Judy walks the Tour du Mont Blanc

Hiking the Tour du Mont Blanc | Michele Eckersley
Hiking the Tour du Mont Blanc | Michele Eckersley

Judy walks the Tour du Mont Blanc

It's no wonder that the Tour du Mont Blanc sits atop many a walker's bucket list. With breathtaking scenery every step of the way, friendly fellow travellers, and the wonderful nations of France, Italy and Switzerland to traipse through, the Tour du Mont Blanc is a walk to remember.
Judy captures all this and more in her post-trip interview about her experience on the Mont Blanc Guided Walk. Enjoy!

Why did you choose this trip?

I have always wanted to walk the Tour du Mont Blanc. I love mountains and have trekked my whole life.
Trekking along the incredible Val Ferret on the Tour du Mont Blanc |  <i>Ryan Graham</i>

How did you prepare for the Tour du Mont Blanc?

I was trekking in Nepal for 3 weeks before my walk. I had trained well for this, with lots of stairs, long walks and bike riding in my regime. I knew I was fit after this so I decided it would be the perfect time to do the TMB.

Remote trekking in the far western region of Nepal |  <i>Lachlan Gardiner</i>


What was the overall highlight?

The scenery was gorgeous. It was the first walk of the season so there was still snow to walk through at times and plenty on the mountains. In June, the mountain meadows were awash with colour.
Sunset over the French Alps |  <i>Ryan Graham</i>

What was your favourite town in the Alps?

Chamonix is wonderful, with its magical mountains. Loved it.

Central Chamonix |  <i>Ryan Graham</i>

What was the scenery you walked through like?

Gorgeous!! Mountains, valleys, meadows, glaciers,  lovely villages.
Trekking mountain side trails as we explore the Alps |  <i>Erin Williams</i>

What was the local cuisine like? Can you describe your favourite food and drink?

Fabulous. As we trekked through France, Switzerland and Italy, the food varied hugely with each country. Lots of beautiful cheese!!

CHEESE at a Mont Blanc tour lunch stop |  <i>Michael Olwyler</i>

How challenging did you find the trail?

I was quite fit and was glad to be, as the trek is challenging with steep tracks and passes most days. The trails are very well-maintained and easy to follow. The variety each day was surprising and wonderful.
Walking along a Glacier on the Tour Du Mont Blanc |  <i>Ryan Graham</i>

What surprised you the most about your Tour du Mont Blanc trip?

Marmots!! Our guide, Maxime, was great with a lot of really interesting local knowledge. Plus the food variety and the mountain meadow flowers.
A cheeky marmot found along the GR5 trail in France |  <i>Vincent Lamy</i> 

Can you share advice for other travellers thinking about walking the Tour du Mont Blanc?

If possible get a private room. I was in dorms which were sometimes very crowded with very basic facilities.
Staying in traditional mountain huts or refuges are a highlight for many when walking in the Mont Blanc region
Judy's 5-star review of the Guided Tour du Mont Blanc hike.
Wonderful trip, beautiful scenery, great company and perfect weather.  Maxim was a fabulous guide who looked after us and explained the culture. Food was great! The trek was challenging so be fit for steep climbs!


Is the Tour du Mont Blanc on your bucket list? Let us know in the comments, or if you've already completed it!
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