The Tour du Mont Blanc is Western Europe’s most famous, globally recognised hiking trail. A clockwise tour of Mont Blanc is expertly organised by Salamander Adventures, providing an eleven day specialist trek of the region’s most beautiful parts. With no climbing experience necessary, the route covers approximately 165km around the most accessible walking routes at an average altitude of 2000m above sea level. The trail covers an incredible 165km of walking around the Mont Blanc massif, at an average altitude of 2000m. The exceptional Tour du Mont Blanc has been stringently organised to include comfortable commotion, food and luggage drops, allowing the party to concentrate on the challenge at hand. The Tour du Mont Blanc extends through an extensive clockwise tour of the region, traversing the borders of France, Switzerland and Italy. Geneva airport is the nearest flight destination to begin the Tour du Mont Blanc, with more regular, convenient, shorthaul flights scheduled from around the UK. The trek starts in Les Houches, followed by Argentieres in France. The famous Bovine route reaches Champex in Switzerland by the fifth day. Taking the dramatic Grand Col Ferret over the Italian border, the walking party reach La Palud, a village on the outskirts of Courmayeur to take a welldeserved rest day. The Tour du Mont Blanc is proud to provide flexibility to their expert itinerary, with three budget options available for most, wouldbe adventurers. The grand scale of the Mont Blanc massif provides a perfect backdrop to the trekker’s immediate foreground, with glaciers, rivers, pastures and lakes all becoming common, jawdropping and beautiful sights. The accommodation is provided each evening to coincide with each stage of the trail’s completion. With an average of ten miles a day of walking, our guides make it their priority for all to gain ample rest and comfortable surroundings needed each evening to feel rejuvenated for the next day’s adventuring. A day’s rest in the small Italian village of La Palud is incorporated within the ten night excursion. The village of La Palud (1300m) is the starting point for the Skyway Monte Bianco, which utilises the highest and most expensive technology currently in use to transport nonclimbers to the higher altitudes of the Mont Blanc massif in a fully revolving, scenic cable car. The highest point reached by the cable car is the summit of Punta Helbronner, the highest vantage point for any member of the public who would like to take the insanely beautiful ride to its peak an incredible 3466m above sea level. La Palud, a short bus ride from Courmayeur, also provides a wealth of luxurious, continually rich activities for those who may with to remain at the base. They include many boutiques, restaurants and historical places, while the historical thermal spa located in PreSaintDidier is an absolute mustvisit. The Tour du Mont Blanc is the most accessible trail in Western Europe, providing an adventure that includes the best views with some of the most pretty areas of protected natural beauty and endemic wildlife. The Tour du Mont Blanc is now taking bookings for the summer months of 2017. A brave and challenging accomplishment for all, the arresting, panoramic views of the Tour du Mont Blanc will remain in your heart and memory for an eternity.
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