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EXCEPTIONAL TOUR AROUND MONT BLANC

11 Days / 10 Nights

Succumb to the beauty of the Alps during this trek in the Mont Blanc Country... Enjoy breath-taking views and live unforgettable moments!

Our team will do everything possible to accompany you during the first treks but also to ensure your transportation throughout your stay.

And as we have at heart to share with you our secrets and our expertise of the Alps, our mountain guides will treat you with picnics composed of local specialties, from their homes.

For us, it's like opening the door to our home!

Let us guide you and live an experience at Mont Blanc... differently!

NUMBER OF PARTICIPANTS

Ideal experience for families or groups of friends from 2 to 15 people.

Exclusive experience

Days are mixed.

 

Only in summer and autumn.

TARIFF

On demand.

My trip
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DAY 1
Let's go!
DAY 1
Let's go!

 

 

"Very authentic refuge, the view is splendid, we haven't walked yet, and we are already seduced by the magnificent landscapes" (Thierry, summer 2020)

 

When you arrive at the station, we come and pick you up to take you to the heights of St Gervais!

 

At the end of the afternoon, Laurence will give you a briefing of your trek.

You will then enjoy a dinner in an authentic refuge, facing the Mont Blanc.

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DAY 9
Tré-le-Champ, lac blanc: a winning combo!

From Tré-le-Champ to Chamonix

DAY 9
Tré-le-Champ, lac blanc: a winning combo!

From Tré-le-Champ to Chamonix

 

 

6h00 walk - Accommodation: chalet - Meals included: morning & noon - Transfer: 55 minutes

 

"The chalet where we stayed was incredible and had a lot of charm!" (Angèle, summer 2020)

 

 

You get up early to have breakfast at the gîte. Then join Sarah and let yourself be driven to the start of the day's hike, in complete tranquility.

 

You then have an appointment in the afternoon with Sarah at the bottom of the cable car of La Flégère for an aperitif, before returning to your accommodation.

 

Then enjoy a dinner in the center of Chamonix, Sarah will take care of the transport.

 

Spend the night in a private mountain style chalet.

 

Detailed itinerary : 

 

 

After passing the Aiguillette d'Argentière (climbing school), climb a wide chimney and a succession of twists, then continue the ascent to the Tête-aux-Vents crossroads (2,132 m). Pass a cairn, continue the ascent, overlooking the Chéserys lakes and reach the Lac Blanc (2,352 m), then the Chéserys chalet (1,998 m). Then continue your way to the chalet de La Flégère (1 877 m).

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DAY 7
Let's strengthen our quatriceps in Champex

From Champex to Trient

DAY 7
Let's strengthen our quatriceps in Champex

From Champex to Trient

 

 

6h00 walk - Lodging: hostel - Meals included: morning, noon & evening.

 

After a hearty breakfast at your accommodation, you will leave for the hike of the day.

 

In the evening, you enjoy a dinner and a night in an inn, the comfort after the effort!

 

Detailed Itinerary : 

 

Join Champex d'En Bas (1 359 m), and by a forest road with a gentle slope, go to the foot of the Clochers d'Arpette. Admire the view over the Rhone valley and the Combins. Then, continue your way to the chalets of the Bovine mountain pasture (1 975 m). Cross the Portalo pass (2,049 m), descend into the larch forest where combes open up the view of Martigny and the road to the La Forclaz pass, and reach the chalet de la Giète (1,884 m). Follow the path downhill to the La Forclaz pass (1,526 m). Continue to the village of Trient (1 281 m).

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DAY 6
Always ready for the Val Ferret

From Courmayeur to Champex

DAY 6
Always ready for the Val Ferret

From Courmayeur to Champex

 

 

6h00 walk - Accommodation: hostel - Meals included: morning, noon & evening - Transfer: 1h00.

 

 

"The Val Ferret hike, one of the most beautiful places we have been during this trip according to me and that I enjoyed the most!" (Agnès, summer 2020)

 

After breakfast at your accommodation, meet Sarah, our guide from Chamonix, for a transfer to the start of the hike.

 

When you are ready: a little message, and Sarah is there! She will take you to your accommodation so you don't have to worry about anything.

 

In the evening, you have dinner and spend the night in a chalet, all in a warm and wooded setting.

 

Detailed itinerary :  

 

After a descent to the hamlet of Lavachey (1,642 m), reach the Bonatti hut (2,025 m). Then join the buildings of the Alpe Inférieure de Malatra (Malatra-Desot; 2,054 m) to reach a crossroads of trails. After crossing a stream by a bridge, reach the poorly maintained cottages of Gioé-Desot (2,009 m). Enjoy a breathtaking view of the peaks and glaciers overlooking the Italian Val Ferret. Climb up to the Val de Bellecombe; then go down by laces to reach the Ferret valley at Arp-Nouva-Désot (Arnuva on the IGN map: 1,776 m). Cross the Doire du Val-Ferret and continue on to the wide flat area where the Elena hut (2,054 m) is located, at the Pré-de-Bar mountain pasture. Go up north to reach the Grand col Ferret (2,537 m). After going around the top of the vast combe Revers de la Peule, cross the meadows of La Chaudière mountain pasture. A steeper slope then leads you to the La Peule chalet (2,071 m). Continue and cross the Drance de Ferret, then after a short ascent, arrive at the foot of the Ars-Dessous chalets (1,800 m). Take the road on the left that leads to the village of Ferret (1,705 m).

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DAY 5
The Italian dolce vita will win you over

Courmayeur

DAY 5
The Italian dolce vita will win you over

Courmayeur

 

 

Accommodation: hotel - Meals included: morning, noon & evening - Transfer: 20 minutes.

 

 

To start the day, gain some energy with breakfast at your accommodation. Then, join Laurence for an excursion to Courmayeur. She will undoubtedly share her local knowledge and anecdotes with you, and will accompany you all day long to guide you, always in a good mood!

 

On the program: a hike to the Lac d'Arpy and a local picnic by Laurence.

 

Then, at 7:00 pm, you are expected in front of your hotel where a local driver will pick you up to take you to the restaurant. Enjoy a dinner of local specialties!

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DAY 4
Discovering Courmayeur

From Col Chécrouit to Courmayeur

DAY 4
Discovering Courmayeur

From Col Chécrouit to Courmayeur

 

 

2h00 downhill walk - Accommodation: hostel - Meals included: morning, noon & evening - Transfer: 10 minutes.

 

You are expected early in the morning for breakfast at the refuge before leaving for a short hike.

 

After a good pizza, take advantage of your afternoon to relax at the inn's spa.

 

After a day rich in idleness, enjoy a night in a warm and authentic inn.

 

Detailed itinerary : 

 

From your hut, take the trail going down to the hamlet of Praz-Neyron (1,807 m). From there, walk north around the buildings of the Plan Chécrouit ski resort (1,701 m) and then, through numerous bends, you will reach the picturesque village of Dolone (1,210 m). By road, cross the Dora Baltea, go up towards the cemetery and reach the center of Courmayeur (1,226 m). You then have an appointment with Olivier at 11:30 am for a trasnfert from the arrival of the trek in Courmayeur to the hostel, which also has a relaxation area with swimming pool and treatments accessible from 10:00 am to 8:00 pm. Check-in at the hostel is scheduled at 15:00 and at 19:30, recharge your batteries with a dinner at the hotel restaurant. An à la carte menu including 3 tasty dishes will be proposed to you.

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DAY 3
Verso l'Italia, here we go!

From Chapieux to Col Chécrouit

DAY 3
Verso l'Italia, here we go!

From Chapieux to Col Chécrouit

5h40 of walking - Accommodation: refuge - Meals included: morning, noon & evening 

"Impressive scenery, good, quite long and very beautiful hiking." (Brice, summer 2020)

 

In the early morning, appointment for a breakfast at the refuge before leaving for the day's hike! 

After your hike, dinner is served in an Italian refuge, where you also spend the night. 

 

Detailed itinerary:

 

Start your ascent to reach the Seigne pass (2,516 m). Then walk through the wide valley of the Lée-Blanche where you will have the chance to see many marmot colonies. By a path first downhill then flat, finally reach the lower Alpe de la Lée-Blanche (2 035 m) where you will see this time ruined sheepfolds and old barracks. Continue to reach the water reservoir of the lake of Combal (1,975 m) and continue your ascent to the chalet of the upper Arp-Vieille (2,303 m). Then reach Lake Chécrouit (2,165 m), then its pass (1,956 m) where your accommodation is located.

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DAY 2
Discovering The Contamines

From The Contamines to Chapieux

DAY 2
Discovering The Contamines

From The Contamines to Chapieux

7h10 walking - Accommodation: refuge - Meals included: morning, noon & evening - Transfer: 30 minutes.

"Laurence was a great guide, nothing to say we learned a lot with her and spent two great days in her company. We had never really hiked before and she was able to reassure us and give us advices ". (Malorie, summer 2020)

 

After breakfast at the refuge, you will meet with Olivier & Laurence near the refuge who will take you to the start of the hike. That's it, you then start your trek from Notre Dame de la Gorge. Our guide Laurence accompanies you all day long to share her tips and advice as a mountain expert.

At the end of the afternoon, we will meet you at Les Chapieux with Olivier, our private driver, for a drive to your accommodation in the evening. Finally, you can regain strength with dinner and a night in a mountain hut.

 

Detailed itinerary: 

 

Cross the torrent of the Bon Nant, up to the chalet-refuge of the Nant Borrant. Then, after crossing the Plan des Dames, reach the Col du Bonhomme (949 m) via a short but steep scree slope, where large snows stay late in the season. Cross the Nant des Lotharets and reach the Col de la Croix-du-Bonhomme (2,479 m), then continue on to the Col de la Croix-du-Bonhomme hut (2,433 m). Go down through the mountain pastures to reach the chalets de la Raja (1,796 m). Then continue the descent on the grassy path that leads to the village of Chapieux (1,549 m).

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DAY 8
Let's go to Tré-le-Champ!

From Trient to Tré-le-Champ

DAY 8
Let's go to Tré-le-Champ!

From Trient to Tré-le-Champ

 

 

6h00 of walk - Accommodation: lodging - Meals included: morning, noon & evening - Transfer: 10 minutes

 

 

After an early start of the day with breakfast at the hotel, be ready for your departure for the day's hike!

 

At the end of the afternoon, you have an appointment with Sarah in Tré-le-Champ for a transfer to your accommodation.

 

Then, Sarah will take you for dinner at a restaurant where you will enjoy a sophisticated meal. Then enjoy a night in an old Savoyard farmhouse.

 

Detailed itinerary : 

 

After reaching the hamlet of Peuty (1,326 m), cross the Nant Noir. Continue your ascent and take a winding path to reach the place called Tsanton des Aroles, which leads to the mountain pastures before reaching the sheepfolds of Les Herbagères (2,036 m). By a mule track, continue the ascent and, after a few bends, reach the wide Balme pass (2 191 m). Pass under the Mont Béchat, then go down along a ski lift line in the South-West to reach the Col des Posettes (1,997 m). Find the path that joins the GRP Tour du Pays du Mont-Blanc, follow it South-South-West and find the GR at the crossroads of the tête-aux-Vents. Follow the D 1506 to the left to the hamlet of Tré-le-Champ (1 417 m).

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DAY 10
We discover "Cham"

Chamonix

DAY 10
We discover "Cham"

Chamonix

 

 

Lodging: cottage - Meals included: lunch & dinner.

 

"A very nice way to end the trip with a majestic helicopter tour that simply makes you want to stay in these beautiful mountains and go hiking again!" (Maxime, summer 2020)

 

Meet Sarah at the reception desk of your accommodation at 8am and discover the Aiguille du Midi!

 

Enjoy lunch in a local restaurant, Sarah will take care of your transportation.

 

Then, take off on a panoramic helicopter flight around Mont Blanc, lasting 30 minutes. 

 

A cocktail awaits you at your chalet, to end the day in style!

 

 

For more information about the excursion to the Aiguille du Midi : 

https://experience-mont-blanc.com/fr_FR/experience/mythique-aiguille-du-midi-12-journee

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DAY 11
What?! It's already the end?
DAY 11
What?! It's already the end?

 

 

"Thank you for Oliver and Sarah's patience and enthusiasm. Both of them were great. Oliver is always there, no matter what time of day. A faultless one!" (Marie-Christine, summer 2020)

 

At the end of your stay, we take care of your transfer to your departure station.

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To extend your stay
Best of experiences in Chamonix
To extend your stay
Best of experiences in Chamonix

Chamonix, a destination suitable for everyone, no matter what your area of expertise is! In addition to the traditional winter and summer sports, there are also unusual activities, places to relax and monuments that you can discover.

 

Electric mountain bike in front of the Mont Blanc

 

 

Aiguille du Midi and Mer de Glace discovery day

 

 

Mythical Aiguille du Midi - Half day

 

 

Become a Chef for an afternoon

 

 

Valais and Vaud Wines from Chamonix

 

 

Climbing Experience in Chamonix 

 

 

Snowshoe hiking in a Winter Wonderland

 

 

Enigmatorium "Mont Blanc" 

 

Details of your trip

Your places of accommodation

Close to your hiking departures, we choose for you quality inns and hotels for comfortable nights throughout your stay.

 

Included

  • 10 nights in accommodations ranging from the refuge to the 5* Hotel, with breakfast
  • Lunches (except D1)
  • Dinners (except D9 & D11)
  • Our coach Laurence accompanies you D2 to help you adopt good practices. 
  • Laurence also accompanies you on D5 to share with you all her expertise and tips.
  • Sarah, our guide, will take you to the Aiguille du Midi on D10 for a day full of discoveries.
  • The cable car
  • Olivier, our driver, will transport your luggage throughout your stay.
  • Olivier also takes care of all your transportation  
  • Helicopter flight
  • Our entire team in the field or in the office is mobilized to assist you throughout the entire process.
  • The team also makes every effort to ensure the coordination of providers.

 

 

  • The organization and coordination of all providers during your stay
  • The delivery of a personalized travel journal to guide you during your stay.

 

Not included

  • Personal expenses

 

Terms of payment

Your registration is validated upon receipt of the 1st payment. You are asked to pay 30% of the total amount when you register, and the remaining balance at the latest one month before departure. If the registration is made less than one month before departure, then the total amount will be requested.

 

Cancellation conditions

Cancellation fees will be charged as follows:

  • upon validation and more than 30 days before departure : 60 € per person
  • from 30 to 22 days of departure = 25% of the total price (min. 60 €)
  • from 21 to 8 days of departure = 50% of the total price (min. 60 €)
  • from 7 to 3 days of departure = 75% of the total price (min. 60 €)
  • less than 3 days before and after the departure date = 100% of the total price.

OUR SERVICES AS ALPES MONT BLANC SPECIALIST

Options

  • Transfers - As soon as you arrive in the Alps, we take care of your transfer from the airport to your place of stay. Whether you arrive in Geneva, Lyon or Turin, our drivers will be there to welcome you with their biggest smile and drive you safely to your destination.

     

    For more information: https://transfer-mont-blanc.com/

 

  • Activities - For an unusual activity off the beaten track in Alpes Mont Blanc, from one hour to one day, we offer you to live experiences and discover unique places during your stay in the mountains: private guided tours, helicopter flights, cooking classes, private wine tasting, paragliding, almost anything under the sun …

     

    For more information: https://experience-mont-blanc.com/en_US

 

 

Additional information

This program is subject to change depending on weather conditions and the availability of our providers.

 

The feasibility of this program is subject to availability.

 

This program is customizable, according to each of your desires.

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