For adrenaline junkies and activity seekers, there’s no better holiday spot than the Alps - where you can try your hand at almost any adventure sport that your heart desires. So if you’re looking for a challenge on your summer holiday this year, why not take a look at the Tour de Mont Blanc?
How hard is the Tour de Mont Blanc?
It’s a 170km long route which traverses around the base of Mont Blanc - and which offers stunning views, exciting routes and cumulative ascents and descents of more than 10,000m. Although long, and usually spread over a week or more, the Tour de Mont Blanc is easy enough for confident hikers to take on the trek solo, without a guide.
Guided tours are, of course, also available, and although basic weatherproof clothing and good boots are essential, specialist equipment is not necessary.
Where to stay on the Tour de Mont Blanc?
There are plenty of mountain huts and hotels along the way, depending on the level of comfort you desire. Of course, you can also carry camping equipment with you and stay in a tent.
For those staying in huts and hotels, vehicle support is often available. Instead of carrying a heavy pack, you can take a light day pack and your luggage will be transported between accommodation providers for you.
When to hike the Tour de Mont Blanc?
The huts around Mont Blanc are generally open for a relatively small period of time - between mid June and the first few weeks of September. The route will be quietest in the early part of the season, but ice left behind from the winter months may make crampons or an ice axe essential.
During high season, it’s advised that you reserve a bed in a hut or hotel ahead of time, as accommodation can get very busy.
Living in the Alps
If you’re the sort of adventurous spirit who loves walking and hiking, a holiday home in the Alps could be a brilliant way to make the most of it. We offer a range of properties including apartments in the Alps, chalets in the Alps and more to suit all needs. Get in touch to find out more.