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Tour du Mont Blanc Easterly Self Guided Trek

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This Mont Blanc tour self guided easterly trek starts in Courmayeur and takes in half of the classic route via La Fouly, Champex-Lac and Trient to Chamonix. This walking holiday in the alps is ideal for those wanting to experience the Tour du Mont Blanc in a shorter period of time. The 7 night itinerary includes 6 days of self guided trekking covering approximately 100k through the Italian, Swiss and French alps.

7 night itinerary

Day 1 ARRIVAL IN LES HOUCHES

As we are based in Chamonix please ask if you wish to have a self guided trek briefing to go through any aspect of your trek before you start on your adventure.

If you require a briefing on your day of arrival please specify at the time of booking so we can make sure someone will be available.

Accommodation:

3* Hotel, private en-suite rooms, B & B

Day 2 CHAMONIX TO LES HOUCHES

Your day starts with a cable car ride to the Bellevue 1802m with stunning views of the Mont Blanc range from high above the westerly end of the Chamonix valley. You then have a choice of routes to Les Contamines via Bionnassay & Chapel or the Col du Tricot & Chalets des Miage.

Daily stats:

(using the cable car): Via Bionnassay: Distance: 15k | Height gain: +100m | Descent: -700m
Via Col du Tricot: Distance: 13k | Height gain: +800m| Descent: -1300m

Accommodation:

3* Hotel, private en-suite rooms, half board

Guide notes:

If you are trekking via the Col du Tricot check out the Blueberry pie at the Chalets des Miage, very memorable and delicious!

Day 3 LES HOUCHES TO LES CONTAMINES

Your day starts with a cable car ride to Bellevue 1802m with stunning views of the Mont Blanc range from high above the westerly end of the Chamonix valley. You then have a choice of routes to Les Contamines via Bionnassay & Chapel or the Col du Tricot & Chalets des Miage.

Daily stats:

(using the cable car): Via Bionnassay: Distance: 15k | Height gain: +100m | Descent: -700m
Via Col du Tricot: Distance: 13k | Height gain: +800m| Descent: -1300m

Accommodation:

3* Hotel, private en-suite rooms, half board

Guide notes:

Day two & you are probably feeling a little tiered from the first day. The terrain is very different today, less rugged & more green as you will be trekking though high altitude pastureland. If you are trekking via the Col du Tricot check out the Blueberry pie at the Chalets des Miage, very memorable & delicious!

Day 4 LES CONTAMINES TO REFUGE MOTTETS:

A great day ahead awaits you, make your ascent through three cols, Col du Bonhomme, Col de la Croix du Bonhomme & the Col des Fours 2665m. Descending steeply through the wild and remote landscape to Ville des Glaciers and your rest stop for the night at the atmospheric Refuge Mottets.

Daily stats:

Distance: 20k | Height gain: +1500m | Descent: -900m

Accommodation:

Dormitory (upgrade possible), half board

Guide notes:

On paper this looks like one of the longest and toughest days on the trek but don’t worry its very doable. There is a fair amount of height gain but it is integrated with sections of gentle terrain, which make the day more manageable. The key is to start early and allow plenty of time.

Day 5 REFUGE MOTTETS TO COURMAYEUR:'

If staying at the Refuge Mottets it gives us a great position below the Col du Seigne 2516m, although you climb steeply at times you soon find yourself over the col & across French/Italian border into Italy. You then make a descent into the stunning Val Veny with easy walking through the hanging valleys to Lac Combal. From here you have two options: Taking the route up & over the Vieille d'Arp and descending to Courmayeur or by taking the shuttle bus from the La Visaille reducing the distance height gain and descent.

Daily stats:

Distance: 14k | Height gain: +700m | Descent: -700m (with shuttle bus)

Distance: 24k | Height gain: +1100m | Descent: -1700m (full route)

Accommodation:

Accommodation: 3* Hotel, private en-suite rooms, B & B

Guide notes:

One of my favourite days on the Tour du Mont Blanc, the views from the Col du Seigne is second to none! Once you are at the col & if the weather is right rest for a while and take in the far-reaching views in to Italy & Switzerland, just wonderful!

Day 6 EXPLORATION DAY:

You have the morning in Courmayeur and then return by bus to Chamonix.

Suggested activities: Helbronner cable car or Aiguille du Midi cable car to 3842m.

Accommodation:

3* private en-suite rooms, B & B

Guide notes:

There is so much to do in Courmayeur & Chamonix, download our pdf document to give you insight so you can best organise your time.

Day 8 DEPART CHAMONIX

Breakfast is included however on the departure day you are free to leave at any time you wish.

Guide notes:

Once you have completed the trek I hope you will agree that the Tour du Mont Blanc is truly an exceptional trek & has a worthy place as of one of the worlds top 10 long distance walks.