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Tour du Mont Blanc Week - Exodus Travels
Tour du Mont Blanc Week - Exodus Travels
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Starts
Geneva
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+13
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London
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Start in Geneva and end in London! With the hiking & trekking tour Tour du Mont Blanc Week, you have a 8 day tour package taking you from Geneva to London and through Geneva, Switzerland and 13 other destinations in Europe. Tour du Mont Blanc Week is a small group tour that includes accommodation in a hotel as well as an expert guide, meals, transport and more.
Age range
18 to 80 year olds
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14
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40 Reviews

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  • Tour du Mont Blanc Week reviewer 1
    Written on September 30, 2013
    5.0 - Excellent

    An excellent trip in an area I'd never visited before.What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?The views of Mont Blanc and associated mountains on the last day. It was clear, the sky was blue - you couldn't help but keep stopping to admire the viewWhat did you think of your group leader?Nick was a great bloke who was a very relaxed leader but willing (and able) to exercise control when necessary.Do you have any advice for potential travellers?Pack light and then remove half of what you've packed - honestly you don't really need that much for what is 4 nights away. You'll appreciate it going up those passes.

  • Tour du Mont Blanc Week reviewer 2
    Written on September 30, 2013
    5.0 - Excellent

    An excellent trip in an area I'd never visited before.What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?The views of Mont Blanc and associated mountains on the last day. It was clear, the sky was blue - you couldn't help but keep stopping to admire the viewWhat did you think of your group leader?Nick was a great bloke who was a very relaxed leader but willing (and able) to exercise control when necessary.Do you have any advice for potential travellers?Pack light and then remove half of what you've packed - honestly you don't really need that much for what is 4 nights away. You'll appreciate it going up those passes.

  • Tour du Mont Blanc Week reviewer 3
    Written on September 16, 2013
    5.0 - Excellent

    A wonderful week! Great walking, though quite hard work with a pack. You certainly need to be reasonably fit. Fabulous mountain scenery and every day different. The September sunshine added to the beauty. We were part of a lovely,varied group of people and had an excellent guide. We are already planning our next trip into the mountains!What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?The Col de Ferret: beautiful weather, a lovely day's walk and incredible views.What did you think of your group leader?Nick was superb. A light touch from someone with a great deal of experience and knowledge.  Do you have any advice for potential travellers?You need to be quite fit to walk for 7 hours a day up and down mountains carrying your pack.make the pack as light as possible. Nowhere really to do washing. Washed hair once in hotel, but not in dormitory accommodation so no need to carry shampoo along.  Showers were sometimes busy so needed to queue and occasionally cold!Is there anything else you would like to add?It was a really superb week and I would highly recommend the walk.

  • Tour du Mont Blanc Week reviewer 4
    Written on September 16, 2013
    5.0 - Excellent

    A wonderful week! Great walking, though quite hard work with a pack. You certainly need to be reasonably fit. Fabulous mountain scenery and every day different. The September sunshine added to the beauty. We were part of a lovely,varied group of people and had an excellent guide. We are already planning our next trip into the mountains!What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?The Col de Ferret: beautiful weather, a lovely day's walk and incredible views.What did you think of your group leader?Nick was superb. A light touch from someone with a great deal of experience and knowledge.  Do you have any advice for potential travellers?You need to be quite fit to walk for 7 hours a day up and down mountains carrying your pack.make the pack as light as possible. Nowhere really to do washing. Washed hair once in hotel, but not in dormitory accommodation so no need to carry shampoo along.  Showers were sometimes busy so needed to queue and occasionally cold!Is there anything else you would like to add?It was a really superb week and I would highly recommend the walk.

  • Tour du Mont Blanc Week reviewer 5
    Written on July 31, 2013
    5.0 - Excellent

    An excellent alpine walking holiday - lived up to all my expectations.  Fantastic scenery, wild flowers, characterful accomodation and excellently led.What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?Being able to see so many alpine flowers in mid July - this was because the snow had stayed later this year - and having a leader who was as interested in identifyingand talking about wild flowers as I am!The baked apple stuffed with nuts and fruit, heated up in an aga at one of the refuges. Walking across snow bridges over glacial streams and seeing glaciers close up. Rupert's homemade dice game with the wooden dice he made - played on a pavement while waiting for the bus!What did you think of your group leader?Rupert was excellent in leading us all, excellent knowledge of alpine wild flowers, very relaxed approach, made sure everyone was OK in the group all of the timen.Do you have any advice for potential travellers?Long walking days with over 1000 metres of ascent and descent most days are wonderful - but good to be reasonably fit before you come to get the most out of the trip.Think minimal when packing your rucsac - pack as little as you need - then rethink and pack less!Walking poles are really useful for both the descents and for crossing snow patches.Don't worry about the dormitory sleeping - its fun!Is there anything else you would like to add?As a vegetarian I thought I might have a very boring diet - but no, the trip is fine for vegetarians - I really enjoyed the food.I enjoyed every minute!

  • Tour du Mont Blanc Week reviewer 6
    Written on July 31, 2013
    5.0 - Excellent

    An excellent alpine walking holiday - lived up to all my expectations.  Fantastic scenery, wild flowers, characterful accomodation and excellently led.What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?Being able to see so many alpine flowers in mid July - this was because the snow had stayed later this year - and having a leader who was as interested in identifyingand talking about wild flowers as I am!The baked apple stuffed with nuts and fruit, heated up in an aga at one of the refuges. Walking across snow bridges over glacial streams and seeing glaciers close up. Rupert's homemade dice game with the wooden dice he made - played on a pavement while waiting for the bus!What did you think of your group leader?Rupert was excellent in leading us all, excellent knowledge of alpine wild flowers, very relaxed approach, made sure everyone was OK in the group all of the timen.Do you have any advice for potential travellers?Long walking days with over 1000 metres of ascent and descent most days are wonderful - but good to be reasonably fit before you come to get the most out of the trip.Think minimal when packing your rucsac - pack as little as you need - then rethink and pack less!Walking poles are really useful for both the descents and for crossing snow patches.Don't worry about the dormitory sleeping - its fun!Is there anything else you would like to add?As a vegetarian I thought I might have a very boring diet - but no, the trip is fine for vegetarians - I really enjoyed the food.I enjoyed every minute!

  • Tour du Mont Blanc Week reviewer 7
    Written on July 21, 2013
    4.0 - Good

    A great trip with stunning scenery.Long days short nights.What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?The view from Grand col Ferret.The camaraderie of the group members.What did you think of your group leader?Rupert was very knowledgeable about the local flora & fauna,customs & food.He tried hard to keep together a group of differing fitness levels & was always encouraging everyone.Do you have any advice for potential travellers?A good level of fitness is required & be prepared for very basic levels of accommodation in the hotel dormitories'.Keep your rucksack as light as you can.Is there anything else you would like to add?Hard days .Tired nights but a great experience.

  • Tour du Mont Blanc Week reviewer 8
    Written on July 21, 2013
    4.0 - Good

    A great trip with stunning scenery.Long days short nights.What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?The view from Grand col Ferret.The camaraderie of the group members.What did you think of your group leader?Rupert was very knowledgeable about the local flora & fauna,customs & food.He tried hard to keep together a group of differing fitness levels & was always encouraging everyone.Do you have any advice for potential travellers?A good level of fitness is required & be prepared for very basic levels of accommodation in the hotel dormitories'.Keep your rucksack as light as you can.Is there anything else you would like to add?Hard days .Tired nights but a great experience.

  • Tour du Mont Blanc Week reviewer 9
    Written on July 16, 2013
    5.0 - Excellent

    great route, great guide. well organisedWhat was the most inspirational moment of your trip?The scenery and the isolationWhat did you think of your group leader?excellent. very knowledgeable. Looked after the group well - knew how to set the walking paceDo you have any advice for potential travellers?don't under-estimate the physical work involved. If you're prepared then you'll love it.Is there anything else you would like to add?Personally, i would like to have done 1 - 2 hours more walking each day, especially as it is labelled as a challenging trip. However, i appreciate the guide has to cater for various people.The food at each of the huts / hotels was excellent - better than i expected

  • Tour du Mont Blanc Week reviewer 10
    Written on July 16, 2013
    5.0 - Excellent

    great route, great guide. well organisedWhat was the most inspirational moment of your trip?The scenery and the isolationWhat did you think of your group leader?excellent. very knowledgeable. Looked after the group well - knew how to set the walking paceDo you have any advice for potential travellers?don't under-estimate the physical work involved. If you're prepared then you'll love it.Is there anything else you would like to add?Personally, i would like to have done 1 - 2 hours more walking each day, especially as it is labelled as a challenging trip. However, i appreciate the guide has to cater for various people.The food at each of the huts / hotels was excellent - better than i expected

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  1. Day 1: Start Col de la Forclaz.
  2. Day 2: Follow Bovine Route to the pretty village of Champex Lac and on to Orsières.
  3. Day 3: Short bus transfer to La Fouly and climb to the highest point (2536m), Grand Col Ferret, and descend into Italy.
  4. Day 4: Trek from Val Veny over Col de la Seigne to Les Chapieux (1549m).
  5. Day 5: A tougher day over two cols; Croix du Bonhomme (2443m) and Col du Bonhomme (2329m); descend to Les Contamines.
  6. Day 6: Over the Col du Tricot to the Chamonix Valley.
  7. Day 7: Final day trekking past Lac Blanc (2352m) before descending to Chamonix.
  8. Day 8: End Chamonix.

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    Destinations

    Covering a total distance of approx 1,014 km.
    • Geneva (Switzerland)
    • 73 km
    • La Forclaz (Switzerland)
    • 28 km
    • Martigny (Switzerland)
    • 9 km
    • Champex (Switzerland)
    • 2 km
    • Orsieres (Switzerland)
    • 11 km
    • La Fouly (Switzerland)
    • 9 km
    • Col de Grand Ferret (Switzerland)
    • 34 km
    • Col de la Seigne (France)
    • 8 km
    • Les Chapieux (France)
    • 3 km
    • Col de la Croix du Bonhomme (France)
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