11 Reasons to Choose This Tour du Mont Blanc Itinerary

The epitome of walking in the European Alps | John Millen
The epitome of walking in the European Alps | John Millen

2022 dates have been announced for the Tour du Mont Blanc – so now is the time to decide on how you will tackle one of the world's classic alpine walking tours. Here are just some of the reasons why we think this is the best itinerary for this spectacular trip…

 

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1. EIGHT fixed departure dates for summer 2022

The Tour du Mont Blanc is a self guided walking holiday – but due to the logistics of baggage transfer, the trip departs on fixed dates throughout the summer season. Our 8 departure dates, spanning the entire summer, give you plenty of options for when to do the trip. 

 

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2. Worry-free booking conditions in 2022

When booking your 2022 Tour du Mont Blanc walking holiday with Walkers' Britain, you can be assured with strict health guidelines and relaxed booking conditions. 
You can learn more about all of this on our COVID-19 Travel & Booking Information page.

 

3. Support from our friendly, knowledgeable team in London

Our London office is staffed by a team with plenty of walking experience, and an in-depth knowledge of our holidays. They can provide you with all the information you need and answer all of your questions, providing support both before and during your trip.

 

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4. Walk independently, but at the same time as other Walkers' Britain travellers

Although the Tour du Mont Blanc is a self guided holiday, the fact that the trip departs on fixed dates means there will always be a small number of other walkers doing the tour at the same time. So you can be as sociable or independent as you like – it’s the best of both worlds!

 

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5. Enjoy the benefits of support from our team members who live in the area

Our friendly local staff who take care of your baggage transfers also act as your contacts in case of any problems, or simply to offer advice and information.

 

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6. The route notes you receive are second to none

When you book with us you’ll receive a pack including detailed route notes, maps and information on local points of interest and attractions. The notes have been prepared by our own team who have intimate knowledge of the area, and also include details of alternative routes for certain parts of the tour and a lot of interesting background information.

 

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7. Enjoy a meet & greet on your first night

The evening before you set off from Les Houches for your first day’s walking, our support team on the ground will hold a briefing to give you all the information you need and to ask any questions you might have. It also gives you the opportunity to meet the other travellers who’ll be doing the walk at the same time as you.

 

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8. Solo travellers can avoid paying a single supplement

If you’re a solo traveller and are happy to share a room with another traveller (of the same gender), you won’t have to pay a single supplement - as long as we can pair you up. (NB: there are no single rooms available in Les Chapieux, on the 3rd night of the tour, and if not paired up single travellers will have to stay in a small dormitory at Refuge Les Mottets, which is 7km further up on the route).

 

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9. First-timer on a self guided walk? No problem!

Although the Tour du Mont Blanc provides views of breath-taking alpine scenery, the walk itself is graded as ‘moderate to challenging’ and requires no mountaineering experience. This means that anyone with the level of fitness required to walk for 6 to 7 hours a day on uneven ground should find it within their capabilities. Some of the walks can be shortened by the use of cable cars or local bus services.

 

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10. Enjoy the culture of 3 different countries

One of the most enjoyable aspects of the Tour du Mont Blanc is that you’ll pass through France, Italy and Switzerland, each with its own culture, customs and delicious food & wine. A true European adventure awaits you.

 

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11. Rest days, or extra walking days - the choice is yours

The itinerary includes 3 ‘rest’ days when you can take it easy – but there’s certainly no need to rest if you’re feeling energetic! There’s plenty to explore in all of the areas (the route notes will provide information), or you can choose to do some extra walking if you prefer.

 

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Find more details, dates and book online, for the Tour du Mont Blanc Self Guided Walk.

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