The Tour du Mont Blanc is known as one of the most famous and beautiful long distance treks in the world.
The trek circles the Mont Blanc and passes through Italy, Switzerland and France. Although it is usually a summer trek, we have created an unique itinerary to discover the beautiful scenery around the Mont Blanc in the winter time. Instead of going from hut to hut (summer) we stay in comfortable hotels and Bed & Breakfasts from where we start our snowshoe adventures each day.
Within our six day round trip we will spend two incredible snowshoe days in each country (Italy, France and Switzerland)! We have selected the best snowshoe trails around the Mont Blanc! The tour is suitable for everyone with a reasonable fitness to complete a six day itinerary. We snowshoe between 4 to 7 hours a day. It is not necessary to have previous snowshoeing experience as it is easy to learn and great fun!
Join us for dinner and meet the other participants. We will also check packing lists, equipment and itinerary with you.
Early transfer from Chamonix to Courmayeur through the Tunnel du Mont Blanc. On our first day we will hike through the Italian Val Veny up to the Elisabetta Soldini refuge. Although the hut is closed during the winter your guide will surprise you with some hot drinks in the winter room. We will spend the night in Courmayeur.
From Courmayeur we drive through Aosta up towards the Grand Col St. Bernard, a historical mountain pass leading to Switzerland. We will walk up to the monastery of the Grand St. Bernhard. It became famous because of the St. Bernhard dogs and it was an important stage for catholic pilgrims. We will drive to Champex a beautiful Swiss village next to a lake.
Today we leave the village of Champex on our snowshoes and we will walk through the Valley of Arpette up to a small mountain community consisting of a few houses. We will spend the night in Martigny. If there is time we can visit the St. Bernard dogs museum.
We drive up the steep mountain pass to the Col de la Forclaz. Surrounded by great views over the Swiss and the French valleys we hike up to the top of Bovine. We spend the night in the charming ski village Vallorcine just after the French-Swiss border.
From Vallorcine there are numerous options for snowshoeing. One of our favorites it the Chalet de Loriaz or the Vallée de Bérard on the side oft the famous Aiguilles Rouges massif. We will return to Chamonix by car. In the evening we will prepare a traditional fondue in our igloo for you!
On our last day of our Tour du Mont Blanc snowshoe trek we can do a part of the first ascent route of the Mont Blanc. We can enjoy lunch at the Buvette de Glacier and nearly touch the impressive Bosson glacier.
- 5 nights accommodation in hotels or B&B
- 6 Breakfast and lunch packs
- Private transfer for every stage
- 6 guided snowshoe day tours
- Personal expenses
- Flight tickets
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