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Self-guided

Hiking

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Mon Roadbook App
Mountain Refuge
Itinérant circuit
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Hiking : a relatively accessible activity, hiking offers the opportunity to explore a country or a region up close, on foot, and to meet and mingle with the locals. On a traverse or loop, whatever your skill level, embark on one of our through-hikes to immerse yourself in the natural wonders of the great outdoors.

Level 2: An average of 4 to 5 hours of hiking per day on a well-marked hilly path or trail.

Level 3: An average of 4 to 5 hours of hiking per day on well-marked trails and/or 600 to 800 meters of vertical gain, and/or distances up to 15 kilometers.

Level 4: An average of 6 hours of hiking per day on well-marked trails or off trail, and/or 700 to 1000 meters of vertical gain, and/or distances of 15 to 18 kilometers.

Level 5: An average of more than 6 hours of hiking per day off trail or on rugged terrain, with more than 1000 meters of vertical gain (and/or distances up to 20 kilometers). Possibly sections at high altitude.

Level 6: An average of more than 7 to 8 hours of strenuous hiking per day off trail or on rugged terrain, with more than 1000 meters of vertical gain and/or distances up to 20 kilometers. Possibly sections at high altitude.

Mon Roadbook app: designed for the self-guided trips, "Mon Roadbook" travel assistant guides you throughout your journey via a mobile application to download on your smartphone.
Prices indicated are calculated based on a limited number of seats available or for a departure in over 2 months from today. Once all prereserved seats are filled, or for reservations with a departure in less than 2 months, we might have to acquire seats for a higher price (depending on availability at the moment the reservation is made), which might result in the application of a supplement that increases the closer we are to the departure date.

Our trip

  • A classic multi-day mountain hike.

  • France, Italy, and Switzerland: explore three alpine cultures.

  • Hike to Lac Blanc included.

  • Overnights in spectacularly located mountain huts!

"Mon Roadbook" app is available for this trip.
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Circling the Mt. Blanc Range means hiking as close as possible to this legendary alpine giant without actually climbing it. Every day, enjoy so many new discoveries as you explore the different sides, cultures, and landscapes of the range: first through France, and then Italy and Switzerland. The well-marked trails are trade and communications routes that have been used, in some cases, since Antiquity. This is hands down one of the world's major and most classic multi-day mountain hikes!

Your choice of lodging + Luggage transfer

Mountain Refuge From mid-June to late September

Without luggage transfer From 1050 €* Book / Enquire Devis
With luggage transfer From 1300 €* Book / Enquire Devis

Are you looking for a singular experience with family, friends, colleagues, or a club, organized and led by one of our professional mountain guides?

Travel with a guide

* Price based on 4-person group

100% of our satisfied clients
of 4 who participated in our satisfaction review
Tony R. Very satisfied of the trip Tour du Mont Blanc in huts - 9 days
Traveler
1 trip with Allibert
Very satisfied of the trip Tour du Mont Blanc in huts - 9 days
Great support services from Mont Blanc Experience staff. Good quality information provided which gave us great confidence in self guiding the TMB trip. All went according to plan although we could have done without the transfer to a hotel along the route on day three but it wasn't really a hardship as the local bus connection was excellent.
Overall I would definitely use this company again and would highly recommend them.
Mark R. Very satisfied of the trip Tour du Mont Blanc in huts - 9 days
Traveler
1 trip with Allibert
Very satisfied of the trip Tour du Mont Blanc in huts - 9 days
I walked solo for the 7 day trip and I had an amazing TMB experience. Airport transfers were seamless as was my luggage transfer. Accommodation and food was very good. I met some lovely people on my walk from all over the globe- spending some days walking with people I met along the journey- the road book, maps and app all worked very well. I had a fantastic experience and will probably do it again in the future. Booking through Mont Blanc Experience took a lot of uncertainty away and knowing I had some backup if things went wrong as a solo travel was very reassuring.
Past questions
Topics
Morgan H.
Traveler
Timing and season
Hi there! Is there any availability for a solo hiker to do this 9-day Tour du Mont Blanc in huts around August 6?
  • Julie M. Julie M.'s photo
    Mont Blanc Experience Team
    Hello,
    We still have availability in our August guided Tour du Mont Blanc in Hotel starting on 2022/08/08! If you are looking for a self-guided trip, I'm very sorry but everything is fully booked for July and August 2022. As the Tour du Mont Blanc is very requested I recommend you to book this trip earlier. You already can book your TMB for the 2023 summer.
    Feel free to contact me directly at [email protected] for more information, I will be happy to help you!
Sarah J.
Traveler
Other
I’m a solo traveller and happy to stay in shared dorms. Can you accomodate this and if so what would be the price for the 9 day peak season (July 2023) trip? Haven’t decided on with/without baggage transfers yet. Also do you include/offer alpine trekking/heli-evac insurance? I’m pretty sure my regular travel insurance doesn’t cover this.
  • Julie M. Julie M.'s photo
    Mont Blanc Experience Team
    Hi Sarah,
    We will be very happy to accommodate this trip for you! We are offering traveling insurance covering this.
    Please contact me directly at [email protected] so that we can exchange about your trip plan!
andria l.
Traveler
Level and complexity
hi there i’m looking for a faster pace group 2.4-3 mph for a group of 2. hut to hut works and luggage transfer i think would be beneficial. Is this guided or just on apps for us? I’m looking for all the options and tours available. also the flights needed from boston if a car rental is needed etc. Thank you! I do see july and august for solo hikers which if a friend backs out i’ll plan for next summer. We are looking for late september if possible i know there may be snow- we hike all winter here in the white mountains. Thank you!
  • Julie M. Julie M.'s photo
    Mont Blanc Experience Team
    Hi Andrian,
    As the TMB is in high demand for the 2022 summer, I really recommend you choose a guided trip! We still have availabilities. If you really want to do it self-guided with an app you already can book your trip with us for the 2023 summer. If you have any questions, feel free to ask me directly at [email protected] I will be very happy to help you!
Mark R.
Traveler
1 trip with Allibert
Other
Is this trip available to a single traveller? I have been unable to find a travelling companion willing to undertake this adventure. If so please let me know the cost.
  • Julie M. Julie M.'s photo
    Mont Blanc Experience Team
    Hello Mark,
    As I explain you directly on [email protected], it's possible to do this trip as a single travellers during the high season (from July to August).
    For your safety we decided to offer this possibility only during the hight season because there is many people on the trails.

Itinerary

Pricing

Prices (incl. taxes) from june to september 2023

Mountain hut
Price per person
Without luggage transfers
Low seasonPeak season
2 people1 shared room1075 €1125 €
3 people1 shared room1075 €1125 €
4 people1 shared room1050 €1100 €
5 people1 shared room1050 €1100 €
6 people1 shared room1050 €1100 €
  • Low season : From 06 September 2023 to 24 September 2023
  • Peak season : From 13 June 2023 to 05 September 2023
Mountain Refuge
Price per person
With luggage transfer
Low seasonPeak season
2 people1 shared room1325 €1375 €
3 people1 shared room1325 €1375 €
4 people1 shared room1300 €1350 €
5 people1 shared room1295 €1345 €
6 people1 shared room1290 €1340 €
  • Low season : From 06 September 2023 to 24 September 2023
  • Peak season : From 13 June 2023 to 05 September 2023

Pricing

The price includes / does not include

The price includes

- Accommodations as described.
- Transporting your bags if you choose this option.
- Breakfast for days 2 through 9.
- Dinners for days 2 through 7.
- The roadbook (as well as a map and reservation vouchers) for a 2 to 4 person group.
- The gpx tracks for each day's hike, upon request.

The price does not includes

- Transportation to the meeting point at the start of the trip and from the point where the trip officially ends.
- Insurance for trip cancellation/interruption, lost/stolen baggage, or assistance.
- For reservations made less than 15 days before the start, all additional fees for priority processing.
- Anything that is not specified in the "included in the price" list.

Other expenses

- Lunches: at grocery stores or huts for your picnic lunches.
- Public transportation and chairlifts/gondolas during the tour.

  • The cable-car between Les Houches and Bellevue, approximately €15.
  • The shuttle between Les Chapieux and Ville-des-Glaciers, approximately €3.5. At the beginning of the season, you need to reserve a taxi.
  • The shuttles (regularly scheduled) from Visaille to Courmayeur and from Courmayeur to Arnuva, approximately €3 each. At the beginning and the end of the season, you need to reserve a taxi. Check with your hotel/hut/guest house manager to ask if there are other hikers in the same situation with whom you can share the fare.
  • The bus (Postal Bus in Switzerland) from Ferret/La Fouly to Champex, approximately €9.
  • Optional: the Col de Balme chairlift and gondola at Le Tour, approximately €20.

- Tickets to visit monuments or museums.
- Drinks.
- Tips.

Currencies

France and Italy are part of the Euro zone. You may find ATMs easily in the main cities and towns.
Better to have cash in the most remote areas to purchase extras (ex.: for drinks). Huts do not always accept credit cards.