Tour du Mont Blanc (TMB)

Italy Italy
France France
Switzerland Switzerland

Worth knowing

The Tour du Mont Blanc runs for a length of 170 kilometers through Italy, France and Switzerland.

The difficulty of the trail is rated as demanding and it usually takes 9 days to walk the Tour du Mont Blanc.
Of course, how long it really takes for the trail depends on the experience and fitness of the hikers.

The drinking water supply is on the way no problem, since there are numerous possibilities to fill up the water supplies.
This can be done, for example, at streams, springs, but also at wells or public facilities. However, the water may have to be filtered before drinking!

On the trail food supply is less of an issue. As a rule, you can either buy groceries every day or eat in a hut or restaurant.
Nevertheless, it is important to carry an appropriate supply with you.

You can stay overnight in managed huts, in unmanaged huts and in guesthouses/hotels along the way.

Wild camping is not allowed As always, leave behind no traces . Rubbish has to be taken away and nature has to be respected and protected!

Campfires are currently allowed. However, this can change at any time.
Therefore, please be sure to pay attention to public notices and a possible risk of forest fires..
In addition, new fireplaces should never be built, but existing ones should be used.

Facts about Tour du Mont Blanc

170 km
Elevation gain
10.500 m
Elevation loss
10.500 m
Highest Point
Grand Col Ferret / 2.532 m
Lowest Point
Les Houches / 1.000 m
Round Trip?
Walk in both directions?
170 km
10.500 m
10.500 m
Grand Col Ferret
2.532 m
Les Houches
1.000 m
You have the following accommodation options on the Tour du Mont Blanc
  • in managed huts
  • in unmanaged huts
  • in guesthouses/hotels along the way
Solitude on the Tour du Mont Blanc
Moderate contact with other people and only occasionally with settlements

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Arrival to the Tour du Mont Blanc

You will arrive via Geneva Cointrin International Airport.

You can get to Starting point via Zug. Duration approx. 3 hours.

Departure from the Tour du Mont Blanc

Departure is via Geneva Cointrin International Airport.

You can get to the airport per Zug. Takes about 3 hours.

Map and elevation profile of the Tour du Mont Blanc

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