France : Mont Blanc

Mont Blanc Walks – Short Break Premium

Trip code: W04MP

Self-guided walking

4 nights,
single centre

Level: 2+
Moderate plus

Headwater
Navigation App

SUMMARY

  • Stay in the bustling adventure hub of Chamonix, France
  • Delve into the spectacular mountain world of Mont Blanc
  • Witness remarkable panorama over the French, Swiss & Italian Alps
  • Mont Blanc Multi Pass included: 4 day pass in Chamonix for access to public transport
  • Based on our popular 7 night, Walking Tour du Mont Blanc - Premium

WHAT'S INCLUDED?

  • 4 nights accommodation
  • All breakfasts
  • Headwater navigation app
  • Mont Blanc Multi Pass: 4 day pass in Chamonix for access to public transport
  • Email briefing pack

TRIP DESCRIPTION

Not just one of the finest, but one of the oldest treks in the world, Tour du Mont Blanc is steeped in history and dramatic beauty - it's easy to recognise its worldwide charm. With captivating views along well-trodden paths, the entirety of this 170km trail circumnavigates Mont Blanc massif, crossing through France, Italy & Switzerland.

Fondly referred to as the adventure capital of the world, you'll be based in Chamonix where you'll have easy access to the most beautiful sections of Mont Blanc. Experience sweeping 360° views over the French, Swiss and Italian Alps, witness huge glaciers, snow-capped summits, and stunning mirrored lakes.

Your 4* accommodation immerses you in traditional alpine hospitality with superb levels of comfort and service, and with good access to the cable cars, cog-trains, and mountain buses.

You have the option to stay in a 3* hotel on this trip, please quote W04MT for prices.

Please note: Due to the terrain, altitude, and weather temperament in this area, public transport may not be running at short notice or certain walks may not be accessible or advised. In this case, our local partners will provide the most current advice and alternative routes if necessary.

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DAY-BY-DAY ITINERARY

 

Day 1: Arrive in Chamonix

Sheltered at the base of Mont Blanc, the bustling adventure hub of Chamonix will be your home for the next 4 nights.

Please note: Due to the terrain, altitude, and weather temperament in this area, public transport may not be running at short notice or certain walks may not be accessible or advised. In this case, our local partners will provide the most current advice and alternative routes if necessary.

You stay at Park Hotel Suisse.

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Park Hotel Suisse, Chamonix

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Located in heart of Chamonix, Park Hotel Suisse has been welcoming guests since 1930. With a unique spa area on the hotel’s roof top, guests can relax in the hot tub surrounded by stunning mountain views. They also have a heated outdoor swimming pool, sauna, and panoramic terrace open to all guests. Buffet breakfast is served at the hotel and a restaurant is open in the evenings, you’re within walking distance of plenty more in the town centre if you fancy something different.

Please see Hotel Le Faucigny for our 3* choice in Chamonix - quote W04MT for prices.

Extra nights: Please contact us for details.

Day 2: Bellevue and Bionnassay Glacier (8km/5.0mi)

Take the bus to Les Houches and then the Bellevue cable car. At the top, before you start the walk, take some time to soak in the awesome high peaks looming above as you stand at the foot of the standard route for climbing Mt. Blanc. Our route takes you as close as possible to the Bionnassay glacier.

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Day 3: Aiguilles Rouges: Lac Cheserys & Lac Blanc (9km/5.6mi)

This fine trail takes you across Les Aiguilles Rouges facing the glaciers and the famous summits of the Mont Blanc Mountain chain including Mer de Glace, North Face of the Grandes Jorasses, Aiguille Verte, and the Mont Blanc. Upon reaching Lac Blanc Hut, you’ll witness one of the best panoramas on this trip before admiring the beautiful mountain lakes.

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Day 4: Mer de Glace Glacier and Depart Chamonix (7km/4.3mi)

Today, take the cable car to Aiguille du Midi at 3,842m high where you'll be greeted with spectacular views over the French, Swiss and Italian Alps. Follow clear trails with incredible mountain views until you reach Mer de Glace Glacier, the largest glacier in France.

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Day 5: Aiguillette des Houches (9km/5.6mi)

This out and back walk takes you from the Le Brevent cable car, perched on a ridge through a nature reserve full of alpine fauna and flora where marmots and ibexes venture fearlessly among the rhododendrons, gentians, cotton grass and other mountain flowers. The destination is the panoramic Aiguilletes des Houches, a remote feeling point with spectacular views in every direction.

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These tour only prices are based on two people sharing. Single supplement from £642.

These flight inclusive prices are based on two people sharing. Single supplement from £642.

OPTIONAL UPGRADES
  • Flights from Gatwick to Geneva with EasyJet
  • Other flights, including regional departures
  • Alternative flights, including regional departures
  • Extra legroom seats available
  • Shared car transfers between Geneva Airport and Chamonix hotel
TRAVEL DETAILS

Our aim is to provide holidays that are unbeatable for choice and flexibility. We've listed our most popular travel options below, however you aren't limited to these - we can tailor-make virtually any holiday to suit.

Air prices include our standard flights/transfers
Out: EasyJet London Gatwick to Geneva then car transfer to hotel in Chamonix Return: Car transfer from hotel in Chamonix to Geneva Airport then EasyJet Geneva to London Gatwick

Extra legroom seats are available on request.

Alternative Air Travel
Alternative flights, onward rail to your holiday area, and connecting private transfers can be arranged from most UK airports. If you would like to use one of the many 'low cost' airlines, we can book these on your behalf. We can also book UK shuttles to connect with your onward flight, please call for details and prices.

Alternative transfers
If you require alternative transfers (because you will be arriving at a different time to our standard flights), then we can usually arrange these for you (there may be an additional charge).

To find out more about the travel options available call our sales team on 01606 720199, use our live webchat (we're open until 10pm today) or email sales@headwater.com

Should you require overnight airport accommodation, airport parking or even a uniformed chauffeur to take your car from your departure terminal and park it for you, we can arrange this for you through Holiday Extras. You can book airport parking, airport hotels and executive lounges through their website or contact us for further details. Early booking is recommended to obtain the best availability and prices.

REVIEWS

Very helpful and personable representative (Kate Hatton) who communicated with patience and clarity.

8 Feb 2024

Always very helpful - courteous and responsive.

23 Jan 2024

Prompt, efficient and courteous

17 Jan 2024

Great service although the phone lines were not that great which was a bit frustrating for both sides

17 Nov 2023


Self-guided walking

4 nights,
single centre

Level: 2+
Moderate plus

Headwater
Navigation App

4 nights from £1299

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Call: 01606 720199

 

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