Tour du Mont Blanc

  • 12 Days
  • 14 People Max

    5 - 14 guests

  • Activity Level 4
    • Activity Level 4

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      I'll let my trusty guides sweat the small things, so I can focus on my goal. Getting to the top, reaching the end, achieving my dreams! Sure, it'll be tough, but the views will be worth it.

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  • Trip Start: Geneva
  • Trip End: Geneva
Mont Blanc Circuit Tour du Mont Blanc Trip

Bike, kayak, and hike your way along one of the most iconic hikes in Europe, the Mont Blanc Circuit.

Experience the best of France, Italy and Switzerland's mind-blowing landscapes on our 12-day Tour du Mont Blanc. Each day will awaken your senses as you cross vast green valleys, walk through magnificent forests and cross mountain passes. You'll wander the lively mountain town of Chamonix, kayak on Lake Annecy, hike through the picturesque Upper Rhone valley and bike the L'Arve River Trail. With plenty of time to stop and take in the views, there's no doubt you'll make memories that'll last a lifetime. While most trips circumnavigate the Mont Blanc massif by foot, we've taken it a step further to not only experience its spectacular geography but also explore the history, culture and cuisine of France, Italy and Switzerland with expert local guides. Settle in and enjoy the continuous awestruck moments awaiting on the Mont Blanc Circuit.

Trip Highlights

Mer de Glace

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The Ville de Glaciers

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Into Switzerland

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L'Arve River Trail

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Lake Annecy

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Chamonix

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Grotto de Glace experience

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Annecy Old Town

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Beaufort cheese factory

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Courmayeur and Aosta Valle

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Upper Rhone Valley

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Aiguille du Midi experience

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Trip Start: Geneva Trip End: Geneva

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  • Day 1Arrive in Geneva, head to Chamonix

  • Day 2Hike Mer de Glace, Grotto de Glace experience

  • Day 3Begin Mont Blanc Circuit hike – hike to Les Houches

  • Day 4Sea kayak Lake Annecy, visit old town Annecy

  • Day 5Hike the Roman Road to Savoie and Beaufortain

  • Day 6Hike “Vallee des Glaciers” into Italy

  • Day 7Explore Courmayeur and Aosta Valley

  • Day 8Hike Mont de la Saxe

  • Day 9Hike into Switzerland

  • Day 10Hike Upper Rhone valley, Switzerland

  • Day 11Bike L’Arve River Trail, Aiguille du Midi experience

  • Day 12Head to Geneva, depart

  • Day 1

    Arrive in Geneva, head to Chamonix

    #559

    You’ll be picked up in Geneva and head through the French Alps to Chamonix – one of the most iconic mountain towns in the world. Nestled in the heart of a dramatic U-shaped valley, the views of the northern side of Mont Blanc are dramatic from anywhere in town, especially from our accommodation in the heart of Chamonix. You’ll have time to rest up and explore the town this afternoon, before meeting later for a welcome dinner.

    Hotel Pointe Isabelle, Chamonix (Dinner)

  • Day 2

    Hike Mer de Glace, Grotto de Glace experience

    #560

    Today you’ll hike just above Chamonix to the Mer de Glace (Sea of Ice). As a warm-up for our hike in the coming days, we’ll take a train up through the fir trees that flank the north side of the Mont Blanc massif, to Montenvers, overlooking this incredible glacier. From Montenvers we’ll hike further up through trees and boulder fields to Le Signal Forbes – a lookout point affording unsurpassed views of the Mer de Glace Glacier and huge granite spires that rise sharply from the moraine walls. On our descent, we’ll have incredible views of the upper Chamonix Valley and the Aiguilles Rouges Mountains. Before boarding the train back down to Chamonix, we’ll take a gondola down to Mer de Glace’s Grotto de Glace (Ice Cave). Every year, a new ice cave is dug into the bowels of the Glacier, enabling us to walk inside the incredible sea of ice! After making our way back down to Chamonix, you’ll have this afternoon to relax in town, take in the views and dining highlights, or pick up any last-minute items you might need for our hike.

    Hotel Pointe Isabelle, Chamonix (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

    Hiking: 5.4 kilometers (3.19 miles), 2 hours, elevation +/- 436 meters (1430 feet)

  • Day 3

    Begin Mont Blanc Circuit hike – hike to Les Houches

    #561

    This morning we’ll leave Chamonix by Gondola up to Brevent (8410 feet), one of the highest peaks in the crystalline Aiguilles Rouges range, which stands opposite the Mont Blanc massif. From here we’ll hike across the Carlaveyron Plateau, the views of the north face of Mont Blanc, the Fiz range and the Chamonix valley are second to none! We’ll drop down to the village of Les Houches, our home for the evening, before meeting our local hosts and settle in for a hearty French mountain meal.

    Hotel Les Campanules, Les Houches (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

    Hiking: 14.4 kilometers (9 miles), 5-6 hours, elevation -1500 meters (5000 feet)

  • Day 4

    Sea kayak Lake Annecy, visit old town Annecy

    #562

    This morning we’ll drive a short distance to Annecy, the capital of the Haute Savoie region and one of the most beautiful towns in Europe. To kick off our day we’ll take to sea kayaks and circle part of this stunning crystal clear lake, exploring its numerous coves and beaches along the way. Later we’ll head back to Annecy town where you’ll have the chance to explore its narrow cobbled streets and 16th-century gothic architecture. With an outlook of the French Alps and an unmatched elegance, Annecy is the perfect place to lose yourself or simply sit on the sidewalk and watch the world go by!

    Lodgings, Les Contamines (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

    Kayaking: 2-4 hours

  • Day 5

    Hike the Roman Road to Savoie and Beaufortain

    #563

    We’ll return to the Mont Blanc Circuit this morning after a short drive to Val Montjoie where we’ll begin our hike on an old Roman road to Plan des Dames. After a short break, we begin a gradual ascent of the Col du Bonhomme – an iconic mountain pass and the gateway to the Beaufortain region, famous for its unique cheeses. After breaking for lunch here, we’ll drop down into the sweeping wildflower meadows in the valley below to Les Chapieux where we’ll jump in our vehicle and drive a short distance to our accommodation for the evening, in the hamlet of Bourg St Maurice.

    Hotel Autantic, Bourg St Maurice (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

    Hiking: 15.9 kilometers (10 miles), 5-7 hours, elevation +1233 meters (4050 feet) / -678 meters (2220 feet)

  • Day 6

    Hike “Vallee des Glaciers” into Italy

    #564

    After breakfast we’ll head back to Les Chapieux where we’ll visit a local family-run Beaufort cheese factory that has been making cheese for hundreds of years, having passed down their traditional methods of production generation after generation. After our visit, we’ll begin our ascent of the “Vallee des Glaciers” (Valley of the Glaciers). Our first destination is the Col de la Seigne – the pass that straddles the border between France and Italy and is an amazing place to view the southern side of the Mont Blanc range. As you stand with one foot in France and the other in Italy, you’ll be confronted with astounding views of huge glaciers, massive rock spires and the broad ‘U’ shaped valley down into the Italian countryside. We’ll make our way down the valley, passing through green pastures and alpine streams. Our home for this evening is the village of Courmayeur, a picture-perfect Italian village at the head of the Aosta valley. Welcome to Italy!

    Hotel Croux, Courmayeur (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

    Hiking: 16.1 kilometers (10 miles), 5-7 hours, elevation +735 meters (2400 feet) / -836 meters (2740 feet)

  • Day 7

    Explore Courmayeur and Aosta Valley

    #565

    Roman monuments, medieval castles, vineyards, and quaint villages define the Aosta Valley as one of Europe’s quintessential mountain regions, all against an incredible backdrop of steep snow-capped peaks. Today you’re free to explore Courmayeur and the surrounding area. Over hundreds of years, the local people here have perfected the “l’art de vivre” (the art of living), through exquisite mountain cuisine, beautiful architecture, and fine wine. A day exploring the eateries, art galleries, and vineyards of Courmayeur will recharge your culture batteries well and truly! If you’re keen to stay active today, there are plenty of adventurous options available, including hiking, cycling and golf to name just a few. Enjoy!

    Hotel Croux, Courmayeur (Breakfast)

  • Day 8

    Hike Mont de la Saxe

    #566

    We’ll leave Courmayeur this morning and hike up through dense larch forest and onto alpine meadows leading up to Rifugio Bertone, where we’ll make a brief stop for an espresso and soak in the jaw-dropping views of Mont Blanc. From here we’ll continue on to the Mont de la Saxe balcony trail overlooking the Italian Val Ferret, looking straight across to some of the highest peaks of the Mont Blanc massif and the tumbling glaciers that descend the southern side of the range into the valley below. They look so close, you’ll feel like you can throw a stone and hit the highest peaks – it’s a sight you have to see to believe. After lunch, we’ll drop down into the Val Ferret and green pastures of the Lavachey where we’ll enjoy a classic home-cooked Italian/French meal prepared by our local hosts.

    Hotel Lavachey, Lavachey (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

    Hiking: 15.2 kilometers (9.4 miles), 5-8 hours, elevation +814 meters (2670 feet) / -387 meters (1270 feet)

  • Day 9

    Hike into Switzerland

    #567

    Close to our accommodation, the trail to Switzerland begins, over one of the Mont Blanc regions’ most renowned passes – the Grand Col Ferret. The massive granite spires of the south side of the Mont Blanc range are our backdrop on the ascent to the Col Ferret, followed by the astoundingly beautiful views of the Swiss Val Ferret, the Glacier de l’A Neuve and the village of La Fouly that lies beneath it. We’ll hike down to La Fouly through classic Swiss pastures, before a short drive to Champex Lac, a picture-perfect lakeside village and our home for the evening.

    Hotel Sporting, Champex Lac (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

    Hiking: 14.6 kilometers (9 miles), 4-6 hours, elevation +748 meters (2450 feet)/ -815 meters (2673 feet)

  • Day 10

    Hike Upper Rhone valley, Switzerland

    #568

    Today is a proper “Swiss cow day” as we hike through some of the greenest and most picturesque valleys on the planet, all accompanied by the soundtrack of cow bells ringing out across the meadows. As we hike to Bovine peak, we’ll have great views of Wildstrubel, the hulking glaciated 9-mile wide peak that divides the Valais and Bern regions of Switzerland, and out to the northwestern mountain passes of the Oberland area. After our hike, we’ll head down into the town of Argentiere, nestled in a stunning mountain valley just across the French border.

    Hotel Dahu, Argentiere (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

    Hiking: 14.7 kilometers (9.1 miles), 4-7 hours, elevation +/- 770 meters (2530 feet)

  • Day 11

    Bike L’Arve River Trail, Aiguille du Midi experience

    #569

    This morning you’ll be fitted with a high-quality front suspension mountain bike and we’ll ride all the way back down to Chamonix. The ride is spectacular as we bike through the small villages of the upper Chamonix Valley and the larch fir trees that flank the glacier-fed L’Arve River. We’ll finish our ride back to Chamonix for a picnic lunch before making our way to the Hotel, only a short walk away! After lunch, we’ll take ourselves high above the valley to experience Aiguille du Midi – a cable car that leaves from downtown Chamonix and ends at a granite needle peak building at 3841 meters (12,604 feet). Aside from marveling at this incredible feat of engineering, you’ll be blown away when you find yourself so close to the summit of Europe’s highest peak, taking in once-in-a-lifetime views of the Alps from a high-altitude perspective. Later, we’ll head back to Chamonix to spend the final evening of our trip together.

    Hotel Pointe Isabelle, Chamonix (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

    Biking: 16.3 kilometers (10 miles), 3-4 hours, elevation - 423 meters (1390 feet)

  • Day 12

    Head to Geneva, depart

    Today is the last day of your trip around Mont Blanc. We’ll drive back to Geneva this morning in time for afternoon flights. If you’re staying in Chamonix or Geneva, we’re happy to help out with suggestions on other things you can do in the area. Either way, you’ll go home relaxed and refreshed after your active journey around one of the most beautiful mountain ranges in the world, and enjoy a quintessential European Alps experience in true Active style.

    No Accommodation (Breakfast)

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Included

  • Our own highly experienced guides and leader, with you from start to finish
  • Industry-leading Guest-to-Guide ratio (averaging 6:1)
  • Your own ‘Travel Wallet’, an online space with everything required for your adventure
  • Our knowledgeable Customer Service Team to answer your queries - just a phone call, email or chat away
  • Customer Service pre-trip phone calls to ensure you’re 'trip ready'
  • All accommodations for the duration of your trip
  • All meals except where indicated in the itinerary
  • Unlimited snacks to keep you fueled
  • Flights as outlined in the itinerary
  • All activities outlined in the itinerary
  • All necessary equipment (well-maintained and safe) for activities, including bikes (where bike rides are applicable)
  • All gratuities for hotels, restaurants, and activities
  • All park and other entry fees
  • Transportation in our air-conditioned vans - safe, clean, modern, and comfortable!

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Tour du Mont Blanc - September 2023

Gayle

"The Mount Blanc tour was spectacular! Scenery was incredible, Hiking was challenging and our guides were great!

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5 Stars (124 reviews)

g gayle | September 2023

Tour du Mont Blanc - September 2023

A really great experience in a beautiful part of the world

"I really enjoyed this trip - we were fortunately to have knowledgeable, experienced and relentlessly upbeat guides for our trip. While the weather didn't always go our way, the hiking was spectacular and such a rewarding experience. A great group, good accommodation in lovely small villages and towns and some delicious food made this a thoroughly memorable trip. Warning - the hiking is challenging and you do need to train to enjoy it! Highly recommend.

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"I really enjoyed this trip - we were fortunately to have knowledgeable, experienced and relentlessly… read more

"I really enjoyed this trip - we were fortunately to have knowledgeable, experienced and relentlessly upbeat guides for our trip. While the weather didn't always go our way, the hiking was spectacular and such a rewarding experience. A great group, good accommodation in lovely small villages and towns and some delicious food made this a thoroughly memorable trip. Warning - the hiking is challenging and you do need to train to enjoy it! Highly recommend. read less

4 Stars (124 reviews)

J Justine | September 2023

Tour du Mont Blanc - September 2023

Anne

"I really enjoyed the trip. The weather was excellent and although the treks could be challenging, the scenery was awe inspiring and well worth the effort!

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"I really enjoyed the trip. The weather was excellent and although the treks could be challenging, the scenery was awe inspiring and well worth the effort! read less

5 Stars (124 reviews)

A Anne | September 2023

Tour du Mont Blanc - August 2023

Mt Blanc!

"Impressive tour around Mt Blanc with a great mix of challenging hiking, and a sprinkling of biking and kayaking for diversity.

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"Impressive tour around Mt Blanc with a great mix of challenging hiking, and a sprinkling of biking and kayaking for diversity. read less

4 Stars (124 reviews)

A Alastair | August 2023

Tour du Mont Blanc - August 2023

Hiking exceeded expectations!

"If you like to hike, this particular trip with Active Adventures is a must! The views of Mont Blanc and the surrounding mountains/passes were beyond spectacular (pictures did not do them justice). The daily hikes were challenging but doable, and the guides and itineraries were such that all skill levels could reasonably participate. Everything about the trip, from the accommodations, to the food, to the knowledge and friendliness of the guides, was excellent. Being my 7th trip now with Active Adventures, I continue to come back because I know I’ll always have a terrific experience, and this trip again did not disappoint!

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"If you like to hike, this particular trip with Active Adventures is a must! The… read more

"If you like to hike, this particular trip with Active Adventures is a must! The views of Mont Blanc and the surrounding mountains/passes were beyond spectacular (pictures did not do them justice). The daily hikes were challenging but doable, and the guides and itineraries were such that all skill levels could reasonably participate. Everything about the trip, from the accommodations, to the food, to the knowledge and friendliness of the guides, was excellent. Being my 7th trip now with Active Adventures, I continue to come back because I know I’ll always have a terrific experience, and this trip again did not disappoint! read less

5 Stars (124 reviews)

K Kevin | August 2023

Tour du Mont Blanc - July 2023

Outstanding

"I can not say enough positive things about the Tour du Mont Blanc trip. The hiking, the guides, the driver(s), the accommodations and, of course, the food were all fabulous. The hiking was challenging, but so worth it for the views. We throughly enjoyed ourselves and our looking forward to our next adventure.

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"I can not say enough positive things about the Tour du Mont Blanc trip. The hiking, the guides, the driver(s), the accommodations and, of course, the food were all fabulous. The hiking was challenging, but so worth it for the views. We throughly enjoyed ourselves and our looking forward to our next adventure.

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5 Stars (124 reviews)

M Michele | July 2023

Tour du Mont Blanc - July 2023

TMB!

"Amazing hikes, great food, exceptional guides and an unforgettable experience! TMB does not disappoint!

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5 Stars (124 reviews)

B Ben | July 2023

Tour du Mont Blanc - June 2023

Incredible Trip for the Senses

"This trip was amazing. The guides were top notch, the food was fantastic. I loved the lodgings. Not the fancy American hotels, but real alpine inns and hotels. The owners at the smaller inns were so nice and would do anything to make your visit better. It was very much an ACTIVE adventure. Wish I had done it when I was younger and more fit.

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"This trip was amazing. The guides were top notch, the food was fantastic. … read more

"This trip was amazing. The guides were top notch, the food was fantastic. I loved the lodgings. Not the fancy American hotels, but real alpine inns and hotels. The owners at the smaller inns were so nice and would do anything to make your visit better. It was very much an ACTIVE adventure. Wish I had done it when I was younger and more fit. read less

5 Stars (124 reviews)

G Gary | June 2023

Tour du Mont Blanc - June 2023

A trip well worth the experience

"I would highly recommend this trip for those able to do so physically and financially. It was a very challenging physical trip but my wife and self pushed ourselves to complete it. The tour is not cheap but having the burden removed from worrying about individual logistics, lodging, meals, problem resolution made the expenditure well worth it.

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"I would highly recommend this trip for those able to do so physically and financially.… read more

"I would highly recommend this trip for those able to do so physically and financially. It was a very challenging physical trip but my wife and self pushed ourselves to complete it. The tour is not cheap but having the burden removed from worrying about individual logistics, lodging, meals, problem resolution made the expenditure well worth it. read less

5 Stars (124 reviews)

P Philip | June 2023

Tour du Mont Blanc - June 2023

One of my favorite trips of all time

"Father/Son trip- highly recommend. My 19 year old son and I did the Tour du Mont Blanc via Active with Jean Marc and Hollly(both outstanding!) and we can’t say enough about the trip. Everything from meals, hotels, transportation and guide services were top notch.

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"Father/Son trip- highly recommend. My 19 year old son and I did the… read more

"Father/Son trip- highly recommend. My 19 year old son and I did the Tour du Mont Blanc via Active with Jean Marc and Hollly(both outstanding!) and we can’t say enough about the trip. Everything from meals, hotels, transportation and guide services were top notch. read less

5 Stars (124 reviews)

S Sam | June 2023

Tour du Mont Blanc - June 2023

Tour Du Mont Blanc in June

"This was my first time doing an alpine adventure that involved snow. I couldn’t have asked for a better introduction into mountaineering! I left the planning worry behind and just enjoyed the adventure that awaited!

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"This was my first time doing an alpine adventure that involved snow. I couldn’t have asked for a better introduction into mountaineering! I left the planning worry behind and just enjoyed the adventure that awaited! read less

5 Stars (124 reviews)

S Shawn | June 2023

Tour du Mont Blanc - October 2022

Challenging and Fabulous

"What an adventure the Tour du Mont Blanc trip was for us. My husband and I had been looking forward to this trip for three years and it did not disappoint. We loved being outdoors and active throughout the trip and found it challenging but fabulous! Our four female guides were top notch, knowledgeable and kept us safe and were fun to be around. Their attention to detail was appreciated along with their after lunch delicious snacks and surprises throughout the trip. We enjoyed the meals and small towns and would have been okay with one more additional day to explore on our own, especially the town of Annecy, France. Having a day to kayak and mountain bike were nice additions to the hiking. Active Adventures from the beginning and throughout the whole process was organized and easy to work with and we would definitely look to take future active adventures with them again.

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"What an adventure the Tour du Mont Blanc trip was for us. My husband… read more

"What an adventure the Tour du Mont Blanc trip was for us. My husband and I had been looking forward to this trip for three years and it did not disappoint. We loved being outdoors and active throughout the trip and found it challenging but fabulous! Our four female guides were top notch, knowledgeable and kept us safe and were fun to be around. Their attention to detail was appreciated along with their after lunch delicious snacks and surprises throughout the trip. We enjoyed the meals and small towns and would have been okay with one more additional day to explore on our own, especially the town of Annecy, France. Having a day to kayak and mountain bike were nice additions to the hiking. Active Adventures from the beginning and throughout the whole process was organized and easy to work with and we would definitely look to take future active adventures with them again. read less

5 Stars (124 reviews)

M Maria, United States | October 2022

Tour du Mont Blanc - October 2022

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"It was my first time to the alps and I had no idea how beautiful they would be. The entire trip was picturesque with all the small villages/towns nestled in between the mountains and I could not get over all the glaciers. Just fantastic. It was a thrill when we hiked from France into Italy and then down to Courmayeur. Couldn't get over the change in temperature as we hiked over the pass from Italy into Switzerland. It started snowing and it was mid-September. It was very beautiful and short lived once we started descending.
Courmayeur and Chamonix were my two favorite places! The scenery was breathtaking and I will definitely be back to do more hiking in the alps!

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"It was my first time to the alps and I had no idea how beautiful… read more

"It was my first time to the alps and I had no idea how beautiful they would be. The entire trip was picturesque with all the small villages/towns nestled in between the mountains and I could not get over all the glaciers. Just fantastic. It was a thrill when we hiked from France into Italy and then down to Courmayeur. Couldn't get over the change in temperature as we hiked over the pass from Italy into Switzerland. It started snowing and it was mid-September. It was very beautiful and short lived once we started descending.
Courmayeur and Chamonix were my two favorite places! The scenery was breathtaking and I will definitely be back to do more hiking in the alps! read less

5 Stars (124 reviews)

J Jennifer, United States | October 2022

Tour du Mont Blanc - October 2022

Mont Blanc

"Just want to say it was really tough. I was not fit enough for it! But I got there. Our guide Holly from NZ was fantastic. If you can train in the Mountains at least 2-3 days a week you will be fine. We climbed a lot and going down hill was tough, also the uphill. Definitely the toughest thing I have done. I have run Marathons and they were a breeze compared to this. People that I went with were fantastic. I had never met them before and they were from the USA. Fantastic group of people. Thank you for making this trip a memory for life.

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"Just want to say it was really tough. I was not fit enough for… read more

"Just want to say it was really tough. I was not fit enough for it! But I got there. Our guide Holly from NZ was fantastic. If you can train in the Mountains at least 2-3 days a week you will be fine. We climbed a lot and going down hill was tough, also the uphill. Definitely the toughest thing I have done. I have run Marathons and they were a breeze compared to this. People that I went with were fantastic. I had never met them before and they were from the USA. Fantastic group of people. Thank you for making this trip a memory for life. read less

5 Stars (124 reviews)

H Helen, New Zealand | October 2022

Tour du Mont Blanc - October 2022

Awesome Adventure, highly recommend!

"This trip was outstanding. Guides were very knowledgeable and hotels were centrally located to allow seeing the area.

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"This trip was outstanding. Guides were very knowledgeable and hotels were centrally located to allow seeing the area. read less

4 Stars (124 reviews)

A Adam, United States | October 2022

Tour du Mont Blanc - October 2022

Magnificent Mountains and More!

"This is my second Active Adventures trip and I was just as impressed as the first (to the Galapagos Islands). Everything went absolutely perfectly, thanks to the guides, Jean-Marc and Kim. We had 4-5 stellar weather days hiking and kayaking, and a few days of clouds and rain, but it didn't matter! With Jean-Marc's humor and personality, it was always fun. With his expertise, it was always safe and educational. With Kim's laid back demeanor and attentiveness, we felt cared for. It is a strenuous hike: 6-7 hours per day of uphill and downhill, and I loved every second of it! The entire trip was so well organized, I felt that I could relax about the logistics, and let the guides handle all that, while I focused on my hiking. In the evenings, we had dinners together as a group, and the food was great and company wonderful. We had hiking, kayaking, a spa day (in lieu of biking), trip to the Crystal Museum (world class), and a visit to a cheese making factory. Thank you, Active Adventures, for so graciously handling all my changes to the itinerary due to Covid and more, and for being so responsive and polite.…

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"This is my second Active Adventures trip and I was just as impressed as the… read more

"This is my second Active Adventures trip and I was just as impressed as the first (to the Galapagos Islands). Everything went absolutely perfectly, thanks to the guides, Jean-Marc and Kim. We had 4-5 stellar weather days hiking and kayaking, and a few days of clouds and rain, but it didn't matter! With Jean-Marc's humor and personality, it was always fun. With his expertise, it was always safe and educational. With Kim's laid back demeanor and attentiveness, we felt cared for. It is a strenuous hike: 6-7 hours per day of uphill and downhill, and I loved every second of it! The entire trip was so well organized, I felt that I could relax about the logistics, and let the guides handle all that, while I focused on my hiking. In the evenings, we had dinners together as a group, and the food was great and company wonderful. We had hiking, kayaking, a spa day (in lieu of biking), trip to the Crystal Museum (world class), and a visit to a cheese making factory. Thank you, Active Adventures, for so graciously handling all my changes to the itinerary due to Covid and more, and for being so responsive and polite. Love working with you! This was an A+++ adventure! read less

5 Stars (124 reviews)

L Laurie, United States | October 2022

Our Tour du Mont Blanc...from a Guide's Perspective

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By paying in full we are able to pass on savings to our guests, but please note that by opting for this payment plan, your booking becomes non-refundable, non-cancellable, and non-changeable. This offer is only valid for reservations where the trip is no sooner than 180 days from the departure date at time of booking.

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BOOKING CONDITIONS

Useful Info

Where does the trip start?

On the first day of the trip, our three pick-up locations are Hotel Edelweiss at 1:30pm, Geneva airport (GVA) at the Montreux Jazz café just outside arrivals on the Swiss side at 2pm or the Hotel Pointe Isabelle at 6pm. You are welcome to book your pre-trip stay at this hotel directly or any other hotel in Geneva or Chamonix, though you must make your own way to one of the three pick-up points at the pre-designated times.

Where does the trip end?

Your trip ends with a drop-off at the Geneva Airport (GVA) in time for flights below. If you’re staying on in Geneva you can take a transfer from Geneva Airport to Central Geneva via regular train services.

What flights would you recommend?

Arrival: We recommend arriving in Geneva by 12pm. Many guests like to arrive a day or two early to accommodate potential flight delays and/or explore the city prior to your trip start.

Departure: Flying out on the last day of the trip, we recommend departing from Geneva after 12pm for both domestic and international. Earlier flight times will require a separate transfer booked at your own expense.

How fit do I need to be?

As an Activity Level 4 trip, you’ll need a solid level of fitness for this trip. This is one of our more adventurous trips and if you’re used to pushing yourself, we’ll keep you challenged as well. Hikes on this trip range between three and eight hours to complete, with a few shorter options available some days. You should be in the habit of doing regular aerobic exercise, ideally involving some up hills and down hills and perhaps even carrying a daypack! Some of our days have long uphill and downhill sections so with some preparation before your trip begins, you’ll enjoy the active and outdoor nature of your trip all the more.

Please head to our Fitness Guide for great tips on how to prepare along with a workout plan!

What accommodations do we stay at on the Tour du Mont Blanc trip?

The Tour du Mont Blanc is an active adventure trip around the Mont Blanc region of the European Alps. We stay in clean and comfortable accommodation with ensuite bathrooms (with the exception of one night with shared bathrooms) and amazing views.

While there maybe opportunities to do laundry during the trip, if need be, they won’t be as convenient. Self-service laundries are
rare, so you’ll probably need to use on-site hotel laundry services (arrange this through your hotel reception, usually for ~7€/load), and we recommend hand-washing technical fabrics yourself.

How much luggage can I bring on this trip?

You are allowed one piece of luggage on your trip, plus a daypack. Your main piece of luggage should not exceed 50 pounds (23 kilograms) and can be anything from a duffle bag to a sports bag with wheels or a suitcase. You’ll also want a good quality backpack sized 25-30 liters (2000 cubic inches) to use throughout the days. 

What is not included?

Flights to and from trip start/end points
Pre/Post accommodation
Optional extra activities
Travel insurance
Gratuities for your guides
Rental gear

Is tipping expected in Europe?

Tipping is not expected in Europe however you might want to tip a little extra if you feel someone gave really fantastic service, but it's not really necessary. Many of our people also choose to tip their Active Adventures Europe trip leaders and local guides and we recommend USD$20 per day, per guest, per Trip Leader/guide.

How do rooming arrangements work?

Trip prices are based on shared arrangements (typically two guests per room), unless otherwise stated. For solo travelers, we’ll pair you with another person of the same gender to share rooms and if there’s no one suitable to share with, there’s no forced single supplement. However, if you specifically request your own rooms, you can opt to pay the single supplement. Solo travelers who book within 90 days of departure, where there are no other solo travelers willing to share, will be required to pay the single supplement. 

For Family Vacation bookings, families consisting of four guests traveling with children aged 17 and under will be automatically assigned one shared room. However, the following alternative rooming allocations are available:

  • Families consisting of four guests with all children aged 13 and above are welcome to opt for additional rooms as per advertised double occupancy adult rates.
  • Families consisting of four guests with at least one child aged 12 and under are automatically assigned a shared room. However, families can opt to pay the adult rates for all guests in their family to have an additional room.
  • The same principles apply for families consisting of more than four guests.

Rooming preferences are subject to availability and must be communicated in writing at time of booking. Automatic assignments as per this policy will be applied in the absence of any specification provided by guests. Any request for additional rooms during trips will be at guests’ own expense and subject to rates made available by the accommodation provider at the time. All minors (guests aged 17 and under) must be accompanied by at least one adult.

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Our Local Guides

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Just-right group sizes allow you to get off the beaten path

With an average of 12 guests per departure and an industry-leading 6:1 guest-to-guide ratio, you’ll enjoy a highly personalized experience.

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Award-winning guides lead the way

It’s so much easier to relax and enjoy your adventure when you have fun, caring guides who know the land, sweat all the details and whip up incredible meals, too!

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You’ll never need to sweat the details

When we say all inclusive, we mean it! Meals and snacks, activities, lodging, transportation, guiding services and more. All you need to do is show up!

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Enjoy freedom to push your boundaries – safely

Every aspect of your trip is thoroughly considered for your safety, from highly vetted partners and well-maintained equipment to extensively trained guides.

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Decades of expertise mean you’ll experience only the best

Family travel and North American National Parks are our specialty. We’ve perfected our itineraries for decades, ensuring you'll experience your destination to the fullest.

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"Wow Moments” take your trip from enjoyable to extraordinary

For us, the extra mile is never extra, it’s part of the way! Count on special touches throughout your trip that will amplify your experience.

Trip Inquiry

Europe

Tour du Mont Blanc

USD $7999/per adult
$500 USD deposit per person required to secure your place on the trip

What To Expect

  • Place your booking
  • Receive your confirmation email & details to set up your Travel Wallet
  • Our dedicated team will keep you up to date all the way to the departure date

Dates

2024

June 2024

Saturday 8 June 2024
To Wednesday 19 June 2024
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Saturday 15 June 2024
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Monday 1 July 2024
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Saturday 27 July 2024
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Saturday 3 August 2024
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Saturday 10 August 2024
To Wednesday 21 August 2024
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Saturday 17 August 2024
To Wednesday 28 August 2024
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Saturday 24 August 2024
To Wednesday 4 September 2024
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Monday 2 September 2024
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Saturday 7 September 2024
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Saturday 14 September 2024
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