Tour du Mont Blanc with @KatBennettPhoto
SEPTEMBER 2-13, 2024
Come with me on an unforgettable 12-day adventure trekking across the European Alps! We’ll be embarking on the classic 10-day Tour Du Mont Blanc trek, where we’ll hike through the stunning mountain landscapes of France, Italy, and Switzerland, exploring one of the world’s most iconic long-distance trails. Each day we will make our way through mountain passes and picturesque alpine meadows, where we’ll be treated to breathtaking views of glaciers, rugged mountain peaks, and the majestic Mont Blanc. At the end of our hike each day, we will cozy up in mountain huts and be treated to delicious local cuisine to rejuvenate for the next day’s journey. All while making life-long connections and friendships along the way! Plus, we’ll have the privilege of a certified trekking guide by our side, ensuring we make the most of this epic journey and stay safe along the way.
12 day hiking trip on the Classic Tour Du Mont Blanc route through France, Italy, and Switzerland. 10 days of primarily hiking through the stunning scenery of the Alps, exploring the mountain towns along the way, with one day/night in Chamonix on each end for airport transfer from Geneva and starting/ending the trek
Trek Details: Physical Rating: 4/5 – Tour du Mont-Blanc is a strenuous trek due to the length of the trip and the elevation gain. Over the course of the 10 days, there is a minimum of 1600 ft and a maximum of 4265 ft of vertical gain and about 6 to 10 hours of hiking daily. (Please see the exact milage and elevation gain in the detailed itinerary below). We will be hiking on generally well-maintained mountain trails, sometimes including out-of trail sections. This multi-day trek is one of the world’s premiere hiking routes and is perfect for people with previous trekking experience (although not required) or those looking to take their hiking skills to the next level by doing a multi-day route. Good physical fitness is imperative and previous hiking experience with distances over 5 miles are highly recommended to get the most out of this trip/be the best fit. We will be sharing a training plan prior to the trip if that is something that interests you!
Trip Type: Small – Max of 12 women
Fly in/out of Geneva (GVA)
One pick up time will be assigned for private transfer from GVA to Chamonix (starting point of the trek) so please speak to a Legit Trips travel guide before booking your flights for this trip – email Fun@LegitTrips.com
Itinerary subject to change based on discretion of trip leader, or tour operator, due to weather or other extenuating circumstances.
September 2nd-13th, 2024
TRIP TOTAL $4760
*flexible payment options are available for the remaining balance- you are able to pay monthly or in a few equal installments. Work with your Legit Trips travel guide to determine what is best for you
- 11 nights in basic hotels or mountain huts in quadruple rooms or mixed dormitories
- Breakfasts from Day 2-Day 12
- Picnic lunches + hiking snacks along the trip from Day 2 to Day 11
- Dinners except Night 1 and Night 6 (8 Dinners in total)
- Lift tickets on Day 2 & Day 3
- Transfers and luggage assistance throughout the trip – except on Day 5 & Day 7 – no luggage access at the huts so we will be utilizing our day packs for these 2 nights!
- A private minibus all along the trip, driven by a mountain leader who will help with guiding if necessary
- Private transfers from Geneva Airport to Chamonix (both ways)
- Organization and supervision by a State qualified Female trekking guide.
- Goodie bag hand-picked by Kat & digital photo album of pictures taken of you/the group by Kat throughout the trip
Extra drinks and personal expenditure (souvenirs…)
Luggage transfer on Day 5 & Day 7
Comprehensive Travel insurance (required)
Deposits are non-refundable (but are transferable to another person or Legit Trip). Any additional payments can be refunded if canceled more than 90 days prior to the trip start date. Deposits may only be transferred one time and incur a $100 rebooking fee.
Please be sure to read the complete booking terms and conditions at checkout. https://legittrips.com/booking-terms/
Kat of @KatBennettPhoto is a travel photographer, adventure-focused story-teller, and lover of all things outdoors! She is an experienced hiker, has a passion for exploring off the beaten path destinations, and has traveled to over 30 countries with her camera in hand along the way. Ever since she did her first multi-day trek in Peru in 2022, she has been hooked on experiencing more of the world’s long-distance trails and Tour Du Mont Blanc is at the top of her list!
Join Kat as she checks off this bucket-list trek on an awe-inspiring journey through the heart of the European Alps! If you’ve ever wanted to travel with Kat, meet an amazing group of like-minded women, and conquer one of the world’s most iconic trekking routes while making lifelong friends, now is your chance!
ARRIVAL IN GENEVA
Head from Geneva through the Swiss & French Alps to Chamonix. We will have time to relax and explore this world-famous resort where the first Winter Olympics were held in 1924. Evening briefing with our guides.
O/N Hotel Richemond or similar
1600ft↗ 3300ft↘ 5 miles
Our journey begins at the top of the Plan-Praz cable car (6,561ft). We head towards Brévent, then the Brévent Pass (8,281ft) before descending towards the Bellachat refuge & the Merlet Animal Park. Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
O/N Hotel Les Campanules or similar
2756ft↗ 4100ft↘ 8 miles
Cable car ride to Bellevue for views of Mont-Blanc massif, Aiguilles Rouges, Fiz, & Aravis. Then cross the famous suspended bridge & descend to Les Contamines before taking the old roman.
Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
O/N Refuge Nant Borrant or similar
3550ft↗ 3000ft↘ 6 miles
Start towards Col du Bonhomme (7,641ft). Then to Beaufortain, at the southern end of the Mont-Blanc Massif. We’ll descend through alpine pastures to Glaciers Valley & the hamlet of Les Chapieux.
Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
O/N Auberge de la Nova or similar
2400ft↗ 1200ft↘ 6 miles
We cross the Italian border via the Col de la Seigne (8,280ft) and enter Val Veny. From here, we have the choice of routes to reach the refuge at the foot of the Glacier of the Lée Blanche. No access to luggage.
Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
O/N Refuge Elizabetta or similar
1600ft↗ 4800ft↘ 9 miles
Descent to Lake Combal. Then ascent to Arp Vieille for a splendid balcony trail facing the most famous peaks: Noire de Peuterey, Dent du Géant, Grandes Jorasses. We descend to Courmayeur.
O/N Hotel Edelweiss or similar
ITALIAN VAL FERRET
3300ft↗ 700ft↘ 7 miles
Depart from Villair Superior to the Bertone refuge, then onto exceptional views of the Mont-Blanc Massif. We will sleep in the heart of the Italian Val Ferret. No access to luggage. Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
O/N Refuge Bonatti or similar
SWISS VAL FERRET
2900ft↗ 4300ft↘ 11 miles
Arnuva to Grand Col Ferret (8,170ft), for relaxing alpine meadows & distant snow-capped peaks like Dolent or A Neuve & their glaciers. We descend into the Swiss Val Ferret, reaching La Fouly. Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
O/N Auberge Gîte Bon Abris or similar
CHAMPEX LAC & THE VALLEY D’ARPETTE
2130ft↗ 1970ft↘ 10 miles
We’ll start at a leisurely pace, through forests, fields of wildflowers & quaint Swiss villages. After lunch our hiking gets steeper as we climb through woodlands to the lovely alpine town of Champex (4808′). Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
O/N Relais d’Arpette or similar
2400ft↗ 2200ft↘ 9 miles
We hike towards the Bovine alpine pasture & admire the Rhône Valley vineyards, high mountains of Bernese Oberland, & peaks of Combins Massif. Descend to Col de la Forclaz, a key passage between Rhône & Trient Valley. Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
O/N Auberge du Mont Blanc or similar.
3500ft↗ 4000ft↘ 9 miles
Our trail leads us to the Col des Posettes (6,550ft). From here the view of Mont-Blanc & Aiguilles Rouges is breathtaking. This scenery accompanies us to the classified hamlet of Trélechamps. Breakfast, Lunch
O/N Hotel Richemond or similar.
After breakfast, we transfer back to Geneva and connect with homeward-bound flights, ending our action packed journey around one of the most famous mountain ranges in the world.
Say goodbye to your new friends and head back home.
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