A 4-day trekking tour around Mont-Blanc from Italian Courmayeur to the Chamonix Valley in France with amazing views and mountain refuge accommodation.
Join us on a spectacular Trekking around the world famous Tour de Mont Blanc route. We spend nights at altitude in remote mountain refuges while taking in the varied alpine scenery of the Aosta Valley and Haute Savoie. Idyllic pastures nestle below dramatic glaciers and high peaks as we traverse high mountain passes between four alpine valleys in two countries.
On day one we pick you up at Geneva airport, and we’ll get you back there in time for a late flight on day four. So you can manage four days hiking with just four days away. If you want to make the trip more relaxed, we can also provide the return transfer a day or more later so you can stay in Chamonix after the trek.
We have group trips scheduled from June to August this summer.
4-Day Mont Blanc Trekking Tour in Italy and France: Itinerary
Meet at Geneva airport for an 11.30am transfer to Courmayeur via Chamonix.
We’ll have a picnic lunch together at the la Visaille trailhead before starting the hike. An old military track takes us up the glacial valley of Val Veni and over the unusual Lac Combal to reach Rifugio Elisabetta. This welcoming mountain refuge provides our accommodation for the first night.
After breakfast, we’ll climb to the French frontier at Col de la Seigne before descending into the Vallon des Glaciers. This crossing between France and Italy is steeped in history which can be seen in the Casermerta mountain museum.
From the pretty but remote valley, a challenging climb leads to the refuge perched high on the Col de la Croix de Bonhomme. Fittingly for the middle night, our accommodation is at one of the high points of the whole trip.
An airy traverse to the Col de Bonhomme will wake you up this morning as we start high above the valleys. After the col, we follow the Roman trading route as it winds down to the picturesque town of Les Contamines with its beautiful Baroque churches.
After lunch a final climb takes us to the lovely pastoral setting of the Chalets de la Miage where we’ll spend our final night together.
Although a shorter day, this is perhaps the most dramatic day of the trip as we climb over the Col de Tricot and descend to a vertigo inducing suspension bridge. A pleasant climb through larch forests brings us to the Bellevue cable car, from where we’ll either walk or take the lift down to Les Houches, depending on time and energy levels.
A short bus takes us back to Chamonix where we finish the trip, often with a drink together in the town. We’ll let you do some sightseeing here before your transfer back to the airport.