Embark on the world-renowned Tour du Mont Blanc and circumnavigate the highest peak of Western Europe! Waking up to views of formidable glaciers, get ready for spotting wildflowers while reaching +8,200ft/ 2,500m mountain passes and frolicking through Alpine meadows enveloped by +13,000ft/ 4,000m peaks. Enjoy the cultural smorgasbord as you kick start your days with an espresso and—once your feet have grown weary from roaming 2000-year-old Roman roads—unwind with a glass of French wine. Seize the day by passing suspension bridges above wild glacial streams before taking cable car rides connecting placid crystal-clear lakes and vivid conifer forests. Tour du Mont Blanc has many variants and your guide knows the best and the crowd-free ones—join them and cross this trek par excellence off your bucket list. Find out more about hiking the iconic Tour du Mont Blanc  from Natalie Mirzoeff, a former round-the-world hiking guide. 

  • 1 trek, 3 countries, 5 major mountain passes, 7 valleys, 105 miles

  • Crowdless experience of one of the world’s most famous treks

  • Alpine scenery merged with gastronomical and cultural delights

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Tour du Mont Blanc Highlights Trek
Jul 01|Sep 09|Jun 29|+4 more
Classic Tour du Mont Blanc Trek
Jul 01|Sep 02|Sep 10|+6 more

Meet your guides

Emma Jack
Emma Jack
Emma is a certified International Mountain Leader, Mountain Bike Leader, and Nordic Ski Instructor. She has been leading treks and expeditions ever since 2005. Emma has led trips all over the world, but Corsica, Nepal, and the Alps remain her top three...
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Becki Penrose
Becki Penrose
Becki is an International Mountain Leader with many years of guiding experience, taking groups in the mountains on walking, climbing, and skiing trips. She is also a qualified BASI ski instructor and she’s led expeditions and treks to Costa Rica, Ecuad...
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Charlie Boscoe
Charlie Boscoe
Charlie is a firm favourite with Cloud 9 Adventure clients and has led trips to Europe, Kilimanjaro, India, Morocco, Bolivia and Nepal in the last few years alone.  Some of you may already be familiar with his popular Chamonix Blog or his regular appea...
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Cloud 9 Adventure
Cloud 9 Adventure
Offering a diverse range of trips in the Alps, Pyrenees, Dolomites, Jura and beyond, Cloud 9 Adventure is all about conveying their passion for adventure travel among some of the world’s most magnificent mountain landscapes—and as far away from the cro...
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A Successful Tour du Mont Blanc Thanks to Cloud 9
Steve M about Cloud 9 Adventure on Tripadvisor

We just finished a 12 day Mont Blanc tour and with the help of Cloud 9 it was an incredible experience. Our original trip was booked in 2019 and postponed due to Covid. Cloud 9 offered a full refund or the opportunity to continue with no additional cost both years we postponed. Once we finally hit the trail, the accommodations, trip notes and attention to the smallest of details made the tour an outstanding experience for us. I will certainly consider using Cloud 9 again and highly recommend it to anyone wishing to tour Mont Blanc.

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Jason S about Cloud 9 Adventure on Tripadvisor

If your dream it to experience the beauty and magnificence of the Tour de Mont Blanc, contacting Emma Jack would be in our opinion be essential. With her extensive knowledge of the mountains and surrounding regions, you will be assured an amazing time. As a family with two children 15 and 8 we were keen for our kids to have a positive experience. Emma’s guidance with regards to day length and distance, flora, fauna, geology and accommodation, transport links and most crucially health and safety advice made our dream better than we could have hoped for. Her sensitivity to our particular needs was greatly appreciated. We were able to relax into the moment with the knowledge she had covered all bases. Go on, do it, you won’t regret it.

Things to know

  • What you get on this adventure:

    • An experienced, local hiking guide with extensive knowledge of the area
    • 10 or 7 days of trekking, depending on your chosen itinerary 
    • Accommodation as indicated in the itinerary
    • Meals as indicated in the itinerary 
    • Cable cars and transport as indicated in the itinerary

    What’s not included:

    • Transportation to and from Chamonix
    • Personal drinks and snacks
    • Guide gratuities — optional
  • Even though Tour du Mont Blanc is not technically difficult, it is generally recommended for those with at least an extensive experience of longer day hikes on mountain trails and great fitness. You can expect up to 3,000ft of daily ascent and descent and hiking 10 miles on average for 8 or 10 consecutive days. Keep in mind that hiking can be made difficult because of changing weather. However, you will be able to take many breaks and your guide will adjust the route if it gets too strenuous for your group. Due to some more exposed sections, the tour is not recommended for those with severe fear of heights.

    If you’re new to hiking, check out our beginner-friendly tours near Chamonix.

  • Here’s a list of the equipment you need to bring:

      • Day pack large enough to carry all the items listed (around a 25-40L bag)
      • Hiking poles — optional
      • Water bottle or hydration bladder (2L capacity)
      • Lightweight hiking boots or shoes
      • Spare clothes for layering
      • Waterproof rain jacket
      • Waterproof pants 
      • Base layers (top and bottom)
      • Mid layer—usually a fleece 
      • Hiking pants (shorts as well if you want)
      • Sunhat
      • Toiletries (sunscreen, hand sanitizer, bug spray, toilet paper, etc.)
      • Headlamp or flashlight
      • Sunglasses
      • Camera — optional (but recommended)

    Dress comfortably and for the weather in clothes you can move in. We suggest bringing clothing appropriate for the season. Layers are best and don’t wear jeans.

  • The accommodations are mostly located in small Alpine towns, hamlets, and huts situated along the trek, which leave you with an option to further explore the area after a day of hiking. Places you’ll be staying at offer great local food (and very often great views of glaciated peaks), and are equipped with everything you need for a comfortable holiday trip. The nominal price includes a shared room, while a single-room option is also available for an additional fee.

    *There is a chance that you will not be staying at Rifugio Bonatti and in this case, you will have an extra night at a 4* hotel in Courmayeur. Shuttles back and forth will be provided and no hiking will be missed.

  • Group sizes and prices:

      • For these group adventures, the maximum client-to-guide ratio is around 10:1. 
      • It takes a minimum of 4 people for these tours to operate. 
      • The cost is per person and does not decrease as the group grows. 

    Hiking the Tour du Mont Blanc can be arranged for larger groups. Contact us to make arrangements.

    Min. age requirements:

      • If you are older than 18, you’re good to go.
      • Minors younger than 18 may be permitted to join the hike on a case-by-case basis, but must be in the presence of a parent or legal guardian.

    If your group has hikers under the age of 18, contact us prior to booking to make arrangements.

  • A 30% non-refundable deposit to secure your place is due upon booking. The remaining amount is paid 10 weeks (70 days) prior to departure. Once the trip is confirmed by the guide, the cancellation policy stated below applies. 

      • If Client cancels the Booking anytime prior to seventy (70) calendar days in advance of the trip contemplated by the booking, Client’s deposit will be forfeited. 
      • For cancellations thirty-one (31) to seventy (70) calendar days in advance, Client is entitled to a refund in the amount of fifty percent (50%) of the total price of the trip.
      • For cancellations thirty or less  days in advance, Client is not entitled to any refund.
      • Any reimbursable expenses arising out of the Booking incurred by Guide prior to the date of cancellation (including but not limited to plane tickets, car rental payments, and lodging or transportation fees) are non-refundable as soon as they are incurred by the Guide.
  • To get to Chamonix, France—your starting point—most people fly into Geneva Airport in Switzerland 1.5 hours away. From there, you can rent a car or take a train or bus.

    Once you and your guide agree on the details of your itinerary, your guide will suggest the best place to meet, usually at your hotel in Chamonix at 6 p.m. The guide will choose the appropriate terrain dependent on conditions and the ability of the group to start off the tour the following morning.

  • 57hours is committed to providing safe outdoor adventure experiences. We require all guides using our platform to have a COVID-19 safety plan and to make the details of that plan accessible to travelers. In most cases, group sizes will be reduced, guides will avoid overcrowded locations, and other safety measures will be met depending on the location and activity.

    We also expect clients to respect local regulations and take measures to protect themselves, guides and the communities they’re traveling to. For more information on COVID-19 measures in the Mont Blanc areas in France, Switzerland, and Italy please refer to France Diplomacy’s advice for travelers and foreign nationals, Switzerland’s official COVID-19 travel guidelines, and Official Italian Tourism Website.

    Please contact us if you have any questions or require further information. We are happy to provide you with the most up-to-date information!

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