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Trekking - Alps, Tour of Mont Blanc (Guided or Self - Guided)

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Key Information:
Tour Duration: 8 day(s)
Group Size: 2 - 16 people
Destination(s): France   Italy   Switzerland  
Specialty Categories: Hiking & Trekking   Walking Tours  
Season: July - September
Airfare Included: No
Tour Customizable: Yes
Minimum Per Person Price: 790 Euro (EUR)
Maximum Per Person Price: 1160 Euro (EUR)

Hike the most famous and spectacular European trekking route, the Tour of Mont Blanc, alpine loop around the highest mountain in Western Europe. You will visit Italy, Switzerland and France during this Best of the Alps itinerary, walking hut to hut.
- Level - Advanced
- Walking time - 6/8 hours a day with personal backpack
- Total climbing - 7300 m/23950 ft.
- Maximum climbing in one day - 1690 m/5545 ft.
- Max. altitude - 2665 m/ 8743 ft
- Accommodations - Budget (mountain huts).

Day 1 - Milan (IT) | Courmayeur (IT) | Le Pré (IT). Meet at Malpensa airport in Milan (Italy). Transfer to Courmayeur (Vale d’Aosta/ Italy). Short walk to Bertone Hut.
- Hiking time: approx. 2 h
- Climbing: + 653 m/ + 2142 ft
- Lodging: Hut.

Day 2: Bertone hut (IT) | Bonatti hut (IT). First day of hiking and first contact with the beautiful glacier valleys of the Mont Blanc. Walking through Testa Bernarda crest and Malatra valley.
- Hiking time: approx. 5 h
- Climbing: + 850 m/ + 2789 ft
- Lodging: hut (2020 m/ 6627 ft). Hot shower available.

Day 3: Bonatti (IT) | Champex (CH). Hike up to the Elena mountain hut (2000 m) and Col Ferret (2537 m) mountain pass, entering Switzerland. Bus transfer from La Foulie to Champex, in Switzerland.
- Hiking time: approx. 7 h 30
- Climbing: +960 m/ +3150 ft
- Lodging: Hut (1627 m/ 5338 ft).

Day 4: Champex (CH) | Col de Balme (FR). Another great day of hiking. Pass through Fenettre dArpette and by Trient Glacier. Our final destination is the Col de Balme mountain hut (2191 m), where Alexander Dumas stayed in 1836, on his way to Switzerland.
- Hiking time: approx. 8 h 30
- Climbing: + 1652 m/ +5420 ft
- Lodging: Hut (FR).

Day 5: Col de Balme | Les Contamines (FR). Down by the beautiful Chamonix valley, including a bus transfer from Argentiere to Les Houches. We will stop in Chamonix to rest and do some shopping (mid day). Gondola up from Les Houches.
- Hiking time: approx. 6 h
- Climbing: +581 m/ 1906 ft
- Lodging: hut (1164 m/ 3819 ft).

Day 6: Les Contamines (FR) | Les Mottets (FR). Today we will do several mountain passes, like Col Bonhomme (2483 m/ 8146 ft), in the company of wild marmots.
- Hiking time: approx. 8 h
- Climbing: +1690 m/ 5545 ft
- Lodging: Hut (1978 m/ 6490 ft).

Day 7: Les Mottets (FR) | Chécroui (IT). We go back to Italy, by Col de la Seigne (2513 m/ 8245 ft) and hiking downt hrough the Ferret valley. From the trail we can admire the breathtaking sight of Mont Blanc’s peak.
- Hiking time: approx. 6 h
- Climbing: +990 m/ +3248 ft
- Lodging: Hut (1900 m/ 6234 ft).

Day 8: Chécroui (IT) | Courmayeur (IT) | Milan (IT). Short walk down to Courmayeur. Free time to visit this typical village and shopping.
- Hiking time: approx. 2 h
- Climbing: +18 m/ 59 ft | -746 m/ -2448 ft
- Transfer to Malpensa airport in Milan. Flight back home.

Airfare is not included in the tour price.

Price (Minimum 5 participants) Includes:
- 7 accommodations in mountain huts w/ breakfast
- 7 dinners guides
- Transfer from and to Milão
- GPS tracks
- Maps and documentation
- Insurance
- Complementary t-shirt
- Water bottle
- Taxes.

Available from July to September

- Self-guided tour (minimum 2 participants).
- Extra hotel night in Milan: 100€
- Optional transfer in 4x4 vehicle on day 8: 50€.

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