TOUR OF MONT BLANC 7 days Comfort Hotel

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7 days 7 days
Guided / with a guide Guided / with a guide
With baggage transport With baggage transport
Accommodation Comfort (room)
Level *** Level ***
From 1130 € From 1130 €

The essential... cosy version!

If we had to choose a first trek, this would be the one!
This is a famous classic. Hike around the highest mountain of Europe along well-marked trails whilst discovering the impressive and magical high mountain universe. After long valleys and green pastures, the mountain passes invite you to travel. Balme, Ferret, la Seigne, les Fours, le Bonhomme, mountain passes as famous as the highest peaks surrounding!
To hike around the Mont Blanc also means discovering a region of thriving traditions, three countries linked by the roof of Europe: the Swiss Valais, the Italian Aosta valley and the French Savoies.

You will like

  • The most beautiful stages of the Tour of Mont-Blanc
  • Your proximity to the fabulous display of glaciers
  • The accommodation in hotels every day
  • Daily baggage transport between accommodation

TOUR OF MONT BLANC 7 days Comfort Hotel

Next date Next departure 14/06/20

From 1130 €

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Dates Status Prices
From 14/06/20
to 20/06/20
Guaranteed departure 1130 € Book online
From 21/06/20
to 27/06/20
Guaranteed departure 1130 € Book online
From 28/06/20
to 04/07/20
Open departure 1130 € Book online
From 05/07/20
to 11/07/20
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From 12/07/20
to 18/07/20
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From 19/07/20
to 25/07/20
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From 26/07/20
to 01/08/20
Guaranteed departure 1130 € Book online
From 02/08/20
to 08/08/20
Guaranteed departure 1130 € Book online
From 09/08/20
to 15/08/20
Guaranteed departure 1130 € Book online
From 16/08/20
to 22/08/20
Open departure 1130 € Book online
From 23/08/20
to 29/08/20
Open departure 1130 € Book online
From 30/08/20
to 05/09/20
Open departure 1130 € Book online
From 06/09/20
to 12/09/20
Guaranteed departure 1130 € 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 gîtes and hotels;
  • Baggage transport between accommodation;
  • Bus transfers.

The price does not include:

  • Personal expenses (drinks etc...);
  • Touristic visits;
  • Airport taxes;
  • Cancellation insurance;
  • Your return journey from home to the point of departure/end point.

The price is all inclusive from departure to end point.

Personalised tour available

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The route day to day...

Day 1

Meeting on Sunday at 9:45am at the Flégère cablecar in les Praz, Chamonix.

LES PRAZ DE CHAMONIX - LAC BLANC - ARGENTIERE
Ascend in the Flégère cablecar to the Balcons du Mont Blanc to reach the Lac Blanc at 2300m. Descend on the path which winds through the forest to the village Argentière. Night in a hotel.
5.5 hour walk / Elevation: +450m -950m

Day 2

BOVINE OR ARPETTE - SWISS VALLEY BALCONY
Transfer to Switzerland to the Col de la Forclaz (20/30 minutes lift). Depending on conditions and the fitness of the group, cross through the pastures of Bovine via a balcony trail overlooking the Rhone valley or take a more ‘high mountain’ route along the Trient Glacier to reach the mythic Fenêtre d’Arpette (2665m). Descend to Champex. Night in a gîte.
5.5 hour walk / Elevation: +800m -750m (via Bovine)
6 hour walk / Elevation: +980m -970m (via Arpette)

Day 3

GRAND COL FERRET - ITALIEN VAL FERRET                                                                                                                      
Bus transfer to the village La Fouly (about 1h). Climb up to the Col Ferret (2537m), border with Italy. You may encounter the local famers of La Peule. Descend into the Italian Val Ferret in the impressive foothills of Pré de Bar Glacier and Mont Dolent, meeting point between France, Switzerland and Italy. Night in very comfortable gite in Arnouva.
5 hour walk / Elevation: +840m -750m

Day 4

MONT DE LA SAXE  -  COURMAYEUR
Ascend to the refuge Bonatti. Follow the exceptional balcony trail of the Mont de la Saxe facing the Mont-Blanc, the Mont Dolent, L’Aiguille du Triolet, the Grandes Jorasses and more. Descend to Courmayeur and night in a hotel. 
5.5 hour walk / Elevation: +650m -1200m

Day 5

COL DE LA SEIGNE - LES CHAPIEUX
Bus transfer to La Visaille (about 30 min). Climb the Val Veny via the glacial Lake Miage to the Col de la Seigne forming the border between Italy and France. Detour possible via le Balcon de Chécroui and le Mont Fortin, unveiling another angle of the impressive Mont-Blanc range. Night in a very comfortable gite in Les Chapieux.
6 hour walk / Elevation: +850m -650m

Day 6

COL BONHOMME - LES CONTAMINES-MONTJOIE
Climb up into the pastures to the Col du Bonhomme (2329m), once frequented by peddlers. Descend via the old Roman road to the chapel at Notre-Dame-de-la-Gorge. Short transfer and night in a hotel in Les Contamines. 
6 hour walk / Elevation: +850m -1500m

Day 7

BIONNASSAY GLACIER - COL DU TRICOT - LES HOUCHES
Short transfer to the departure point. Way up to the Bionnassay glacier, passing through the village Champel or the Col du Tricot ( 2120m), not to be missed belvedere over the Chamonix valley, the Dômes de Miage and the Mont-Blanc, so close! Descend to Les Houches. 
5 hour walk / Elevation: +750m -800m (via Champel)
6.5 hour walk / Elevation: +1100m -1250m (via Col du Tricot).

End point Saturday around 4:00pm at the Prarion cable car 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.

The trip

LEVEL ***

Elevation: +/- 900m approximately per day.
Walking time: 5 to 7 hours per day.
Type of trek: this tour is not technically difficult and is open to children from 12 years.

GUIDING

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

ACCOMMODATION

4 nights in twin/double bedrooms in hotels.
2 nights in twin/double bedroom in very comfortable gites with private bathroom.
3 person-bedroom possible for single registration and if odd number in the group. 
One single room possible per tour (supplement: 240€)
All accommodation offers hot showers (included in the price).

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

Meeting point Sunday at 9:45am in front of the train station in Chamonix.

BY TRAIN
https://www.oui.sncf

There are regular buses throughout the whole of the Chamonix valley - with an hourly bus service between Les Houches and Montroc-le-Planet. www.chamonix.com/pdf/chambus.pdf

BY CAR

Take the A40 motorway to Les Houches and Chamonix.
We recommend to park at the big and free parking at the Prarion cable car, Les Houches (end point of the trek), and take the bus to get to the meeting point, at the train station of Chamonix (about 20 min lift).

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)
2.15 hours by car to Chamonix.
Train every 2 hours to Chamonix / 4.15 hour 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 Saturday around 4:00pm in Les Houches.

RETURN TO DEPARTURE POINT

Transfer by bus or train from Les Houches to Chamonix at the end of the trek. 

ACCOMMODATION BEFORE AND AFTER

On request, we can book a bedroom for you before and/or after your trek.

Les Houches - Hôtel St Antoine: +33 (0)4 50 54 40 10
Chamonix - Hôtel de l’Arve: +33 (0)4 50 53 02 31
Hôtel Vallée Blanche: +33 (0)4 50 53 04 50
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.com/pdf/chambus.pdf 

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 on: +33 (0)4 50 79 09 16 ou +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 12kg. Your bag has to be carried everyday by the the driver to refuges, which access is not always easy! Luggage 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.

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