-5 hours trekkin

  • Day 2:
    Val Ferret - La Fouly

    Today you take on the Grand Col Ferret which provides beautiful views of the Grand Combin over in Switzerland and back towards some of the bigger peaks of the Mont Blanc range including the Grandes Jorasses. Once over the border and into Switzerland, you make our way down barren slopes to Ferret, and continue to La Fouly, an alpine village with a few nice spots to stop for a late lunch and some refreshments. From here you take a short bus transfer to Champex-le-Lac, where you overnight in a cosy auberge.

    Approximate time and distances:
    17km / 900m up / 1450m down / 5-6 hours trekking
    10.5m / 2952ft up / 4757ft down / 5-6 hours trekking

  • Day 3:
    Champex - Trient

    You have two options to cross over to Trient today. One is the Fenêtre d’Arpette route, which is steeper and more challenging and can only be done in fair weather, and the second is the Bovine to the Col de la Forclaz which is less steep and cuts around the mountain with amazing views out over the Valais. Both routes offer spectacular scenery. Either way you will end up in Trient, a cute village of no more than a handful of houses, and a lovely family run Auberge to stay for the night.

    Approximate time and distances:
    20.5km / 1700m up / 1025m down / 7 hours trekking
    12.7m / 5577ft up / 3362ft down / 7 hours trekking

  • Day 4:
    Trient - Montroc - Chamonix

    And here you are already... your final day! You will leave Trient early and hike over the Col de Balme back into France. It is a fairly steep climb that will be mostly in the shade early on, and it leads us back to the sunny side and we are greeted by the panoramic views of Mont Blanc. From here you descend to Le Tour and then on to Montroc, from where you take the train back to Chamonix to end the trip in the afternoon. From here you can either transfer to Geneva for an evening flight, or continue your visit by staying on in Chamonix. Let us know and we can help with planning.

    Approximate time and distances:
    15km / 1200m up / 1500m down / 5-6 hours trekking
    9m / 3937ft up / 4921ft down / 5-6 hours trekking

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Are you ready?

Our adventures are attributed a difficulty level from A to E. This Tour du Mont Blanc Eastern Route 4 Days trip is rated Level A, for beginners and newcomers We recommend you only book a trip that reflects your ability.

Level A

For beginners and newcomers

  • You’re not quite sure where to start but you’re hungry for an adventure
  • Little / no prior experience
  • Shorter time duration
  • No technical skills required but keen to learn
  • Basic level of fitness
Think you've got this?

This trip is at this level

Level B

For those with some prior experience

  • You have some previous experience in the outdoors, whether that’s hiking, skiing or climbing, and are keen to build on that
  • You will either be starting to venture into more technical terrain or slightly more challenging environments
  • Some basic skills
  • Moderate fitness

Level C

For accomplished adventurers

  • You enjoy challenging yourself physically and mentally
  • You’re comfortable on multi-day adventures and you call yourself an avid adventurer
  • You're not quite George Mallory but you subscribe to his 'because it is there' attitude
  • Strong level of fitness

Level D

For the pros

  • You're ready to test your skills on the next challenge
  • You're comfortable in most types of alpine environments
  • Some level of technical skills
  • Strong level of fitness

Level E

For the experts

  • You’ve been on multiple adventures and have built up a solid skillset to tackle most challenges out there
  • Good technical skills and knowledge
  • Experienced in alpine/mountains environments
  • Very high level of fitness

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