This specialised walk ensures that all members of the family experience the spectacular trails and wonderful alpine spirit of the French, Italian and Swiss Alps. Guided along mountain trails this relaxed itinerary provides awesome views of Mont Blanc with overnight stays in charming alpine villages and mountain huts. Carrying only a day pack, our donkeys transport our bags and supplies, and become part of the walking experience with the children taking turns leading their favourite donkey. We have plenty of time to enjoy the small villages we happen upon along the way, including the delightful La Fouly and enchanting Trient. Staying in local refuges we feast on French, Swiss 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 Courmayeur and walk to Berthone refuge (3.5-4 hours) DAY 2 Walk and transfer to Elena (5-6hrs) DAY 3 Walk to Switzerland and the village of La Fouly (4-5hrs) DAY 4 To the Valais des Hommes (5hrs) DAY 5 Walk to the high mountain pasture of Bovine (4-5hrs) DAY 6 Walk to mountain town of Trient (3-4hrs) DAY 7 Return to France via the Balme Pass to Le Tour (5-6hrs), trip concludes
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*6 breakfasts, 7 lunches, 6 dinners *6 nights accommodation in mountain refuges/gîte-hostels in dormitories *luggage transfer by mules (max 7kgs - early and late season departures use luggage van for transfer) *experienced guide