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Walking holidays in France

Hiking tours around Mont Blanc, Western Europe's highest mountain
Grand mountain views on the hiking tour at Mont Blanc

With a walking and hiking network of close to 120,000 long-distance trails with fantastic hiking tours along coastlines and the Alps as well as challenging hikes around Mont Blanc, France is one of the most popular places for a walking holiday in Europe.

Our carefully selected walking holiday routes through the Mont Blanc Massif take you through some of the most stunning Alpine landscapes in Europe with challenging hikes to test your skills, breathtaking mountain views and the vibrant mountain towns of the Alps.

Mountain lovers all over the world see Mont Blanc as one of the defining hiking challenges and some dream of ascending the mountain. We have challenging hiking tours covering the three routes up and around the famous peak situated in the French Alps.



Self-guided walking holidays in France

All self-guided walking tours in France include luggage transfers and detailed route notes including GPX files. Contact us for more information about any of the hiking tours listed below to find out more about the daily itineraries, availability, hotels and arrival information.

France / Switzerland

Tour du Mont Blanc: Western Route

Self-Guided | 7 Days
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France / Switzerland / Italy

Tour du Mont Blanc: Eastern Route

Self-Guided | 7 Days
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France / Switzerland

Tour du Mont Blanc

Self-Guided | 12 Days
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About the Mont Blanc hiking holidays

Hiking without luggage at the highest mountain in the alps

The Mont Blanc Massif in France is one of the most iconic mountain ranges in the world. Situated in France, Italy and Switzerland, the 'roof of Europe' is known for its mountain peaks, sweeping glaciers and sublime alpine landscapes.

At around 4,810 metres, the Mont Blanc massif extends over parts of France, Italy and Switzerland and forms the ‘roof of Europe’. Mont Blanc is not only the highest mountain in the Alps but also in the European Union and 24 peaks in the mountain group sit at over 4,000 metres above sea level.

The Mont Blanc region is the ultimate hiking area for those looking for a challenge and a test of their trekking abilities. We have the full tour as well as the shorter Western and Eastern sections. Luggage transfers are included on all tours.

Tour du Mont Blanc (Classic Route)

Amazing summit views during the hiks on the border to France, Italy and Switzerland

This route through the Mont Blanc Massif is an absolute classic amongst trekking routes and the twelve-day hiking tour of Tour du Mont Blanc is the ultimate test. With intensive daily stages of several hours and up to 1,000 metres of altitude per day, trekking fans will get their money's worth on this hiking tour.

On this hiking holiday around Mont Blanc, you will experience three countries at their best: impressive peaks and valleys, traditional mountaineering huts, lookout points and the beautiful Lac Blanc mountain lake.

You'll conquer mountain passes, enjoy the views of the sparkling lakes made out of glaciers and hike through three countries which allows you to get up close to the most spectacular Alpine peaks in Europe.

Tour du Mont Blanc (Western Route)

Signpost at the Tour du Mont Blanc

The Tour du Mont Blanc West takes you in seven days from Martigny via Chamonix, on to Les Houches and Les Contamines to Bourg-Saint-Maurice. There is a choice between a more intense and easier option at almost every stage, offering something for every energy level. Idyllic mountain villages, authentic mountain inns and summit panoramas with unique distant views await you on this beautiful long-distance hiking trail.

The week's ultimate stop is La Bergerie de Plan Braz, where you can really let loose with a café at 2,000 metres. On high-altitude trails over a suspension bridge and views of glacial lakes and deep gorges, it is impossible to resist the wonder of Mont Blanc.

Tour du Mont Blanc (Eastern Route)

Hiking with view to Mont Blanc

Discover the most beautiful mountain valleys in Europe on the seven-day hiking tour along the Mont Blanc Eastern Route. You hike through the Aosta Valley and the Val Ferret, always accompanied by a unique glacier panorama. The starting point of the tour is Martigny.

From there, the journey takes you via Champex to La Fouly and Arnouva Val Ferret. Continue over the summits to Courmayeur, where delicious Italian specialities already await you in the Rifugio Elisabetta refuge, to the finishing stage in the idyllic Alpine town of Bourg-Saint-Maurice.

About our self-guided walking holidays

Fully-organised walking holidays are the best way to walk or hike in new surroundings along some of Europe's most popular and lesser-known walking trails in a confident way.

We have a wide selection of walking tours available across Europe, but all of our hiking holidays have several things in common such as luggage transfers and pre-planned routes.

We've highlighted several reasons why you should go on a self-guided walking holiday in our overview video.

If you have never been on a hiking holiday like this before or are used to organising everything yourself from planning the route to carrying your tent, our short video will give you an idea of what to expect on a walking tour with us. 

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