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Self-guided

Hiking

lvl. 3
Mon Roadbook App
Mountain hut with shared rooms
Itinérant circuit
Réf : E3L5
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.

"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 transfers

Mountain hut with shared rooms de juin à septembre

Without luggage transfers From 1340 €* Book / Enquire Devis
With luggage transfers From 1480 €* 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

Past questions
Topics
Belinda S.
Traveler
Timing and season
Hi I’d like to know if there is still availability for this season for July or august for self guided tour or group tour. Thank you
  • Julie M. Julie M.'s photo
    Mont Blanc Experience Team
    Hello!
    I'm very sorry but for July and August 2022 we do not have still availability. However, we have still availability for our guided Tour du Mont Blanc!
Holley B.
Traveler
Timing and season
Hello

Is there any availability left for x2 self guided TMB this summer? Most of the huts on the route seem fully booked already?

Many thanks
  • Thomas B. Thomas B.'s photo
    Mont Blanc Experience Team
    Hello

    Thanks for contacting us about you TMB project. What you are saying is true : huts and hotels are quite busy between July and August 2022. If you tell me more about your dates, there are still opportunities but you need to be quite flexible with the departure dates.
    I let you contact me for more information : [email protected]

    Julie and Thomas
Howi P.
Traveler
Itinerary
Hello, I was thinking about doing the Tour de mont blanc and I was wondering what the advantages of booking through the Mont Blanc Experience were? What do I get by paying the 1340Euro?
  • Julie M. Julie M.'s photo
    Mont Blanc Experience Team
    Hello!
    Thank you for your question. By booking your trip with us you have a guarantee and the comfort of an organized trip.
    Please have a look on the prices section in our website for more information about what it is included in the trip.
    For example, the 12 days Tour du Mont Blanc in Hut includes:
    - Accommodations as described.
    - Transporting your bags if you choose this option.
    - Breakfast for days 2 through 12.
    - Dinners for days 2 through 10.
    - 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.
    If you have any other questions, feel free to ask me directly at [email protected]
Melinda L.
Traveler
Itinerary
Travel would be in 2023
  • Julie M. Julie M.'s photo
    Mont Blanc Experience Team
    Hello,
    Our 2023 dates are open! As the Tour du Mont Blanc is very requested, I recommend you to book it the earlier you can!
Qurat ul ain Q.
Traveler
Itinerary
Hi Team,

I hope you're well. I'm looking to book this tour in the summer (June - first half of july) for one person. I want to ask if a rest day can be added in Courmeyer
Is it possible to add a rest day in Courmayeur during the stay?
Also, is the itinerary confirmed - I'd love to stay in refuge Bonatti.

Let me know your thoughts.
Thank you!
  • Julie M. Julie M.'s photo
    Mont Blanc Experience Team
    Hello Annie,
    Thank you for your question! All our self-guided trips are customizable, so, there is no problem adding a rest day in Courmayeur. It's a very good idea to stay one night more there, it's a very typical mountain village!
    If you want to choose some accommodation on the Tour, please ask me at the time of booking. It will depend on the availability of each accommodation.

Itinerary

Pricing

Prices (incl. taxes) from june to october 2022

Mountain hut with shared rooms
Price per person
Without luggage transfersWith luggage transfers
Low seasonPeak seasonLow seasonPeak season
2 people1 shared room1350 €1380 €1530 €1565 €
3 people1 shared room1345 €1375 €1490 €1520 €
4 people1 shared room1340 €1370 €1480 €1515 €
5 people1 shared room1335 €1365 €1475 €1510 €
6 people1 shared room1330 €1360 €1475 €1510 €
  • Low season : From 24 September 2022 to 05 October 2022
  • Peak season : From 15 June 2022 to 23 September 2022, from 04 July 2022 to 23 September 2022

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 12.

- Dinners for days 2 through 10.

- 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 include

- Transportation to the meeting point at the start of the trip and from the point where the trip officially ends.

- Dinner in Chamonix Mont Blanc

- 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.

 

Spending and other expenses during your trip

- Lunches: at grocery stores or huts for your picnic lunches.

- Public transportation and chairlifts/gondolas during the tour.

  • The cable-car between Chamonix and Plan Praz, approximately €15.
  • 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 might need to reserve a taxi.
  • The shuttles (regularly scheduled) from Visaille to Courmayeur, approximately €3. 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.
  • 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.