The Mont Blanc Circuit trek explore stunning alpine scenery around the highest peak in Western Europe. A small group guided Alps trekking holiday in France.
The historic Mont Blanc Circuit trek is easily one of the most spectacular walks of the world. Brimming with incredible vistas from high mountain passes, lush valleys and highway sized glaciers, alpine scenery does not get much better than this. Joining an international group led by a bilingual mountain guide, the emphasis is on full immersion into the sublime mountain culture, with overnights in cosy mountain refuges or charming village gîtes.
Carrying only a day pack, our mules transport your luggage leaving you free to enjoy the days walk. Commencing from the Chamonix Valley, the guided Alps trekking holiday in France takes you through Italy and Switzerland during a horseshoe circuit around the Mont Blanc massif. There is plenty of time to enjoy the small villages along the way, including the delightful hamlets of La Fouly and Trient.
Itinerary of Mont Blanc Circuit trek at a glance:
Day 1 Arrive in the Chamonix Valley, begin walk to Trient (6hrs, +894m/2932ft)
Day 2 Walk to Champex (6 hrs, 900m or 1300m/2953ft or 4265ft)
Day 3 Bus to Ferret and cross the Grand Col Ferret to Elena (5hrs, 900m/2953ft)
Day 4 To Refuge Berthone (5‑6 hrs, 631m/2070ft)
Day 5 To Elisabetta Refuge (7hrs, 1100m/3600ft)
Day 6 Walk to refuge Bonhomme (7hrs, 1150m/3773ft)
Day 7 Walk to Notre Dame de La Gorge (4‑5 hrs, 40m/131ft)
This guided Alps trekking holiday in France is moderate to challenging (4 - 5) grade with daily guided walks of around 5 to 9 hours, between 8 and 15 km and maximum ascents of 1400 metres per day.