The Tour du Mont Blanc is the world-class multi-day trek by which others are measured. Taking in France, Italy, and Switzerland in a 12 day hike which captures the best that the Alps have to offer, from breathtaking glaciers and picturesque towns to peaks and pastures.
Our itinerary ensures you stay in the heart of the mountains enjoying a variety of rustic mountain refuges in unique locations, mixed in with stylish hotels and the opportunity to indulge with spa facilities in the mountaineering capital of Chamonix.
A truly unique experience from start to end and the trip of a lifetime. LBH have been guiding the TMB for over 22 yrs, with no stone left unturned, we guarantee an enriching and rewarding experience!
Departures available: June, July, August and September
Duration: 12 days
Nearest Airport: Geneva
A photographers dream, taking in spectacular vistas and alpine locations
4 * Spa hotel in Chamonix
Private vehicle support available on request
We also offer a 3 stage, simple TMB version: DETAILS
Days 1 - 4
You begin your trek in the international center of mountaineering, Chamonix. This leg takes in rocky peaks, incredible glaciers, lush forests, and high mountain passes amid spectacular views of the Mont Blanc massif. You enjoy striking views of the Bossons, Bionnassay and Miage glaciers before hiking over the Col du Tricot and the small village of Les Contamines. Day 4 sees us hike over the Col du Bonhomme and the remote Tarantaise region, known for its wild, striking landscapes.
Days 5 - 8
Venturing from France on to the Italian side of the massif over the Col du la Seigne, this stage combines breathtaking trails with cultural indulgence to enjoy a rest day in the stylish town of Courmayeur with refreshing gelato or a cappuccino. This marks our half way stage before hiking on to the famous Bonatti refugio with incredible views of the Mont Blanc massif. Crossing from Italy back into Switzerland over the Grand Col du Ferret we see Mont Dolent whihc sits on the border of all 3 countries.
Day 9 - 12
You continue your adventure hiking from the small hamlet of Ferret, enjoying the lakeside village of Champex where you can take a refeshing swim. Forest trails lead us onto the alpage of the Bovine route with sweeping views down into the Rhone valley before returning from Switzerland back into France over the Col du Balme, with a final day of hiking in Chamonix valley to complete your circumnavigation of the Tour du Mont Blanc and this utterly unforgettable trek. Time to celebrate with a wonderful farewell meal!
Need To Know
7 x nights in mountain refuges
2 x nights in 3* central Courmayeur Hotel
3 x nights in 4* fabulous central Chamonix Hotel with Spa facilities
All breakfasts, lunches and dinners, drinks on first and last night (apart from 1 lunch and 1 dinner in Courmayeur).
We can provide private vehicle support at an extra cost.
Our guides are exceptionally experienced with a passion for sharing the mountains, flora and fauna with you. All qualified and licensed International Mountain Leaders they will bring the trip alive.
We adopt an excellent guiding ratio meaning we can cater for differing levels within the group and offer extra add-ons where appropriate, such as taking in a side peak or giving two different trail choices.
One Guide – 1 – 7 clients.
Two Guides – 8 – 14 clients.
Booking and Price
2 people – € 4150 pp
3 – 4 persons – € 3400 pp
5 – 6 persons – € 2950 pp
7 – 8+ persons – € 2750 pp
Single Supplement available in hotels – Chamonix, Les Contamines and Courmayeur.
Private vehicle support is available on request at an extra charge
We manage every booking independently to ensure attention to detail and provide a personalised service.
Terms & Conditions
Terms and Conditions (updated November 2020) – All trips are sold subject to these Terms and Conditions (hereinafter T&Cs).
All clients need to be adequately insured for all activities they are taking part in. Insurance must include repatriation and details should be provided at the beginning of each trip.
All European clients should obtain a European Health insurance card (EHIC), however, this is not a substitute for travel insurance.
2. Health and fitness
Trip members have the responsibility to select a trip appropriate to their abilities and interests. In order to assist with this, all trips are graded and we welcome the opportunity to discuss trip details/answer questions in advance of your reservation. Trip members must be in sufficiently good health to undertake the trip, and if unsure seek medical advice in advance. For your own safety, you need to inform us of any medical conditions in advance or at the start of the trip. Trip members are also required to bring adequate clothing/equipment as advised in the pre-departure information.
3. Dietary Requirements
We endeavor to work with clients and accommodate their dietary requirements. However such is the nature of adventure travel we may be limited to specific menus e.g remote Mountain Huts, Tea Houses in the Himalaya’s etc. We fully encourage you to contact us in advance to discuss your requirements then we have every opportunity to explore options thereafter.
4. Cancellations and Fee Schedule Per Person
91 days or more prior to departure – €250 cancellation fee
61 – 90 days before departure – 25% of the trip cost
46 – 60 days before departure – 50% of the trip cost
45 days or less: 100% of trip cost
Fees are calculated from the date we receive written cancellation notice which can be via email. If clients are unable to access email and cancel over the phone we will confirm in writing the cancellation.
If you cancel 91 days or more prior to departure, it may be possible to transfer to another trip without occurring any fees. Please discuss this with us in the first instance.
With specific departures, there may be an increase in cancellation fee if the accommodation provider T & Cs mean we are liable for payment.
4.1 Cancellation due to COVID travel restrictions.
If your chosen destination country or the country where you reside have restrictions in place due to COVID, meaning you are unable to travel, you have three options:
4.11 Postpone your trip until a later date.
4.12 Take a credit note and use against a future trip with LBH.
4.13 Request a full refund.
If any other reasons prevent you from travelling, including quarantine measures then our normal (4) T&Cs will apply. We recommend that you check with your travel insurance provider to fully understand your level of cover.
If you have a complaint, please contact us as soon as possible, in the first instance your leader is often your obvious point of contact. This ensures we have every opportunity to explores solutions to the problem(s) arising and we will do all we reasonably can to resolve the complaint. You must tell us within 4 weeks after your holiday of any complaints that you feel have not been dealt with properly.
6. Alterations By Us
We will tell you as soon as reasonably possible if we must make any alteration to your holiday. Most alterations are minor, but very occasionally we might have to make a major alteration. A major alteration is a change of location or to a lower standard of accommodation for a substantial part of your holiday, a change in start/finish dates or necessary price rise in your holiday caused by rises in costs (e.g. exchange rates, internal transport etc). You may then choose as follows:
- To accept these alterations
- To withdraw from the holiday, in which case we will repay all monies paid to us including your deposit and this is the sum of our liability to you
- To accept an alternative holiday that we may propose to you, in which case if the proposed holiday is a lower price we will pay you the difference and if it is a higher price we may ask for the difference.
You must inform us of your choice as soon as possible after we contact you.
7. Group Leadership
On a guided holiday your leader is responsible for the safety and enjoyment of the whole group and has sole discretion, on behalf of Live Breathe Hike, to exclude temporarily a participant from the group. They may also choose to terminate the participants holiday without the possibility of a refund if the leader thinks the participant is likely to endanger the group safety or spoil its enjoyment.
8. Your Responsibility
Mountain holidays by their very nature are adventurous, with a certain level of risk is undertaken. Individuals need to conduct themselves in a safe and responsible manner at all times; responding to advice, guidance, and instruction that may be given by the group leader / experienced professional and take all reasonable actions to eliminate accidents or injury.
9. Our Responsibilities
We will take all reasonable care to ensure that the information we give to you is accurate, including on our website, in your schedule and information pack. We will do all that we can to provide the service as described in the information we give to you. We are not liable if any failure is:
- Attributable to anyone other than us
- Attributable to a third party unconnected to us, and unforeseeable or unavoidable
- Due to unusual and unforeseeable circumstances beyond our control and could not have been avoided even if all due care had been taken
- Due to an event which even with all due care we could not foresee or forestall
10. Cancellation By Us
Live Breathe Hike reserves the right to cancel any trip prior to departure for any reason whatsoever, including insufficient signup or logistics problems that may impede trip operations. The refund of all land payments received shall relate Live Breathe Hike from any further liability.
Live Breathe Hike must normally make substantial payments to its suppliers far in advance of the scheduled trip departure date. If a trip is canceled due to force majeure; (acts of God, war, strikes, earthquake, flooding etc), Live Breathe Hike will promptly refund the portion of the trip cost not already advanced to suppliers and use its best efforts to recover and refund the balance as promptly as possible. However, Live Breathe Hike does not guarantee recovery of any or all of the advance payments made.
11. Additional Costs
Live Breathe Hike shall not be liable for (a) expenses such as additional nights and meals not specified in the individual trip itineraries, but which may required to get to from a trip start or end; expenses due to the delay of a trip for any reason (e.g. bad weather, trails conditions, land slides, flooding, sickness etc); (c) expenses occurred in recovering lost luggage by airlines, belongings left behind on a trip or in shipping purchases or other goods home from abroad; (d) visa and other incidental costs.
Live Breathe Hike reserves the right to take photographic or film records of any trips, and may use any such records for promotional and/or commercial purposes without payment.
Every aspect of this trip took my breath away
Each mountain pass was picture perfect, I have a lifetime of memories and some fantastic new friends