Tour du Mont Blanc

  • 12 Days
  • 14 People Max

    5 - 14 guests

  • Activity 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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  • 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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Your trip at a glance

Duration
12 Days
Meals
11 Breakfast, 9 Lunches, 10 Dinners
Unlimited Snacks
Accommodation
Hotels & Guest Houses

rustic, charming, locally run & spectacular location

Overall Rating
4.66

185 Reviews

Activity
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.

Read more about the Active Range

Group Size
5-14

Tour du Mont Blanc ~ Itinerary

Trip Start: Geneva Trip End: Geneva
  • 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

  • Experienced guides with exceptional local knowledge 
  • 7:1 guest-to-guide ratio 
  • Exemplary pre-trip customer care service available to answer questions 
  • Travel Wallet: a resource for everything you need to know about your trip in one secure space!
  • All accommodation for the duration of your trip 
  • Most meals (except where indicated, so you can experience local cuisine independently!) 
  • Unlimited snacks 
  • All activities described in the itinerary 
  • All necessary equipment (well-maintained and safe) for activities 
  • Specially curated tour ‘Wow’ moments throughout your trip 
  • All ground transportation and cable cars from trip start to end 

Not Included

  • International/Domestic Flights and transfers to start/end point 
  • Optional additional activities 
  • Travel insurance 
  • Alcoholic beverages  
  • Gratuities for your guides at the end of your fabulous trip 

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What Our Guests Say About the Trip

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Tour du Mont Blanc - October 2022

Challenging and Fabulous

"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 (112 reviews)

Maria, United States

Tour du Mont Blanc - October 2022

Tour du Mont Blanc

"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 (112 reviews)

Jennifer, United States

Tour du Mont Blanc - October 2022

Mont Blanc

"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 (112 reviews)

Helen, New Zealand

Tour du Mont Blanc - October 2022

Awesome Adventure, highly recommend!

"This trip was outstanding. Guides were very knowledgeable and hotels were centrally located to… read more

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

4 Stars (112 reviews)

Adam, United States

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… 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 (112 reviews)

Laurie, United States

Tour du Mont Blanc - September 2022

Tour de Mount Blanc 10-21 September 2022

"Amazing trip with so much to like it's difficult to summarize in the allowed space… read more

"Amazing trip with so much to like it's difficult to summarize in the allowed space -scenery, group dynamics, food, accommodations, logistics and professional mountain guides and staff all were superb. Spending 7 days of hiking through spectacular scenery including snow covered mountains, glaciers, forests, and wildlife. Hikes were challenging at times, but Katarina and Julie set an excellent pace so it was all achievable. Katarina provided clear guidance at the start of each day's hike as far as distance, elevation gain/loss and breaks. Julie and Holly were instructive as well as supportive of the group. All 3 provided technical advice on an as-needed basis. All feedback from the fantastic four was constructive and timely. This was my first trip guided by professionals and the positive difference was tangible. Kiki provide excellent support for the group with respect to food and transportation. I enjoyed Kiki's positive enthusiast send-off each morning and seeing her bright cheerful smile at the end of each hike was so uplifting. Food was excellent. The group dined in fine restaurants and the lunch spread provided was out of this world. Accommodations were all top notch - clean, quiet and comfortable. Logistics for all activities were well thought out and clearly communicated (more than once each day!!). A very well run operation with everything going off without a hitch. Credit is due to Katarina, Julie, Kiki and Holly. Job extremely well done. I enjoyed the day of rest which allowed for some down time for exploring and shopping. Laundry done by the hotel (at a minimum cost) in Italy was an excellent perk and much appreciated. I enjoyed the kayaking on the beautiful lake - again a nice break from hiking same to be said about the mountain biking. The guides, Holly and Kiki readily shared their knowledge of the area as well as the history of the towns and impactful pioneers.

A fantastic once in a life time trip made possible by Active Adventures. I would recommend this trip to anyone who is interested. read less

5 Stars (112 reviews)

Kevin, United States

Tour du Mont Blanc - September 2022

MBT. All the good bits

"I've gone on many backpacking trips and there's always the astonishing vistas, forests, and meadows,… read more

"I've gone on many backpacking trips and there's always the astonishing vistas, forests, and meadows, but generally, there's also a lot of drudgery required between the highlights. Active Adventures gets the balance exactly right on their MBT hike. All the good bits are there, but the long days of of hiking roads, boring trails, etc are gone. High quality planning, great guides, strong logistical support, good food (some great), and the overall effect is perfect trip. Highly recommend. read less

4 Stars (112 reviews)

Scott, United States

Tour du Mont Blanc - September 2022

Scenic and physical adventure

"This was an adventure I will always remember. It was a combination of stunning… read more

"This was an adventure I will always remember. It was a combination of stunning beauty and physical challenge that kept me on the edge of my seat. Each day would begin with anticipation and end with a sense of pride that I had accomplished a big goal. I highly recommend it if you are looking to experience the alps in a unique and satisfying way. read less

5 Stars (112 reviews)

charmaine, United States

Tour du Mont Blanc - September 2022

Fun trip, well supported, beautiful venues

"First Active Adventure trip. Holly was a wonderful guide who was very attuned to what… read more

"First Active Adventure trip. Holly was a wonderful guide who was very attuned to what the group of 14 unique individuals needed at all times and did her best to ensure everyone had a good and safe time. The mountain guides were knowledgeable and brought their unique perspectives in the regions and villages we visited. A good mix of activities and intensity. It was cool to complete 60% of the TMB. read less

4 Stars (112 reviews)

Dan, United States

Tour du Mont Blanc - September 2022

A grand adventure

"Extremely well-organized. Great guides. Loved the physically-demanding days, and the rest days! read more

"Extremely well-organized. Great guides. Loved the physically-demanding days, and the rest days! read less

4 Stars (112 reviews)

Russ, United States

Tour du Mont Blanc - September 2022

Mt. Blanc

"Trip was excellent. Great team leaders, food good, and accommodations were nice. Suggest… read more

"Trip was excellent. Great team leaders, food good, and accommodations were nice. Suggest trying to get back to the hotel a little earlier. Most days we were back at 4:30 t0 5:00 and only had 1.5 to 1.75 hours till briefing for the next day. Did not allow enough time to see town or relax. Not sure how to do this, but mentioned it to the leaders. Would also put another non-hiking day in if possible (know you are trying to do the circuit). read less

4 Stars (112 reviews)

JOHN, United States

Tour du Mont Blanc - September 2022

Amazing Mont Blanc

"It was a so wonderful and exciting trip! I really enjoyed the hiking trip and… read more

"It was a so wonderful and exciting trip! I really enjoyed the hiking trip and did much more than I expected under guiders's help, Melisa and Jennifer. read less

5 Stars (112 reviews)

Lan, United States

Tour du Mont Blanc - September 2022

Tour du Mont Blanc

"There was not a detail that was missed!! From the friendly first meeting throughout the… read more

"There was not a detail that was missed!! From the friendly first meeting throughout the trip until the last evening together, Mel, Faby and Suzane, our driver and lunch organizer did not leave out a single detail for what the overall trip was going to be and daily details of what to expect.
Faby’s knowledge of Mont Blanc was truly amazing.. She knew the BEST route to take for the group we had!!
Mel’s knowledge of the mountain and tour was in depth. Knowledge of pace throughout the steep and heat got us through safely. And hot it was!!!
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5 Stars (112 reviews)

John, United States

Tour du Mont Blanc - August 2022

You should have seen my smart-watch stats!

"I would travel with Active again! This trip was amazing. It most certainly lived up… read more

"I would travel with Active again! This trip was amazing. It most certainly lived up to the ‘active’ and ‘adventurous’ promises. I would highly recommend it for anyone of any age who has sturdy feet, strong knees, good aerobic capacity and enjoys an extended healthy challenge. The Chamonix guides, Jenny and Patricia, and our kiwi guide, Mel, worked brilliantly as a highly cohesive team. They were magnifique! They delivered a well-supported but challenging experience, incorporating mobs of humour, knowledge, passion, energy and conscientious care. I loved the eclectic choice of local family-run accommodation and the awesome daily variety of regional foods. My group of fellow travellers was delightful. An altogether positive experience…and the landscape was mind-blowingly STUNNING! read less

5 Stars (112 reviews)

Janet, Australia

Tour du Mont Blanc - August 2022

Wow!!!!

"Fabulous destination with guides and services to match. Elder, Katerina, Flo, Mel and Bernadette made… read more

"Fabulous destination with guides and services to match. Elder, Katerina, Flo, Mel and Bernadette made the tough hikes doable and the everything fun.
We learned a lot about Mont Blanc and about ourselves. We really liked having a couple hours after the activity and before dinner. read less

5 Stars (112 reviews)

Jay, United States

Tour du Mont Blanc - August 2022

My take or the tour

"I was the old man that was along for the ride and a ride it… read more

"I was the old man that was along for the ride and a ride it was indeed! A trip of a lifetime I will never forget, the guides, all the logistics & the taste of three European countries was a wonderful experience. We could of never duplicated this trip on our own so truly pleased. Taking a group of novices & keeping us all together was impressive as well ! Thanks again! read less

5 Stars (112 reviews)

David, United States

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BOOKING CONDITIONS

Useful Info

Where does the trip start?

On the first day of the trip, our two pick-up locations are Geneva airport (GVA) 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 two 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'll need one piece of luggage plus a daypack. Your main piece of luggage can be anything from a backpack, to a sports bag with wheels or a suitcase and a good quality trekking daypack 25-30 litres (2000 cubic inches) is required for the days on the trail.

How do rooming arrangements work?

Trip prices are based on shared arrangements (typically two guests per room), unless otherwise stated. For solo travellers, 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 travellers who book within 90 days of departure, where there are no other solo travellers 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.

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.

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