Hiking The Tour Du Mt Blanc

The 7th most popular hiking trail in France.

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The 105 mile Tour du Mt Blanc is an epic adventure looping through three countries while crossing seven high alpine passes. The route has amazing scenery centered about the 15,770 foot Mt Blanc but including glaciated peaks and lush valleys below. The well-trodden route is blazed with yellow-diamonds marked TMB.

While camping is permitted near the huts, there is still a fee. The better bet is to plan on the €50 per day food and lodging budget to stay in the huts, which can be found about every 10 miles. The circuit typically starts in Les Houches and is best hiked counter- clockwise. A good time of year is early September after the Euopean high season ends. You will want to bring a sleeping bag and footwear for inside the huts.

Try reading: Tour of Mount Blanc by Kev Reynolds.

Overall, Tour Du Mt Blanc is the 7th most popular hiking trail of all 14 hikes in France. Several of the better hiking trails are nearby Tour Du Mt Blanc including Chamonix, Petit Balcon Nord, Petit Balcon Sud, Hikers Haute Route, La Flegere and Les MottetsLognan.

Tour Du Mt Blanc near Chamonix (France)

Tour Du Mt Blanc near Chamonix (France)

Tour Du Mt Blanc near Chamonix (France)

Tour Du Mt Blanc near Chamonix (France)

Tour Du Mt Blanc Hiking Map



Local Contact(s):  Local Tourism (0033) 45053-0024; Central Reservations (01133) 45053-0763; Mountain Weather 450530340; Mountain Rescue 450531689; American Alpine Adventures (011) 33-450-588-354

Best Season:  July-Sept.

Average Difficulty:  Difficult

Base Camp:  Yeti Lodge Chalets; Le Vert Hotel; Hotel Des Lacs; Hotel Morgane 45053-5715; Vallee Blanche (011) 33-450530450; Hotel du Louvre

Luxury Loding:  Auberge Du Bois-Prin 45053-3351; La Hameau Albert 45053-0509; The Clubhouse (011) 33-450-909-656; Grand Hotel des Alpes

Breakfast Restaurant:  L'M, Chamonix

GPS:  45.92368, 6.868878

Date Published:  12/28/2015

Date Updated:  6/30/2016

ID:  21404

Tour Du Mt Blanc Hiking Map


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