Tour du Mont Blanc Hiking Tour

Tour du Mont Blanc Hiking Tour

Explore remote landscapes of France, Italy and Switzerland on one of the most renowned multi-day treks in the world on our Tour du Mont Blanc hiking adventure.

A Tour du Mont Blanc hiking adventure is an experience that will stick with you for years to come. Around each corner, new landscapes present themselves as you hike under the massive Mont Blanc massif, through picture-perfect forests and across pristine green meadows of the Upper Rhone valley. Fine food, local wine, charming mountain lodges and a mix of cultures are sure to delight as you enjoy your ultimate European Alps experience. The Mont Blanc Circuit is calling, will you answer?
Tour du Mont Blanc Hiking Tour

Hike, bike and kayak in a non-conventional Mont Blanc trip

In this "Crossroads of the Alps" trip we've taken the traditional Mont Blanc circuit trip and turned it on its head – you'll not only be hiking through the most incredibly dramatic mountain landscapes on the planet, you'll sea kayak across its lakes, bike its trails and sample French, Swiss and Italian culture, cuisine and lifestyle along the way.

Tour du Mont Blanc Trip

Europe

Tour du Mont Blanc

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  • Duration 12 days
  • Travel Style
  • Activity Level Level 4 
    • Activity Level 4

      Challenge Accepted

      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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Experience unmatched beauty as you hike, bike and kayak on our Tour du Mont Blanc. While most trips circumnavigate the Mont Blanc massif by foot, we've taken it a step further to also explore the history, culture and cuisine of France, Italy and Switzerland.

Trip Start: Geneva Trip End: Geneva

What Our Guests Say

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- October 2021

Mont Blanc September 2021

"The trip was extremely good, very much enjoyed it. The guides Claire and Celine… read more

"The trip was extremely good, very much enjoyed it. The guides Claire and Celine were excellent, very knowledgeable and always willing to assist read less

4 Stars (185 reviews)

Bill, Canada

- October 2021

Doing the Mt Blanc circuit was a unique experience!

"The tour was challenging but very achievable if you followed the fitness guidelines provided by… read more

"The tour was challenging but very achievable if you followed the fitness guidelines provided by Active. Our two guides...Claire and Celine were absolutely exceptional! They were experienced wilderness guides--capable, knowledgeable and passionate about the mountainous region we were exploring and in our fulfillment of all aspects of the trip. They did not disappoint! When the weather was less than favorable, their support and encouragement was genuine-they truly cared about us! And the scenery was impressive as any iconic mountain range can be! Having done New Zealand and Patagonia, this tour rates in that classification-not to be missed! read less

4 Stars (185 reviews)

Gretchen, United States

- October 2021

Great Alps Trip

"Really enjoyed the trip. Enjoyed the hiking and the food especially. The only… read more

"Really enjoyed the trip. Enjoyed the hiking and the food especially. The only issue really was the bad weather days which is beyond anyone's control. Was also grateful for the extra help in getting the COVID test done on the final day. read less

4 Stars (185 reviews)

Jason, United States

- September 2021

Incredible trip, even more incredible guides

"The Tour du Mont Blanc circuit itinerary was absolutely amazing but our guides made it… read more

"The Tour du Mont Blanc circuit itinerary was absolutely amazing but our guides made it that much more special. Their kindness and encouragement propelled us through each day of hiking. Even though they had done these hikes dozens, you feel as though they are just as excited to do it their 50th time as they were their first time. read less

5 Stars (185 reviews)

Aliza, United States

- September 2021

Fabulous Trip

"From start to finish the trip was excellent. The guides, Claire and Celine, were exceptional.… read more

"From start to finish the trip was excellent. The guides, Claire and Celine, were exceptional. They made the trip what it was. The accommodations were comfortable and clean. The food was very good at the hotels and local restaurants. My only suggestion would be prepared lunches as opposed to picnic style. Too much opportunity for cross-contamination with people using their utensils or hands to take food. read less

5 Stars (185 reviews)

Jeffrey, United States

- September 2021

Awesome Tour of Mt. Blanc

"The tour of Mt. Blanc was truly spectacular! The tour consists of a great mix… read more

"The tour of Mt. Blanc was truly spectacular! The tour consists of a great mix of hiking trails on some of the most challenging terrain in the Alps with stunning views of Mt. Blanc, combined with kayaking and mountain biking. Active Adventures did a stellar job organizing the trip and ensuring it was an experience of a lifetime. The trip gets a high rating on every score—challenging and exciting daily hikes with awesome views, mixed with culinary delights, and cultural tidbits. The accommodation was quaint, the restaurants were carefully selected to provide a unique blend of local cuisine and Michelin quality meals. The collaboration between Active Adventures and Chamonix Guides worked seamlessly. Every detail of the tour was thoughtfully planned while allowing some flexibility to changing weather and client preferences. We were fortunate to have an amazing local guide and a terrific assistant who made the tour highly enjoyable. The tour met and exceeded all my expectations. I highly recommend it to anyone looking for a great adventure! read less

5 Stars (185 reviews)

Miriam, United States

- August 2020

Unexpectedly Awesome

"Not just a hiking trip, this tour de mont blanc... but a collection and sampling… read more

"Not just a hiking trip, this tour de mont blanc... but a collection and sampling of culture, cuisine, wine tasting and convivial fun with new found friends... Trying to arrange another trip with these wonderful folks who manage to put get it done right... hats off read less

5 Stars (185 reviews)

Joe, United States

- October 2019

Mont Blanc

"It truly was a trip of a lifetime. Our guide Holly from Active Adventures made… read more

"It truly was a trip of a lifetime. Our guide Holly from Active Adventures made it perfect!! read less

5 Stars (185 reviews)

Anne, Canada

- October 2019

Tour du Mont Blanc September 2019

"Every day was a "postcard" there are no words to express the spectacular views we… read more

"Every day was a "postcard" there are no words to express the spectacular views we experienced each day! read less

5 Stars (185 reviews)

Wanda, Canada

- October 2019

Multi Sport Fun

"Active Adventures provided a wonderful blend of culture, hiking, kayaking, and mountain biking along with… read more

"Active Adventures provided a wonderful blend of culture, hiking, kayaking, and mountain biking along with incredible scenery. Our blend of guides which included Holly, our Kiwi connection, Jean Marc, our French guide, and Boi, our Catalonian driver and food gatherer extraordinaire were fun, extremely knowledgeable, and very committed to the enjoyment of our trip. Taking a day to kayak in the middle of the trip and then a day for light mountain biking at the conclusion gave different perspectives of the area and a much needed rest to tired muscles. Jean Marc had a wealth of stories and details about the region and cultures that added depth to the beauty of each hike. He quite frequently took the 'road less traveled' to ensure that we were as alone on the trail as we could be. Our food in each location was of each region and excellent. One of my absolute favorite aspects of the trip was our daily lunches. Boi would procur items from each area; breads, cheeses, meats, spreads, etc and we would each take an item in our own pack. Holly and Jean Marc would then take other items like homemade salads, special condiments, or spreads. We'd hike to a spot and eat a wonderful picnic of essentially tapas at a Refugio or on a mountainside. My biggest regret is that they didn't keep a list of the things we ate so I could possibly find them at home. It was delicious and beautiful dining with glorious views of the mountains. Holly was certainly our caretaker. You'd never know it as she was delightful, fun, knowledgeable, and never seemed to tire. She packs a good snowball too. With all of that, she took good care of making things work, of being sure the guests were comfortable, and that life went smoothly. I'd travel with her anytime. One last thing, I like the guest limit that we had. There were eight of us and it was a good sized group. It was fun to meet new people but it wasn't so large that you either felt like a herd on the trail or that being at the front of the pack was imperative. Well done! read less

4 Stars (185 reviews)

Ronette, United States

- September 2019

Tour du Mont Blanc

"Wonderful, entertaining and helpful guides. Magnificent vistas. Great hiking companions! read more

"Wonderful, entertaining and helpful guides. Magnificent vistas. Great hiking companions! read less

5 Stars (185 reviews)

Ian, United States

- September 2019

Tour du Mont Blanc

"We met our guides at the hotel in Geneva, and the jokes and laughter started… read more

"We met our guides at the hotel in Geneva, and the jokes and laughter started from there. First night was Chamonix at the charming Hotel Isabella. Each day brought magnificent alpine hiking and scenery, and we even watched the start of a heart stopping ultra marathon race in Courmayeur, whose runners passed us by all the following day. We hiked up and down steep mountain trails, passed waterfalls, mountain cows with their leather collars and bells and ate the most wonderful local cheeses, ham, bread and chocolates ...all guilt free. Each evening brought another delectable feast in another adorable chalet. Our guides were great, and gave us a lot of information about the local terrain and towns, history, geography and folklore. we were ensconced in the mountain world for the most memorable twelve days. Thanks for our Grand Adventure to the Active Adventure crew. read less

5 Stars (185 reviews)

Susanne, United States

- September 2019

Tour du Mont Blanc

"My wife and I recently completed this trip.The scenery was truly amazing. We have… read more

"My wife and I recently completed this trip.The scenery was truly amazing. We have hiked previously with AA in New Zealand on the Rimu trip which was likewise wonderful, but I found this to be an even better experience. Our guides Bernadette from France and Jo from Wales/New Zealand were unfailingly cheerful and fun to be around.Clem our driver and lunch preparer was very sweet and quite the driver on some very narrow winding roads. The food was very good and the hotels were very clean and comfortable while all being different in their own way. The hiking days were long but the pace was very comfortable. I've hiked all over the US including multiple trips to Alaska and Hawaii,Canada, Patagonia,Mexico, and much of Central and South America. Tour du Mont Blanc to me is at or close to the top in scenery perhaps with the exception of Wrangell St Elias National Park in Alaska. However, there are no amenities to be had there which made this trip so enjoyable. Our group was likewise a really nice and interesting group.There were a lot of interesting conversations. I recommend this trip and in particular Bernadette,Jo,and Clem.
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5 Stars (185 reviews)

Ron, United States

- September 2019

Tour Mont Blanc

"Excellent!! read more

"Excellent!! read less

5 Stars (185 reviews)

Jill, United States

- September 2019

Hiking for Cheese

"My wife and I had a marvelous time on our hiking circuit around Mont Blanc… read more

"My wife and I had a marvelous time on our hiking circuit around Mont Blanc with Active Adventures. As a fairly but not overly fit couple in our 60s, our first worry was that we'd be overwhelmed by the physical challenges of hiking 8 miles or so on an almost daily basis. Let us not sugarcoat this: the hikes WERE a challenge. But the great pleasure and satisfaction of this trip was that we could and did meet those challenges. The other members of our seven-member group were on exactly the same level of fitness that we were, and our two guides, Jo and Bernadette, were just terrific: fun, encouraging, and extremely knowledgeable about all the mountains we hiked up. At the end of each hike - 4 or so pm - we were exhausted but psyched for a hot shower and cold beer in our next country inn. And by the next morning we were ready take the mountains on again. An important point to add here is that our trip was well scheduled, with a few critical breaks. In surveying other travel groups that hike around Mont Blanc, we had noticed that some called for really rigorous hikes every day..for ten or twelve days. Frankly, that would have been too much for us - and more stressful than satisfying. On Active Adventures, we started with a half day hike, followed by a day of kayaking...By the third day we were ready for our first full-day hike, and the others that followed. After that we were ready for another interlude, of mountain biking. We don't want to send in this review without emphasizing how great our guides were. Jo and Bernadette did more than get us from one trail and country inn to the next. They really knitted us together as a team. They were the best! read less

5 Stars (185 reviews)

Michael, United States

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If your plans change or you decide to travel to another destination, you can change your trip to any of our departures in any destination or request a refund (less deposit) up to 90 days out from your original trip start date.

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We believe our small group, off-the-beaten-track adventures are the safest way to travel. To keep you, your fellow travellers, our guides and the communities we travel in safe, all adults over the age of 12 (i.e. 13 years and above) must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.

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You’ll be inspired and exhilarated, enjoying mind-blowing scenery on foot, in a sea kayak, or by bike - all at your own pace. Get ready for the trip of a lifetime.

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With our small groups of typically no more than 14 (up to 18 max), you'll get to know our team, your fellow travellers, and have the flexibility and freedom to do as much (or as little!) as you like. It’s all about going at your own pace.

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