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Self-guided

Hiking

lvl. 3
Mon Roadbook App
Hostel
Itinérant circuit
Réf : E3L4
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

Hostel From mid-june to september

With luggage transfer From 1965 €* Book / Enquire Devis
Without luggage transfer From 1695 €* 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?

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* Price based on 4-person group

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Past questions
Topics
Mariel v.
Traveler
Itinerary
Interested for a group of 8 in June
  • Julie M. Julie M.'s photo
    Mont Blanc Experience Team
    Hi Mariel, Please contact me directly at [email protected]! I will be very happy to organize the perfect trip for you!
Ellen A.
Traveler
Timing and season
Hello,
My son and I are interested in hiking the TMB without a guide. Our tentative dates would be arrive in Chamonix Aug 25 and begin hiking on the 26th or 27th. We'd like to hike the TMB in 12 days, but could do it in 10 days. We live in Colorado and are both year round hikers. Please advise if there would be accommodations available during this time period.

Many thanks in advance,
Ellen Atchison
  • Thomas B. Thomas B.'s photo
    Mont Blanc Experience Team
    I am really unable to organize your trek on this date. We are full and the month of September is busy too. I suggest thinking of 2023. If you have any questions for the future, do not hesitate to contact us.
Hudson L.
Traveler
Timing and season
Do you have Availability sept 6-sept 17 2022?
  • Julie M. Julie M.'s photo
    Mont Blanc Experience Team
    Hello,
    If you are looking for a self-guided trip, in early September 2022, every accommodation of the Tour du Mont Blanc starts to be fully booked. But we still have availability for a guided Tour du Mont Blanc! For more information about our availabilities, please contact me directly at [email protected]!
Jean M.
Traveler
Level and complexity
Is it easy and safe to walk Mont Blanc without a guide?
  • Julie M. Julie M.'s photo
    Mont Blanc Experience Team
    Hello,
    The Tour du Mont Blanc is very well indicated, you don't risk getting lost. In the self-guided trip, we are providing you with a Roadbook and an app with all information you need.
    Walking with a guide is also very nice, our English speaker guides could teach you a lot about nature, mountains...
    Both options are very nice and comfortable. If you have other questions feel free to ask me directly at [email protected] !
Joseph M.
Traveler
Itinerary
Looking to do the 12 day w/luggage transport and arriving July 3 perhaps July 4 self guided tour. Look forward to hearing from you.
  • Julie M. Julie M.'s photo
    Mont Blanc Experience Team
    Hello Joseph,
    We are stopping selling the TMB in July and August 2022 because too many accommodations are fully booked for this summer. If you are flexible, I could offer you alternative solutions to do a trip in June or in September to the Mont Blanc area.
    Please contact me directly at [email protected], I will be very happy to help you to organize your trip!

Itinerary

Pricing

Prices (incl. taxes) from june to september 2023

Hostel
Price per person
Without luggage transfer
Low seasonPeak season
2 people1 shared room1700 €1825 €
3 people1 shared room1700 €1825 €
4 people1 shared room1695 €1800 €
5 people1 shared room1695 €1800 €
6 people1 shared room1690 €1800 €
  • Low season : From 06 September 2023 to 20 September 2023
  • Peak season : From 15 June 2023 to 05 September 2023
Guest house
Price per person
With luggage transfers
Low seasonPeak season
2 people1 shared room1985 €2100 €
3 people1 shared room1935 €2100 €
4 people1 shared room1965 €2075 €
5 people1 shared room1960 €2075 €
6 people1 shared room1955 €2075 €
  • 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 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.

Other expenses

- 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.