- duration 8 days
- tour type Small group Request as private
- age requirement 18-95 yrs
- max group size 14
- guiding method Fully guided
- Tour Code BM-7936
- Footprint Carbonneutral CO2 emissions resulting from all trips on Bookmundi will be offset via investments in carbon reduction projects.
- Operated in English
- Enjoy a 'fast and light' version of the classic TMB
- Take in spectacular views of Mont Blanc
- Experience three countries in one week
The Mont Blanc Circuit – also known as the Tour du Mont Blanc (TMB) – is deservedly one of the world’s classic walks, circumnavigating the highest mountain in western Europe. This exciting itinerary concentrates on some of the most spectacular sections, enabling us to produce a hard and exhilarating one-week trip for the trekking enthusiast. Overnighting in simple family-run accommodation, we trek clockwise around the Mont Blanc massif, enjoying hearty local cuisine from three countries, phenomenal views and some of the best walking in Europe.
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Day 1: Start Col de la Forclaz, Switzerland
Day 2: Follow the Bovine Route to the pretty village of Champex Lac and on to Orsières
Day 3: Short bus transfer to La Fouly and climb to the highest point, Grand Col Ferret, and descend into Italy
Day 4: Trek from Val Veny over Col de la Seigne to Les Chapieux
Day 5: A tougher day over two cols; Croix du Bonhomme and Col du Bonhomme; descend to Les Contamines
Day 6: Over the Col du Tricot to the Chamonix Valley
Day 7: Final day trekking past Lac Blanc before descending to Chamonix
Day 8: End Chamonix
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- All breakfasts and six dinners
- All transport and listed activities
- Group arrival and departure transfers available
- Tour leader throughout
- Travel insurance
- Single accommodation not available
- Visas or vaccinations
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No additional cancellation fees apply for this Tour du Mont Blanc Week tour. You can cancel the tour up to 93 days prior departure and avoid paying the full amount, but your deposit paid is non-refundable. No refund applies for cancellations within 92 days of departure.Payment
For any tour departures within 02 January 2024, full payment is required. For tours that depart later than 02 January 2024, a deposit of 25% is required to confirm this tour, and the remaining balance will be charged 92 days before trip departure.Travel Insurance
Tour du Mont Blanc Week tour requires that you have adequate and valid travel insurance covering medical and personal accidents, including repatriation costs and emergency evacuation. We recommend using World Nomads' travel insurance.Visa
For this Tour du Mont Blanc Week tour getting the required visa(s) is the responsibility for each individual traveller, as visa requirements vary depending on your nationality. We recommend to check with your local embassies representing the countries that you are traveling to, as part of this itinerary.COVID-19 Safety Measures
This trip incorporates the following COVID-19 measures:
- This tour has received the World Travel and Tourism Council’s ‘Safe Travels’ stamp, which provides travellers with assurance that COVID-19 health and hygiene protocols have been adhered to.
- Group sizes are kept small to maintain a low risk ‘small group bubble’, with an average of 10 guests in each group.
- Hygiene safety measures and distancing will be followed in transportation, accommodation and meal venues.
- Several COVID-19 distancing measures have been adopted on this package tour to keep travellers safe.
- All travellers will be required to be fully vaccinated no less than two weeks prior to travel.
How many days are enough for Europe?
You can spend a couple of months exploring Europe and still feel like you have not seen everything. Generally speaking, a two-week Europe trip should be just enough if you are looking to cover its major highlights. However, if you want a comprehensive travel experience within this duration, it is better that you focus on a region or a few countries rather than traveling all over the continent.
Choose a single country or schedule your trip around a handful of cities in different countries. While larger European cities may require three to four days to explore, you can get around smaller destinations in a day or two. Planning your trip around a particular region will cut down your travel time and save your time in transit.
How do you travel across France?
France has an excellent transport infrastructure. High-speed trains dart through a network centered around Paris and reach all destinations of significance within the country and outside, including the United Kingdom and Belgium via the Channel Tunnel. The downside is that you must pre-book tickets, and once seats are sold out there is no way of boarding a service. Driving on French roads is a much more relaxed affair than in other European countries since most drivers are considerate. The exception to this rule is Paris, where traffic jams are notorious and parking is often impossible to find. Destinations like Corisca, on the other hand, can be reached via regular ferries from Marseilles and Toulon.
What is the best month to visit France?
France is a year-round destination. However, the best time to visit France for most travelers is either from April through to June or from October to November. Highlights across the country see less footfall – and therefore shorter queues – during these periods compared to the high summer season between July and September. Temperatures are also more suitable for exploration and hiking during these months, averaging 16°C to 23°C. The winter season, lasting from December to March, is the coldest and the wettest period of the year, although this is the best time to undertake a skiing trip in the Alps or Pyrenees. Find more information here.
Is it expensive to travel to France? Is travel insurance necessary?
France is not the cheapest European destination to visit. A combination of high accommodation costs and an amazing range of attractions means budgets often get stretched. Traveling outside of the summer will give a better value for money. Paris is by far the most expensive city in the country. By comparison, food is relatively cheap in neighborhood cafes and restaurants, so you certainly do not have to go hungry! Expect to spend somewhere in the region of USD 210 per person, per day on both food and accommodation.
Travel insurance is an absolute must and needs to include medical cover that can otherwise top hundreds of thousands of dollars in case of an accident.
Which month is ideal to travel to France?
France is a year-round destination. However, the best time to visit France for most travelers is either from April through June or from October to November. Highlights across the country see less footfall – and therefore shorter queues – during these periods compared to the high summer season between July and September. Temperatures are also more suitable for exploration and hiking during these months, averaging 16°C to 23°C. The winter season, lasting from December to March, is the coldest and wettest period of the year, although this is the best time to undertake a skiing trip in the Alps or Pyrenees. Find more information here.