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Highlights

  • Taking on Europe's classic long distance walk
  • A relaxed itinerary with an extra night in Courmayeur the longest day split in two
  • Superb mountain views at every turn of the trail
  • Three countries on one trek; France, Italy & Switzerland
  • Delicious meals featuring the local specialities of each country
  • Comfortable hotel and auberge accommodation in private rooms and included bag transfer

Enjoy every moment of your complete Tour du Mont Blanc with an extra two nights to give you plenty of time to take in the views and enjoy the towns along the trail. Staying in hand-picked hotels and refuges with private rooms the relaxed Tour du Mont Blanc, through France, Italy and Switzerland is the perfect Alpine trek for those who prefer their walking in comfort.

Since de Saussure first walked around the Mont Blanc Massif in 1767 the Tour du Mont Blanc has built on its reputation as one of the world’s classic treks. Our 13 night Relaxed Tour du Mont Blanc trek follows every step of this classic trek over 11 days of unforgettable walking in the high Alps plus a rest day in Courmayeur.

Staying in comfortable small hotels and auberges/refuges in private rooms you can enjoy world class walking on high mountain trails and look forward to comfortable accommodation and great food each night. The Tour du Mont Blanc really is a trek filled with superlatives from beginning to end and the ever changing mountain panoramas will just blow you away.

Your trek starts and finishes in Les Houches (with the last night in Chamonix) and covers all of the Tour du Mont Blanc so that you won’t miss a single step of this fabulous walk. It includes the start through Les Contamines Nature Reserve, a rest day in Courmayeur in the Val d’Aosta, a fabulous few days through the Val Veni and Val Ferret and finishes on a high with two days walking in the Aiguilles Rouges, which give the best views of the Mont Blanc Massif.

Connoisseurs will enjoy this version of the Tour du Mont Blanc as you taste, see and smell all her different sides and have the opportunity to choose several interesting variants. The character of the massif and surrounding valleys change dramatically as you walk through France, Italy and Switzerland on your Tour du Mont Blanc and enjoying the delicacies of each country is one of the highlights of the tour.

Day 1: Arrive Les Houches

The pretty village of Les Houches is easily accessible by either train or shuttle from Geneva Airport in just over an hour. On arrival you can settle into your comfortable  hotel, stroll through the town and get ready for your adventure on the Tour du Mont Blanc.


Dinner & Overnight: Chalet Hotel Les Campanules**, Les Houches



Enjoying wonderful views the 2 star Chalet Hotel Campanules punches well above its weight with great views, service and comfortable rooms.


or: Hotel Du Bois***, Les Houches


Enjoying a wonderful outlook the 3* Hotel du Bois offers comfortable rooms, great food and has a sauna and swimming pool.



DAY 2:
Les Houches - Bellevue (1801m) – Les Contamines


Your Tour du Mont Blanc starts with either a climb from Les Houches out of the Chamonix Valley to Bellevue(1801m) or a quick 10 minute ride on the Bellevue telepherique.



At Bellevue 91801m) you have the option of taking the tough route via Chalet de Miage, which is dominated by the Dôme du Goûter and Aiguille de Bionnasay as you pass just beneath the snout of the Glacier de Bionnassay. After passing the idyllic Chalet de Miage you descend to Les Contamines.


The easier option winds through beautiful forests and through alpine pastures via Bionnassay to Les Contamines.


Walk via Bionnassay: 16km, 5 Hours, 646m Ascent, 633m Descent


Walk via Chalets de Miage: 18km, 7.5 Hours, 1478m ascent, 1318m descent


Optional Cable Car: Reduces both routes by 2 hours and 900m of ascent.


Dinner & Overnight:
Hotel Chemenaz***
, Les Contamines


The Chalet style Hotel Chemenaz is just outside the village, has 38 bedrooms and a swimming pool.


Or: Hotel Christiana**, Les Contamines


Ideally located in the centre of the village the Mermoud family have been welcoming guests to this friendly mountain style hotel for three generations.



DAY 3:
Les Contamines – Col Bonhomme (2329m) – Refuge des Mottets/Les Chapieux

A gentle start from Les Contamines for the first 4km along the valley floor to chapel at Notre Dame de la Gorge (shuttle transfer possible). Here the path turns upwards and climbs steadily on the Chemin Roman through the Contamines Montjoie Nature Reserve towards the distant Col du Bonhomme. A steady climb reveals increasingly rugged views of the high peaks and you quickly reach the rugged landscapes of the Col du Bonhomme (2329 m).


A further hour on rough and rocky ground brings up the Col de la Croix du Bonhomme. Here you can either climb over the Col des Fours (2665m) and descend steeply to Refuge des Mottets or alternatively descend to Les Chapieux.


Walk to Refuge des Mottets:16km, 1500m Ascent, 900m Descent, 8 Hours


Walk to Les Chapieux: 18km, 1316m Ascent, 929m Descent, 7 – 7.5 Hours.


Dinner & Overnight: Either Refuge des Mottets, which is an idyllically located mountain refuge that was refurbished recently and has comfortable private rooms and is well known for its hearty evening meals.


Or: Refuge de la Nova in Les Chapieux. This is a friendly mountain hotel in a lovely location and the next morning you simply take the shuttle bus up to Refuge des Mottets.


Day 4: Les Chapieux/Refuge des Mottets to Courmayeur

The Col de la Seigne (2516m) lies a steep 750m above the Refuge des Mottets and is where you leave France for Italy. Just wait until you see the view! Stupendous! The steep southern side of the Mont Blanc Massif, made up of jagged peaks, hanging glaciers and plunging waterfalls, seems close enough to touch. 750m above the Refuge des Mottets and is where you leave France for Italy.  The trail descends through high alpine meadows past refuge Elisabetta into the Val Veni. At Lac Combal you leave the TMB for a couple of kilometres to follow the valley floor to la Visaille,where you catch the local bus to Courmayeur.




Walk from Les Chapieux: 22km, 6-7 Hours, 1004m

Ascent, 794m Descent, 9-10 Hours




Walk from Refuge des Mottets: 17km, 750m

Ascent, 794m Descent, 5-6 Hours




Overnight: Hotel Bouton d’Or*** , Courmayeur




Located just a few minutes from the pedestrianised centre of Courmayeur the family run Hotel Bouton d’Or is wonderfully friendly and has a calm garden and terrace in which to relax.




Or Hotel Crampon*** , Courmayeur Located in the heart of Courmayeur the family run Hotel Crampon has a large garden and comfortable rooms.



DAY 5: La Visaille to Courmayeur or Rest Day

Purists may choose to head back to La Visaille by bus or taxi and cover the section of the trail from Lac Combal via Col Checrouit back into Courmayeur. In favourable weather, this high route is well worth the effort and is a wonderfully scenic section of the trail. Alternatively, you may wish to spend the day relaxing in the charming Italian town of Courmayeur.


Overnight: Courmayeur


DAY 6: 
Rest day in Courmayeur


Nestled at the heart of Italy’s Aosta Valley Courmayeur is bustling in summer with plenty to fill your day. Choose from a gentle stroll, a relaxing cappuccino and people watching on the piazza or perhaps take the cable car to Refugio Torino and the Punta Helbronner (3462m), where you can enjoy the most spectacular views of the Mont Blanc Massif.


Overnight: Courmayeur


Day 7: Courmayeur to Refugio Bonatti

In good weather the walk from Courmayeur to Refugio Bonatti is guaranteed to be one of the most memorable of your Tour du Mont Blanc. Choose from three variations for the next section, all of which start with a steep climb from Courmayeur. The main route then contours around the flank of Mont de la Saxe on an undulating path giving you plenty of time to take in the dramatic icy panorama of the Mont Blanc Massif and Grand Jorasses across the valley.


The variants via Col Sapin or Mont de la Saxe include more climbing but the views are arguably better. Whichever route you choose Refugio Bonatti, the crème de la crème of alpine refuges, marks the end of your day.


Walk: 12km, 860m Ascent, 698m descent, 4.5 hours. (The variants almost double the ascent and add 2 hours)


Dinner & Overnight: Refugio Bonatti


The privately owned Refugio Bonatti has a reputation as one of the best in the Alps. You will have a private twin room.Your bags cannot be transferred to Bonatti since there is no road access. You will need to carry your overnight things today.


Day 8: Refugio Bonatti – Grand col Ferret – La Fouly

The day begins with a glorious contouring walk from Refugio Bonatti before descending into Val Ferret, where the climb of Grand col Ferret begins. The top of the col brings up Switzerland. Descending through picture book scenes of chalets, grazing cattle and fabulous alpine views you soon reach La Fouly, an idyllic alpine village of wooden chalets overflowing with flowers. 


Walk: 20 km, 895m Ascent, 1410m Descent, 6 – 6.5 Hours


Dinner & Overnight: Hotel Edelweiss, La Fouly


Hotel Edelweiss is a comfortable mountain chalet style hotel.


Day 9: La Fouly to Champex

Walking through the Val Ferret with its patchwork of peaceful forests and green pastures is balm for the body and soul as this is the easiest stage of the TMB. On the way to Champex you will be walking on some of the quietest trails in the Mont Blanc Massif. The village of Les Arlaches, made up of traditional wooden Swiss Chalets, seems to have leapt from a postcard and is a highlight of the day. Your overnight stop is the lakeside town of Champex.


Walk: 4.5 Hours, Ascent: 450m, Descent: 550m


Dinner & Overnight: Hotel du Glacier***, Champex


Since 1895 the Bisselx family have welcomed guests to their comfortable mountain hotel in the true tradition of Swiss hospitality. You can look forward to relaxing on the sunny terraces and dinner featuring regional specialities.


Day 10: Champex - Trient

The official route goes via Alp Bovine, a splendid walk through pine and larch forests interspersed with alpine meadows and wonderful views down the Rhône Valley.


Alternatively the demanding variant goes via the spectacular Fenêtre d’Arpette to the Trient Valley. Climbing to 2665m it’s a challenging and exposed route but worth every step. Whichever route you choose you will end the day by descending right to the valley floor to the small village of Trient.


Walk via Alp Bovine: 17.5km, 700m Ascent: 840 m Descent, 5.5 Hours. Walk via Fenêtre d’Arpette: 15.5km, 1184m Ascent, 1330m descent, 7 Hours


Dinner & Overnight: La Grand Ourse, Trient


La Grand Ourse has been recently renovated and now provides auberge style accommodation for walkers. You will have a private room with shared facilities.


Or: Auberge Relais du Mont Blanc


The Relais du Mont Blanc is the most basic accommodation that you will stay in during your trip. You will of course have a private room but this is a very busy stop for walkers.


Day 11: Trient - Col de La Balme – Tré le Champ – Argentière

From Trient, you climb to reach the French border at Col de Balme (2191 m). From the col the entire Mont Blanc Massif stretches ahead; the Chamonix Valley, the summit of Mont Blanc, the Aiguilles, the Mer de Glace and the Argentière glaciers! The route then continues via the Col des Posettes and Aiguillette des Posettes, with wonderful views throughout, before descending into the Chamonix Valley at Tré le Champ.


From Tré le Champ you can either walk the 1.5km to your hotel in Argentiere or catch the free shuttle bus.


Walk: 11.5km, 1069m Ascent, 950m Descent, 5 Hours


Dinner & Overnight: Hotel Couronne***, Argentière


Located on the main road in the heart of Argentiere the Hotel Couronne has 40 comfortable rooms and a restaurant specialising in Savoyard dishes.


Day 12: Argentière to Planpraz

The next two days are in my opinion the highlight of the Tour du Mont Blanc. The views across the Chamonix Valley to the Mont Blanc Massif are outstanding throughout.

From your hotel the trail climbs via Aiguillette de Argentière to the Grand Balcon Sud of the Aiguilles Rouges, taking in a few fixed ladders on the way. You are now in the Aiguilles Rouge Nature Reserve and sightings of Ibex, Marmot and many other furry creatures are common.

You continue to climb to Lac Blanc, where the idyllically situated refuge is the perfect spot for lunch. Another hour of descent brings you to the cable car station at Le Flégère, continue past the cable car and take the 'Balcon Sud' route traversing across the mountain side with stunning views of Mont Blanc as you go. The balcony route arrives at Planpraz where you can take the cable car down to the centre of Chamonix.


 Walk: 11.5km, 7.5 Hours, Ascent: 1280m, Descent: 4525m


Overnight: Hotel l’Arve***, Chamonix


Enjoying a quiet location with great views, despite being so close to the centre of Chamonix, the hotel l'Arve has 37 comfortable rooms and a friendly welcoming atmosphere.


Day 13: Planpraz to Les Houches

Begin your day by catching the cable car back up to Planpraz. For your last day on the Tour du Mont Blanc you have several options. The toughest, but most rewarding takes you all the way to Les Houches via the Col du Brevant & the rocky pedestal of the le Brévent  (2525m). Mont Blanc seems within touching distance on the opposite side of the valley. Descent past Lac Brevent and traverse onwards to Bel Lachat before making the descent to Les Houches and a short bus or train ride will take you back to Chamonix. This day can be shortened at several points.

Chamonix is the centre of mountaineering in the French Alps and always a hive of activity and is the perfect place to celebrate the end of your walk around Mont Blanc.

Walk: 11km, 430m Ascent, 1530m Descent, 6 Hours


Overnight: 3* Hotel l’Arve, Chamonix


Day 14: Onward Travel

Chamonix is a great base to spend a couple of days and we would recommend that you add extra nights here. You can enjoy some fabulous walking in the Aiguilles Rouge Park, take the cable car to the Aiguille du Midi at 3795m or perhaps the train to the Montenvers on the Mer de Glace. If you are heading home there are numerous shuttles, buses and trains back to Geneva and throughout France.

Accommodation

13 Nights accommodation is included in your trip. 10 Nights are in small hotels (generally 3*) and 3 nights are in auberges/refuges in a private twin rooms as hotels are not available in these locations.
We carefully select small friendly hotels that offer great value, food and welcomes. The accommodation we normally use is detailed in the itinerary.


Private Rooms on the Tour du Mont Blanc

As the Tour du Mont Blanc season is short and as the "Comfort" trips have proved to be especially popular this year, please be aware that there is currently no guarantee that private rooms will be available in the smaller accommodations. We will still continue to do all we can to accommodate your preferences.


Solo Walkers & Single Rooms

This trip is not available to solo walkers. Single rooms are available on 9 nights and a single supplement is payable.


Meals

13 Breakfasts and 8 evening meals are included (Courmayeur & Chamonix not included). Packed lunches are available from your accommodation (order the night before) or you can stop on the way. Allow about 10 Euro per day for lunch. Drinks are not included but available at all overnight accommodation.


Baggage Transfer

Is available as an optional extra. If you book luggage transfer your main luggage will be transferred between your accommodations each night except night 7 at Refugio Bonatti due to the inaccessibility of the refuges which have no road access. You will need to carry your overnight things and your bags will catch you up the following day.
Your baggage will be collected from your hotel in Les Houches. On all other days your baggage will be collected and delivered to your next night’s accommodation.We can arrange for extra baggage to be stored in Chamonix for the duration of your walk for a small charge.

Time of Year

The season for the Tour du Mont Blanc runs from mid June to mid September. 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. Please note that public transport in the area in the shoulder months of June and September is limited. This means that certain 'short cut' options will not be at your disposal during these months. Those hiking in these months should be prepared to walk the full distances each day. In the itinerary description you will find the daily distances both with and without any possible short cuts.


Single Rooms & Solo Walkers

This tour is not available to solo walkers and single rooms are not available except on the first and last nights. A supplement is payable.


Grade & Terrain

The Tour du Mont Blanc is a tough trek with considerable ascent and descent on each day. We would suggest that you are an experienced walker who is looking for a challenge. If you currently don’t enjoy an active lifestyle we suggest regular walking in hilly terrain supplemented by cardio vascular exercise for at least 6 months prior to your walk. A good gym or personal trainer will be able to draw up a personalised training programme. The terrain is mountainous, rocky and rough underfoot.


Navigation, Route Notes & Maps

The Tour du Mont Blanc is well waymarked with a combination of signs, arrows and the famous red and white stripes which can be found on tress, rocks or posts. We supply a detailed guidebook, notes and 2 good quality IGN maps. We strongly advise that you are comfortable using a map and compass for navigation as the weather and visibility can change very quickly in the mountains.


Baggage Transfers

Baggage transfer is included as standard, allowing you to enjoy the
trek with just a light day bag on your back. We ask that you limit your
baggage to one bag per person with a maximum weight of 15kg per person.
On this particular itinerary, your bags cannot be transfered to Refugio
Bonatti (night 7), due to the inaccessibilty of the accommodation. You
will need to carry your overnight things on these days and you will be
reunited with your main bag the following day.


If you would prefer not to have bag transfer, and prefer to carry
everything on your back as you walk, this can also be arranged. Just ask
one of your Destination and Adventure specialists for more information.

Travel Insurance

It is a requirement of booking this tour with Macs Adventure that you have suitable travel insurance which covers you for the activity, emergency evacuation and hospital care.


General Information

The distances and ascents/descents are approximations of the recommended routes. Please be prepared by packing all necessary items, for example, proper rain gear (jacket and trousers), sun hat and sunscreen. Your information pack has a detailed equipment list which includes standard walking gear such as good walking boots or shoes, warm and waterproof clothes for the cooler months and lightweight clothing for summer, and a day pack.


Travel during the walk

You will need to use the cable car from La Flégère to get to and from your accommodation in Chamonix on day 12/13.


If you are finding the going too tough you can use lifts or public transport to skip several of the stages or big ascents/descents. Public transport and lifts/funiculars are not included and although your info pack has full details of each transfer you need to pay for these. Please note that public transport in the area in the shoulder months of June and September is limited, see 'Time of Year' for more information.


The following transfers are necessary during your walk. You should allow about €40 for these transfers.


Day 12: Cable car from La Flégère or Plan Praz to Chamonix


Day 13: Cable car from Chamonix to La Flégère or Plan Praz

Getting to Les Houches/from Chamonix

By Air: Geneva is the best airport for the Chamonix valley.  From here you catch a train if you wish , but the best option is to take a pre-booked shuttle through a company such as Mountain Dropoffs. Your Destination & Adventure Specialist will be happy to book this for you.


By Rail: TGV to Saint-Gervais-Le Fayet and then catch the Mont Blanc Express service to Les Houches. www.voyages-sncf.com For the return, they are regular trains between Chamonix and St Gervais les Bains Le Fayet.


By Road: Highway A40-E25 Mont Blanc-Chamonix, exit Les Houches. More information at www.viamichelin.fr


Parking: In Les Houches there is free parking at the Bellevue Cableway station and parking is allowed and free in some surrounding streets close to your hotel. In Chamonix, free parking at the Aiguille du Midi & the parking Planards (Montenvers station).



Travel during the walk

You will need to use the cable car from La Flégère to get to and from your accommodation in Chamonix on day 12/13. 


If you are finding the going too tough you can use lifts or public transport to skip several of the stages or big ascents/descents. Public transport and lifts/funiculars are not included and although your info pack has full details of each transfer you need to pay for these.


The following transfers are necessary during your walk. You should allow about €40 for these transfers.


Day 12: Cable car from La Flégère or Plan Praz to Chamonix


Day 13: Cable car from Chamonix to La Flégère or Plan Praz

Included

  • 10 Nights in a two & three star hotels on a twin/double share basis
  • 3 Nights in auberges/mountain refuges in private twin/double rooms
  • Bag transfer (with the exception of Rifugio Bonatti)
  • 13 Breakfasts
  • 8 Dinners (Chamonix & Courmayeur not included)
  • Detailed maps, information pack, route notes and guidebook for group leader
  • Organisational assistance and backup from our area manager in Les Houches and our office.

Excluded

  • Mountain rescue / emergency assistance
  • Travel insurance (required)
  • Travel to Les Houches and from Chamonix
  • Lunches (allow 10 Euro per day)
  • Local transfers and ski lifts
  • Drinks and snacks
  • Personal equipment

Extras

  • Additional nights before, during or after the walk
  • Accommodation upgrade at any point on the trek
  • Single room supplement if required.

How fit do I need to be?

The Tour du Mont Blanc is a tough trek with considerable ascent and descent on each day. We would suggest that you are an experienced walker who is looking for a challenge. If you currently don’t enjoy an active lifestyle we suggest regular walking in hilly terrain supplemented by cardio vascular exercise for at least 6 months prior to your walk. A good gym or personal trainer will be able to draw up a personalised training programme.

Which is the best airport to fly to?

The closest airport is Geneva which is served by flights from throughout Europe and around the world.

How far in advance do I need to book?

We suggest you book as soon as your plans are finalised. This is a very popular hiking area with a short season. You will find up to date availability on our website and we will always try and accommodate your plans.

What personal equipment do I need?

You will need good walking shoes/boots (ideally waterproof), comfortable walking clothes, waterproof jacket and trousers, sleeping sheet, a day pack and hats/gloves etc. A detailed kit list is included in your information pack.

How do the baggage transfers work? 

Baggage transfer is included as standard, allowing you to enjoy the trek with just a light day bag on your back. We ask that you limit your baggage to one bag per person with a maximum weight of 15kg per person. On this particular itinerary, your bags cannot be transfered to Refugio Bonatti (night 5), due to the inaccessibilty of the accommodation. You will need to carry your overnight things on these days and you will be reunited with your main bag the following day.

If you would prefer not to have bag transfer, and prefer to carry everything on your back as you walk, this can also be arranged. Just ask one of your Destination and Adventure specialists for more information.

 We can arrange for extra bags to be stored in Chamonix for the duration of your walk for a small charge, just ask your Destination Specialist for more information.

When is the best time of year?

The season for the Tour du Mont Blanc runs from mid June to mid September. 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.

What happens if I can't walk a stage?  

Some sections of the Tour du Mont Blanc are very easy to skip with the use of public transport, while others are very difficult, time consuming and expensive. We provide you with a handy 'Public Transport and Bad Weather Guide' to the TMB before you leave and will help you in any way possible should you be unable to walk a stage.

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5.0

Wonderful trek!

By Karen

from Seattle, Washington, USA

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  • There was one hotel that had "surely" service.

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Comments about macs adventure Relaxed Tour du Mont Blanc (Comfort):

All but one of our hotels were wonderful - especially Alpina Hotel in Lake Champex - probably the best gourmet dinner of the trip. The welcoming and service at our hotel in Fouly was below what we had to come to expect, especially because we arrived there after hiking down from Refuge Bonatti and one of our our party had a severely painful knee.
Except for 2 hikers suffering from sore knees, we all had an amazing experience, and even the "sore-knees" hikers had fun. I'd definitely use MACS again.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great Tour, Like Clockwork

By Jerry

from San Jose, Ca

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    Comments about macs adventure Relaxed Tour du Mont Blanc (Comfort):

    great opportunity for physical exercise and experience new environment with minimum stress and maximum comfort.

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    5.0

    Awesome Mac's Adventure

    By Lis and Gene

    from Seattle

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      Comments about macs adventure Relaxed Tour du Mont Blanc (Comfort):

      Mac's took all the worry out of the trip and added an extra layer of comfort and reassurance. The trip was a good mix of hotels and refuges. The hotels were run by lovely people who treated ius as though we were family. We ran into some bad weather and it was so reassuring to have all the alternative transport options available easily. And it was great fun to get to know all the other Mac's folks as we crossed paths over the trip. We are looking forward to our next Mac's adventure.

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      5.0

      A trip for the memory books

      By Sarah

      from New Mexico, United States

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        Comments about macs adventure Relaxed Tour du Mont Blanc (Comfort):

        This trip was amazing from start to finish. The planning process was smooth and easy. Craig was very responsive and helpful to all of my inquiries. I asked for specific changes to the trip and everything was perfect. The accommodations were better than we could have hoped for and the food was unimaginably good! We got lucky with good weather the whole way. We will definitely book our next adventure with Mac's Adventure.

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        5.0

        Walking the TMB

        By John the Hiker

        from Auckland

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          Comments about macs adventure Relaxed Tour du Mont Blanc (Comfort):

          This was a strenuous and challenging, but very rewarding hike. Well worth the effort needed to get to unique spectacular scenery and high mountain passes.

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          5.0

          There is really absolutely nothing to be critical about!

          By OMJ

          from South Gippsland Australia

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            Comments about macs adventure Relaxed Tour du Mont Blanc (Comfort):

            It really is a great trip. As mentioned we only received 1 copy of TMB hard copy book, but there were 4 of us-all walking at different paces It's the bible and anyone that pays should get a copy. We purchased extra copies in Cormeyeur

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            4.0

            Wonderful Trip but Caught Off Guard with Strenuous Walks

            By Rob

            from USA

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              Comments about macs adventure Relaxed Tour du Mont Blanc (Comfort):

              I was caught off guard initially with the strenuous nature of the walks but got into element quickly and loved it. Just would offer that somewhere in your publications travelers should be informed that many of the walks are strenuous in nature requiring significant effort to lasting for a number of hours. A family member joined me and had to drop out because he was not ready for such strenuous walks.

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              TMB August 2017

              By Lakeland Rambler

              from Stockton on Tees UK

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                • Thrill Seeking

                Comments about macs adventure Relaxed Tour du Mont Blanc (Comfort):

                It's one week since we got back and we are already planning our next trip. We could not fault Macs Adventure, the information they provide with maps, phone apps, booklets are invaluable. Their back-up, if needed was first rate. All the Hotels/Refuges (especially Bouton d'Or) were excellent. Best view, early morning Rifugio Bonatti it was just incredible. We made a lot of friends on the trail.

                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Beautiful Views, Wonderful Travel Companions made easy

                By KSU Cat Greg

                from Dallas Texas USA

                About Me Avid Adventurer, Occasional Traveller

                Verified Reviewer

                Pros

                • Fun
                • Once in a Lifetime Experience
                • Room and Board No Worries
                • Well Organised

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Holiday
                  • Relaxation
                  • Thrill Seeking
                  • Trying Something New

                  Comments about macs adventure Relaxed Tour du Mont Blanc (Comfort):

                  Mac's made the tour simple....they laid out start and stop points and where to stay each night, and allowed the hiker the flexibility to select the path. Having luggage carriage available 10 of 11 days was GREAT! All accommodations (but one - Hotel Edelweiss) were top notch, with GREAT proprietors. Great price, almost same as if you tried to book it yourself. BUT the advantage of traveling with other Mac's clients made each day more fun to discuss each other adventures. Would use Mac's again for another venture....great team support as well.

                  (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Trip of a Lifetime

                  By TJ

                  from Virginia, USA

                  About Me Avid Adventurer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Fun
                  • Great Accommodations
                  • Meet Amazing People from Around the World
                  • Once in a Lifetime Experience
                  • Well Organised

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Challenge Yourself
                    • Thrill Seeking
                    • Trying Something New

                    Comments about macs adventure Relaxed Tour du Mont Blanc (Comfort):

                    This was quite simply one of the greatest adventure hikes you could ever tackle. If you are in fairly good shape you can handle it, but it will test you - every day. We were a group of 9 people with ages ranging from 56 to 72. We used the luggage transfer option which was great as we could keep our pack weight to around 20 lbs with clothing, food, and water. One thing we quickly learned is that the hotels, refuges, and luggage people really respect Macs Adventures. If you drop the Macs Adventures name - THINGS GET DONE. We had one person in our group that hurt his ankle and couldn't walk. He was able to call Macs Adventures and they simply took great care of him - getting him rides where needed and getting the Refuges and Hotels to better accommodate his needs.

                    If you want to see where the Hand of God spent a bit more time - this is the trip. The TMB region of the Alps could arguably be the most beautiful place in the world. This trip should be on the top of any bucket list.

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