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Self-guided

Hiking

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Mon Roadbook App
Hotel
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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.

"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

Hotel From mid-June to late September

Without luggage transfer From 1425 €* Book / Enquire Devis
With luggage transfer From 1625 €* 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
Won H.
Traveler
Itinerary
Am interested in 9 or 10 day Mont Blanc tour in July in comfort. 6 people
  • Julie M. Julie M.'s photo
    Mont Blanc Experience Team
    Hi, Please contact me directly at [email protected]! I will be very happy to organize the perfect trip for you!
GREG M.
Traveler
Timing and season
Hi - we're looking at starting this trip during the last week of August of this year. Are there specific days that self-guided tours start on, or can we book it to start on any day during the week? Thanks!

Greg Milligan
  • Julie M. Julie M.'s photo
    Mont Blanc Experience Team
    Hi Greg,
    As you are looking for a self-guided trip you can choose the better date for you.
    For more information on this trip please contact me directly at [email protected]

Itinerary

Pricing

Prices (incl. taxes) from june to september 2023

Hotel
Price per person
Without luggage transfersWith luggage transfer
Low seasonPeak seasonLow seasonPeak season
2 people1 shared room1425 €1475 €1650 €1700 €
3 people1 shared room1425 €1475 €1640 €1690 €
4 people1 shared room1425 €1475 €1625 €1675 €
5 people1 shared room1425 €1475 €1610 €1660 €
6 people1 shared room1425 €1475 €1600 €1650 €
  • Low season : From 06 September 2023 to 20 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 include

- 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.
- Dinner in Chamonix Mont Blanc 
- 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.

 

Extend your trip

Additional nights

You can book a pre or post Tour night in Chamonix

Hotel - With luggage transfer or Without luggage transfer

  • Chamonix
    • Hotel 3 star : from 85 to 200 € (depending on the season and / or service chosen)
      • Double room, single room, triple room (double with extra-bed), twin room
      • B&b
    • Hotel 5 star : from 165 to 345 € (depending on the season and / or service chosen)
      • Double room, single room, twin room
      • B&b
Price per person