This itinerary circumnavigates Mont Blanc and explores the surrounding alpine region. Faced with picture postcard vistas from every vantage point, the scenery and landscapes that unfold before you are simply remarkable. This trek affords unsurpassed views of the different faces of the Mont Blanc massif along routes that traverse the Balme mountain passage and the highest point on the Tour du Mont Blanc, the Grand Col Ferret at 2537m. You are likely to see Ibex, marmot and other wildlife as you descend through alpine meadows towards charming fairy tale-like villages. Crossing the foothills of the Alps through France, Italy and Switzerland provides an opportunity to encounter the alpine cultures and cuisine unique to these areas and staying in hotels, gîtes and refuges is a great way to soak up the warm hospitality for which this region is renowned.
DAY 1/3 Walk from Chamonix Valley into Switzerland and on through the Valais des Hommes to La Fouly (5-7hrs per day) DAY 4/5 Walk across the Grand Col Ferret path into Italy and continue through the Veni Valley (5-7hrs per day) DAY 6/8 Over the Seigne mountain path into France and through the Contamines Natural Reserve to Contamines (5-7hrs per day) DAY 9/11 Traverse the Chamonix Valley to Chamonix (4-9hrs per day), trip concludes
Every Monday from 17 Jun to 2 Sep
*10 breakfasts, 10 dinners *10 nights accommodation in mountain refuges/gîte-hostels in dormitories (upgrade to double room available for 9 nights out of 10 - surcharge applies) *luggage transfer (max 10kgs) *information pack including route notes and maps *emergency hotline