Tour du Mont Blanc

This event took place between 26th June to 8th July 2022 at part of our Covid delayed 50th Anniversary celebrations

Arrived Les Houches: 26 June 2022
Departed Les Houches: 8 July 2022

The Tour du Mont Blanc (TMB) is one of the most scenic and well-known long-distance treks in the world. Circling the Mont Blanc massif, the walk covers around 170 kilometres. It’s not technically difficult, but on average we walked around 10-16 km per day with 1000m of ascent and descent. To make sure it wasn’t too much of a shock to the system, we scheduled a rest day in Courmayeur on Day 5. So it was 10 days walking plus one rest day.

We chose Cloud 9 Adventure to book the accommodation for us, and did the route in the standard anti-clockwise direction, staying in basic accommodation with breakfast included every day and evening meals on most days. We also opted for luggage delivery (apart from two days where it’s not possible to deliver to the huts). You can click here for Peter Grants Tour du Mont Blanc spreadsheet for more details of the itinerary, distances, height gain/loss and accommodation etc.

Initially organised by Karen Cleverly and John Sweeney, but both were sadly unable to go in the end. There were 16 attendees – Peter Thompson, Gill Black, Cat Early, Teresa O’Regan, Will Codd, Brian Carr, Dell Jeffrey, Natalie Ben Rabah, Peter Grant, Samantha and Jeremy Rowley, Dave Fisher, Bill and Fiona Turner, Ian Inch and Julia Wardill.

Price was £975 and included:

  • All accommodation
  • All breakfasts and evening meals apart from in Les Houches & Courmayeur (it’s B&B accommodation here but plenty of places for evening meals)
  • Daily luggage delivery (apart from the Bonatti & Flegere huts because they can’t get to these huts_
  • Detailed notes with recommendations not found in the guide book – lunch stops, water stops, route variations, bad weather suggestions, transport suggestions
  • Office support from Cloud 9’s Chamonix team

Not included:

  • Flights & airport transfers
  • Lunches & evening meals in Les Houches and Courmayeur
  • Additional buses, trains or taxis
  • Cable cars
  • Additional expenses if someone cannot complete the itinerary
  • Maps & guide book
  • Travel insurance