Mont Blanc Southern Balcony is the Italian side of the Tour du Mont Blanc, to discover Italian gastronomy, its hospitality and the magical and wild Aosta Valley. Expect great surprises and variants!
We will leave from Bourg Saint Maurice, to reach the Courmayeur valley at the feet of the imposing Mont Blanc glaciers, to reach Switzerland by crossing the wild Grand Saint Bernard valley.
We invite you to discover the Southern Side of the Mont Blanc Massif, along beautiful and alternative paths to make you discover the wildest and most beautiful side of the Tour du Mont Blanc.
The Tour du Mont Blanc, or TMB, is the most famous Trek in the Alps: a tour to discover Europe's highest Massif.
We will discover the Italian culture, its gastronomy and hospitality and the magic Aosta Valley.
We cross three countries, France, Italy and Switzerland. We will leave from Bourg Saint Maurice, to reach the Courmayeur valley at the feet of the imposing Mont Blanc glaciers to reach Switzerland by crossing the wild Grand Saint Bernard valley.
We will take our time in the mountains to discover the most beautiful places and summits, a Tour far from the valley bottoms.
With your AMM you will leave classic routes to discover the most beautiful landscapes in the wide open spaces of the Alps.
If you want to book an extra night after the Trek, have a look at the Base Camp Lodge.
Arrival at the Hotel starting from 4:00 p.m.
Briefing with your Trekking Guide at 6 p.m. at the Hotel Bar to get to know each other and prepare for the departure next day.
Night at the Hotel Base Camp Lodge.
Vertical drop: + 750 m and - 1050 m
Walking time: 5 to 6 hours
Bus Transfer from Bourg Saint Maurice to the Ville des Glaciers, where we will make a small visit to a Mountain Farm where Shepherds make Beaufort and Sérac, the typical local cheeses.
After that, we will start our trekking day taking the path to Col de la Seigne.
We will pass under the Glacier of Glaciers thanks to a new path where the way is facilitated by chains and ladders to reach the Col de la Seigne.
We will then reach the Col des Chavannes and the Mont Fortin: one of the most beautiful lookouts on the Southern Face of Mont Blanc, it is one of the only places in the Alps where you can get a bit of Himalayan air! The gigantic Mont Blanc Southern Face is between 3000 and 4000 mt high. The Miage glacier starts from the summit of Mont Blanc and gets down to 1700 mt above sea level.
A magical day which ends in the beautiful city of Courmayeur, its gastronomy and the Dolce Vita we will fullfill us!
Free evening, you have dinner where you wish.
Vertical drop: + 1100 m and - 800 m
Walking time: 6 to 7 hours
A superb climb above Courmayeur awaits us, with the Italian side of Mont Blanc in front of us with the Grandes Jorasses, the Aiguille Noire and the Aiguille Blanche de Peuterey ... We arrive at Mont de la Saxe before walking down to the bottom of the magnificent Val Ferret .
We will reach by bus our comfortable hotel in Entreves, at the feet of the Grandes Jorasses.
Vertical drop: + 1500 m and - 950m
Walking time: 7 to 9 hours
We take a bus to reach the bottom of the Val Ferret, to start on the path we left yesterday. Here we head off direction the Col de Malatra, where the famous Tour des Géants passes through.
Today we are extending the stage a bit and we will therefore leave early in the morning to reach the Col du Grand Saint Bernard. The Giants of the Alps are in the background along the whole path, the Dent du Géant, the Aretes de Rochefort and the Mont Dolent (summit that borders with three countries: Switzerland, France and Italy).
After the Pass the path crosses the slope in direction of the Col du Grand Saint Bernard, we will sleep at the Hotel Italia: the desserts should stay in your memories...
Vertical drop: + 1000 m and - 1350 m
Walking time: 6 to 8 hours
After a night at the Grand Saint Bernard between Italy and Switzerland, we will cross the Fenêtre de Ferret to reach Switzerland. A very wild valley opens up to us with the Fenêtre Lakes. We will then head towards the Bari Darray Pass to return into Italy and walk down to the Elena refuge. Val Ferret and Val Veny are green at the feet of the Mont Blanc Massif: an impressive 30 kilometer long wall extends between the Col de la Seigne and the Grand Col Ferret.
Night in Hotel *** in Entrèves.
To end this week in style, we will let you enjoy the morning in Entrèves: if you wish, you can take the SkyWay, the famous Italian cable car, a recently renovated architectural masterpiece, which climbs to Pointe Helbronner at the foot of the Mont Blanc at 3462 mt altitude.
The view on the summit of Mont-Blanc is breathtaking! The departure for the Aiguilles Marbrées as well the Aiguille d'Entrève are close by: these are fairly easy mountaineering routes to begin mountaineering, you will surely see mountaineers who set off on the slopes of the Glacier du Géant.
Bus to return to Bourg Saint Maurice at 2:00 p.m. (around 2 hours drive). Arrival in Bourg around 4 pm: to have a little time do not plan any transport before 6 pm.
END OF THE TRIP, everyone takes his road, see you soon for new adventures! ...
|Arrival||End||Price *||Confirmed from||Status|
|25/07/2021||30/07/2021||800 €||4 Pers.||OPEN|
|15/08/2021||20/08/2021||800 €||4 Pers.||OPEN|
* Price per person (without insurance)
If possible take a light backpack with good carrying, the backpack should not exceed 1.5 kg.
Your backpack must have 10 to 15 liters of space for picnics that you will carry for lunch.
Count 2 liters of water and 1 kg of food for the day.
Count an extra kilo for 10-day treks.
Your guide will have a more complete pharmacy in the event of a larger accident.
For realx time: A small book or Card game (less than 150 grams)…
The hiker's enemy is weight, but a frozen or soaked hiker is a hiker without pleasure, so take the time to properly pack your bag.
On the first day, the meeting will be directly at the Funicular car parking next to Bourg Saint Maurice train station. Those arriving by train are 2 minutes walk from the car parking, those arriving by car can leave it in the free parking during the whole week.
You will be back at the Funicular car parking around 5:00 p.m. Do not take any transport before 5.30 p.m.