Mont Blanc Rambler
Specially devised for walkers who like to 'smell the roses' en route to the next comfortable gîte, this relaxed walk around Mont Blanc still takes in the vistas for which the Tour du Mont Blanc is so famous. In the company of a small group of like minded companions, a bilingual guide and a mule to carry your gear, the walk traverses high passes, meadows brimming with alpine flowers and wanders through typical mountain villages. There is ample time to stop and take in the stunning scenery, enjoy a picnic of local ingredients and absorb the alpine culture as you make your way to the next accommodation. This is relaxed alpine hiking at its best.
|DAY 1||Join Courmayeur, transfer to trailhead and walk to Bonatti refuge (3.5-4 hours)|
|DAY 2||Walk to Elena (4-5hrs)|
|DAY 3||Walk to Switzerland and the village of La Fouly (4-5hrs)|
|DAY 4||To the Valais des Hommes (5hrs)|
|DAY 5||Walk to the high mountain pasture of Bovine (4-5hrs)|
|DAY 6||Walk to mountain town of Trient (3-4hrs)|
|DAY 7||Return to France via the Balme Pass to Le Tour (4-5hrs), trip concludes|
The guides, Phillipe and Christof, were excellent and really made this trip very enjoyable.
All in all, a very enjoyable experience with spectacular scenery and good company.