There are 11 stages to the Tour du Mont Blanc. The classic Tour du Mont Blanc itinerary follows each stage on each day so would take 11 days to complete.
However, the classic Tour du Mont Blanc itinerary means long days on the trail (7-10 hours each day depending on speed, number of rest stops and fitness). Many folk prefer to split the trail into two parts and tackle them on consecutive years which works well. Other trekkers may wish to trek shorter days and take more than 11 days or simply not to hike the whole trail at all and just pick some of the best bits.
The great thing about the Tour du Mont Blanc is that can pick up the trail at various points and trek for 3-4 days. This is a great option if you only have a limited number of days. A three, four or five day Tour du Mont Blanc itinerary can still allow you to marvel at some of most incredible views of Mont Blanc.
Below we have various TMB itineraries for you to choose from depending on your fitness, time frame and hours wanting to hike per day. We include two family Tour du Mont Blanc itineraries with much shorter stages to help with little legs for families hiking the Tour du Mont Blanc. We also include several itineraries for super fit trekkers/fast packers and an itinerary for adventure seekers set on on staying in high mountain huts and of course the full 11 day Tour du Mont Blanc itinerary, a variant TMB itinerary (which as the names suggests follows all the variant trails) and the half tour itineraries too.
These itineraries have been built by myself and can be either trekked completely independently or if you want help booking the refuges, arranging airport & baggage transfers as well being able to store luggage in Chamonix and have someone meet you in Chamonix and have 24hr assistance if required on the trail – you can book them as a SELF GUIDED OPTION or guided.
I work exclusively with Adventure Base to power my itineraries. Adventure Base are based in Chamonix and have a wealth of experience trekking the Tour du Mont Blanc.
‘Self guided treks’ are a great option if you want to be independent on the trail but want to take the stress out of organising the trek from scratch. The most frustrating element of the Tour du Mont Blanc is undoubtedly booking the refuges! You’ll pay a fraction more than planning the trail completely independently but without the stress of booking the refuges and with the reassurance of having someone on the ground in Chamonix to help with advice as well as a 24 hour help line during your trek.
I work exclusively with local company Adventure Base to power my itineraries. We work together closely to ensure that we are providing you with the best possible Tour du Mont Blanc possible. Adventure Base are based in Chamonix and have a wealth of experience trekking the Tour du Mont Blanc.
WHAT’S INCLUDED WITH ADVENTURE BASE?
- initial route discussion
- detailed itinerary (inc. alternative route options & GPX file )
- refuges & hotels bookings
- welcome meeting (if starting from Chamonix)
- welcome pack (map, snacks, basic first aid kit etc)
- 24hr in resort contact (in case you need a taxi, bad weather advice, help etc)
- hiking pole rental
- airport transfers
- luggage transfers
- first night accommodation
Tour du Mont Blanc Itineraries
Epic Mont Blanc – a long weekend (2.5-3 days)
dedicated Chamonix TMB stages taking in some of the most spectacular scenery, including Lac Blanc
French-Italian TMB – 4 days
discover the best of the French-Italian TMB
Family friendly – 4.5 days
Some of the most spectacular scenery on the tour. Suitable for families from age 8+
Half TMB tour France – Italy Family friendly – 6 days
First half of the tour from Chamonix to Courmayeur. Perfect for families we’ve cut it into shorter more manageable chunks for little legs. From age 8.
Turbo TMB – 4 days
Fast packing the TMB from Chamonix to Chamonix
Rapid TMB – 6 days
Complete TMB fast packing
7 day TMB
hike the entire TMB in just a week
Adventurous TMB 9 days
this itinerary offers the best high mountain hut experience
9 day TMB Variant
get away from the crowds & experience the route less trodden
Traditional TMB – 11 days
the full circuit taking the traditional 11 days