Tour du Mont-Blanc

Trekking between 3 countries, around Europe's highest mountain

The Tour du Mont-Blanc is a spectacular trek that unwinds around the Mont Blanc massif, it crosses the Italian, Swiss and French territories, and to those who embark on it  it gives the gift of unique views of Europe's, highest mountain range: severe rocky walls, glaciers long overhanging, gravelly moraines, meadows and grasslands. The itinerary unwinds over almost 170 km and may be completed over a period of approximately 10 days walking.

It enters Aosta Valley from the La Seigne pass and proceeds into the upper Val Vény, as far as the Elisabetta mountain retreat, from where it then descends to lac Combal. The route then ascends to the mountain pastures of Arp Vieille, proceeding with an up and down view as far as lac Chécrouit and the Maison Vieille mountain hut, before reaching the bottom of the valley, Dolonne and Courmayeur. From the town, the route ascends as far as the Bertone mountain hut, then takes all of Val Ferret along a trail half way up the hill, a veritable panoramic balcony over the Mont Blanc mountain range: from the spire of the Aiguille Noire de Peuteurey to the peak of Mount Blanc, from the tooth of the Giant to the Grandes Jorasses and to Mont Dolent. It first arrives at the Bonatti mountain hut and then, proceeding in the direction of the head of Val Ferret, to the Elena mountain hut, then going back up towards the Grand Ferret pass, as far as the Swiss border. In Switzerland, the route touches the districts of La Fouly and Champex and then enters France from Col de la Balme; it passes near Chamonix and Les Houches and lastly, it crosses the Croix pass and the La Seigne pass before coming back into Aosta Valley.

Tour du Mont-Blanc

 
 Stop off  Altitude   Time A-B   Time B-A
Information Point Bank Restaurant Ski lifts Post and Telegraph Camping Pharmacy Physician Grocery Telephone or emergency call Bus Bed Church
Col de la Seigne 2591 0:55 1:15
Elisabetta Soldini Ref. 2.168 3:10 3:25
Restaurant Telephone or emergency call Bed
Maison Vielle Ref. 1.956 1:30 2:20
Restaurant Ski lifts Telephone or emergency call Bed
Dolonne 1.210 0:15 0:15
Restaurant Ski lifts Telephone or emergency call Bed
Courmayeur 1.223 2:30 1:35
Information Point Bank Restaurant Ski lifts Post and Telegraph Camping Pharmacy Physician Grocery Telephone or emergency call Bus Bed Church
Giorgio Bertone Ref. 1.989 2:15 2:15
Restaurant Telephone or emergency call Bed
Walter Bonatti Refuge 2.025 2:30 2:30
Bank Restaurant Telephone or emergency call Bed
Elena Refuge 2.054 1:25 0:50
Restaurant Telephone or emergency call Bed
Col du Gran Ferret 2.536 2:30 3:45
Tappe in Svizzera (ch)
La Fouly 1.593 4:10 3:30
Restaurant Bus Bed
Champex 1.466 5:10 4:10
Restaurant Bus Bed
Col de la Forclaz 1.526 0:45 1:00
Restaurant Bus Bed
Le Peuty 1.326 2:30 1:40
Col de La Balme 2.204 1:20 2:10
Restaurant Ski lifts Bed
Tappe in Francia (fr)
Le Tour 1.463 3:15 4:45
Restaurant Ski lifts Bus Bed
La Flégère 1.875 2:40 2:30
Restaurant Ski lifts Bed
Col du Brévent 2.368 3:40 5:30
Les Houches 1.008 5:25 5:20
Restaurant Ski lifts Bus Bed
Nivorin 1.161 5:30 4:00
Col de la Croix du Bonhomme 2.443 1:50 2:40
Restaurant
Les Chapieux 1.554 4:20 2:35
Restaurant Bus Bed
Col de La Seigne 2.591
 
Meteo
Meteo

Details
Aosta
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Tourist Areas
Tourist Areas

Mont Blanc

Gran Paradiso

Great Saint Bernard

Aosta and surroundings

Matterhorn

Monte Rosa

Central Valley