If the mythical Tour of Mont Blanc is a little too much for you, we invite you to discover its wonders in small steps.
We have selected the most beautiful routes with unique viewpoints, vast panoramic views and also the discovery of the natural and cultural heritage of the region.
Hiking at a gentle pace, allowing time to appreciate the deep blue of gentian flowers, the purple orchids, the soaring golden eagles and the playful marmots.
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The price does not include:
Single supplement: €260
The price is all inclusive from departure to end point.
Meet on Sunday at 6:00pm at Les Campanules Hotel in Les Houches.
Welcome and presentation of the week's itinerary by your mountain leader.
FRANCE - MONT BLANC FROM THE CHAMONIX SIDE
AIGUILLETTE DES HOUCHES
Short transfer to the Merlet Park, starting point for a circuit hike through Bellachat and to the Aiguillette des Houches. Impressive panoramic view over the Mont Blanc and the Dôme du Goûter. Descend on foot to the hotel.
5 hour walk / Elevation: +750m -1100m
ITALY - MONT BLANC FROM THE COURMAYEUR SIDE
Transfer to Italy through the Mont Blanc tunnel.
LAC AND GLACIER DE MIAGE
Day in the Val Veny to discover the lac du Miage, nestled in the moraine at the foot of a glacial wall. Depending on your fitness condition, follow the Balcon Sud du Mont Blanc to the Col Chécroui, unveiling another angle of the impressive Mont Blanc range. Short bus transfer to the hotel.
4.5-6 hour walk / Elevation : +/-400m / +680m -800m
MONT DE LA SAXE
Short transfer to La Vachey in the Val Ferret. After a gentle ascent to the Mont de la Saxe pastures, a long balcony traverse brings us back to Courmayeur... a full day with an exceptional panorama over the south face of the Mont Blanc range. Short bus transfer to the hotel.
5 hour walk / Elevation: +600m -950m
RETURN TO FRANCE - MONT BLANC FROM THE CHAMONIX SIDE
Transfer by bus from Courmayeur to Col des Montets
LACS DES CHESERYS
A comfortable climb leads to the Lacs des Chésery and continues along a superb balcony trail to Planpraz. The classic awe inspiring panoramic view over the Mont Blanc will fill your eyes all day... Return to Chamonix in the Planpraz gondola. Short bus transfer back to the hotel.
4.5 hour walk / Elevation: +750m -500m
MER DE GLACE
Short transfer to Chamonix. Take the Aiguille du Midi cable car to the mid station. Traverse along the balcony trail to the Forbes Signal (2200m) with a magnificent view over the Chamonix Valley at the foot of towering peaks. Descend to the Mer de Glace, the longest of the Mont Blanc glaciers. Return to Chamonix on the historical Montenvers pinion railway. Short bus transfer back to the hotel.
3 hour walk / Elevation: +250m -600m
End point on Friday morning after breakfast at your hotel in Les Houches
The itinerary is established according to the latest information available, the possibility of unknown factors affecting this itinerary is possible including situations beyond our control which may change the route, timings etc.
Elevation: +/- 400m to 750m approximately per day.
Walking time: 3 to 6 hours per day.
Type of trek: this tour is not technically difficult and is open to most people. Depending on the level of the group some alternative routes may be proposed.
Number in a group between 6 and 14 people supervised by a qualified professional mountain leader.
Each day transfers will be made to the departure point of the hike, either by public transport, lifts, a historical rack and pinion railway or by minibus with your mountain leader.
6 nights in a comfortable twin/double bedroom. Individual bookings will be placed in non-mixed bedrooms with 2-3 people unless a single supplement is paid.
In France: 4 nights at Les Campanules Hotel.
In Italy: 2 nights in or near Courmayeur in a ***hotel
Number of nights in each hotel may change subject to availability.
Breakfast and dinner are provided in each accommodation.
Picnics are included and are carefully prepared daily by your mountain leader, comprising a variety of healthy salads and local products.
We do our best to accommodate special diets (gluten-free, vegetarian etc.). However, we encourage you to bring some additional products for your own picnics.
IGN Top 25 - 3630 OT - Chamonix and Top 25 - 3531 ET - Saint Gervais (1/25 000)
Meet in the afternoon on Sunday at Les Campanules Hotel in Les Houches.
Inbound: depart Gare de Lyon (Paris) at 9:49am arrive in Les Houches at 4:348pm
Hotel Les Campanules is 500m on the left side from the train station.
Return: depart Chamonix at 3:50am arrive in (Paris) Gare de Lyon at 9:49pm.
Times given are indicative and should be verified in a train station or on
Take the A40 motorway towards Chamonix, exit Les Houches/St. Antoine. At the roundabout take the first exit right, 400m away turn right to the SNCF train station. Pass the bridge, turn right and follow the road up the hill. The hotel is 400m on the left.
Hôtel Les Campanules, 450 Route de Coupeau, 74310, Les Houches.
If you wish to leave your car in a covered garage, contact:
Chamonix Auto Park: 04 50 53 65 71 (40 to 50€ per week).
1 hour by car to Chamonix.
Bus and minibus services direct to your accommodation (25-35€ pp each way)
2h15 by car to Chamonix.
Train every 2 hours to Chamonix, 4h15 journey (40-45€ pp return)
7 hours by car to Chamonix.
Train every 2 hours to Chamonix / 5-6 hour journey (80-120€ pp return)
End point Friday at 3:00pm at the hotel in Les Houches - train station is a 5 min walk.
Les Houches - Hotel Les Campanules: +33 (0)4 50 54 40 71
Chamonix Tourist Office: +33 (0)4 50 53 00 24
If you book a night in the Chamonix valley, ask the hotel reception for a bus/train pass to use public transport for free in the Chamonix valley.
In accordance with regulations, we are covered by Professional Liability Insurance. In no case can we be responsible for your own Personal Liability. If you chose to take out repatriation insurance with EUROP ASSISTANCE whom we propose, Altitude Mont Blanc will only serve as an intermediary between the client and the insurer. We cannot influence either party. We adhere to strict conditions of sale. You are responsible for compliance with the reporting procedures of any incident.
Before making any decision, contact EUROP ASSISTANCE.
If you are late please contact the agency as soon as possible by calling: +33 (0)4 50 79 09 16 or +33 (0)6 42 49 76 07
Bring a comfortable backpack of 30 to 40 litres for your personal belongings for the day (warm clothes, waterproofs, water, plate and cutlery for your picnic, sunscreen and your identity papers) and please keep a little room to carry a picnic and snacks.
Your baggage will be transported daily between accommodation by our logistics vehicle. You are allowed 1 soft, sports type bag with all your possessions inside, no heavier than 12kg. Your bag has to be carried everyday by the driver, where access is not always easy, please think of their backs! Baggage which is too big and too heavy won't be accepted by the drivers!
If you wish to prolong your holiday, we can safely hold another bag for you which you may leave with us at the departure point and it will be deposited at the end point with your other baggage.