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Western Europe’s highest mountain is surrounded by seven beautiful valleys, and the Mont Blanc circuit follows the paths that link them together. The full circuit takes around two weeks to complete – but this week-long Tour du Mont Blanc holiday is perfect with those for less time, as it is based in the charming town of Chamonix, and takes minibusses out each day to explore the diverse highlights of the circuit. Each day you’ll walk a different section of the Tour du Mont Blanc, ensuring you take in the most outstanding landscapes that this route has to offer.
You’ll walk between 9 and 16km each day, over five days, and while there are some steep ascents, you’ll stay at a comfortably low altitude – although there is an optional cable car ride from Chamonix up to 3,842m on your free day, for spectacular views of Mont Blanc. Each day, you’ll experience different terrains and vistas – crossing into Switzerland for views of Mont Blanc’s glaciers and the Swiss Alps, trekking up to mountain refuges, and traversing Alpine meadows and natural reserves. You’ll pass quaint farmhouses and idyllic hamlets, look out for ibex and walk around mountain lakes.
Your base for the week is the delightful Chalet Chamonix, which enjoys its own views of the mountains, and after your trek, you’ll be glad of the chalet’s soothing Jacuzzi at the end of the day.