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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: a nearby rifugio’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.
- Accompanied by your expert mountain guide, experience the thrill of hiking though the borders between France, Switzerland and Italy.
- Treat yourself with a relaxing massage or visit to your hotel’s spa after a rewarding day on the Mont Blanc circuit.
Hôtel Le Morgane
This elegant and environmentally friendly four-star hotel offers mountain views and a fine-dining restaurant just a short walk away from Chamonix’s pedestrian main street. Contemporary, tranquil guestrooms are naturally cooled without air conditioning, and plush with wood accents and neutral tones. A spa complete with swimming pool, steam room, sauna, and treatment facilities is on site.
Hotel La Chemenaz
This traditional Alpine inn boasts comfortable, spacious, un-air conditioned rooms with balconies. Enjoy stunning views of the Mont Blanc Massif from your room or on the landscaped outdoor terrace or indulge in a dip in the hotel’s swimming pool. The sauna and Jacuzzi are perfect for relaxing after a day of hiking.
Hôtel L' Autantic
This comfortable and spacious three-star hotel is constructed of local stone and wood and stands at the southern limit of the Massif du Mont Blanc. In a quiet landscaped setting, the décor includes Savoyard and antique furnishings, and the hotel boasts a sauna and swimming pool. Rooms are un-air conditioned and include WiFi.
This three-star, family-run country-house hotel is set in an ideal location in the center of charming Courmayeur. The inn offers 25 unique rooms, naturally cooled without air conditioning, with splendid views. Jacuzzi, sauna, and massages are available.
Hôtel du Glacier
This three-star, family-run, classic Swiss mountain hotel is ideally situated on Lake Champex. Well-appointed rooms are un-air conditioned and include WiFi. Enjoy its Jacuzzi, sauna, fireside lounge, and reading room.
Hotel Col de la Forclaz
This simple Alpine hotel prides itself on serving the typical cuisine of the Valais region of Switzerland. In the same family for six generations, the hotel is located at the Swiss entrance to the Mont Blanc region. Please note: not all rooms have private baths and air conditioning is unavailable. WiFi is available in the lobby.
Linger Longer with a Tour Extension
2023 Pre-Tour Extension - Chamonix
- One night at Hôtel Le Morgane
- Airport car service for arrival
- Daily breakfast
- City information
1 Night From $145
per person, double occupancy
Single Supplement: From $95
All you have to do is get to the airport. On our Flight + Tour Combos, we’ll take care of the rest, handling all the logistics, so you can travel with peace of mind. Spend your first night aloft and arrive refreshed for an unforgettable trip.
A Country Walkers representative will greet you at the Geneva Airport to start your adventure off right. A complimentary car service will whisk you to your centrally located hotel in Chamonix. From here, you are perfectly positioned to explore this charming city at your leisure.
After a delicious included breakfast at your hotel, you are free to explore on your own, using our included city information packet to guide your discoveries.
Included Meals: Breakfast
Flight + Tour Combo
|Exceptional boutique accommodations|
|20 on-tour meals: 8 breakfasts, 7 lunches and 5 dinners|
|Local guides with you throughout tour|
|Local wine and/or beer with dinner|
|Entrance fees and special events as noted in itinerary|
|Telescopic walking sticks provided on tour|
|Two extra nights in Chamonix|
|Airport car service for arrival and departure|
|Pre- and post-tour breakfasts|
|Business-class upgrades available|
The tour design, hotels, and meals were outstanding. For those hikers that are in shape, this tour was just the right mixture of vigorous activity, scenery, local insights, comfort, and cultural connections. Our guides were perhaps the best element of the tour - both were highly qualified, each with 25+ years of experience as professional guides in the Alps, truly focused on leading/teaching and very flexible to each hiker's individual needs. While both born and live in Chamonix, their English-language skills were perfect. If I could offer one improvement, I'd try to make the dinner portion-sizes a bit smaller --…
France, Italy & Switzerland: The Mont Blanc Circuit
Awesome and challenging experience. Claire and Patricia are great guides that are very knowledgeable about the history, culture and nature of the entire area. They made the trip so enjoyable that you (almost) forgot how much work you were doing everyday. Definitely glad we decided to use a tour company instead of trying to orchestrate all the moving parts on our own. It let us enjoy the beauty of the area and not worry about the next stop, hotel or meal.
France, Italy & Switzerland: The Mont Blanc Circuit
Expert Local Guides
Experience your destination like an insider with people who call it home.
Making her home in Chamonix for over 30 years, Patricia Corbiller is a certified hiking guide in the region as well as a ski instructor. Walking and nature are her dual passions, which she is inspired to share with visitors to the Chamonix Valley. In her free time, she enjoys discovering trails in the mountains around the globe.
Based in Chamonix but originally from Spain, Javier Torrecilla made his first trek when he was just 6 months old and since then his love for the mountains has only grown! Eventually turning his passion into a career, Javier has been leading groups through the Pyrenees, the Alps, and Morocco’s Atlas Mountains for over 10 years. When he’s not guiding, you can find him hiking, climbing, skiing, or canyoning
Born in Rouen, Corinne Jouin has been working as a guide since 1994, including being certified as a hiking guide in the Chamonix Valley. In addition to fulfilling her career goal of working in the outdoors, she has traveled and lived abroad for part of her life, and especially enjoys returning to her roots to visit her family in Normandy & Brittany, where she boats along the Baie de Somme, bikes along the coast of Brittany, and hikes in Arromanches Bay with her husband and children. Originally trained as a graphic designer, she applies her creativity to the Swiss folk art of silhouette paper cutting, and also enjoys exploring the Alps and visiting historical sites throughout France with her family.
A native of Chamonix, Claire Thiolière spent months during her youth vacationing in Normandy thanks to her parents’ passion for the local history of Honfleur, Mont Saint-Michel, and the Cotentin Peninsula. She also traveled extensively in her youth throughout Africa before returning to France where she received a Master’s degree in Geography and Geomorphology. She is a certified guide who has been leading people throughout the Alps for more than 25 years and has also led groups along the Norman coast when not sailing that same coast herself! An avid hiker and skier, Claire’s enthusiasm extends to the impressionist painters whose artistic movement was born in Le Havre, as well as French literature, architecture, and gastronomy.