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This family-friendly version of the classic Tour du Mont Blanc is great for families with kids who are used to mountain walking. Youngsters will love staying in chalets and mountain huts: enjoy some of Europe's most spectacular scenery.


£895 Land Only

Duration: 8 days
Departures: 9 Jul, 23 Jul, 13 Aug, 27 Aug 2016
Start point: Argentière
End point: Argentière

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Details of Walking Holiday in the Alps

The Tour du Mont Blanc is one of the world's classic walks, and mindful of the adventurous families out there who want to enjoy some of the world's best walks together we have created this itinerary especially for families with children who want to walk the Tour du Mont Blanc. Meeting in Chamonix, the Alpine mountaineering capital, we begin our journey through 3 countries, France, Italy and Switzerland to complete the best parts of the Mont Blanc circuit. After a day's introductory walk up to lovely Lac Blanc, we return to our very comfortable chalet-style accommodation for a second night. We spend the next 5 days trekking our mini-tour, starting the walk from the door of our chalet. Our route includes several famous pass crossings including the Col de Balme, Col du Forclaz and the Grand Col Ferret (2537m). Along the way we'll see alpine cows, mountain farms, some of the most spectacular scenery in Europe and spend a night at the Bonatti Hut (2056m), newly erected in memory of the Italian mountaineer and photographer Walter Bonatti. All other accommodation will be in simple but comfortable hotels and there's no need to carry heavy bags as our baggage will be transported from hotel to hotel. An excellent introduction to multi-day walking!

Is this holiday for you?

Suitable for children from 10 yrs old

This is an excellent adventure at the heart of the European Alps for those families who love to walk. During the week, we will make a half circuit of the Mont Blanc massive following the classic Tour du Mont Blanc trail. The distance walked each day is between 9 and 13 km with daily ascents of 500 - 600 metres and up to 1100 metres on the day we climb to the Bonatti hut. You should make sure that everyone in the family is comfortable with these daily distances and ascents, especially the younger ones. This excellent introduction to multi-day walking is designed for families that are already used to full days out but now want to link up a journey. With comfortable hotel and chalet accommodation and luggage transfers provided, this itinerary enables the whole family to walk the best part of the famous Mont Blanc circuit.

What price includes

  • Professional, English-speaking guide
  • 3 nights chalet and 3 nights hotel
  • 1 night mountain hut
  • Valley transfers and baggage transport provided
  • All meals included
  • Cable-car transfers also included



Plan your journey by train

Meeting point:
Yeti Lodge, Argentière

Nearest train station to meeting point:

Transfer to meeting point:
Guests make their own way to meeting point
It is just a short walk from the station to Yeti Lodge

How to get there:
Train from London to Argentière (via Chamonix)

Plan your journey by train to Chamonix

Plan your journey by train

Finish point:
Yeti Lodge, Argentière

Nearest train station to finish point:

Transfer to finish point:
Guests make their own way to station
It is just a short walk from Yeti Lodge to the station

How to get back:
Train from Argentière to London (via Chamonix)

Plan your return train journey from Chamonix