Seven valleys, 71 glaciers, 400 peaks… the Mont-Blanc mountain range is a stunning place.
To go on its tour is about discovering the world of the high mountains, impressive and magical, and the striking spectacle of the nearby glaciers... to follow this trail while running is to feel even more the strength of this massif, surpass yourself in the heart of this powerful universe.
From Courmayeur to the Chamonix valley, from Lac Blanc to the wild Val Ferret, along the Swiss, Italian and French slopes, the trails venture between mountain pastures, glaciers and peaks, between passes and valleys. Domain of wild nature, this massif is also the location of the most essential trail in the world, the UTMB®
We will not follow the official route of this legendary race but we will be able to perceive the atmosphere. This fast-paced stay invites you to travel the legendary Tour du Mont Blanc along the most spectacular trails and the most secret variants, all in trail mode.
6 days of roaming reserved for seasoned runners, accompanied by the pleasure of witnessing the passage of UTMB runners on the last evening in Les Contamines.
Next departure 25/08/24
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Group of 6 to 7 participants: 995 euros per person
Group of 8 to 9 participants: 945 euros per person
Group of 10 participants: 895 euros per person
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Meet on Sunday at 8:30am at the Chamonix train station
CHAMONIX - BELLACHAT – BRÉVENT ET BALCONS DU MONT BLANC – LE TOUR
Departure from the center of Chamonix for a first full day facing Mont Blanc. Climb towards the Bellachat refuge and the summit of Brévent before descending towards the numerous lakes on this slope. Following the shape of the group, pass through the Col du lac Cornu and the black lakes then the white lake before descending towards Argentière and the village of Le Tour. Night in lodge.
Distance : 32km / Elevation : +2200 m ; -1900 m
BOVINE OR ARPETTE - CHAMPEX
Entry into Swiss territory today with the crossing of the Col de Balme. Descent through the mountain pastures with a new climb along the Trient Glacier, to reach the legendary Arpette window (2665m) in a more "high mountain" setting. A new descent then allows you to reach the village of Champex le lac. Transfer to La Fouly by minibus. Night in lodge.
Distance : 27km / Elevation : +2300 m ; -2200 m
PETIT COL FERRET – COL SAPIN – TESTA BARNARDA - COURMAYEUR
Direction Italy and the Aosta Valley once you have crossed the little Col Ferret. Magnificent balcony route facing the reverse of the Grandes Jorasses and the entire Mont Blanc massif before finally reaching Courmayeur. Bus transfer to Montebianco. Night in refuge.
Distance : 32km / Elevation : +2100 m -2600 m
MONT FORTIN – COL DES CHAVANNES – COL DE LA SEIGNE – LES CHAPIEUX
Final detours on the Italian ridges with a spectacular passage under Mont Fortin, before returning to Savoyard territory at the Col de la Seigne. Descent into the Chapieux valley. Transfer to Bourg Saint Maurice for one night in a hotel, dormitory.
Distance 26km / Elevation : +1400 m ; -1500 m
CRÊTES DES GITTES – COL DU BONHOMME – LES CONTAMINES MONTJOIE
Morning transfer to Chapieux. Climb towards the Col de la Croix du Bonhomme and take a short hop to the tête des Fours to enjoy an exceptional panorama of the reverse side of Mont Blanc and the entire Tarentaise valley. Then head to the Gittes ridge for a spectacular aerial tightrope walk above the Beaufortain mountain pastures. Go up through the Vallon des Sauces and the Col du Bonhomme before descending into Val Montjoie. Night in Les Contamines, in a hotel, with the possibility of seeing the UTMB runners pass by.
Distance 28km / Elevation : +1700 m -2100 m
GLACIER DE BIONNASSAY - COL DU TRICOT - LES HOUCHES
From the village center, climb near the Bionnassay glacier via the Col du Tricot (2120 m), an unmissable viewpoint over the Chamonix valley, the Miage domes and the nearby Mont-Blanc. Descent to the village of Les Houches.
Distance : 18km / Elevation: +1400m -1500m
End of the trail day in the afternoon at the foot of the Prarion gondola in Les Houches.
The program was established according to the latest elements known at the time of its writing; imponderables are always possible and situations beyond our control can modify the course.
Elevation: +/- 900m approximately per day.
Walking time: 5 to 7 hours per day.
Type of trek: The Tour du Mont Blanc is a mountain route presenting no particular technical difficulty but stages that are very (or too long) for most hikers.
This trip is aimed at a well trained public who regularly practice trail running.
You must be able to easily do 40km of trail running (in the plains) and have already experienced trails in the mountains.
Number in a group between 6 and 10 people supervised by a qualified professional mountain leader.
It is usual to tip your guide at the end of the trek, according to your satisfaction. It is not mandatory but, it is very appreciated.
5 nights in dormitory, in gites and refuges
All accommodation offer hot showers (included in the tour price)
Breakfast and dinner are provided in each accommodation.
Picnics are included and are carefully prepared daily by your mountain leader.
Please inform us about your food allergies and special diets at the time of booking.
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)
Meeting point Sunday at 10:30am infront of the train station in Montroc-le-Planet.
BY TRAIN / BUS
Inbound: departure from Paris-Gare de Lyon the day before at 12:18pm (or 2:18pm) arrival in Chamonix at 7:50pm (8:50pm).
There are regular buses throughout the whole Chamonix valley - with an hourly bus service between Les Houches and Montroc-le-Planet.
Return : departure from Les Houches at 2:20pm (or 3:20pm), arrival at Paris-Gare de Lyon at 7:42pm (or 9:22pm).
Times given are indicative and should be verified at a train station or on the SNCF website.
Take the A40 motorway to Chamonix, follow the main road towards Argentière and Switzerland to the village of Montroc (1km after Argentière) or exit at Les Houches, Bellevue/Prarion.
There is ample parking at the meeting point in Montroc-le-Planet or in the village of Le Tour 1km away.
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).
The easiest option for your return is to leave your car at the end point of the tour at the Prarion gondola in the village of Les Houches and take the bus to the meeting point in Montroc-le-Planet.
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 Saturday at 4:00pm at the bottom of the Prarion gondola in Les Houches.
At the end of the tour the way back to the departure point in Montroc-le-Planet is easy via bus.
By request we can book a bedroom for you before and/or after your tour.
Le Tour Chalet Alpin: +33 (0)4 50 54 04 16
Chamonix Tourist Office : +33 (0)4 50 53 00 24 www.chamonix.com
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. www.chamonix.montblancbus.com/en/bus-lines
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: +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.
You are allowed 1 soft, sports type bag, with all your possessions inside, of 10kg maximum per person. Your baggage will be transported daily between accommodation by our logistics vehicle where access is not always easy.
Baggage which is too heavy won't be accepted by the drivers, please think of their backs!