There are few walks in the world which offer the incredible views and high alpine vistas found on the Tour du Mont Blanc (TMB). To combine this walk with a family holiday ensures that all members of the family experience the spectacular trails and wonderful alpine spirit of the French and Italian Alps. Guided along mountain trails this relaxed itinerary starting in the Chamonix Valley provides awesome views of Mont Blanc with overnight stays in high mountain huts. Carrying only a day pack, our donkeys transport our bags and supplies, and become an integral part of our group as we lead them along trails fringed with wildflowers. Staying in local refuges and gîtes we feast on French and Italian cuisine. This itinerary, suitable for active children from age 7 and up, provides an exhilarating alpine walk with unforgettable vistas around every bend.
DAY 1 Join Les Houches and walk to Bionnassay (5hrs) DAY 2 Walk via Notre Dame de la Gorge to Balme Refuge or Refuge de Nant Borrant (5-5.5hrs) DAY 3 Cross the Col du Bonhomme to Refuge du Bonhomme (5hrs) DAY 4 Walk via Les Chapieux to Refuge des Mottets (5hrs) DAY 5 Enter Italy via the Col de la Seigne (5hrs) DAY 6 Through the Val Veni and past the Miage Glacier to Rifugio high above Courmayeur (4hrs) DAY 7 Descend to Courmayeur (3hrs), a final picnic lunch and trip concludes
Sundays from 2 Jul to 20 Aug
*6 breakfasts, 7 lunches, 6 dinners *6 nights in mountain refuges/gîte-hostels in dormitories (upgrade to 3 nights dorm, 1 night quad, 2 nights double room - supplement applies) *luggage transfer by donkeys (max 7kgs) *International Mountain Leader