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Alps Tour du Mont Blanc Express Hiking

Geneva, Switzerland to Geneva, Switzerland

Alps Tour du Mont Blanc Express Hiking
Experience contrasts that surprise and stimulate on this express version of our classic Alps Tour du Mont Blanc hiking adventure. In just 8 days you'll maximize opportunities for vigorous trekking, breathtaking scenery, and the coziest of Alpine hospitality. Follow mountain trails to soaring viewpoints and storybook villages — enjoy nuzzles from friendly Swiss cows on the way. Europe's most iconic peak has inspired and drawn mountain lovers for centuries; our world-class itinerary and expert guides make it an endlessly inspiring journey for today's hiking enthusiast.
  • Realize a hiking dream in less time on this express circuit of the Mont Blanc massif
  • Savor the unique allure of three countries, three cultures, and three cuisines
  • Experience nature at its most spectacular with the help of our dedicated, expert guides

Minimum Age: 18
Interests
  • Adventure and Active
7 Nights Starting At
June 12, 2023 through June 19, 2023
Book by:
June 08, 2023 7:00 PM
Dates & prices
Additional
Offers
June 12, 2023

to June 19, 2023

7 Nights from $5,355.00 (USD) Per Person
June 08, 2023 7:00 PM
June 26, 2023

to July 03, 2023

7 Nights from $5,355.00 (USD) Per Person
June 22, 2023 7:00 PM
July 03, 2023

to July 10, 2023

7 Nights from $5,355.00 (USD) Per Person
June 29, 2023 7:00 PM
July 17, 2023

to July 24, 2023

7 Nights from $5,355.00 (USD) Per Person
July 13, 2023 7:00 PM
July 23, 2023

to July 30, 2023

7 Nights from $5,355.00 (USD) Per Person
July 19, 2023 7:00 PM
August 07, 2023

to August 14, 2023

7 Nights from $5,355.00 (USD) Per Person
August 03, 2023 7:00 PM
August 21, 2023

to August 28, 2023

7 Nights from $5,355.00 (USD) Per Person
August 17, 2023 7:00 PM
September 04, 2023

to September 11, 2023

7 Nights from $5,355.00 (USD) Per Person
August 31, 2023 7:00 PM
September 18, 2023

to September 25, 2023

7 Nights from $5,355.00 (USD) Per Person
September 14, 2023 7:00 PM
Additional
Offers
June 12, 2023

June 19, 2023

June 26, 2023

July 03, 2023

July 03, 2023

July 10, 2023

July 17, 2023

July 24, 2023

July 23, 2023

July 30, 2023

August 07, 2023

August 14, 2023

August 21, 2023

August 28, 2023

September 04, 2023

September 11, 2023

September 18, 2023

September 25, 2023

Accommodations
MT Sobek: Alps Tour du Mont Blanc Express Hiking

Day: 1, duration: 1
Grand Hotel des Alpes

Located in the shadow of Mont Blanc in the heart of Chamonix, the Grand Hotel des Alpes is centrally located, just minutes from the lake, the lift to the Aiguille du Midi, and the old town. The traditional blue shuttered building, built in 1840 but newly renovated, offers 30 handsome rooms with extensive amenities including concierge service and afternoon tea.

Day: 2, duration: 1
Hotel La Chemenaz

Situated right at the start of the hiking trails, this classic family-owned chalet hotel offers luxurious accommodations in a magnificent setting facing the Mont Blanc Massif. A variety of rooms, suites and family accommodations feature "chalet chic" decor, with faux fur textiles and warm wood finishes.

Day: 3, duration: 1
Auberge du Val Joli

Beautifully surrounded by towering peaks, this accomodation also has a wonderful view of the valley below. Travelers can travel to the city center of Seez in just a few minutes and also explore the shopping areas of Bourg St. Maurice. A delicious breakfast buffet is served each morning, and guests can enjoy drinks each evening at the bar & lounge. The furnishing and decoration of this property is immaculate. Embodying the Frank Lloyd Wright ideal of organic architecture, the Auberge du Val Joli is a hidden gem deep in the Alps.

Day: 4, duration: 1
Hotel Berthod

Built in 1882 by Jean Laurent Berthod, more than a century later the hotel remains family owned and operated. There is a familial atmosphere here, with cozy, personalized rooms and service designed to make guests feel right at home. Indoor spa facilities await hikers eager to relax after a vigorous day of activity.

Day: 5, duration: 1
Hotel Glacier and Sporting

Serving guests for over 100 years, the cozy Hotel du Glacier is a Swiss hotel tradition. Rooms are basic but spacious and comfortable, and many have views of the picturesque mountain lake. After a day of hiking, enjoy the sunny terrace or gardens.

Day: 6, duration: 1
Hôtel de la Couronne

Located just 5 minutes from the departure tracks for hikers, this classic turn-of-the-century hotel, one of the oldest in the valley, occupies a quaint Alpine-style building. It offers simple, lodge-style rooms, many with mountain views, a traditional approach to hospitality and a warm welcome.

Day: 7, duration: 1
Grand Hotel des Alpes

Located in the shadow of Mont Blanc in the heart of Chamonix, the Grand Hotel des Alpes is centrally located, just minutes from the lake, the lift to the Aiguille du Midi, and the old town. The traditional blue shuttered building, built in 1840 but newly renovated, offers 30 handsome rooms with extensive amenities including concierge service and afternoon tea.

Guides
MT Sobek: Alps Tour du Mont Blanc Express Hiking

David Sivriere
Originally from a little village in the French Alps, David grew up in the mountains and then travelled across the five continents for ten years, as a student, traveler and hiker. His studies led him to specialize in local development, organic farming and ecotourism and eventually led him to settle in Costa Rica as tour leader. After a few years, he then moved back to the Alps to manage a mountain hut in the Mont-Blanc valley. He now resides in Chamonix as a crystal hunter, organic cook, and enthusiastic trekker. David possesses deep local knowledge, and is an excellent cook!





Marc Latil
Marc began his outdoor career as a cartographer and eventually became a guide, leading trips around the world—in the Alps, Asia, New Zealand, and the Americas. After realizing a deep passion for American landscapes, he settled in California and helped French trekkers discover the wonders of the West. Eventually he decided to return home to Chamonix, where he currently resides. Marc takes great pride as a tour leader in his home region and loves sharing the trails around Mont Blanc, the history of the world-famous mountain, and its numerous cultures and traditions. 





Juliette Qualizza
Juliette has been a trekking guide since 2007 and lives close to Chamonix, where she leads MT Sobek’s Tour du Mont Blanc adventure and several other summer hiking trips. When she’s not guiding, Juliette works as a nurse, and you can also find her mountaineering and rock climbing during. Juliette has a legendary smile and possesses deep local knowledge, which pairs well with her hiking experience and strong leadership qualities. 





Inclusions/Exclusions
MT Sobek: Alps Tour du Mont Blanc Express Hiking

Inclusions
Expertise and services of our experienced adventure guides
All accommodations as noted in the itinerary
All breakfasts, almost all lunches and dinners as noted in the itinerary
Snacks and water between meals
Additional regional guides and experts on many trips
Comprehensive Trip Planner with detailed pre-trip information
Private guided tours at historic sites, museums, wineries and other select attractions as noted in the itinerary
Special events and other select attractions as mentioned in the itinerary
All gratuities at hotels and restaurants
Equipment and experienced guides for activities as described in the itinerary
Park and other entry fees (unless otherwise noted)
Fares for trains, ferries and other modes of travel as listed in the itinerary
Select transfers as mentioned in the itinerary
Baggage transfers and porterage

Exclusions
International airfare, airport taxes, and excess baggage fees
Alcoholic beverages (MT Sobek provides wine at select events)
Gratuities for MT Sobek guides and guide-drivers
Travel Protection Program
Personal expenses
What To Expect
MT Sobek: Alps Tour du Mont Blanc Express Hiking

Reason #01

The Tour Du Mont Blanc is an MT Sobek classic adventure since 1970. This popular express version hikes the best routes on the circuit in only 6 days.

Reason #02

Professional MT Sobek guides are the best in the Alps, all with numerous years of experience, and indispensable knowledge and skillsets.

Reason #03

No one knows the Alps like MT Sobek, with four decades of experience leading trips here and a regular following of Alps-loving clients.

Activities

Strenuous hiking on mountain trails covering 8 - 12 miles per day with maximum elevation gain of 4,200'. Exploration of scenic mountain towns and panoramic drives.

Lodging

Charming accommodations in alpine towns and villages, featuring comfortable rooms, on-site restaurants, and stellar vistas of surrounding scenery.

Climate

The days can change from hot to cold and wet. Snow is even possible in the high passes. Come prepared for everything.

Who will meet me on arrival?

An MT Sobek representative will meet you in the arrivals hall of the Geneva International Airport (GVA) between 1:30pm - 2:00pm on Day 1.

What happens if my flights are delayed en route?

We will provide your guide's phone number in the Final Bulletin, mailed to you 30 days prior to your trip. Our guides will help you to join the group and arrange transfers if necessary.

When should I plan my travel to depart from Geneva?

The transfer from Chamonix will arrive at GVA at 10AM. Please schedule your flight after 11am for European destinations and after 11:30am for all transcontinental destinations.

How is this "Express" trip different than the regular Tour du Mont Blanc trip?

The "Express" trip is shorter - 8 days vs 12 days. And there are 6 days of hiking on the "Express" trip, as opposed to the 10 days of hiking on the regular trip.

What is the food like on this trip? I’m gluten free. Will I find enough to eat?

There will be plenty of meats, cheeses, salads and fresh fruit. If you are gluten free, your guides will consult with the restaurants to ensure you have plenty to eat.

If I want to skip a day of hiking and rest, can I do so on this trip?

Yes. If you would like to skip a day of hiking, you may do so. BUT, you must be willing to take a ride with our luggage service vehicle to the next night's hotel.

MT Sobek: Alps Tour du Mont Blanc Express Hiking

Day: 1, duration: 1
Grand Hotel des Alpes

Located in the shadow of Mont Blanc in the heart of Chamonix, the Grand Hotel des Alpes is centrally located, just minutes from the lake, the lift to the Aiguille du Midi, and the old town. The traditional blue shuttered building, built in 1840 but newly renovated, offers 30 handsome rooms with extensive amenities including concierge service and afternoon tea.

Day: 2, duration: 1
Hotel La Chemenaz

Situated right at the start of the hiking trails, this classic family-owned chalet hotel offers luxurious accommodations in a magnificent setting facing the Mont Blanc Massif. A variety of rooms, suites and family accommodations feature "chalet chic" decor, with faux fur textiles and warm wood finishes.

Day: 3, duration: 1
Auberge du Val Joli

Beautifully surrounded by towering peaks, this accomodation also has a wonderful view of the valley below. Travelers can travel to the city center of Seez in just a few minutes and also explore the shopping areas of Bourg St. Maurice. A delicious breakfast buffet is served each morning, and guests can enjoy drinks each evening at the bar & lounge. The furnishing and decoration of this property is immaculate. Embodying the Frank Lloyd Wright ideal of organic architecture, the Auberge du Val Joli is a hidden gem deep in the Alps.

Day: 4, duration: 1
Hotel Berthod

Built in 1882 by Jean Laurent Berthod, more than a century later the hotel remains family owned and operated. There is a familial atmosphere here, with cozy, personalized rooms and service designed to make guests feel right at home. Indoor spa facilities await hikers eager to relax after a vigorous day of activity.

Day: 5, duration: 1
Hotel Glacier and Sporting

Serving guests for over 100 years, the cozy Hotel du Glacier is a Swiss hotel tradition. Rooms are basic but spacious and comfortable, and many have views of the picturesque mountain lake. After a day of hiking, enjoy the sunny terrace or gardens.

Day: 6, duration: 1
Hôtel de la Couronne

Located just 5 minutes from the departure tracks for hikers, this classic turn-of-the-century hotel, one of the oldest in the valley, occupies a quaint Alpine-style building. It offers simple, lodge-style rooms, many with mountain views, a traditional approach to hospitality and a warm welcome.

Day: 7, duration: 1
Grand Hotel des Alpes

Located in the shadow of Mont Blanc in the heart of Chamonix, the Grand Hotel des Alpes is centrally located, just minutes from the lake, the lift to the Aiguille du Midi, and the old town. The traditional blue shuttered building, built in 1840 but newly renovated, offers 30 handsome rooms with extensive amenities including concierge service and afternoon tea.

MT Sobek: Alps Tour du Mont Blanc Express Hiking

David Sivriere
Originally from a little village in the French Alps, David grew up in the mountains and then travelled across the five continents for ten years, as a student, traveler and hiker. His studies led him to specialize in local development, organic farming and ecotourism and eventually led him to settle in Costa Rica as tour leader. After a few years, he then moved back to the Alps to manage a mountain hut in the Mont-Blanc valley. He now resides in Chamonix as a crystal hunter, organic cook, and enthusiastic trekker. David possesses deep local knowledge, and is an excellent cook!





Marc Latil
Marc began his outdoor career as a cartographer and eventually became a guide, leading trips around the world—in the Alps, Asia, New Zealand, and the Americas. After realizing a deep passion for American landscapes, he settled in California and helped French trekkers discover the wonders of the West. Eventually he decided to return home to Chamonix, where he currently resides. Marc takes great pride as a tour leader in his home region and loves sharing the trails around Mont Blanc, the history of the world-famous mountain, and its numerous cultures and traditions. 





Juliette Qualizza
Juliette has been a trekking guide since 2007 and lives close to Chamonix, where she leads MT Sobek’s Tour du Mont Blanc adventure and several other summer hiking trips. When she’s not guiding, Juliette works as a nurse, and you can also find her mountaineering and rock climbing during. Juliette has a legendary smile and possesses deep local knowledge, which pairs well with her hiking experience and strong leadership qualities. 





MT Sobek: Alps Tour du Mont Blanc Express Hiking

Inclusions
Expertise and services of our experienced adventure guides
All accommodations as noted in the itinerary
All breakfasts, almost all lunches and dinners as noted in the itinerary
Snacks and water between meals
Additional regional guides and experts on many trips
Comprehensive Trip Planner with detailed pre-trip information
Private guided tours at historic sites, museums, wineries and other select attractions as noted in the itinerary
Special events and other select attractions as mentioned in the itinerary
All gratuities at hotels and restaurants
Equipment and experienced guides for activities as described in the itinerary
Park and other entry fees (unless otherwise noted)
Fares for trains, ferries and other modes of travel as listed in the itinerary
Select transfers as mentioned in the itinerary
Baggage transfers and porterage

Exclusions
International airfare, airport taxes, and excess baggage fees
Alcoholic beverages (MT Sobek provides wine at select events)
Gratuities for MT Sobek guides and guide-drivers
Travel Protection Program
Personal expenses
MT Sobek: Alps Tour du Mont Blanc Express Hiking

Reason #01

The Tour Du Mont Blanc is an MT Sobek classic adventure since 1970. This popular express version hikes the best routes on the circuit in only 6 days.

Reason #02

Professional MT Sobek guides are the best in the Alps, all with numerous years of experience, and indispensable knowledge and skillsets.

Reason #03

No one knows the Alps like MT Sobek, with four decades of experience leading trips here and a regular following of Alps-loving clients.

Activities

Strenuous hiking on mountain trails covering 8 - 12 miles per day with maximum elevation gain of 4,200'. Exploration of scenic mountain towns and panoramic drives.

Lodging

Charming accommodations in alpine towns and villages, featuring comfortable rooms, on-site restaurants, and stellar vistas of surrounding scenery.

Climate

The days can change from hot to cold and wet. Snow is even possible in the high passes. Come prepared for everything.

Who will meet me on arrival?

An MT Sobek representative will meet you in the arrivals hall of the Geneva International Airport (GVA) between 1:30pm - 2:00pm on Day 1.

What happens if my flights are delayed en route?

We will provide your guide's phone number in the Final Bulletin, mailed to you 30 days prior to your trip. Our guides will help you to join the group and arrange transfers if necessary.

When should I plan my travel to depart from Geneva?

The transfer from Chamonix will arrive at GVA at 10AM. Please schedule your flight after 11am for European destinations and after 11:30am for all transcontinental destinations.

How is this "Express" trip different than the regular Tour du Mont Blanc trip?

The "Express" trip is shorter - 8 days vs 12 days. And there are 6 days of hiking on the "Express" trip, as opposed to the 10 days of hiking on the regular trip.

What is the food like on this trip? I’m gluten free. Will I find enough to eat?

There will be plenty of meats, cheeses, salads and fresh fruit. If you are gluten free, your guides will consult with the restaurants to ensure you have plenty to eat.

If I want to skip a day of hiking and rest, can I do so on this trip?

Yes. If you would like to skip a day of hiking, you may do so. BUT, you must be willing to take a ride with our luggage service vehicle to the next night's hotel.

About MT Sobek
This is where adventure travel began! Since our first Everest Base Camp trek in 1969, we’ve been connecting adventurers to the world through genuine, active and immersive experiences. We can’t think of anything more fulfilling than being outside and going deep into nature, exploring hidden places and getting to know local people. It’s what we love to do, so let us share it with you.

To feed your spirit of adventure, Mountain Travel Sobek offers a wide range of unique and perfectly paced itineraries led by incredible local guides. We keep groups small, usually fewer than 10 people, and seek out great food and characterful accommodations everywhere we go.

Beyond the seamless logistics and careful attention to detail, our aim is to create a space for truly special moments in unforgettable places.

We are the Adventure Company—come explore with us.

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About MT Sobek
This is where adventure travel began! Since our first Everest Base Camp trek in 1969, we’ve been connecting adventurers to the world through genuine, active and immersive experiences. We can’t think of anything more fulfilling than being outside and going deep into nature, exploring hidden places and getting to know local people. It’s what we love to do, so let us share it with you.

To feed your spirit of adventure, Mountain Travel Sobek offers a wide range of unique and perfectly paced itineraries led by incredible local guides. We keep groups small, usually fewer than 10 people, and seek out great food and characterful accommodations everywhere we go.

Beyond the seamless logistics and careful attention to detail, our aim is to create a space for truly special moments in unforgettable places.

We are the Adventure Company—come explore with us.

Read More

Prices are per-person based on double occupancy, unless otherwise noted.