Tour du Mont Blanc in 7 days – comfort

The iconic trek through France, Italy and Switzerland.

The Tour du Mont Blanc in 7 days

A not-to-be-missed trek for all mountain lovers, allowing you to explore the most beautiful landscapes of the Mont Blanc mountain range.

On a full circuit that takes you through France, Italy and Switzerland, discover the highest peak of the Alps from all angles, as well as the amazing surrounding scenery.

As you walk along, the diversity of the different valleys on the Tour du Mont Blanc will be revealed to you.

Enjoy the pleasure of hiking with a lightweight pack and nights spent in comfortable bedrooms, in inns and hotels, for an unforgettable adventure.

Listen to the guide's description of the trip (french)
Your consultant
Pierrick Delattre, guide Watse
Pierrick Delattre 06 65 93 29 29 contact@watse.fr
Pierrick, the founder of the agency, grew up in the Mont Blanc region. As a true mountain lover, he has made the area his playground and his profession, always with your happiness as his goal. He will take you off the beaten track on routes that he has designed and mapped himself. Sharing his experience and passion with you every step of the way, you can entrust yourself completely to his guidance.

The advantages of the TMB in 7 days

most beautiful stages The best stages of the TMB in 7 days
comfortables accomodation Accommodation chosen for its friendliness and comfort
direction A direction that makes sense, even though it’s the opposite direction to that which other agencies offer, which means the paths are less busy
departure guaranteed Departure guaranteed as soon as 4 people have signed up.
local expert Expert local mountain guide

Duration

duration7 days

Difficulty

difficulty3/5

Group

taille du groupe12 max.

Departure from

departure placeLes Houches

Departure date

departure dateEvery 2 weeks, on Sundays in summer

Accomodation

accomodationBedrooms for 2

Luggage

luggageEvery evening

The program in detail

Day 1: Les Houches – Les Contamines

5 hrs 30 walking time – Accommodation: hotel – 650 m (2,130 ft) ascent / 1,300 m (4,260 ft) descent
Meet at the cable car station at 9 am for the ascent to Bellevue.

The route takes you through the Col de Tricot mountain pass and across the Alpage du Truc mountain pastures via a beautiful route along the foot of the glaciers.

Night in a hotel in Les Contamines.

Tour du Mont Blanc in 7 days - D1

Day 2: Les Contamines – Roselend

7 hrs walking time – Accommodation: Hotel – 1,450 m (4,750 ft) ascent / 800 m (2,620 ft) descent
This stage starts on the Roman road, which marks the start of the climb up to the Col du Bonhomme and the Col des Fours mountain passes. In the afternoon, you will join the Les Chapieux valley at the end of the Tarentaise, home of the famous cheese.
Transfer to your hotel, near Lake Roselend.
Tour du Mont Blanc in 7 days - D2

Day 3: Roselend – Courmayeur

6 hrs walking time – Accommodation: Hotel – 650 m (3,600 ft) ascent / 900 m (3,450 ft) descent

On the third day of your walk, it will already be time to enter a new country. After a transfer from your hotel, and a superb climb with Mont Blanc ahead of you, you will pass through the Col de la Seigne, a route linking France and Italy. This will take you into the Aosta Valley via Val Veni and the Italian side of Mont Blanc is revealed.

Descent to Courmayeur for the night.

Tour du Mont Blanc in 7 days - D3

Day 4: Courmayeur – Bonatti – Courmayeur

6 hrs walking time – Accommodation: hotel – 1050 m (3,280 ft) ascent / 540 m (1,650 ft) descent

The day starts into the old village of Courmayeur. You will then climb up towards the Bertone refuge to enjoy amazing views over the Mont Blanc mountain range. Simply breathtaking!

The day will be rounded off with a beautiful traverse to the Bonatti refuge. Descent towards Arnouva, to return to your hotel in Courmayeur by local bus.

Tour du Mont Blanc in 7 days - D4

Day 5: Courmayeur – La Fouly

6 hrs 30 walking time – Accommodation: at an inn – 850 m (2,650 ft) ascent / 950 m (2,950 ft) descent

On the fifth day of walking, you will enter another new country on your Tour du Mont Blanc! After a transfer on local bus from Courmayeur, and a climb with magnificent views of Mont Dolent, you will cross the Grand Col Ferret mountain pass into Switzerland.

The day ends with a gentle descent to the mountain pastures of La Peule and the small village of La Fouly, a picture postcard setting in the Valais.

Tour du Mont Blanc in 7 days - D5

Day 6: La Fouly – Champex -Trient

Night in an inn
Option 1: 715 m (2,345 ft) ascent / 925 m (3,030 ft) descent / 5 hours walking time
Option 2: 915 m (3,000 ft) ascent / 1,260 m (4,130 ft) descent / 7 hours walking time
After a short transfer in Val Ferret to Champex, you will embark on a beautiful high-level traverse above Martigny and the Rhone valley. In the distance, the vineyards bear witness to the canton’s wine production.

Depending on how the group feels and current conditions, there may be an option to take the Fenêtre d’Arpette route and enjoy a beautiful alpine setting. Your guide will make the best decision

Tour du Mont Blanc in 7 days - D6

Day 7: Trient – Le Tour

5 hrs walking time – 1,000 m (3,280 ft) ascent / 850 m (2,790 ft) descent
Your last day on the TMB and time to return to France. Views over the Chamonix valley open up on the way down, as you enjoy a final breathtaking moment before arriving at the village of Le Tour, which marks the end of your adventure.
Tour du Mont Blanc in 7 days - D7

Useful information

Useful information
Comfort option
Nights are planned in bedrooms of 2, in hotels and/or inns. Please let us know if you would like a double bed or two twin beds.

In case of registration of a single person, sharing the room with a person of the same sex is not guaranteed.

The rooms all have private bathrooms, except those at J6 in Trient, whose bathrooms are shared with the floor. There are showers for women and showers for men.

Luggage transport
The transfer of one piece of luggage per person is provided every day between the different accommodations (except on the evening of day 4 in Bonatti): one soft bag per person, of a maximum of 12kg each (duffle bag type).

You carry only your stuff for the day, in a backpack of about 30L.

Directions and accommodation

Directions to the starting point: Meet at Bellevue cable car station at 9 am on Day 1.

You can leave your vehicle in the Prarion car park a few meters above. It is a free outdoor car park.

> Map to get to the starting point

Return to the starting point: Local bus from Le Tour, not included in the price of the trip. 

Bus timetables at the Chamonix tourist office (info@chamonix.com +33(0)4 50 53 00 24)

Accommodation before and after the trek:

  • Hotel Saint Antoine – 7 route Napoléon, 74310 Les Houches – 04 50 54 40 10
  • Hotel du Bois – 475 Avenue des Alpages, 74310 Les Houches – 04 50 54 50 35
  • Gîte Michel Fagot – 2 Allée des Sorbiers, 74310 Les Houches – 04 50 54 42 28
Equipment
Even if you choose to do it in summer, it can get cold on the TMB! We strongly recommend that you pack clothes suitable for a multi-day hike, such as:

  • A fleece
  • A windproof and waterproof jacket
  • Walking trousers.

The terrain is varied and we recommend you wear walking boots that protect your ankles.

The accommodations provide blankets and pillows, but you will need a silk sheet, for hygienic reasons.

For more information, voir notre our special TMB equipment page.

Insurance
To ensure your TMB goes off without a hitch, Watse Trekking Mont Blanc offers three insurance policies with our partner April International Voyage, and a comprehensive Covid-specific contract.
These contracts are designed especially for treks like the Tour du Mont Blanc.

The Comfort cancellation contract covers you in the case of cancellation before your departure and/or a missed flight.

The Comfort multi-risk contract includes:

  • Cancellation before departure and interruption of your trek
  • Missed flight and flight delay
  • Luggage and personal belongings option
  • Worldwide repatriation and travel assistance
  • Search and rescue costs up to €15,000
  • Individual travel accident option
  • Third-party liability abroad
  • Impossible return and early return

The COVID contract includes:

  • Cancellation before departure and interruption of your trek
  • Missed flight and flight delay
  • Luggage and personal belongings option
  • Worldwide repatriation and travel assistance
  • Search and rescue costs up to €15,000
  • Individual travel accident option
  • Third-party liability abroad
  • Impossible return and early return
  • Cancellation due to illness 30 days before departure
  • Cancellation due to denied boarding
  • Remote consultation before departure
  • Medical repatriation
  • Hotel costs and medical fees
  • Psychological support
  • Grocery deliveries and home help

The price varies according to the Tour du Mont Blanc you choose. To take out one of these two contracts, just select the option when you book your trek!

Booking
To book, you must:

  • Click on one of the “book this trek” links and select the insurance, and date options.
  • Select your payment type (cheque, bank transfer, debit card): There are several ways to pay.
    • To pay by cheque: please make it out to WATSE and send to: WATSE – 63 avenue de la gare – 74170 Saint Gervais les Bains Le Fayet – France.
    • To pay by bank transfer: contact us for our bank details.
    • To pay by debit card: your invoice will be in your online account as soon as your payment has been confirmed by the bank. You will then be able to pay the balance directly from your account.
  • Pay a 30% deposit or the balance for your trek
  • Print out the booking form then fill it in, sign it and send it back to us by email or post. Your reservation will only be effective when 30% of the total cost is credited to WATSE’s bank account.
  • The balance must be paid at least one month before departure without a reminder from us.

 

Dates and prices

Tour du Mont Blanc in 7 days – comfort

Date Options DescriptionQuantityTotal
11 to 17 june 2023Comfort Registration in progress
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+
1160,00 

25 june to 1 july 2023Comfort Registration in progress
-
+
1160,00 

9 to 15 july 2023Comfort Registration in progress
-
+
1160,00 

23 to 29 july 2023Comfort Registration in progress
-
+
1160,00 

6 to 12 august 2023Comfort Registration in progress
-
+
1160,00 

20 to 26 august 2023Comfort Registration in progress
-
+
1160,00 

3 to 9 september 2023Comfort Registration in progress
-
+
1160,00 

Included in the price
  • Supervision by a qualified mountain guide
  • Accommodation in bedrooms for 2, as described in the trek programme
  • Half board, as described in the trek programme
  • Packed lunches prepared by a chef
  • Dried fruit and nut snacks prepared by a chef
  • Luggage transfer every evening
  • Showers in the accommodations
  • Cable car ticket on day 1
Not included in the price
  • Transport to and from the start of the trek
  • Drinks other than water served with meals
  • Supplement for a single bedroom (depending on availabilities, please contact us)
  • Any private transport or cable car tickets not included in the trek programme
  • Assistance and cancellation insurance, to subscribe at the time of booking
  • Anything not listed in “Included in the price”

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