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Tour du Mont Blanc Hotel Trek - Exodus Travels
Tour du Mont Blanc Hotel Trek - Exodus Travels
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Starts
Geneva
Destinations
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Ends
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Start in Geneva and end in London! With the hiking & trekking tour Tour du Mont Blanc Hotel Trek, you have a 15 day tour package taking you from Geneva to London and through Geneva, Switzerland and 11 other destinations in Europe. Tour du Mont Blanc Hotel Trek is a small group tour that includes accommodation in a hotel as well as an expert guide, meals, transport and more.
Age range
16 to 80 year olds
Max Group Size
14
Physical Rating
Active

52 Reviews

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  • Tour du Mont Blanc Hotel Trek reviewer 1
    Written on September 12, 2013
    5.0 - Excellent

    Three hours into the walk on day 1 and all is perfect, too good to be true as it happens. The company of the group members is good, the weather excellent, the flowers prolific and the view stunning but then I fell from the path. Are exodus good when things go wrong? YES!What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?Finding out that the Alps is great when you return in your 60s to match up with your memories from years pre children when you were in your 20s. Inspirational is not quite the word, more amazing as the rescue helicopter arrives after only a short while to sort out a broken wrist and winch me off the slopes where I had rolled to transfer me to hospital.What did you think of your group leader?Calm, efficient and totally in control to summon help in what could have been a very serious situation.Do you have any advice for potential travellers?Make sure you have an in date EHIC card (I didn't realise they expired.) your national insurance number is the bit of information you then need to know. Check helicopter rescue higher than 2000metres is included. Mine did have and repatriation to UK was easy with a family member being flown out to escort me home.Is there anything else you would like to add?I was thinking a review of a holiday which only lasted 24 hours would not be relevant but then I thought it is reassuring that in the unlikely event of things going wrong it's good to know that the travel company you're with will be supportive. I fell, rolling down a mountainside for 30 metres or so. This was a result of a stumble from me, very easy to do and there was nothing exodus or anyone could have done to prevent this simple accident. After the transfer to hospital via helicopter and care in A and E there was an exodus rep to offer support. During my 4 day stay in hospital exodus reps visitedu, sorting out my belongings from the hotel and retriving my rucksack from the helicopter garage and also rang from the London office. The purpose of this review is to say - when things go wrong you can trust exodus to be supportive.

  • Tour du Mont Blanc Hotel Trek reviewer 2
    Written on September 12, 2013
    5.0 - Excellent

    Three hours into the walk on day 1 and all is perfect, too good to be true as it happens. The company of the group members is good, the weather excellent, the flowers prolific and the view stunning but then I fell from the path. Are exodus good when things go wrong? YES!What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?Finding out that the Alps is great when you return in your 60s to match up with your memories from years pre children when you were in your 20s. Inspirational is not quite the word, more amazing as the rescue helicopter arrives after only a short while to sort out a broken wrist and winch me off the slopes where I had rolled to transfer me to hospital.What did you think of your group leader?Calm, efficient and totally in control to summon help in what could have been a very serious situation.Do you have any advice for potential travellers?Make sure you have an in date EHIC card (I didn't realise they expired.) your national insurance number is the bit of information you then need to know. Check helicopter rescue higher than 2000metres is included. Mine did have and repatriation to UK was easy with a family member being flown out to escort me home.Is there anything else you would like to add?I was thinking a review of a holiday which only lasted 24 hours would not be relevant but then I thought it is reassuring that in the unlikely event of things going wrong it's good to know that the travel company you're with will be supportive. I fell, rolling down a mountainside for 30 metres or so. This was a result of a stumble from me, very easy to do and there was nothing exodus or anyone could have done to prevent this simple accident. After the transfer to hospital via helicopter and care in A and E there was an exodus rep to offer support. During my 4 day stay in hospital exodus reps visitedu, sorting out my belongings from the hotel and retriving my rucksack from the helicopter garage and also rang from the London office. The purpose of this review is to say - when things go wrong you can trust exodus to be supportive.

  • Tour du Mont Blanc Hotel Trek reviewer 3
    Written on September 8, 2013
    5.0 - Excellent

    As experienced walkers with a few long distance treks behind us, the TMB exceeded our expectations. Great scenery, well led and wonderful company. We were fortunate that our waterproofs were worn for only 20 minutes in the whole fortnight!What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?Every minute of every day was inspirational. Just being in the natural environment of the mountains, enjoying the fresh air and exercise with a fun-loving group of people. Particular highlights were soaking up the wonderful scenery from the alpine passes and the close view of the ibex on the final day.What did you think of your group leader?Our group leader, Frank, was excellent in all respects. He was knowledgable about the geography, history and culture of the area and provided us with plenty of extra information. His daily briefings were concise and accurate so that we knew what to expect each day. Frank understood the needs, strengths and weaknesses of each person in the group and acted upon this information so that everyone could enjoy their holiday to the fullest extent. A great sense of humour!Do you have any advice for potential travellers?Are you capable of completing this trek? Exodus grade the TMB as moderate/challenging; I would grade it as moderate for the following reasons: Although the average walking day length is about 8 hours we found that 2-3 hours per day was rest time. Morning and afternoon coffee stops are usually scheduled at mountain refuges and the lunch stop can be about one hour. (If you are on the slow side then these times may be reduced for you).There was no difficult walking terrain. All of the walking is on paths so no technical skills required beyond being careful in where to place your feet. The short chained and laddered sections of the paths present little difficulty for the typical walker.There is only one "long" day (Les Contamines to Les Houches) - about ten hours in total.In our mid fifties we found this walk to be quite easy and feel we have a few more treks ahead of us!If in doubt, go for it! Is there anything else you would like to add?We completed the Alpine Pass Route trek in 2011 and at the time thought that it could not be bettered. However, the TMB, although less strenuous was its equal in terms of scenery and interest.Although most of our previous trekking has been self-guided, going with a group on the TMB was the right thing to do. The social side of the trip made it so much more fun. We enjoyed the company of a great group of people from different countries and backgrounds.

  • Tour du Mont Blanc Hotel Trek reviewer 4
    Written on September 8, 2013
    5.0 - Excellent

    As experienced walkers with a few long distance treks behind us, the TMB exceeded our expectations. Great scenery, well led and wonderful company. We were fortunate that our waterproofs were worn for only 20 minutes in the whole fortnight!What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?Every minute of every day was inspirational. Just being in the natural environment of the mountains, enjoying the fresh air and exercise with a fun-loving group of people. Particular highlights were soaking up the wonderful scenery from the alpine passes and the close view of the ibex on the final day.What did you think of your group leader?Our group leader, Frank, was excellent in all respects. He was knowledgable about the geography, history and culture of the area and provided us with plenty of extra information. His daily briefings were concise and accurate so that we knew what to expect each day. Frank understood the needs, strengths and weaknesses of each person in the group and acted upon this information so that everyone could enjoy their holiday to the fullest extent. A great sense of humour!Do you have any advice for potential travellers?Are you capable of completing this trek? Exodus grade the TMB as moderate/challenging; I would grade it as moderate for the following reasons: Although the average walking day length is about 8 hours we found that 2-3 hours per day was rest time. Morning and afternoon coffee stops are usually scheduled at mountain refuges and the lunch stop can be about one hour. (If you are on the slow side then these times may be reduced for you).There was no difficult walking terrain. All of the walking is on paths so no technical skills required beyond being careful in where to place your feet. The short chained and laddered sections of the paths present little difficulty for the typical walker.There is only one "long" day (Les Contamines to Les Houches) - about ten hours in total.In our mid fifties we found this walk to be quite easy and feel we have a few more treks ahead of us!If in doubt, go for it! Is there anything else you would like to add?We completed the Alpine Pass Route trek in 2011 and at the time thought that it could not be bettered. However, the TMB, although less strenuous was its equal in terms of scenery and interest.Although most of our previous trekking has been self-guided, going with a group on the TMB was the right thing to do. The social side of the trip made it so much more fun. We enjoyed the company of a great group of people from different countries and backgrounds.

  • Tour du Mont Blanc Hotel Trek reviewer 5
    Written on September 4, 2013
    3.0 - Average

    Scenery and walks fantastic.Food some good and some not so good. What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?Border crossing at the col from Switzerland into ItalyWhat did you think of your group leader?Good as a team coach getting the best from us.Not so good at realiisng we wanted to enjot it, not go for records. Do you have any advice for potential travellers?Get fit,

  • Tour du Mont Blanc Hotel Trek reviewer 6
    Written on September 4, 2013
    3.0 - Average

    Scenery and walks fantastic.Food some good and some not so good. What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?Border crossing at the col from Switzerland into ItalyWhat did you think of your group leader?Good as a team coach getting the best from us.Not so good at realiisng we wanted to enjot it, not go for records. Do you have any advice for potential travellers?Get fit,

  • Tour du Mont Blanc Hotel Trek reviewer 7
    Written on September 3, 2013
    5.0 - Excellent

    Pain is temporary; pride is forever! This phrase sums up my experience of the Mont Blanc Trek. The challenge was immense but the satisfaction that I completed th trek will stay with me for the rest of my life! What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?Every day had its inspirational moments. The views were stunning and the company fabulous. The group I traveled with were diverse and we all got on extremely well. I enjoyed the idea of moving from one place to another and exploring The Alps on this Trek. I was lucky enough to see the start of The Ultra Trail; the electric atmosphere will stay with me forever! What did you think of your group leader?Our group leader was excellent. He was knowledgable and led the group with care and consideation for the whole group. He did not make anyone feel that they were not up to the walking; infact we all worked at our own pace which made a very challenging holiday a relaxing one!Do you have any advice for potential travellers?Make sure that you are in good physical health before you embark on this trip. It is a very challenging trek but an immensly rewarding one. Invest in some walking poles and learn how to use them before you do the Trek; they proved to be an extremely useful tool.  If you are interetste in Alpine Flora; invest in an identification book; I really wished I had one with me to identify the beautiful flowers in bloom! Is there anything else you would like to add?The only negartive think I would like to add is that my flight details were not sent to me and I had to ask for them to be sent. The day before traveling, I noticed that the terminal was not written on the flight details and I had to call the emergency number to find this information.

  • Tour du Mont Blanc Hotel Trek reviewer 8
    Written on September 3, 2013
    5.0 - Excellent

    Pain is temporary; pride is forever! This phrase sums up my experience of the Mont Blanc Trek. The challenge was immense but the satisfaction that I completed th trek will stay with me for the rest of my life! What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?Every day had its inspirational moments. The views were stunning and the company fabulous. The group I traveled with were diverse and we all got on extremely well. I enjoyed the idea of moving from one place to another and exploring The Alps on this Trek. I was lucky enough to see the start of The Ultra Trail; the electric atmosphere will stay with me forever! What did you think of your group leader?Our group leader was excellent. He was knowledgable and led the group with care and consideation for the whole group. He did not make anyone feel that they were not up to the walking; infact we all worked at our own pace which made a very challenging holiday a relaxing one!Do you have any advice for potential travellers?Make sure that you are in good physical health before you embark on this trip. It is a very challenging trek but an immensly rewarding one. Invest in some walking poles and learn how to use them before you do the Trek; they proved to be an extremely useful tool.  If you are interetste in Alpine Flora; invest in an identification book; I really wished I had one with me to identify the beautiful flowers in bloom! Is there anything else you would like to add?The only negartive think I would like to add is that my flight details were not sent to me and I had to ask for them to be sent. The day before traveling, I noticed that the terminal was not written on the flight details and I had to call the emergency number to find this information.

  • Tour du Mont Blanc Hotel Trek reviewer 9
    Written on July 28, 2013
    3.0 - Average

    This was a great holiday for getting away from it all.  However, the effort required in traversing several mountain passes requires a high level of stamina and physical effort; certainly not a trip for the unfit.What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?Our leader inspired us to be enthusiastic about the events of each day.  The opportunites for exellent photgraphy was something that cannot be understated.What did you think of your group leader?Nick obviously loved his job and was always positive, no matter what challenges we faced.  Nick struck an excellent balance between keeping us safe and giving us enough freedom to please ourselves when it was appropriate.Do you have any advice for potential travellers?This trip is very tough.  Be prepared to make a big effort, even on those days when the views may not be rewarding due to the cloud cover.Is there anything else you would like to add?The absence of traffic and background noise together with the clear mountain air is very pleasant.

  • Tour du Mont Blanc Hotel Trek reviewer 10
    Written on July 28, 2013
    3.0 - Average

    This was a great holiday for getting away from it all.  However, the effort required in traversing several mountain passes requires a high level of stamina and physical effort; certainly not a trip for the unfit.What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?Our leader inspired us to be enthusiastic about the events of each day.  The opportunites for exellent photgraphy was something that cannot be understated.What did you think of your group leader?Nick obviously loved his job and was always positive, no matter what challenges we faced.  Nick struck an excellent balance between keeping us safe and giving us enough freedom to please ourselves when it was appropriate.Do you have any advice for potential travellers?This trip is very tough.  Be prepared to make a big effort, even on those days when the views may not be rewarding due to the cloud cover.Is there anything else you would like to add?The absence of traffic and background noise together with the clear mountain air is very pleasant.

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  1. Day 1: Start Chamonix.
  2. Day 2: Follow Grand Balcon Sud, excellent views of Mont Blanc; return to Chamonix.
  3. Day 3: Over Col de Balme into Switzerland; night at Col de la Forclaz.
  4. Day 4: Follow Bovine Route to Champex.
  5. Day 5: Head up the Val Ferret to La Fouly.
  6. Day 6: Follow river La Drance; climb to the highest point of the tour at Grand Col Ferret and into Italy. Overnight at La Palud.
  7. Day 7: Rest day.
  8. Day 8: Climb to Bonatti refuge and traverse high above the spectacular Ferret Valley around Mont de la Saxe to Courmayeur.
  9. Day 9: Cross the Col de la Seigne back to France, descend through la Ville des Glaciers to Les Chapieux.
  10. Day 10: Ascend to Col de la Croix du Bonhomme, then contour across to the Col du Bonhomme.
  11. Day 11:
  12. Day 12: Over Col de Tricot to the Chamonix Valley; overnight at Les Houches.
  13. Day 13: Best views of Mont Blanc today; long ascent to the Brevent, descend to Chamonix.
  14. Day 14: Free day in Chamonix.
  15. Day 15: End Chamonix.

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Destinations

Covering a total distance of approx 998 km.
  • Geneva (Switzerland)
  • 64 km
  • Chamonix (France)
  • 22 km
  • Champex (Switzerland)
  • 11 km
  • La Fouly (Switzerland)
  • 9 km
  • Col de Grand Ferret (Switzerland)
  • 23 km
  • Courmayeur (Italy)
  • 17 km
  • La Ville des Glaciers (France)
  • 4 km
  • Les Chapieux (France)
  • 3 km
  • Col de la Croix du Bonhomme (France)
  • 19 km
  • St Gervais (France)
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