Mont Blanc holiday, Tour du Mont Blanc

This tour takes in the highlights of the classic Mont Blanc Circuit in one week rather than two, dropping you off each day to complete a different segment of the trail.
Walking through the Swiss, Italian & French Alps Chamonix Valley Carlaveyron Natural Reserve Summiting the Aiguillette des Houches & the Aiguillette du Brevent Bel Lachat Refuge Bonatti Refuge Walk above the Ferret Valley Lac Blanc
£1749£1599To£1999including UK flights
Convert currency:
8 Days
France, Italy, Switzerland
Small group
More info
From £1299 - £1599 excluding flights.
Minimum age 16.
Up to £150 off selected dates.
Late availability on these dates: 30 Sep, 07 Oct
Make enquiry

Description of Mont Blanc holiday, Tour du Mont Blanc

Western Europe’s highest mountain is surrounded by seven beautiful valleys, and the Mont Blanc circuit follows the paths that link them together. The full circuit takes around two weeks to complete – but this week-long Tour du Mont Blanc holiday is perfect with those for less time, as it is based in the charming town of Chamonix, and takes minibuses out each day to explore the diverse highlights of the circuit. Each day you’ll walk a different section of the Tour du Mont Blanc, ensuring you take in the most outstanding landscapes that this route has to offer.

You’ll walk between 9 and 16km each day, over five days, and while there are some steep ascents, you’ll stay at a comfortably low altitude – although there is an optional cable car ride from Chamonix up to 3,842m on your free day, for spectacular views of Mont Blanc. Each day, you’ll experience different terrains and vistas – crossing into Switzerland for views of Mont Blanc’s glaciers and the Swiss Alps, trekking up to mountain refuges and traversing Alpine meadows and natural reserves. You’ll pass quaint farmhouses and idyllic hamlets, look out for ibex and walk around mountain lakes.

Your base for the week is the delightful Chalet Chamonix, which enjoys its own views of the mountains, and after your trek you’ll be glad of the chalet’s soothing Jacuzzi at the end of the day.


Price information

£1749£1599To£1999including UK flights
Convert currency:
From £1299 - £1599 excluding flights.
Minimum age 16.
Make enquiry

Check dates, prices & availability

Travel guides

France walking
The wonderful Robert Louis Stevenson quote below sums up the feeling you get from putting a bag on your back and just walking. It’s simply about movin...
Italy walking
Passionate, food loving, fiery, elegant, religious and beautiful. These clichιs about Italians pretty much fit the picture of walking holidays in Ital...

Holiday information

Small group tours:
Small group travel is not large group travel scaled down. It is modeled on independent travel – but with the advantage of a group leader to take care of the itinerary, accommodation and tickets, and dealing with the language. It’s easy to tick off the big sights independently – but finding those one-off experiences, local festivals, travelling markets and secret viewpoints is almost impossible for someone without the insider knowledge gained from years in the field. Those with a two-week holiday, a small group tour will save valuable planning time.
Train Travel:
If you prefer to travel by train we can book a this for you from and to London and the nearest train station to the start point of the holiday. Contact us for full details and prices.


10 Reviews of Mont Blanc holiday, Tour du Mont Blanc

4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed on 17 Jul 2023 by

Good but quite tough compared with other Grade 3 trips from this operator. Read full review

Reviewed on 08 Oct 2022 by

A great break with very well managed walks. Read full review

Reviewed on 05 Oct 2022 by

A ten. Loved it. Meeting and enjoying wonderful people. Really enjoyed the accommodations and food at the chalet. Read full review

Reviewed on 11 Aug 2022 by

Trip of a lifetime! Read full review

Reviewed on 21 Aug 2022 by

The trip was good but I am negatively influenced by the unacceptable room my daughter and her friend got. Read full review

Reviewed on 30 Sep 2019 by

The walk in Courmayeur. Read full review

Reviewed on 22 Sep 2019 by

Overall arrangements were very good Read full review

Reviewed on 16 Aug 2018 by

The scenery Read full review

Reviewed on 20 Jul 2017 by

The views of Mt Blanc were amazing, especially when taking the Cable Car to the very top of the Glaciers. Read full review

Reviewed on 16 Oct 2017 by

Beautiful scenery. Read full review

Responsible Travel

As the pioneers of responsible tourism, we've screened this (and every) holiday so that you can travel knowing it will help support the places and people that you visit, and the planet. Read how below.


Few holidays have as little detrimental impact on the environment and local residents as a walking and trekking trip. Erosion on and adjacent to popular paths is a growing problem in certain places and therefore our trip leaders encourage clients to stick to advised routes in order to minimise this. We do believe in leaving no more than footprints and have a strict policy with proper disposal of litter. We understand that this sense of responsibility is even more necessary in the case of Mont Blanc than some other trekking sites as the mountain does not have National Park status and regulations to protect it. Our staff are trained with environmental stewardship in mind and protective guidelines are then passed on to our clients through briefings in order to keep our impact neutral.

Water is a really important issue with trekking trips- especially as this trip reaches at altitude of over 2,500m at the highest pass of the route, Lac Blanc, which might be quite challenging. Whilst we must stay hydrated, it is also vital that we have a system for providing clean water without causing lots of waste with plastic bottles. We suggest that instead of repeatedly buying bottled water, guests should use fresh water springs on the way to re-fill a singular container. These springs are clean and are a wonderful resource for reducing plastic waste, or guests can simply re-fill at the campsites, mountain huts or village inns where they stay.

UK Office:
It all starts at home so we have first worked at reducing our carbon footprint in our UK Offices. Through energy conservation measures and recycling policies, we are proud to be actively reducing the waste produced and our impact on the environment. We support various projects all over the world to try and give something back to the places we visit.


Accommodation & Meals:
For accommodation and eating out we use smaller business that benefit the local community by keeping investment in the area. We spend the duration in a locally owned chalet within minutes of Mont Blanc, therefore reducing our need for transport and carbon footprint; and meals are usually communally organised which is more efficient and less impactful. Where meals are provided, we try to use local supplies if possible and encourage clients to do the same when they shop independently: for example, there is a Saturday market in Chamonix with plenty of local shops and cafes en route. We stop almost daily in locally run refuges where our trekkers usually have a coffee and a big slice of cake. It does not sound like much but these are all locally owned establishments and our business is an excellent source of income for them.

Group Size:
This small group tour has a maximum of 16 participants, meaning that we have a low impact on the environments and communities we visit and are able to ensure that we do not disrupt or lead to the displacement of local people. The small number also allows us to stay in unique, family-run hotels that cannot benefit from coach tours and other mass tourism due to their limited sizes.

Popular similar holidays

Mont Blanc Circuit trek, with hotel accommodation

Mont Blanc Circuit trek, with hotel accommodation

From £3829 - £3899 15 days including UK flights

Classic Tour, using small inns and guesthouses

Mont Blanc short break, guided tour

Mont Blanc short break, guided tour

From €595 4 days excluding flights

Trekking South Part of the Tour du Mont-Blanc in 4 days

Mont Blanc Circuit classic walking tour, 8 days

Mont Blanc Circuit classic walking tour, 8 days

From £2279 - £2299 8 days including UK flights

Hearty local cuisine from 3 countries & phenomenal views