Walk of the Week: Relaxed Tour de Mont Blanc
Fancy conquering this legendary trek, but worried about the difficulty of the route? Then the Relaxed Tour de Mont Blanc is for you. The slower pace of this itinerary means you'll have time to take in the magnificent Alpine scenery.
In a NutshellDistance: 140-170 km Grading: Moderate to Strenuous
Where is it?Circling the Mont Blanc Massif, this is one of the world's great walking adventures. Beginning and ending in Les Houches, the route passes through seven valleys in France, Italy and Switzerland. With an extra night in Courmayeur and a final night in Chamonix, our relaxed version of the tour ensures you get to experience this incredible route with plenty of time to enjoy the breathtaking landscape.
Why walk it?First circumnavigated by Horace Benedict de Saussure in 1767, the Tour de Mont Blanc attracts adventurers from around the world. Jagged snowy peaks, rolling pastoral valleys and stunning panoramas greet you along the route. Though it includes some demanding stretches, the sense of achievement of completing this legendary long-distance trek is well worth the effort. Comfortable accommodations welcome you each night, and each day brings a manageable walk with more spectacular scenery. Several of the days have optional buses or cable cars so you can shorten the walk length according to your fitness level.
Planning to walk Relaxed Tour de Mont BlancMacs Adventures offers many different itineraries on the Tour de Mont Blanc, each of which can be tailored to your needs. The Relaxed Tour de Mont Blanc itinerary is 14 days, including 11 walking days, staying either in basic accommodation on the Huts option, or in more comfortable small hotels or refuges on the Comfort option. To find out more about this trip, check out our website or email the team at firstname.lastname@example.org
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