Tour du Mont Blanc Overview

An Alpine Trek Through Three CountriesGlacier on the Tour du Mont Blanc

The Tour du Mont Blanc, one of the world’s most classic treks, is a circuit hike around western Europe’s tallest mountain. On your traverse around the Mont Blanc mountain range, you’ll hike through France, Italy, and Switzerland thereby enjoying views of this spectacular mountain from many different angles. Because the Mont Blanc stands at 4807 m (15,771 ft), it’s often shrouded in clouds and one needs multiple chances to catch a glimpse of this beauty. The Mont Blanc, as any hiker will have heard, will present you with stunning views throughout your entire trip.

A Challenging Trek

The trek itself is not considered an easy one. The route requires experienced and well-trained hikers that can hike an average of 10 miles a day for 10 – 12 days. Hikers will cross over mountain passes, thereby ascending and descending a few thousand feet in just one day’s journey. But this hike is one of the most popular in Europe and there will be plenty of rest stops along your way. In fact, the Mont Blanc route is one of the oldest Alpine Routes that still exists today.  

Wildflowers on the Tour du Mont BlancThe Classic TMB Route

You’ll start and end the Tour du Mont Blanc in the Chamonix valley, a hip area with attractions to see and great restaurants to choose from. On your first trekking day, you’ll ascend a mountain pass over to the Montjoie valley where you’ll enjoy a peaceful night’s stay. For the next couple of days, you’ll be trekking through south-eastern France in the Haute-Savoie region before crossing the border in to Italy. You’ll hike through Italy’s Val Ferret and onto Switzerland’s Val Ferret before dropping back down into France for the last days of the tour.

Book your Tour du Mont Blanc trek through Alpenwild and you’ll experience the best views, accommodations, and food on the route. We offer guided itineraries, self-guided itineraries for independent travelers, and private group itineraries.