The Mont Blanc massif offers hundreds of kilometres of trails. We can take you on day or multi-day hikes in groups or privately. The two main longer routes we do are the Tour de Mont Blanc and the Haute Route, which both take about 10 days, depending on how fast you want to go. We offer trail running as well. Mark Thomas was a professional adventure racer and is keen to run the TDB; Vicci Chelton completed last year's 50k Aiguilles Rouges trail race in 8 hrs 47min and is available for half or full days trail running.
Tour de Mont Blanc Walk
The Tour takes around ten days and is a circular route covering about 170 km (105 miles) with an accumulated height gain and loss of c.10,000m (32,800 ft) and crosses 11 passes. You will stay in gites or refuges along the way, which EMG will organize, and you will be guided throughout.
The route passes through seven valleys around the Mont Blanc Massif. Starting in Chamonix would take in the Arve Valley, then Montjoie, Vallee des Glaciers, Val Veni, Val Ferret, Swiss Val Ferret, then either the Arpette or Trient Valley depending on the route.
The highest points on the trail are the Col de Fours in France (2,665m) and the Fenetre d'Arpette in Switzerland (2,665m also). The trail passes through the towns of Chamonix, Martigny and Courmayeur.
Tour de Mont Blanc Run
For those of a more sporty nature EMG Director Mark Thomas, a former professional adventure racer, will guide you on a running version of the TMB. We estimate this will take between three and four days. All kit and food will be transported for you, leaving you to move light and fast!
The Haute Route is 180 km long and takes about twelve days on foot or six days on skis. We ski it in April/ May and trek it in the summer. It starts in Chamonix and ends in Zermatt. There are several variations (see Ski Haute Route for itineraries) but the normal hiking route stays below 3,000m and is non-technical; it requires no ropes, crampons or ice axes, though a couple of ski poles comes in handy. We stay in refuges or small inns along the way.