France·September 3 - 15 2024

TOUR DU MONT BLANC 2024 WOMEN'S HIKING ADVENTURE

Join us for a 13-day guided hiking adventure of the Tour du Mont Blanc! This iconic trip covers the full route making the complete circuit!

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Overview

The Tour du Mont Blanc, or TMB, is one of the most popular long-distance treks in Europe. Our route circles the FULL Mont Blanc massif which is the highest peak in Europe at 15,771 feet, covering a distance of roughly 110 miles passing through parts of Switzerland, Italy, and France. The TMB is considered one of the classic long-distance hiking trails. We will be hiking 6-8 hours a day through stunning landscapes. Our dates were chosen to allow us to enjoy the trail with less crowds after the busy summer season. The highest points on any variant of the trail are the Col des Fours in France and the Fenêtre d'Arpette in Switzerland, both at an altitude of 8,743 ft. This is not high enough to cause altitude sickness for most people, nevertheless the trail provides a tough physical challenge. Experience walking in mountain environments is important, because mountain weather can change very rapidly, participants on the Tour du Mont Blanc should be suitably equipped. What makes our TMB experience unique is that we do all the planning and logistics for you, plus each day is guided so you just get to hike and enjoy each day to the fullest. You get to “worry” about taking a million pictures, eating delicious food, chatting on the trail with your new hiker friends, and soaking it all in. TRIP DIFFICULTY: This trips is considered CHALLENGING. You will want to be in very good hiking shape for this trip. We will be hiking an average of 10+ miles per day, for 10 consecutive days, up and over mountain passes. The trip is vehicle supported with luggage transfers, so we are able to enjoy the wonderful scenery with day-packs. We will be providing a recommended training plan and will check in with folks on their fitness experience to help set you up for success.

Highlights

ADVENTURE BY FOOT

ADVENTURE BY FOOT

Soak in the stunning beauty of this journey and we travel by foot through 3 countries! Days are typically 6-8 hours covering 8-12 miles per day through lush valleys and dramatic mountain landscapes. The trails are well kept but rocky in places. The trip is vehicle supported so you are able to enjoy the wonderful scenery with only a day-pack.

WOMEN-LED

WOMEN-LED

Our local guides take care of every detail and share their intimate knowledge of the area. Our AdventurUs Women Trip leaders are also on trail, including our CEO/founder. Combined we have more that 60 years of guiding experience. A 3:1 Guide to Guest ratio ensures that participants get individual attention on and off trail. Plus a dedicated trip photographer will be there to capture it all.

WHY THE TOUR DU MONT BLANC?

WHY THE TOUR DU MONT BLANC?

There is good reason that this is one of the most famous hiking trails in the world! Breathtaking views, magnificent mountains, unforgettable natural features, and genuine hospitality. Picturesque landscapes that bring us up and over mountain passes, through valleys, with visits to local villages, towns, and mountain huts for espresso, a cold beer, or maybe some fresh pie!

EXPLORE LOCAL CUISINE

EXPLORE LOCAL CUISINE

Plan to eat our way through France, Switzerland, and Italy! Breakfasts are continental-style buffet with addition of cereals, fruit juices, eggs and meat. Lunches are self made from delicious goodies bought locally. This is carried in your pack and eaten picnic style on the trail. Dinners will allow us to experience the local cuisine... including our favorite, raclette!

DEEP CONNECTION

DEEP CONNECTION

Make new friends with similar passions. Disconnect from the everyday stresses of life. Reconnect with the part of yourself that is curious, excited, adventurous, and in love with life. Return to the every day with a deeper connection to yourself and the outdoors, refreshed and empowered with the AdventurUs spirit.

Guides & Trip Leaders

Meet Françoise!

Meet Françoise!

LOCAL GUIDE
Francoise was born in Lyon and has lived in Chamonix for more than 35 years attracted by mountain life. She is a certified guide as well as a paragliding instructor. Hiking is Francoise’s passion, leading in the mountains allows her to share her passion with others, even in winter through snowshoeing. Paragliding was her primary activity for 10 years and she loved teaching and flying clients in a tandem! After this small break, she came back to sharing her passion of hiking. In her free time, Francoise like biking, golfing, hiking, cross country skiing, and traveling in the Alps.


Meet Karine!

Meet Karine!

LOCAL GUIDE
Karine was born in Guerande in southern Brittany by the sea; however she was soon attracted by the mountains! She has always favored jobs that involve working with people and is grateful to have the chance to earn a living from her passions. Karine has passed various training courses and earned numerous sports diplomas including: outdoor multi-sport, horse riding, ski instructor for children, and since 2001 mountain guiding. Her base camp is Chamonix for more than 25 years. She guides snowshoeing in winter and trekking in summer and loves sharing her passions with others! For her leisure time you can find Karine hiking, but also climbing, biking, mountaineering, ski touring, and cross country skiing… and she travels the world as much as she can!

Meet Saveria!

Meet Saveria!

AW TRIP LEADER
Saveria Tilden (she/her) is the brains behind AdventurUs Women! She has lots of outdoor experience, both professionally and personally. As an educator in a variety of fields over the past twenty years, Saveria has experienced first-hand the magic that happens when women come together to learn about and explore the outdoors! She is certified as a Wilderness First Responder and Leave No Trace Master Educator. Saveria lives in Bend, OR with her adventure pup @BettyBooInTheWild. Saveria lives in Bend, OR with her adventure pup @BettyBooInTheWild. Saveria will be your main point of contact leading up the trip and will host groups calls, 1:1 calls, and provide pre-trip information to make sure you, and the group, is ready for our adventure. The Tour du Mont Blanc was a life-changing experience for her and she can't wait to share it with you!

Schedule

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DAY 1

September 3 - Switzerland/France

We will all meet at the Geneva International Airport (GVA) at 12:00pm. We will then be transferred by van to Chamonix where we will settle into our hotel. The drive is about 3 hours.

Stay: Chamonix

Included

Transfers from Geneva International Airport to Chamonix

Dinner

Lodging

Not Included

Alcohol

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DAY 2

September 4 - France

Hike: Chamonix

Stay: Chamonix

Included

Lodging

Breakfast, Lunch

Not Included

Alcohol

Dinner

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DAY 3

September 5 - France

Hike: Chamonix/Les Houches to Les Contamines

Stay: Les Contamines

Included

Lodging

Luggage transfers

Not Included

Alcohol

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DAY 4

September 6 - France

Hike: Les Contamines to Les Chapieux

Stay: Les Chapieux

Included

Lodging

Luggage Transfers

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Not Included

Alcohol

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DAY 5

September 7 - France to Italy

Hike: Les Chapieux to Courmayeur

Stay: Courmayeur

Included

Lodging

Luggage Transfers

Not Included

Alcohol

Dinner on own

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DAY 6

September 8 - Italy

Half-day hike to overnight at a mountain rifugio.

Stay: Courmayeur

Included

Lodging

Breakfast, Dinner

Luggage transfers

Not Included

Alcohol

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DAY 7

September 9 - Italy to Switzerland

Hike: Courmayeur to La Fouly

Stay: La Fouly

Included

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Lodging

Luggage Transfers

Not Included

Alcohol

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DAY 8

September 10 - Switzerland

Hike: La Fouly to Champex

Stay: Champex

Included

Luggage Transfers

Lodging

Breakfast, Lunch

Not Included

Alcohol

Dinner on own

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DAY 9

September 11 - Switzerland

Hike: Champex to Col de la Forclaz

Stay: Col de la Forclaz

Included

Luggage Transfers

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Lodging

Not Included

Alcohol

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DAY 10

September 12 - Switzerland to France

Hike: Trient to Argentiere

Stay: Argentiere

Included

Luggage Transfers

Breakfast, Lunch

Lodging

Not Included

Alcohol

Dinner on own

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DAY 11

September 13 - France

Hike: Argentiere to Chamonix

Stay: Chamonix

Included

Breakfast, Lunch

Lodging

Not Included

Alcohol

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DAY 12

September 14 - France

Explore Chamonix

Stay: Chamonix

Included

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Lodging

Not Included

Alcohol

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DAY 13

September 15 - France/Switzerland

After a good breakfast, we will say goodbye. Transfer to the Geneva International Airport (GVA) arriving back to the airport around 2pm.

Included

Breakfast

Transfers to airport

What's Included

What's Included

12 nights of lodging in hotels and/or auberges

10 days of guided hiking by local women guides and an AdventurUs Women trip leader

All meals except for 5 dinners giving us the opportunity to explore our own: Chamonix (3), Champex (1), Courmayeur (1)

All transfers of luggage from hotel to hotel.

Transfers to and from the Geneva International Airport

Group Zoom calls leading up to the trip

1 on 1 planning call and check-ins prior to trip to help prepare for your adventure

3:1 Guest to guide ratio

Airfare

Trip insurance with medical & repatriation coverage (required). Cancellation insurance recommended.

Alcoholic beverages

Personal expenses

Guide gratuities

5 dinners

Tickets

Double Occupancy

Double Occupancy

Please note: Our international trips require a deposit of 50%. 15% of the full trip price is non-refundable.

FROM$6,950.00/pp

THE TOUR DU MONT BLANC

Where Our Adventures Will Take Us

The Mont Blanc massif (French: Massif du Mont-Blanc; Italian: Massiccio del Monte Bianco) is a mountain range in the Alps, located mostly in France and Italy, but also straddling Switzerland at its northeastern end. It contains eleven major independent summits, each over 13,123 ft in height. It is named after Mont Blanc - 15,774 ft, the highest point in western Europe and the European Union. Because of its considerable overall altitude, a large proportion of the massif is covered by glaciers, which include the Mer de Glace and the Miage Glacier – the longest glaciers in France and Italy, respectively. Source: Wikipedia

THE TOUR DU MONT BLANC

Trip Tips

EXPLORE GENEVA

EXPLORE GENEVA

Geneva, in French Genève, is the capital of Genève canton, in the far southwestern corner of Switzerland that juts into France. One of Europe’s most cosmopolitan cities, Geneva has served as a model for republican government and owes its preeminence to the triumph of human, rather than geographic, factors. It developed its unique character from the 16th century, when, as the center of the Calvinist Reformation, it became the “Protestant Rome.” The canton of Genève has a total area of 109 square miles (282 square kilometres), of which seven square miles constitute the city proper. Source: https://www.britannica.com/place/Geneva-Switzerland

TRAVEL PLANNING ASSISTANCE

TRAVEL PLANNING ASSISTANCE

We are proud to partner with JennyMac Travel Adventures for all of your travel needs! Whether it’s booking airfare, lodging, or a rental car for your next AdventurUs Women trip, Jen is committed to making your next adventure as fun as can be. Let Jen do the planning so you can focus on the adventure! Explore travel options at www.jennymactravel.com or contact Jen@jennymactravel.com!

REQUIRED TRIP INSURANCE

REQUIRED TRIP INSURANCE

Trip insurance with medical and repatriation coverage is required for our international trips. Cancellation insurance is also recommended. Our travel partner, JennyMac Travel Adventures, is happy to book travel insurance for you at competitive rates. Contact Jen@jennymactravel.com! (You are also welcome to book insurance on your own... please be aware we will require proof of insurance prior to the trip.)

FITNESS PLAN

FITNESS PLAN

While we will be enjoying our days of hiking, eating and taking a million pictures and will not be rushed, this trip is considered CHALLENGING. That being said - we encourage participants to be in good hiking shape prior to the trip for a more enjoyable experience. We will work with each participant to make sure they have a training plan to make sure the trip is enjoyable!

DEPOSITS & CANCELLATIONS

DEPOSITS & CANCELLATIONS

Our international cancellation & refund policy is set out below: 180 days (6 months) or more before trip start date: Full refund minus a 15% cancellation fee based on the full trip amount; 179-91 days (3-6 months) before trip start date: Full refund minus a 25% cancellation fee based on the full trip amount; 90 - 0 days (0-3 months) before trip start date: No refunds, no exceptions. 50% can be transferred to another trip within a year. If the trip / retreat does not meet the minimum # of participants 90 days before the trip start date the trip will be cancelled and full refunds will be issued. Any refund shall be made less any platform, transaction and processing fees that have been incurred. We strongly recommend purchasing "cancel for any reason" trip insurance.

You'll Be Staying Here

Boutique Lodging

Boutique Lodging

We stay in a combination of boutique hotels and auberges (country inns). Hotel room size and amenities can vary even within the same hotel. Some hotels have private baths, and some will have shared toilets and/or showers. 

FAQs

We want each experience to feel intimate and special and as such, keep our adventure trips small. This trip requires a minimum number of participants to run and may have up to 10.

We will be meeting at the Geneva Arrivals: International Airport on September 3rd. Our shuttle will meet us there and we will leave at 12pm. We highly recommend arriving in Geneva on the 2nd and joining everyone for a group dinner. We will share lodging recommendations with confirmed participants. 

Departures: We will be dropped off at GVA around 2pm please plan your travel home accordingly.

We will be hiking over 100 miles on this amazing adventure. Being physically prepared for this trip will make the experience much more enjoyable. Travelers should be comfortable hiking 10+ miles a day on dirt, rocky, and uneven terrain with a day pack containing your layers, water and food for the day.

International trips require a 50% deposit and full payment 90 days out.

Travel is a big commitment — and so is planning, designing, and hosting a trip. So we’ve built a policy that can be flexible for our Travelers, while still protecting the work that our Hosts and Trip Operators do at each stage of the process.

Our international cancellation & refund policy is set out below:

180 days (6 months) or more before trip start date: Full refund minus a 15% cancellation fee based on the full trip amount;

179-91 days (3-6 months) before trip start date: Full refund minus a 25% cancellation fee based on the full trip amount;

90 - 0 days (0-3 months) before trip start date: No refunds, no exceptions. 50% can be transferred to another trip within a year. 

If the trip / retreat does not meet the minimum # of participants 90 days before the trip start date  the trip will be cancelled and full refunds will be issued. Any refund shall be made less any platform, transaction and processing fees that have been incurred.

We strongly recommend purchasing "cancel for any reason" trip insurance.

We are proud to partner with JennyMac Travel Adventures for all of your travel needs! Whether it’s booking airfare, lodging, or a rental car for your next AdventurUs Women trip, Jen is committed to making your next adventure as fun as can be. Let Jen do the planning so you can focus on the adventure! Explore travel options at www.jennymactravel.com or contact Jen@jennymactravel.com!


Please check that your passport does NOT expire within 6 months of our trip dates. Their is a funny story behind how we know this that may be shared over a glass of wine! 

Insurance is mandatory for our international adventures. Therefore this trip requires that we all have trip insurance that includes medical evacuation and repatriation insurance, which covers medical costs and the cost to get home if needed. Our travel partner, JennyMac Travel Adventures, is happy to book travel insurance for you at competitive rates. Contact Jen@jennymactravel.com! (You are also welcome to book insurance on your own... please be aware we will require proof of insurance prior to the trip.)

All participants should be prepared to follow all current government and international travel requirements.

TOUR DU MONT BLANC 2024 WOMEN'S HIKING ADVENTURE

France· September 3 - 15 2024· 12 nights

FROM$6950/pp