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Classic Walks of Mont Blanc

8 Days & 7 Nights 4.5 Read 10 reviews
  • Twin-centre walking tour exploring the Mont Blanc Massif
  • Classic mountain walks, including Lac Blanc and the Grand Balcon Sud
  • Walks through valleys carpeted with wildflowers and clinking cowbells
  • Immersion in the iconic mountaineering culture of Chamonix
  • Overnight stays in hand-picked and welcoming 3* hotels
Iconic Alpine walking offering sublime mountain views on both sides of the Mont Blanc Massif. Towering Mont Blanc, the highest peak in Western Europe is the dominating presence here and you can experience mountain life from both the French and Italian perspectives. Based in the towns of Chamonix and Courmayeur there is no shortage of awe-inspiring walks to complete every day. Expect to see tranquil foothills covered with wildflowers, snow-capped summits, grassy meadows, glaciers, charming hamlets and bright blue mountain lakes. After each day’s walk is completed settle into your 3* hotel offering genuine Alpine hospitality.

What To Expect

This tour offers iconic walks within classic Alpine scenery and is geared towards those who are in good physical shape as the tour is rated moderate. If you like the “wow” factor of great views, stays in very welcoming accommodations and experiencing two different cultures (in France & Italy), then you should book this tour!

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Classic Routes | If you’re the active, outdoorsy type, who’s interested in taking on the great routes of the world or looking for a challenge, then our Classic Routes are for you. We’re talking the West Highland Way, Tour Du Mont Blanc and the Passau to Vienna Danube Cycle Path, to name but a few!


Inn to Inn Walking | Walk from place-to-place changing accommodations each night. Generally staying in B&B’s, inns, and guesthouses.

This trip is suitable for:

Solo Travellers

Ideal if you have an interest in:

  • Alpine Walking

Grade & Terrain

This tour has a moderate grading. As you are walking in the Alps there will most definitely be some elevation gains and losses. We have tried to utilize cable cars where possible in order to avoid steep elevation gains and losses to and from the valley floor. When cable cars are not running we have provided alternate walks which again do not entail lots of elevation gains and losses. These walks have been put together specifically so that most people in good physical shape can do them. So although you are in the mountains they are still only moderate. The terrain is a combination of dirt or rocky trails, with some country tracks and lanes.


Some trails will be waymarked (mostly with the Tour du Mont Blanc markers). We also provide detailed turn-by-turn directions for each walk, detailed maps, GPX tracks and access to the Macs Adventure smart phone navigation app, so you will have no problem finding your way.

Accommodation Information

On this tour you will stay in hand-picked 3* hotels. You will be warmly welcomed by these family-owned accommodations.

Single Rooms & Solo Walkers

If you require single rooms we would be happy to accommodate you although there is a single room supplement payable.

We welcome solo walkers on this trip with a supplement. Although you should of course take extra care in the outdoors when walking solo.

Alternate Accommodation

We will always try and accommodate you at the hotels listed. However, if those listed are unavailable, alternative accommodation of the same or better standard than those described will be provided.

  • 7 Nights accommodation in 3* hotels
  • 7 Breakfasts
  • Private transfer from Chamonix to Courmayeur
  • Transfer to Lavachey on Day 7
  • Detailed information pack, route notes, maps, GPS tracks and access to the Macs Adventure smartphone navigation app
  • 24/7 telephone support from our UK office
  • Travel insurance (required)
  • Travel to Chamonix and from Courmayeur
  • Cable cars or buses wherever necessary
  • Lunches & Dinners
  • Drinks and snacks
  • Personal equipment
  • Additional nights before, during or after the walk
  • Upgraded hotel package

When To Go

You can start this walking tour anytime between mid–June and mid-October.  Please bear in mind that the some of the cable cars and some buses do not operate on all the dates when this tour is available. However alternate walks are available on these dates. Check your information pack for more cable car and bus timetable information. You can start your tour on any day of the week during the season, subject to availability. The season for this tour does not begin until the middle of June. This is because there is a chance that at the higher elevations there will still be snow before this time. All season from June to October is great to be here and walk in the Mont Blanc Massif. Towards the end of September to mid-October will be chillier but often the weather can be sunny at this time of year and it's a great time for walking with fewer crowds.

Getting to the Start

The closest and most convenient airport to fly into is Geneva. 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. You can also take a TGV train to St Gervais-le-Fayet and from here the Mont Blanc Express train to Chamonix. For more information please visit the SNCF and Mont Blanc Express websites. The total journey time is approximately 3.5H.

Getting from the End

Again the best option is to take a return flight from Geneva. You can take a bus from Courmayeur to Chamonix through the Mont Blanc tunnel. You can find bus information here. This journey takes about 1 hour. From Chamonix you can do what is suggested on the way from Geneva in reverse, or take the pre-booked shuttle.  Whilst there are pre-booked shuttles available from Courmayeur to Geneva it is very expensive, but we can arrange that if you prefer.

Baggage Transfer

Your bags will be transferred with you on Day 5 from Chamonix to Courmayeur.

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.

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Day 1 Arrive in Chamonix and overnight Day 2 Walk Tre le Champ to La Flégère via Lac Blanc or Argentière Valley Walk 9 miles / 15 km Day 3 Walk Plan de l’Aiguille to Montenvers 7 miles / 11.5 km Day 4 Bellevue Loop via Le Champel or Vallorcine Valley Walk 9 miles / 15 km Day 5 Transfer Chamonix to Courmayeur. Free time in Courmayeur Day 6 Walk Plan Checrouit to La Visaille via Lac Combol, or Val Vény Valley Walk 8.5 miles / 14 km Day 7 Refugio Bonatti to Courmayeur 8 miles / 13.5 km Day 8 Onward Travel

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