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Walking Holidays with Mont Blanc Treks

Our Ethos

By sharing our passion & enthusiasm for this magnificent environment, we aim to enhance people’s experience before, during and after their walking holiday with us. We support each and everyone throughout their personal challenge and support the needs and aspirations of individuals and the group. Our work gives us the greatest of pleasures, and offers unforgettable experiences hiking in the mountains, with lifelong memories for all.

WHO WE ARE

Mont Blanc Treks Ltd is run by a small, dedicated team of like-minded people whose local knowledge and passion for the mountains inspires us to offer a more personalised service for all our walking holidays.

We are committed to providing an excellent level of service throughout all our walking holidays in the Alps. Whether you are looking for guided trek or self-guided trek, all our walking tours are run by experienced UIMLA International Mountain Leaders whose knowledge of the area will ensure you safety as well as offer a wealth of knowledge about the flora, fauna, geology and history of the area.

Sara Wild, company owner and qualified UIMLA trekking guide, has a wealth of experience trekking and climbing the European Alps. She is also a keen cross country skier and has completed many of the Ultra Marathons and long-distance endurance races in Europe.

During spring, summer and autumn, we offer a range of guided or self-guided alpine treks. Our tours include the Tour du Mont Banc, circumnavigating the majestic Mont Blanc massif; the classic Walker’s Haute Route taking you via Alpine meadows and high mountain cols from Chamonix in France past the Matterhorn to Zermatt in Switzerland as well as other lesser known yet equally stunning treks in the Gran Paradiso, the Vanoise National Park and the Tour de Monte Rosa.

Our program focuses on guided or self-guided trekking itineraries offering full or half stage classic walking tours allowing you to both challenge yourself and achieve your goals.

Trek Pricing Policy

We offer a personalised service & specialise in just a small number of hiking routes that we love & know so well. Therefore we provide an unrivalled level of support before & during your walking holiday. Our treks are priced to reflect the service we offer & you will no doubt be able to find some hiking trails like the Tour du Mont Blanc & Walkers Haute Route cheaper with other trekking companies - who work on a volume basis with a vast number of treks worldwide. Howver, we believe that your trekking holiday is a personal experience & therefore deserves the best possible level of support & care. We have lived & worked in the French mountains for many years: we lead the treks, we write the self-guided material and we ensure we book the best available accommodation. By dealing directly with us, we can ensure that you have everything you need to relax, enjoy the beauty of walking in these majestic mountains - and make memories to last a lifetime.

Mont Blanc Treks is a UK limited company and all prices are in Pounds Sterling.

ABTOT Protected

Mont Blanc Treks is fully bonded with The Association of Bonded Travel Organisers Trust Limited - ABTOT who provide financial protection under the Package Travel, Package Holidays and Package Tours Regulations 2018 for Mont Blanc Treks Ltd, and in the event of insolvency.

ABTOT cover provides for a refund in the event you have not yet travelled or repatriation if you are abroad. Please note that bookings made outside the EU are only protected by ABTOT when purchased directly with Mont Blanc Treks Limited.

Our History

I have always felt at home in the mountains. Feeling ture freedom in remote places; getting up high above the lush green valleys, breathing the thin air and staring with awe at the most marvellous vistas has always filled me with excitement and wonder.

After many years walking in the beautiful mountains of the United Kingdom I came across this truly stunning and inspirational environment rather by chance. I first visited Chamonix in 1994 on a day trip through the Mont Blanc tunnel from Courmayeur whilst on a ski holiday in Italy.

Since that holiday the Alps have captivated me, the longing to return brought me back here time after time to soak up this impressive landscape.

After many years spending every holiday here I finally decided to move permanently to the Chamonix valley with my family in 2007. The challenge wasn’t just about what was on offer in and around the peaks, cols and valleys. Moving to another country and trying to get to grips with another language and culture proved difficult - but just being here made all of that totally worthwhile.

Building on my experience and qualifications from teaching and leading outdoor groups in the UK, I gained the UIMLA qualification in 2010 and after obtaining the 'Equivalence' in France this allowed me to lead trekking groups internationally and share my passion for hiking in the mountains with other like-minded folk.

Having had experience of how other companies operated in this area, I could see that I could provide something much more personalised, I had a clear view of what people would need and want from their own adventure and I was inspired to form my own company, Mont Blanc Treks in January 2011.

Mont Blanc Treks is a UK limited company based in the lovely alpine village of Servoz in the Chamonix valley. We are a small independent company that has grown from strength to strength by listening to our clients, constantly improving what we offer and by retaining a specialised and personal approach to the walking tours we offer.

Over a period of 23 years I have gained extensive knowledge of this area within the European Alps through walking, climbing, skiing and leading groups. Therefore please do not hesitate to contact me for further information regarding any aspect of what we offer, I will only be too happy to share my passion for this wonderful area of the world with you.

Sara Wild
UIMLA Trekking Guide & Owner/ Director of Mont Blanc Treks

Sara Wild in Chamonix
Sara Wild rock climbing
Sara Wild hiking in the Alps
A group hiking in the Alps

OUR LEADERSHIP

All our guided alpine treks are led by qualified a UIMLA mountain professional. They will guide you throughout your trek and ensure your safety at all times as well as offering you a wealth of information regarding the flora, fauna and history of the area.

We have a team of very experienced fully qualified Mountain Leaders who live and work in the mountains all year round. We feel this is such an important element of your holiday that it is essential to get the right people for the job. Which is why we are very pleased that Joy O'Flanagan, Alison Culshaw, Alex Langdon, Gary Hodgson, Paul Colley-Davis, Emma Jack, Sandy Patterson, Kelvyn James, Victoria Chelton, Duncan Boar, and Sara Wild will be guiding the Mont Blanc Treks in 2018.

Alex Langdon

Alison Culshaw

Gary Hodgson

Joy O'Flanigan

Kelvyn James

Sara Wild

Victoria Chelton

The Union of International Mountain Leader Associations (UIMLA) was founded in November 2004 and is an internationally recognised qualification that sets standards for mountain leaders all over the world.

The UIMLA International Mountain Leader and the IFMGA Mountain Guide are the only internationally recognised qualifications for those leading groups in the mountains.

Mont Blanc Treks are affiliated to SNAM the French Mountain Leader Association who are full members of the Union of International Mountain Leader Associations (UIMLA). They look after the professional interests of International Mountain Leaders in Europe & around the world.

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