Mont Blanc is the highest mountain in Europe with year-round snow at its summit. The trail to hike around the mountain starts in Chamonix, France and proceeds down to Courmayeur, Italy, then up through Switzerland, returning to Chamonix. Distance is about 100 miles and it normally is hiked in about 12 days.
At Russell Tours we provide hikers access to the most Iconic routes such as the Tour du Mont Blanc (The classic hike around the tallest mountain in Europe) or the Haute Route (the only hiking route with 14 mountains over 14,000 feet in the world). We provide a way to do these classic journeys in sections and stages. In a timetable you can manage.
To help our hikers to better understand what these hikes entail we have developed several YouTube videos showing you exactly what these hikes look like at the trail and lodge level using Google Earth’s 3-D mapping program.
Mont Blanc is located at the corner of three countries. The French side starts in Chamonix. There are a number of options starting here in France. Hiking tours can be customized for all levels of hiker. From novice hiking skills to high altitude rock climbing – this area of the Alps offers one of the most diverse hiking experiences anywhere in Europe. The food is great, the people in the mountain villages are wonderful and the scenery is unmatched.