Three countries. One magnificent mountain. Countless opportunities to enjoy the haute culture of the Alps on this hiking tour of Mont Blanc.
With one foot in France and the other crossing into Italy, it’s time to savor the reward for your morning’s climb. Dominating the horizon is 15,781-foot Mont Blanc, its rocky aiguilles (needles) soaring above Lex Blanche Glacier and Val Vény’s braided river channels. Since leaving Chamonix, Europe’s highest peak has become your constant companion. Next up: Rifugio Elisabetta’s sunny mountain-facing deck, where a well-deserved lunch of hearty mountain fare awaits: risotto, venison ravioli, and fondue with gnocchi. Five more spellbinding days await on your Mont Blanc hiking tour as you close the loop, crossing from Italy into Switzerland and back to France, enjoying an insider perspective brought to life by your exceptional mountaineer guides. By trail’s end in Chamonix, you’ll feel the satisfaction of conquering one of the world’s classic walking routes.
- Ride the La Flégère cable car into the Chamonix Valley and witness its breathtaking panoramic views of impossibly green hillsides, fragrant forest, and the curving Arve River.
- Delight in the best of Savoyard cuisine after an invigorating day on the trail, from creamy fondues and raclettes to savory stews and delicious tarts.
- Enjoy the mountaineering culture of the Alps in Courmayeur, visiting local shops or sipping a cool drink at a café beneath towering Mont Blanc.