France : Mont Blanc

Walking Tour du Mont Blanc

Trip code: W07MT

Self-guided walking

7 nights,
twin centre

Level: 3
Stretching

13.0Kg CO2e

Headwater
Navigation App

SUMMARY

  • Walk the highlights of Mont Blanc's iconic trails
  • Unique alpine panorama and pristine reflections of Lac des Cheserys & Lac Blanc
  • Stay in French adventure hub Chamonix and classic Italian resort Courmayeur
  • Mont Blanc Multi Pass included: 3 day pass in Chamonix for access to public transport
  • Upgrade to 4* accommodation in Chamonix & Courmayeur - quote W07MP

WHAT'S INCLUDED?

  • 7 nights accommodation
  • All breakfasts
  • Headwater navigation app
  • Mont Blanc Multi Pass: 3 day pass in Chamonix for access to public transport
  • Private car transfer between hotels
  • 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.

We've chosen to feature the most outstanding sections that capture the grandeur, yet also the beautiful simplicity of Mont Blanc. Our twin centre holiday is based in Chamonix, fondly referred to as the adventure capital of the world, and in Courmayeur, a classic Italian resort full of character.

On your very first walk, you'll experience sweeping 360° views over the French, Swiss and Italian Alps - is there a better way to start your trip! As you traverse the trails of Mont Blanc, you'll come across huge glaciers, snow-capped summits, stunning mirrored lakes, and serene foothills painted with wildflowers.

Your 3* accommodations immerse you in traditional alpine hospitality with superb levels of comfort and service. Both hotels are very close to great transport links for cable cars, cog-trains, and mountain buses.

You have the option to upgrade to 4* accommodations on this trip, please quote W07MP 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

Arrive at your hotel in Chamonix where you'll stay for the next 4 nights. Nestled at the base of Mont Blanc, you can enjoy a leisurely evening exploring this lovely town.

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 Chalet Hotel Les Gourmets.

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Chalet Hotel les Gourmets, Chamonix

HOTEL WEBSITE      TRIP ADVISOR

Visa
Pool
Hairdryer
WiFi
TV
Minibar
Safe


Located in the centre of Chamonix next to the beautiful river running through the town. This cosy hotel offers a relaxing and homely feel with a delicious breakfast served in their dining room. Guests can also enjoy the riverside gardens, sauna and small swimming pool.

Please see Park Hotel Suisse for our 4* upgrade in Chamonix - quote W07MP for prices.

Extra nights: Please contact us for details.

Day 2: Aiguille du Midi to Mer de Glace (7km/4.3mi)

Jump straight on the cable car up to Aiguille du Midi at 3,842m high. Boasting 360° views over the French, Swiss, and Italian Alps, this is the perfect start to your Mont Blanc adventure. Descend along well-trodden paths with incredible mountain views until you reach Mer de Glace glacier, the largest glacier in France, known locally as ‘Sea of Ice’; here there is an option to visit the ice cave. Return to your hotel in Chamonix using the cog-train.

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You stay at Chalet Hotel Les Gourmets.

hotel details

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Chalet Hotel les Gourmets, Chamonix

HOTEL WEBSITE      TRIP ADVISOR

Visa
Pool
Hairdryer
WiFi
TV
Minibar
Safe


Located in the centre of Chamonix next to the beautiful river running through the town. This cosy hotel offers a relaxing and homely feel with a delicious breakfast served in their dining room. Guests can also enjoy the riverside gardens, sauna and small swimming pool.

Please see Park Hotel Suisse for our 4* upgrade in Chamonix - quote W07MP for prices.

Extra nights: Please contact us for details.

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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You stay at Chalet Hotel Les Gourmets.

hotel details

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Chalet Hotel les Gourmets, Chamonix

HOTEL WEBSITE      TRIP ADVISOR

Visa
Pool
Hairdryer
WiFi
TV
Minibar
Safe


Located in the centre of Chamonix next to the beautiful river running through the town. This cosy hotel offers a relaxing and homely feel with a delicious breakfast served in their dining room. Guests can also enjoy the riverside gardens, sauna and small swimming pool.

Please see Park Hotel Suisse for our 4* upgrade in Chamonix - quote W07MP for prices.

Extra nights: Please contact us for details.

Day 4: 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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You stay at Chalet Hotel Les Gourmets.

hotel details

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Chalet Hotel les Gourmets, Chamonix

HOTEL WEBSITE      TRIP ADVISOR

Visa
Pool
Hairdryer
WiFi
TV
Minibar
Safe


Located in the centre of Chamonix next to the beautiful river running through the town. This cosy hotel offers a relaxing and homely feel with a delicious breakfast served in their dining room. Guests can also enjoy the riverside gardens, sauna and small swimming pool.

Please see Park Hotel Suisse for our 4* upgrade in Chamonix - quote W07MP for prices.

Extra nights: Please contact us for details.

Day 5: Val Ferret: Bonatti Hut to Courmayeur (13km/8.1mi)

Your day begins with an early private car transfer across the border from France into Courmayeur, Italy for your remaining three nights. Beginning in the Val Ferret valley, you’ll want to have your camera ready today! Walk to Rifugio Alpino and onto Rifugio Bertone, both of which offer some of the best panoramas of the south face of Mont Blanc, particularly of the famous Grandes Jorasses. Continue through traditional alpine woodland before reaching Courmayeur and returning to your hotel.

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You stay at Hotel Croux.

hotel details

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Hotel Croux, Courmayeur

HOTEL WEBSITE      TRIP ADVISOR

Hairdryer
WiFi
TV
Minibar
Safe
Tea/coffee


Family run Hotel Croux, dates back to 1966 yet has been completely renovated and redecorated. Set in a great location with easy access to the cable car and bus stations, you can enjoy panoramic views and a beautiful garden facing Mont Blanc. Plenty of restaurants are within walking distance, whilst a hearty breakfast is served in the hotel. After a day’s walking, you can enjoy a cosy lounge with fireplace and a TV/reading room. The hotel also benefits from a sauna and steam room, gym area, and laundry service.

Please see Hotel Berthod for our 4* upgrade in Courmayeur - quote W07MP for prices.

Day 6: Val Veny: Col Checrouit Pass to Visaille (17km/10.6mi)

Enjoy a cable car ride from Courmayeur to Col Checrouit pass where you'll start todays walk. Soak up the peaceful atmosphere and striking vistas along your path to the rustic Rifugio Elisabetta. As you continue through the traditional alpine landscape, you'll soon reach Lac Combal. Nestled in the heart of a breath-taking panorama of mountains and glaciers, Lac Combal is the perfect spot to truly appreciate your extraordinary surroundings.

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You stay at Hotel Croux.

hotel details

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Hotel Croux, Courmayeur

HOTEL WEBSITE      TRIP ADVISOR

Hairdryer
WiFi
TV
Minibar
Safe
Tea/coffee


Family run Hotel Croux, dates back to 1966 yet has been completely renovated and redecorated. Set in a great location with easy access to the cable car and bus stations, you can enjoy panoramic views and a beautiful garden facing Mont Blanc. Plenty of restaurants are within walking distance, whilst a hearty breakfast is served in the hotel. After a day’s walking, you can enjoy a cosy lounge with fireplace and a TV/reading room. The hotel also benefits from a sauna and steam room, gym area, and laundry service.

Please see Hotel Berthod for our 4* upgrade in Courmayeur - quote W07MP for prices.

Day 7: Val Ferret: Tete de Ferret (11km/6.8mi)

After arriving in Val Ferret, you tread a clear path to reach Rifugio Elena perched high in the mountains at 2,061m and sat at the foot of Pré-de-Bard glacier. Your final stretch offers you the chance to climb to Grand Col Ferret. Resting at 2,537m, this spectacular alpine pass reveals itself as the border between Italy and Switzerland, rewarding you with a poignant end to your Mont Blanc adventure.

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You stay at Hotel Croux.

hotel details

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Hotel Croux, Courmayeur

HOTEL WEBSITE      TRIP ADVISOR

Hairdryer
WiFi
TV
Minibar
Safe
Tea/coffee


Family run Hotel Croux, dates back to 1966 yet has been completely renovated and redecorated. Set in a great location with easy access to the cable car and bus stations, you can enjoy panoramic views and a beautiful garden facing Mont Blanc. Plenty of restaurants are within walking distance, whilst a hearty breakfast is served in the hotel. After a day’s walking, you can enjoy a cosy lounge with fireplace and a TV/reading room. The hotel also benefits from a sauna and steam room, gym area, and laundry service.

Please see Hotel Berthod for our 4* upgrade in Courmayeur - quote W07MP for prices.

Day 8: Depart Courmayeur

Wave goodbye to Courmayeur as you depart for home.

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These tour only prices are based on two people sharing. Single supplement from £658.

These flight inclusive prices are based on two people sharing. Single supplement from £658.

OPTIONAL UPGRADES
  • Flights from Gatwick to Geneva with EasyJet
  • Other flights, including regional departures
  • Alternative flights, including regional departures
  • Extra legroom seats available
  • Shared or private car transfers between Geneva Airport and hotels
  • Upgrade to 4* accommodation - quote W07MP for prices
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 shared car transfer to first hotel in Chamonix Return: Shared car transfer from last hotel in Courmayeur 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

Good response. Slightly unusual in that you have a three stage process before booking is confirmed

Hugh Barrett, 4 Jun 2024

Megan gave us all the details and prices for our Austrian Lakes holiday, including room upgrades and add on stays elsewhere. Very thorough.

27 Feb 2024

Prompt replies and answered every query

10 Aug 2023

Your representative was very helpful, and suggested some better alternative arrangements to some of those laid out in the holiday plan as laid out in the Headwater brochure and website.

25 Jun 2023


Self-guided walking

7 nights,
twin centre

Level: 3
Stretching

13.0Kg CO2e

Headwater
Navigation App

7 nights from £1849

CHOOSE A DEPARTURE

Call: 01606 720199

 

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