Packing list for the tour du mont blanc recommended clothing. 1 lightweight fleece sweater or fleece vest.
Camp along the route to save as much as 50 per day but spend at least a few nights in mountain huts and inns to immerse yourself in the local flavor.
Tour du mont blanc hikes europe. Beta fly into paris and hop a train to les houches the small ski village where you start following yellow diamonds stamped tmb hiking counterclockwise saves the best views of mont blanc for the end. 1 pair trekking poles optional 1 set raingear tops and bottoms or poncho. The tour du mont blanc covers a distance of roughly 170 kilometres and gains more than 10000 meters of altitude over 11 stages.
Enjoy the spectacular alpine scenery in three countries. It is considered one of the classic long distance hiking trails. Hiking the tour du mont blanc itinerary and description.
10 things youll need to prepare before your trip. It circles the mont blanc massif covering a distance of roughly 170 kilometres 110 mi with 10 kilometres 62 mi of ascentdescent and passes through parts of switzerland italy and france. Most people start their hike in les houches france going in an anti clockwise direction.
The trail is sometimes closed until the last week of june due to snow in which case your tour would need to be rescheduled or cancelled. Known as one of europes most impressive hikes the tour du mont blanc has always been on my wish list of hikes to accomplishcircling around the white king of the alps mont blanc 4807m 15771 ft the tour de mont blanc doesnt only cover around 170 km 106 miles of beautiful mountain sceneryit also runs through three countries france italy and switzerland giving the hiker a. Tour du mont blanc known on the trail as tmb is the most famous multi day alps hiking journey in europe.
Experience many of the same great hikes and locations on our 8 day version of this european classic. The tour du mont blanc or tmb is one of the most popular long distance walks in europe. Now that you know what gear to bring for your tour du mont blanc trek head on over to read my post on how the actual tmb experience went.
The season for the tour du mont blanc runs from mid june to mid september. Consider our new tour du mont blanc express trip. Hiking the tour du mont blanc 10 day guided tour full breakdown.
1 daypack 1 pair mid weight hiking shoes can be low cut or mid ankle suggested and should have a sturdy vibram like sole. Hike mont blanc europes highest peak with rei. Please note that public transport in the area in the shoulder months of june and september is limited.
Mont blanc or white mountain is the highest mountain in the european alps at an imposing 4810 metres 15781 feet. France italy switzerland.