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The region around Mont Blanc, the highest mountain in Western Europe (4,810m/15,780ft), is home to some of the best alpine walking and trekking in Europe. Walkers get a special opportunity to sample the culture and flavour of the three different countries which share the massif: France, Italy and Switzerland. Our trekking holidays around Mont Blanc are dominated throughout by views of the highest peaks in the Alps.

Mont Blanc is permanently covered in snow and ice, hence its name. The literal translation for Mont Blanc is ‘White Mountain’. In French, the mountain is often referred to as La Dame Blanche ("the White Lady") and in Italian the peak is often referred to as Il Bianco ("the White One").

Self Guided Mont Blanc Walking Holidays

Experience one of the classic mountain walks of the world with Walkers' Britain on the Tour du Mont Blanc (TMB). This is a long walk of 14 days in the valleys, foothills and high passes of the Mont Blanc massif. The traverse of the high passes takes you beneath spectacular glaciers and at other times you pass through Alpine villages and summer meadows. The Tour du Mont Blanc is however well within the scope of most walkers and while we grade it 'Moderate to Challenging', the trails are well defined and easy to follow. The trail is mostly moderate but with a few challenging ascents. The satisfaction of completing one of the world's great walks provides the finishing touch to a wonderful holiday in the Alps.

Unlike many of our other self-guided walking holidays, our Tour du Mont Blanc holiday is arranged on set departure dates to spread the huge cost of moving baggage. This means there will be a number of other groups of our clients (up to 15 people) walking on the same schedule and you can walk with others or independently as you choose. This also helps single travellers as they can sometimes be paired up with others, if they are prepared to share a room and in that way save single supplement charges.

Choose our hotel-based walking holiday with three free days included throughout the trip. If you are short on time, but would still like to enjoy a self guided walking trip to Mont Blanc, our Mont Blanc Classic Walk might be for you. Or scroll down for even more self guided options.

Mont Blanc Guided Walking Holidays

If you would prefer to enjoy Mont Blanc on a guided walking holiday, then our Mont Blanc Guided Walk, Mont Blanc Guided Rambler or Mont Blanc Family Adventure could be just for you. Join an international group led by a bilingual mountain guide on walking holidays where the emphasis is on full immersion into the sublime mountain culture.

Whatever you prefer, find your Mont Blanc walking holiday now and let our team of travel experts get you there.

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Personal Experience of the TMB

Our team have been walking in the Mont Blanc region for over 4 decades. We are passionate about Mont Blanc, active holidays and delivering exceptional service. Combined, we’ve travelled to virtually every corner of the UK & Europe and bring a multi-disciplined, multicultural and whole-hearted love of all things travel.

Great Value & Quality Mont Blanc Holidays

Our active Mont Blanc holidays are well priced offering great value for money. Included in your package are comprehensive route notes, maps & guide books along with bag transfers and locally run accommodation. When you book, your trip will be fully organised by a dedicated member of our in-house team, so you will always know who you are dealing with. We take the stress out of organising your Mont blanc trip.

Designing Mont Blanc Walks for Everyone

Self guided or small group; with the family on a relaxed ramble or with friends to circumnavigate the massif; our walking options cater to more fitness levels than anyone else in the Mont Blanc region.

Local Connections in the Mont Blanc Region

We place great emphasis on researching, planning and crafting innovative itineraries to ensure you get the very best experience out of your Mont Blanc trip. We believe relationships are important and have been working with many of our hoteliers and local suppliers for years. This means that they know exactly what our travellers expect.

Travel with Experience Mountain Guides

Our guided walks in the Mont Blanc mountain region are led by bilingual, experienced professionals who know the region well. Every guide is first-aid trained and carry appropriate communication devices with them in case of an emergency.



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International Dialing Code

France +33 | Italy +39 | Switzerland +41

Electricity

Electricity in the Mont Blanc region is 230 Volts, at 50 hertz. The most common pin type is C. (2 round prong).

Visas

Visas not required for citizens of Australia, Canada, USA and New Zealand for up to 90 days in a period of 180 days for all Schengen countries (see www.schengenvisainfo.com/schengen-visa-countries-list/ for countries part of the Schengen). Please ensure your passport is stamped on arrival in the Schengen area. For all other nationalities and for longer stays in countries covered by the Schengen Agreement (Australian New Zealand, Canadian and US passport holders), please contact the relevant embassy. Stays of longer than 90 days in the Schengen area require a long stay visa for the country you are spending most time in. However long stay visas are unlikely to be issued unless there is a valid reason (eg. studying in country). Unfortunately we cannot assist in obtaining visas for long stays due to individual country visa requirements.

Safety

Your safety is our number one concern. Our safety track record is exemplary thanks to careful management and thorough consultation with local partners. Our industry leading risk management procedures have become a skill that we continue to refine. Our leaders in the field are highly trained and have safety as their number one priority. Expert leaders, risk assessments, quality inclusions and your financial security all come standard when you travel with us.

Please refer to our Travel Advisory page for updates on recent events, travel warnings and advice.

We strongly recommend that all clients take out travel insurance at the time of booking to cover against sickness, accident, loss of baggage, unexpected alterations to travel arrangements and travel disruption, emergency evacuation, cancellations, etc. Insurance information is enclosed with your pre-departure information. Please contact us if you would like to obtain a quote for your trip duration.

We suggest that you consult your doctor, local government inoculation centre or a travel medical specialist in order to get the most current advice regarding vaccination requirements.

Money and valuables should always be stored safely when travelling. Keep your passport with you at all times and do not leave it in your main luggage. You will need it to change money and check into hotels. Where safety deposit boxes are available, we recommend that you use them. Keep jewellery and valuables to a minimum.