Trail running the Tour du Mont Blanc
5-DAY GUIDED TRAIL RUN
8 people max.
About this trip
Cover 35 km (22 miles) a day in “fastpack” mode, carrying only what you need for the day. At a steady pace, you will hike and run from one refuge to the next, passing through three countries surrounding Mont Blanc: France, Italy and Switzerland.
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This trail running guru will share his experience with you and ensure you have some unforgettable adventures in the mountains, in France and all over the world. What are you waiting for?
Highlights of the trip
You will then set off on your first day towards the Col de Voza (1,653 m / 5,420 ft) and then the Col du Tricot (2,120 m / 6,955 ft), where you can enjoy breathtaking views of the Aiguille du Goûter and the Dômes de Miage! You will then descend towards the Chalets de Miage and the Chalets du Truc and down to Les Contamines.
You will then head for Lac Combal, where you will stay the night at the refuge.
You will then go down to Val Ferret before heading back up to the Petit Col Ferret pass (2,490 m / 8,170 ft) and into the Valais canton in Switzerland, finishing in La Fouly at the end of the day.
You will then set off in the direction of the Col des Montets pass (1,460 m / 4,790 ft) then the Tête aux Vents (2,130 m / 6,990 ft) to reach Les Houches and complete this fantastic loop!
Are you interested in this trip?
No time difference.
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Temperatures vary according to the altitude. It can be as hot as 30°C in summer at low levels and minus temperatures on the summits.
Summer thunderstorms are common in the French Alps.
Every day, your luggage is transferred between the refuges by our team.
Meet at 8.30 am in the car park for the Bellevue cable car at Les Houches on the day of departure.
Transport to the meeting point on day 1 and any transfers not included in the programme are not included in the price of the trip.
No particular instructions.
Some (but not all) refuges allow small electronic devices to be charged.
Picnics at lunchtime and meals in the morning and evening in the accommodation.
2 nights in inns and 2 nights in refuges in dormitories.
Comfort option on request: 4 nights in a double room, +€90 / person.
Health and vaccines
No compulsory vaccines.
We strongly recommend that you make sure you are up to date with the standard vaccinations: diphtheria-tetanus-poliomyelitis, whooping cough, tuberculosis, typhoid fever, hepatitis A and B.
We recommend that you have a check-up with your dentist before you leave.
No particular instructions.
Supervised by a qualified French mountain leader and trail running specialist.
Formalities and Visa
No visa is required for French nationals and citizens of bordering countries.
BUDGET, CURRENCY AND TIPS
Daily transfers, meals, except for supplements (cold drinks, snacks, etc.) and accommodation are included in the price of the stay.
Tipping is not necessary and should reflect your satisfaction with the team.
Ask us for a registration form
- By phone: +33 (0)665 932929
- Or email: email@example.com
Send us your registration along with a copy of your passport, your details (postal address, phone numbers and email address) and a deposit of 30% of the cost of the trip.
Also, if you wish to take out a Comfort or Comfort Multi-risk cancellation insurance policy, this must be paid at the same time as the deposit when you register. You can consult the insurance contracts on our website.
On the internet:
Book your stay directly on our website: on the page for the trip by selecting your date and insurance options.
PLEASE NOTE: Airfares will be maintained until 3 months before departure and may be readjusted if necessary if you are booking less than 3 months before.
Insurance and assistance
We strongly advise you to take out insurance for the duration of the trip.
We offer two tailored insurance policies: Comfort Cancellation and Comfort Multi-risk to be taken out when you register for the trip.
Details of this insurance cover can be provided on request or can be viewed by clicking here.
There are other insurance options available, such as Mondial Assistance, your own insurance company or the Club Alpin Français. You should check that they cover trekking.
Make sure that your insurance covers all medical costs in the event of an accident.
It is essential that you check and ensure that you have insurance cover for mountain rescue costs. If this is the case, you must provide us with the following information prior to your departure on the trek:
A certificate from the insurance company stating that mountain rescue costs are covered.
The contract number and telephone number of the assistance centre.
Be aware of the restrictive clauses contained in certain insurance policies (particularly those linked to bank cards such as Visa Premier, Gold or others), for example mountain insurance restricted to snow activities and altitude sickness not recognised as an illness requiring repatriation, resulting in refusal to repatriate.
Please check the actual content of your insurance and make the necessary arrangements where required.
Trail running the Tour du Mont Blanc
Added benefits from Watse
A CHOICE OF QUALITY ACCOMMODATION
Our team has carefully selected the accommodation to guarantee maximum comfort and quality cuisine. Nothing is left to chance to ensure you enjoy an unforgettable adventure!
CAREFULLY PREPARED PICNICS
Lunch is very important, which is why the picnics are prepared by us using fresh and local products.
TRANSFERS BY PRIVATE VEHICLE FOR MORE AUTONOMY
To ensure complete freedom and independence, all transfers will be made by private vehicle. This avoids you having to wait or any other inconvenience.
Next dates and prices
Trail running the Tour du Mont Blanc – 5 days
WHAT’S INCLUDED IN YOUR TRIP
- Supervision by a qualified mountain leader and trail running specialist.
- Overnight stays in dormitories or double rooms depending on the option chosen.
- Half board in the accommodation indicated in the programme.
- Picnics at lunchtime.
- Luggage transfer.
WHAT’S NOT INCLUDED IN YOUR TRIP
- Cancellation and repatriation assistance insurance to be taken out at the time of registration.
- Personal trail running and travel equipment.
- Transport to the meeting point on day 1.
- Any private transfers or cable cars not included in the programme.
- Anything not listed in “What’s included in your trip”.
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