MONT-BLANC PANORAMIC

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7 days 7 days
Guided / with a guide Guided / with a guide
With baggage transport With baggage transport
Accommodation Hotel **
Level ** Level **
From 810 € From 810 €

A selection of the most beautiful hikes at a gentle pace

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.

You will like

  • The exceptional panoramic views of the Mont-Blanc range
  • An easy and accessible route for all with a very alpine character
  • Your proximity to major glaciers throughout the week
  • The comfortable accommodation in 2/3 star hotels

MONT-BLANC PANORAMIC

Next date Next departure 14/06/20

From 810 €

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Dates Status Prices
From 14/06/20
to 20/06/20
Open departure 825 € Book online
From 21/06/20
to 27/06/20
Guaranteed departure 875 € Book online
From 28/06/20
to 04/07/20
Open departure 875 € Book online
From 05/07/20
to 11/07/20
Open departure 890 € Book online
From 12/07/20
to 18/07/20
Guaranteed departure 890 € Book online
From 19/07/20
to 25/07/20
Guaranteed departure 890 € Book online
From 26/07/20
to 01/08/20
Open departure 890 € Book online
From 02/08/20
to 08/08/20
Guaranteed departure 890 € Book online
From 09/08/20
to 15/08/20
Guaranteed departure 890 € Book online
From 16/08/20
to 22/08/20
Guaranteed departure 890 € Book online
From 23/08/20
to 29/08/20
Open departure 875 € Book online
From 30/08/20
to 05/09/20
Open departure 825 € Book online
From 06/09/20
to 12/09/20
Open departure 825 € Book online

THE PRICE

The price includes

  • Organisation and booking fees, guiding by a qualified and insured mountain leader;
  • All meals including picnic lunch and simple snacks during the day;
  • Accommodation in 2/3 star hotels;
  • Baggage transport between accommodation, train and bus transfers.

The price does not include:

  • Lift passes for the Planpraz gondola, Aiguille du Midi cable car and the Montenvers train: approx €50;
  • Personal expenses (drinks, etc.) and touristic visits;
  • Airport taxes;
  • Cancellation insurance;
  • Your return journey from home to the point of departure/end point.

Single supplement: €250

The price is all inclusive from departure to end point.

Personalised tour available

Contact us !

The route day to day...

Day 1

WELCOME
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.

Day 2

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

Day 3

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 Mt 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

Day 4

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

Day 5

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

Day 6

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

Day 7

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.

Personalised tour available, contact us...

The trip

LEVEL **

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.

GUIDING

Number in a group between 6 and 14 people supervised by a qualified professional mountain leader.

TRANSPORT

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.

ACCOMMODATION

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.
www.hotel-campanules.com
In Italy: 2 nights near Courmayeur at the Astoria Hotel.
www.hotelastoriacourmayeur.com
Number of nights in each hotel may change subject to availability.

MEALS

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.

MAPS

IGN Top 25 - 3630 OT - Chamonix and Top 25 - 3531 ET - Saint Gervais (1/25 000)

Practical information

ACCESS TO DEPARTURE POINT

Meet in the afternoon on Sunday at Les Campanules Hotel in Les Houches.

BY TRAIN
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
https://www.oui.sncf

BY CAR
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). 

CAR-SHARING                                                                                                                                Get in touch with people to share a lift! Here are some website recommendations:  https://www.blablacar.fr https://covoiturage-libre.fr https://www.laroueverte.com  https://www.roulezmalin.com

CLOSEST AIRPORTS
Geneva (GVA)
1 hour by car to Chamonix.
Bus and minibus services direct to your accommodation (25-35€ pp each way)
Lyon (LYS)
2h15 by car to Chamonix.
Train every 2 hours to Chamonix, 4h15 journey (40-45€ pp return)
Paris (PAR)
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.

ACCOMMODATION BEFORE AND AFTER

Les Houches - Hotel Les Campanules: +33 (0)4 50 54 40 71
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.

https://chamonix.montblancbus.com/en/bus-lines

INSURANCE

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.

CONTACT US

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

Equipment & baggage

EQUIPMENT LIST

Clothing

  • Walking trousers
  • Shorts (Bikini/swimsuit, just in case!)
  • Breathable or merino wool t-shirts
  • Breathable or merino wool leggings
  • Fleece or jumper
  • Wind stopper or Goretex jacket
  • Waterproof poncho + gaiters or Goretex trousers + waterproof rucksack cover
  • Pair of gloves and a warm hat
  • Sun hat or baseball cap
  • Walking socks (1 pair per day)
  • Sturdy walking boots with a good sole, already broken in
  • 1 change of clothes for the evening
  • A pair of comfortable shoes for the evening

Other Equipment

  • Toilet bag
  • Quick drying towel
  • Sunglasses and sun cream
  • Water bottle or Camelback (1.5 litre minimum)
  • Knife, fork and spoon
  • Plastic lunch box/plate for your picnic lunches
  • Plastic cup for coffee
  • Small First Aid kit (antihistamine, ibuprofen, Compeed type blister pads...)
  • Survival blanket
  • Head torch or hand torch
  • Sleeping bag liner sheet and pillowcase (blankets provided at accommodation)
  • Two adjustable walking poles (highly recommended)
  • Identity card or passport

BACKPACK

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.

BAGGAGE TRANSPORT

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 10kg (for your own ease and comfort carrying your bag upstairs and in the dormitories, we do not advise rigid suitcases, heavy or large baggage).

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.

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