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Mont Blanc Tours for Seniors
Many people choose to hike the Tour du Mont Blanc in their senior years. It's often at this stage of life people have more time to travel and to accomplish lifelong goals.
The community of people walking the alpine trails around Mont Blanc is not restricted to a certain background, age or motivation. At UTracks, we offer Mont Blanc tours that are appropriate for a range of ages and abilities, from the Mont Blanc Family Adventure
to the slower-paced Mont Blanc Rambler
If you're asking yourself: "Am I too old to walk the Tour du Mont Blanc?", you should consider that many people who go hiking in the Alps are 65 years old and older, even in their 70's and 80's. For instance, you can read the story
of Joanne Lanzer, an 80-year-old, who hiked the famous trail. Thus proving you are never too old to walk the Tour du Mont Blanc!
Having said that, there are many advantages of using a Mont Blanc tour company that will help you accomplish a Tour du Mont Blanc hike. At UTracks, we provide:
- daily luggage transfers so you only walk with what you need for the day (water, light jacket, fruit);
- provide comfortable accommodation full of local character;
- give you peace of mind with 24 hour support and back up;
- and, if you're on a guided tour, a local guide will reveal cultural quirks not found in a guidebook.
If you're a senior who wants the luxury of extra time to smell the roses along your Mont Blanc hike, our rambler tours are perfect for you. In this article, we'll describe the best Mont Blanc tours for seniors that are affordable, accessible, and above all, achievable.
Guided Rambler Mont Blanc Tour
Our Guided Mont Blanc Rambler Tour
is specially devised for walkers who like to 'smell the roses' en route to the next comfortable gîte or mountain refuge. This relaxed walk around Mont Blanc still takes in the vistas for which the Tour du Mont Blanc is so famous.
In the company of a small group of like-minded companions, a bilingual guide and a mule to carry your gear, the walk traverses high passes, meadows brimming with alpine flowers and wanders through typical mountain villages. There is ample time to stop and take in the stunning scenery, enjoy a picnic of local ingredients and absorb the alpine culture as you make your way to the next accommodation. This is relaxed alpine hiking at its best.
This tour is moderately graded, with daily walks of around 3-6 hours. There are some more demanding stages during the walk with steep uphills, descents, and many sections of the trail which require care.
You will need a good level of fitness and agility to participate fully in this adventure. Preferably this has been a long term interest but if not, you have set a program of fitness preparation with at least three months lead in time to your trip. The fitter you are for your trip, the more of a holiday it will be.
"I booked this trip with my son to celebrate my 70th birthday and what a fantastic trip it was. The scenery and alpine meadows were stunning. Some of the ascents were fairly steep, but the paths clear. Our guide made sure that we were walking at a comfortable pace with a good break for lunch. We walked for around 6 hours with breaks most days and it is readily managed provided you have a reasonable level of fitness.
Our guide was excellent, explaining the scenery and the flowers to us, making sure that he explained the route to us from his maps and so on. Above all he was very friendly. The accommodation, although basic as expected, was above expectation and we were well looked after everywhere we stayed. For me this was a totally unforgettable experience and I thoroughly recommend UTracks and the Mont Blanc Rambler trek." Philip B., UK.
Self Guided Mont Blanc Rambler Tour
The key difference to the Self Guided Mont Blanc Rambler
is that you walk the route without a tour guide. Instead, you follow the maps, navigational app, and directions we provide you with.
Exploring the Tour du Mont Blanc on a self-guided journey allows you to walk at your own pace and set your own schedule. It is a new addition to our comprehensive range of Mont Blanc hikes.
Watch our Mont Blanc Guided Tour video
Alternative Alpine Walking Tours
There are also a variety of alternative alpine tours to the Tour du Mont Blanc if you would like to experience a different trail. We have listed some of our moderately-graded hiking trips that are suitable for seniors and those looking for a more leisurely walking holiday.
View these moderate alpine walking tours:
If you still have questions or some doubt that you are too old to walk the Tour du Mont Blanc, feel free to get in touch
with our friendly team of alpine hiking experts. We've been helping youths, seniors, and the young at heart all accomplish the Tour du Mont Blanc since 2006.
And of course, it goes without saying that anyone with a good fitness level can experience our Mont Blanc tours.
Are you planning to walk the Tour du Mont Blanc? Do you have any queries? Let us know in the comment section below.