Tour du Mont Blanc


Are you dreaming of an adventure and an exceptional hiking experience? The 7 days Tour du Mont Blanc is the perfect opportunity to discover one of Europe's most beautiful Alpine regions while challenging your own limits.

This format of the Tour du Mont Blanc is ideal for trekking enthusiasts who aspire to do the TMB but can't commit to a longer format, the TMB in 7 days is the answer to your dreams of adventure if time is short. This trek is also ideal for a first experience of a unique and popular destination, with a route suitable for all walkers and facilities that allow a complete trekking experience in 7 days.

You can also choose whether you want to be accompanied by an organisation or on your own, and choose your level of comfort. With all these options, you can create a tour of Mont Blanc that's almost tailor-made to suit your needs.


Tour du mont blanc 7 days itinerary

The Tour du Mont Blanc is one of the most iconic hikes in the world. It is a long-distance hiking trail that winds its way through France, Italy and Switzerland, circling Mont Blanc, the highest peak in the Western Alps. 

The Tour du Mont Blanc hike is made possible by organised trekking organisations such as Cairn Trekking, which offers mule transport for your belongings. This unique approach gives you access to refuges that are inaccessible by car, such as the Bertone refuge and the Croix du Bonhomme refuge.



Day 1: Le Tour to Trient (Mont Blanc, Aiguille verte, Drus)

The first stage links the village of Le Tour to the small village of Trient, nestling at the foot of the mountains, via the Col de la Balme. On this first stage into Switzerland, you'll have the chance to catch a glimpse of Mont Blanc, Aiguille Verte, Drus and Aiguilles de Chamonix before returning to Trient along sumptuous forest paths. 

The estimated walking time for the first stage is around 4 hours, giving you plenty of time to admire the scenery all around you and complete the 700 metres of ascent and 900 metres of descent.

Day 2 : Trient - Champex - La Fouly (Rhône Valley, Valais)

On the second stage of the Tour du Mont Blanc route, you'll set off from the village of Trient to climb the Bovine Alp, offering breathtaking panoramic views of the Rhone Valley, the Valais Canton and the Oberland, a unique hiking destination. You'll arrive at the magnificent Champex lake, where you'll have time to stroll around the village and enjoy the magnificent scenery all around you. At the end of the day, a short bus transfer will take you to La Fouly for the night, where you'll have a total of 700 metres of ascent and 900 metres of descent.



Day 3 : La Fouly - Refuge Elena (Grand Col Ferret)

The programme for day three of the  7 days TMB takes in the transition from Switzerland to Italy via Grand Col Ferret, which links the Swiss Val Ferret to Italy, finishing at 2537 metres. You'll have a view of the Pré de Bar glacier, which will accompany you all the way to the Rifugio Elena for a positive and negative vertical drop of 900 metres.

Day 4 : Refuge Elena - Refuge Bertone (Grandes Jorasses)

If you've opted for the 7-day Mont Blanc tour with Cairn Trekking, this day will take you through the Alpine pastures of Saxony, offering majestic views of the Grandes Jorasses, the highest peak in the Alps at 4208 metres, and the Dent du Géant. You won't want to miss this day's walk, which lasts around 5 hours and takes in panoramic views of the Grandes Jorasses from the Rifugio Elena to the Rifugio Bertone.

Day 5 : Refuge Bertone - Refuge Elisabetta (Courmayeur, Combal Lake)

On day 5 of the 7 stage Tour du Mont-Blanc, you'll descend from the rifugio bertone to Courmayeur, where you'll be able to recharge your batteries and take the time to visit and recover. You will then enter Val Veni, with the Col Chécroui and Lac Combal at the foot of the Miage glacier. You'll reach the magnificent Lex Blanche glacier at the Rifugio Elisabetta. The ascent is +1100 metres and the descent is -1278 metres.

Day 6 : Refuge Elisabetta - Refuge du Bonhomme (Col du Bonhomme)

On the sixth day, you'll cross the Col de la Seigne back into France after spending the night at the foot of the Estelette glacier. The descent through the mountain pastures will take you to the town of the glaciers, where you may be able to buy some Beaufort cheese from the local mountain farmer, before starting the final ascent to the Bonhomme refuge. You'll be faced with a climb of almost 1,000 metres up and 1,000 metres down for a walk of around 5h30.

Jour 7 : Les Chapieux - Les contamines Montjoie 

Before leaving the highest refuge on your Tour du Mont Blanc and starting the last few kilometres to Notre Dame de la Gorge, you may be lucky enough to spot a few ibex. Your route will take you over Col de la Croix du Bonhomme, then Col du Bonhomme, passing Refuge de la Balme. Then you'll cross a magnificent Roman bridge offering breathtaking views before arriving at Notre Dame de la Gorge, marking the end of your 7 day Tour du Mont Blanc and all the breathtaking scenery you've traversed.


In a nutshell...

If you don't have a two-week holiday, but you're planning to do the Tour du Mont Blanc, it's possible! It's possible to do the Tour du Mont Blanc in 7 days in comfort mode, bivouac if you're looking for an adventure or classic dormitory, depending on what you want and thanks to some of the facilities that Cairn trekking has to offer ! You can also choose to set off on the alternative tour of Mont Blanc self-guided.

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