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Self-guided

Hiking

lvl. 3
Appli Mon Roadbook
Mountain hut with shared rooms
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.

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 From mid-June to late-September

With luggage transfers From 1320 € * Book / Enquire Devis
Without luggage transfers From 1260 € * 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

Itinerary

Pricing

Prices from june to october 2020

Mountain hut with shared rooms
Price per person
Without luggage transfersWith luggage transfers
Low seasonMid seasonLow seasonMid season
2 people
1 shared room
1275 €1300 €1380 €1460 €
3 people
1 shared room
1265 €1295 €1340 €1420 €
4 people
1 shared room
1260 €1290 €1320 €1400 €
5 people
1 shared room
1255 €1285 €1320 €1400 €
6 people
1 shared room
1250 €1280 €1320 €1400 €
  • Low season : From 24 Sep 2020 through 05 Oct 2020
  • Mid season : From 15 Jun 2020 through 23 Sep 2020

Prices from june to october 2021 - Prices for this year are being calculated, amounts shown are an estimation

Mountain hut with shared rooms
Price per person
Without luggage transfersWith luggage transfers
Low seasonMid seasonLow seasonMid season
2 people
1 shared room
1275 €1300 €1380 €1460 €
3 people
1 shared room
1265 €1295 €1340 €1420 €
4 people
1 shared room
1260 €1290 €1320 €1400 €
5 people
1 shared room
1255 €1285 €1320 €1400 €
6 people
1 shared room
1250 €1280 €1320 €1400 €
  • Low season : From 24 Sep 2021 through 05 Oct 2021
  • Mid season : From 15 Jun 2021 through 23 Sep 2021

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
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.

 


Italia
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.

Switzerland
Switerzland doesn't belong to Euro zone. The Swiss use their own currency, the Swiss Franc. The exchange rate is approximately 1 CHF = 0.9 EUR. Please check here for current rates.
Swiss shops and hotels may take euros (usually in bills only, and change in CHF), and usually offer an unfavorable exchange rate (for you). You are better off paying by credit/debit card or withdrawing cash from an ATM.