Join Rich and Gina Solomon on this special private tour as they experience the different cuisine cultures of France, Switzerland, and Italy while exploring the towns and historic cities of these amazing countries.
The Tour du Mont Blanc passes through three different countries with three amazing cultures & cuisines – France, Italy and Switzerland – providing superb mountain views of the Mont Blanc Massif and the surrounding valleys. The trip takes you through a gorgeous wildflower-strewn Alpine backcountry by day, and charming mountain towns by evening. It traverses high Alpine passes offering a stunning scenery of lush pastures dotted with cows, wild mountain streams, rugged peaks, and impressive glaciers. The Tour du Mont Blanc doesn’t wander much above 8,000 feet, but still accesses the best of Mont Blanc’s impressive and legendary scenery. Each day’s leg covers between 4 – 10 miles, and our expert mountain guides will set a comfortable pace that gives you plenty of time to relax and take pictures.
You will sleep in beautiful accommodations (three, four and five-star hotels), and will dine on delectable food and wine served in quaint restaurants. Along the itinerary, you will be presented with, and surprised by, several unique events & experiences of local character.
On certain days you will commence, and finish, with a private transfer from the hotel to the start/end of the walk, and also use cable cars to take you up & down the mountain. The trip will be co-led by a professional, multi lingual hiking guide.
Tour Dates & Pricing
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Day 1 - Bellevue – Bionnay
Departing the city of Geneva we transfer to the town of Les Houches (close to Chamonix) where we take a cable car up to Bellevue (5900 ft); the start pointing of our walk. After a lunch in the Refuge du Fioux we enjoy a gentle walk down the mountain along alpine pastures and through pine forests, whilst being offered spectacular view on the Mont Blanc massif, to the small alpine town of Bionnay (3100 ft). From here we transfer by private bus to our comfortable accommodation in Chamonix. After we check-in at the hotel in the evening we join for a welcome dinner downtown.
Day 2 - Les Contamines – Le Gerdil
This morning we ride from Chamonix to the village of Les Contamines. Leaving town we walk up the flanks of the mountain to the Refuge de Miage, an alpine mountain hut where we will have lunch. Alongside the Torrent de Mirage and passing by the impressive and wild Gorges de la Gruvaz we descent to Le Gerdil. From there we transfer to our accommodation in Bourg Saint Maurice.
Day 3 - La Ville des Glaciers - La Visaille
A short transfer takes us up La Ville des Glaciers (village of the glaciers) where today's walk commences. Today's a true alpine route where we cross the Col de la Seigne, a high mountain pass (8240 ft), into Italy. We pass the Refugio La Casermetta and traverse below impressive glaciers and morenes. Reaching the hamlet of La Visaille we will be met by our private bus to take us to our hotel in Courmayeur.
Day 4 - Free Day
Enjoy your day at leisure in pleasant Courmayeur having a nice cappuccino, shopping on its main street or ride the Skyway cable car that takes you up into the high, icy world of the Mont Blanc. Tonight we will enjoy a traditional dinner prepared by a local friend.
Day 5 - Arp Nouvaz - La Fouly
Another day where we will reach 'great' heights enjoying the marvelous ambiance of the Mont Blanc massif. In the morning we ride from Courmayeur to Arp Nouvaz situated at an elevation of 5850 ft. The impressive Grand Jorasses is right next to us as we walk across the Col de Ferret into Switzerland. For lunch we stop at the chalet d'alpage Gite de la Léchère. A bit over a mile further up the trail we reach the hamlet La Fouly and transfer onward to today's final destination in Levay-les Bains.
Day 6 - Trient - Tête de Balme & Le Tour – Argentière
From the hotel we transfer to the town of Trient. Here commence a gentle ascent that takes us up to the Col de Balme which forms the border between Switzerland and France. Here, on top of the world, you will be treated to a special trail side-lunch! We then take a cable car down the mountain and continue our walk to reach the town of Argentière.
Day 7 - Free day
Enjoy your day at leisure in the quiet alpine ambiance of Argentière.
Day 8 - Col des Montets - Refuge La Flégère & Les Praz - Chamonix
A short transfer from our hotel is followed by a beautiful walk from the Col des Montets passing by the pristine alpine Lacs des Cheserys to reach the Refuge La Flégère. Here we have our lunch after which we take the Téléphérique de La Flégère down the mountain to Les Praz de Chamonix from where we reach Chamonix on foot to complete our Tour du Mont Blanc! We then board our private bus and travel to our spectacular hotel in Evian-les-Bains which situated on the lovely Lac Leman. A farewell dinner concludes our unforgettable journey together.
Day 9 - Transfer to Geneva airport
This morning we’ll have a group transfer to Geneva airport.
Due to availability at the time of booking, hotels listed may change to similar hotels
Chamonix - 4 Star The Boutique Hotel Le Morgane In the heart of Chamonix, the Boutique Hotel Le Morgane stands out from the traditional alpine hotel by its elegant and unique personality. In a cozy atmosphere and very current, the interior architecture combines the raw forms, mineral materials of the high mountains, soft lights and comfortable chairs ... Here, luxury and chic are at the rendezvous: top services range, fine restaurant, spa, relaxation pool, steam room ...
Bourg-Saint-Maurice - 3 Star Hotel Autantic Hotel- At the entrance to the Haute-Tarentaise, at the foot of the biggest summer and winter ski resorts of Savoie, a charming hotel offers you the comfort and tranquility of a three stars establishment. You will be welcomed any day of the year, in a green and relaxing environment where the nobility of the stone, the warmth of the wood, the originality of the antique and period furnishings all contribute to the creation of a savoyard ambience.
Courmayeur - 4 Star Hotel Lo Scoiattolo Your stay at the Hotel Lo Scoiattolo in Courmayeur will make your mountain holiday even more special! This 4-star hotel will be able to give you unique emotions by paying painstaking attention to detail and top-quality care for the services they offer you. The wellness center, the restaurant, the internal wine cellar and the gazebo with a patio that opens out onto the splendid backdrop of the Alps are only a few of the ways to pamper yourself in their hotel!
Levay-Les-Bains - 3 Star Grand Hotel des Bains In an incredibly peaceful setting, the Grand Hôtel des Bains spa hotel enjoys a privileged position facing the Dents du Midi, a majestic mountain range. The 68 bedrooms, Suites and Junior Suites overlook the hotel’s shady park and have been completely renovated with comfort, calm, luxury and the most extreme refinement in mind. Take advantage of the virtues of the hottest thermal water in Switzerland. The two outdoor pools and the indoor pool are open all year at a temperature of 90° to 97°. At night, its illuminations make it look like a fairytale…
Argentiere - 4 Star Hotel Le Montana & Spa Surrounded by mountains, this warm and stylish hotel is perfectly located in the midst of all of the most exciting hikes. Located at the foot of the Grands Montets, the Hôtel Montana offers modern, chalet-style rooms and is just 3 milesi from the Chamonix town center. Guests are invited to have a drink at the hotel's bar. After a busy day hiking you can relax by the fireplace in the hotel's lounge. The hotel offers an indoor and heated outdoor swimming pool, massages, sauna and hammam.
Evian-Les-Bains - 5 Star Hotel Royal- The jewel of the Evian Resort, the Hôtel Royal is one of the most unique and luxurious hotels in the world. Nestling in 47-acre private wooded grounds, the 5-star Hotel, which was awarded Palace status in 2016, overlooks Evian-les-Bains, affording breathtaking views of Lake Geneva and the French and Swiss Alps in the centre of Europe. The Hôtel Royal is a rare example of French-style luxury offering 150 rooms including 32 exceptional suites. The hotel was totally refurbished in 2015 to enhance the building’s architecture from 1900 by combining it with the most stylish and elegant contemporary décor.
- 1 night at a 3 Star hotel in Bourg Saint Maurice
- 6 nights at 4 Star hotels in Chamonix, Courmayeur, Levay-les-bains, Argentière
- 1 night at a 5 Star hotel in Evian-les-bains
- Meals as specified: 9 breakfasts, 4 lunches in refuges, 1 special cheese fondue picnic, 1 packed lunch, 5 dinners, 1 outdoor dinner, 1 wine tasting
- 1 wood-fired outdoor hot tub experience
- 6 walks
- 3 cable car rides (as per itinerary)
- Skyway cable car ride (OPTIONAL)
- Transportation once the tour has begun
- Multi-lingual local guide throughout the itinerary
- Fully escorted by a Go Get Lost tour leader
- A lifetime of unforgettable memories!
What´s not Included
- Airfare package
- Gratuity for primary local tour leader
- Visa fees, if applicable
- Meals not specified in itinerary
- Trip Cancellation/Interruption and Medical Insurance (strongly recommended), call for details
- Single supplement charge
- Items of a personal nature; phone calls, laundry, etc.