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WALK MONT BLANC ALPS HIGHLIGHTS

FRANCE-ITALY-SWITZERLAND

JOIN US FOR A GUIDED PACK FREE 8 DAY WALK

INCLUDED WOWS – CABLE CAR SIGHTSEEING, GORGEOUS APLINE STAYS, STUNNING SCENERY, DELICIOUS LOCAL FRENCH, ITALIAN & SWISS FOOD & WINE + MORE

SAVE UP TO $500 PER COUPLE OR $250 PER PERSON WITH OUR SPOT SPECIALS ON SPECIFIC DEPARTURES*. BOOK YOUR TRIP TODAY AND SAVE. 

WALK SNAPSHOT

8 DAYS – 7 NIGHTS

PACK FREE GUIDED WALK – ONLY CARRY A DAY PACK

WALK ONLY THE BEST SECTIONS OF THE ALPS 

STAY IN 3 & 4 STAR ALPINE CHALETS & HOTELS

INCLUDED CABLE CAR EXPERIENCE

ALL MEALS INCLUDED

LOCALLY SOURCED MEALS & WINE INCLUDED

PRIVATE TRANSFERS TO BEST WALK SECTIONS

ECO FRIENDLY – ECO TOURISM ACCREDITED

DEPARTURE DATES

OUR 2024 WALKS NOW OPEN!

PRICES FROM $7249 PP*

STAY IN TRUE ALPINE STYLE

ALPINE 3 & 4 STAR CHALETS & HOTELS

A highlight of your walk will be the stunning alpine stays. In each region we walk, we have handpicked the best accommodation in each area to ensure we give a wow-mazing experience for our guests – such as the Hotel Chalet Svizzero. Straight from a postcard, this fabulous chalet is the perfect place to soak in the view sipping an aperitif.

LA FOLIE DOUCE CHAMONIX (OR SIMILAR)

Situated right in the heart of Chomonix, France, La Folie Douce is at once vibrant and relaxed, catering for all different age ranges and tastes – it’s a true microcosm of the travellers who come to Mont Blanc. Live music is played nearly every night. There is also a fitness and well being centre, and different summer activities each week.

CHALET HOTEL LE CHEMENAZ (OR SIMILAR)

Le Chemenaz is a gorgeous, family owned, 40 room chalet in France. All the spacious rooms come with a large bay window, sun lounged and are sound-proofed with traditional beautiful timber panelled walls. Relax in the pool and day-spa after your day’s walking. The restaurant, La Trabla, prides itself on its delectable, traditional and Savoy-style menu, with some secret localilsed family recipes – giving you all the energy you will need for the next day’s walk.

HOTEL L'UTANTIC (OR SIMILAR)

Hotel L’Auntantic in Bourg Saint Maurice, France, is a charming hotel that offers comfort and tranquility. The rooms are simply decorated and feature a wooden or wrought iron bed, as well as an ensuite. There’s an indoor pool, garden, terrace and bar to relax in after your day’s walk before dinner.

CHALET SVIZZERO (OR SIMILAR)

Located centrally in Courmayeur Italy, Hotel Chalet Svizzero features panoramic terraces, cosy lounges and a wellness centre with a hot tub, hammam and sauna. Your room includes free internet, a tv and balcony. Each room is individually designed and furnished with antique wood and other natural materials. A buffet breakfast is available each morning in the dining room. The restaurant serves Aosta Valley specialities made using seasonal ingredients and some of the finest local cheeses and wines. 

HOTEL DU GLACIER (OR SIMILAR)

This is a traditional Swiss hotel that dates back over 100 years. The hotel offers well furnished and spacious rooms and apartments. The hotel includes a number of facilities and activities such as tennis, biking, and hiking as well as a restaurant and bar. In summer the terrace and garden offer panoramic views of the surrounding mountains.

TOUR PRICES

*Spot Special prices available on specific departures when you book and pay in full at time of booking. See departures dates for specific dates. Normal Price requires $300 deposit only, with final payments due 8 weeks prior. 

Private group walks are available and require a minimum of 10-12 guests. You can choose a departure date subject to availability. See details and prices below.

INTERNATIONAL FLIGHTS

Please note your tour price does not include flights to / from the countries visited. We are offering our clients a service to book their international flights and any other travel plans during their holiday. If you would like our Flights Specialist to organise these requirements, please email us at flights@lifesanadventure.com.au with your requirements.

Prices in Australian Dollars
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NEXT SEASON’S DEPARTURES
July 2024 – Aug 2024
SPOT SPECIAL DEALS

Normal Price….. $7499
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FIRST TIME PASSENGERS:
Spot Special… $7349
SAVE $150 per person
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TRAVELLED WITH
LIFE’S AN ADVENTURE BEFORE:

Spot Special… $7249
SAVE $250 per person
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Spot Special prices available on specific departures when you book and pay in full at time of booking. Offer ends until sold out – limited spots available! See departure dates tab for specific dates. Normal Price requires $500 deposit only, with final payments due 12 weeks prior. Past passengers $100 extra saving also available on normal priced fares. Based on twin share – see details about Single Supplement and upgrade extras. See full ticket conditions below under Discount information.

Prices in Australian Dollars
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PRIVATE GROUPS
10 – 12 participants

Departure date of your choice

PRICES
Prices are equal to Past Travellers’ discount rates.

Departure date of your choice is subjective to availability. A minimum group size of 10 required. Prices are equal to Past Travellers’ discounted rates. Additional Past Traveller’s’ discount not available for groups. Based on twin share – see details about Single Supplement and upgrade extras.

The following extras can be purchased with your tour:

SOLO TRAVELLERS
WILLING TO SHARE

If you are a solo traveller willing to share a room, we will attempt to match you with another solo traveller of the same gender. If we can’t find you a match of the same gender by around 8 weeks prior to the tour, you will be charged the single supplement cost

SOLO TRAVELLERS
WANTING THEIR OWN ROOM

For those wanting to guarantee their own room, a single supplement cost will be charged at the time of booking.

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Single supplement cost for this tour $1379 per person.

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TRAVEL INSURANCE
Travel Insurance is compulsory for all international bookings.  Travel Insurance covers items such as cancellation of tour due to minimum numbers not met, adverse weather conditions, injury, evacuation, delayed flights, illness, etc. We have partnered with Cover-More to provide travel insurance to our guests. To get a quote or purchase travel insurance directly with them CLICK HERE .

FLEXIWALK – CAN CANCEL FOR ANY REASON

Our FlexiWalk is a new optional Add-On that allows guests to cancel their tour last minute and not be penalised. Exclusively designed by Life’s An Adventure, this product gives our guests certainty in a time of uncertainty. 

Click here for full conditions on our FLEXIWALK Option.

DISCOUNT INFORMATION

PAST PASSENGER DISCOUNT

Those who have travelled with Life’s An Adventure previously, receive a past passenger discount of $100. This discount will automatically be deducted from future bookings when you book online using the same email address used for past bookings.

EARLY BIRD & SPOT SPECIAL CANCELLATIONS

Refunds or cancellations are not permitted for Earlybird Deals or Spot Specials, however, transfers to another date are permitted 8 weeks or more prior to departure. We advise taking out travel insurance, in case unexpected circumstances prior to the trip, prevent you from joining this tour. Early bird or Spot Special discounts cannot be used in conjunction with another offer. To receive these special discounts, full payment must be made at the time of initial booking. Flexiwalk Add-On option not available on these tickets.

TRAVEL INSURANCE

We strongly advise our clients travelling within Australia to take out Travel Insurance. We have partnered with Cover-More to provide travel insurance to our guests. To get a quote or purchase travel insurance directly with them CLICK HERE.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

  • Prices are per person in Australian dollars and include GST.
  • A deposit of $300 per person is required to secure your booking. (unless taking advantage of Earlybird or Spot Specials in which full payment is required at time of booking).
  • Note: If you are booking within 90 days of your departure date – we will require full payment at the time of booking
  • Prices are based on twin share of rooms. If you are travelling solo you may be required to share with someone of the same gender. If this is not suitable you can request to pay a single supplement, however, limited single rooms are available per trip so are on a request basis.
  • NO Credit card fees apply.
  • Payments must be made online via our NAB (National Australia Bank) secure payment page via credit card (Visa or Mastercard) or over the phone.
  • We advise taking our Travel Insurance to cover items such as cancellation of tour due to minimum numbers not met, or adverse weather conditions, injury, evacuation, delayed flights, illness, etc.

CREDIT FOR CANCELLED ACTIVITIES

If a tour activity has been cancelled due to unforeseen circumstances a credit for this missed activity can be applied to any future bookings. Click here.

BOOKING TERMS & CONDITIONS

Before you book please read our Booking Terms and Conditions. Click here.

CHECK OUT THE WOW-MAZINGS YOU'LL EXPERIENCE

Our 8-day Mont Blanc Highlights pack-free guided walk in the European Alps offers the opportunity to see the best of the Mont Blanc ‘white mountain’ region. It is the highest mountain in the Alps and Western Europe and one of Europe’s most popular alpine walks covering the highlights of the Tour du Mont Blanc.

Beginning in France, you will see all that the Mont Blanc region has to offer: the French glaciers and Mer de Glace (“Sea of Ice”), the sheer cliff faces on the Italian side of the mountains, and the beautiful green pastures and idyllic rolling valleys in Switzerland.

Enjoy the breathtaking scenery whilst only carrying a small day-pack and staying in beautiful boutique accommodation.

Each day is flexible allowing our guests to opt-out of any day’s walking and travel with our host guide to explore the local towns.

When you walk with Life’s An Adventure you can be sure that our aim is to deliver a tour beyond your expectations. When comparing other tours in this region be sure you check that you don’t you have to carry your own gear and that your accommodation is not a long distance from where you are walking. We believe our tours deliver exceptional value for money, with all the creature comforts you are after.

Your 8 day walking holiday includes:

  • Pack Free fully supported walk with no heavy packs to carry
  • 3 nights at La Folie Douce Chamonix, France or similar (stays at the start and end of the tour))
  • 1 night at Chalet Hotel La Chemenaz, France or similar
  • 1 night at Hotel L’Autantic, France or similar
  • 1 night at Chalet Svizzero, Italy or similar
  • 1 night at Hôtel du Glacier, Switzerland or similar
  • 6 x lunches
  • 7 x superb dinners every evening featuring local produce
  • Complimentary wines with evening meals
  • 7 x breakfasts
  • Professional and passionate guides
  • Luggage transported to your accommodation each day
  • Flexible walking options or sightseeing each day

Note: The Tour Mont Blanc is an exceptionally popular hike – and for good reason.  However, this can occasionally mean that accommodation can become overbooked or full.  Whilst the hotels mentioned above will always be first sought, sometimes unforeseen circumstances can result in alternate accommodation being necessary.

The Alps are an extreme environment.  While your guide will always attempt to follow the above itinerary, their primary concern is your safety, hence there is the possibility, due to dangerous weather conditions, that different hikes and/or routes may have to be taken than those outlined above.

Guests will need to organise their own flights to Geneva, Switzerland (nearest airport to Chamonix, France) the day prior to the tour. 

SUGGESTED PRE-TOUR ACCOMMODATION: 

Aparthotel Adagio Genève Mont-Blanc in Geneva near the airport (Switzerland) or La Folie Douce in Chamonix (France)

Make your own way to the hotel La Folie Douce in Chamonix, a picturesque French town at the base of Mont Blanc (the highest summit in the Alps), near the borders of Switzerland and Italy.

Today is free for you to explore the town and its amazing mountain surroundings.

Year-round, cable cars take visitors up to several nearby peaks with panoramic views, including Aiguille du Midi above town, and Pointe Helbronner, across vast glacier fields on the Italian border.

The old city is a delightful maze of small streets with pastel-painted building and shops some selling lace, as this town once famed for its lacemaking.

Tonight join your group for dinner in the hotel for a briefing to go over the trip. Enjoy some delicious regional food served with French wine.

WALK NOTES:

Walk 18km. Time 7Hrs. Ascent: 1500m. Descent: 1300m.

WALK ITINERARY:

After a delicious breakfast we’ll drive a short distance to the start of our walk at Les Houches

From here we begin our ascent, climbing the grassy slopes and interspersed fir and birch forests, before passing along the foot of the Bionnassay Glacier. 

Crossing a suspension bridge over the glacial-fed Bionnassay Torrent, we climb up again into the mountains to the Col de Trigot, then switch-back down to the Chalets de Miage. From here it is just one more brief climb before we descend into Val Montjoie.

At the end of our walk we will be transferred to our hotel for the night at Chalet Hotel La Chemenaz or similar. 

Tonight enjoy dinner at the hotel featuring fresh regional produce and wines.

WALK NOTES:

Walk 18.5km. Time 7Hrs. Ascent: 1300m. Descent: 950m.

WALK ITINERARY:

The morning begins with an slow easy climb up Val Montjoie, crossing the glacial waters of the Torrent le Bon Nant, before the rolling green pastures bring us to the beautiful little Notre Dame de la Gorge, with its baroque-Savoyard architecture. 

After a brief stop, we begin our steep climb into the mountains, following an old Roman road that traversed the Alps. The forest grows thick as we climb, eventually bringing us back out onto the flat meadow of Refuge de la Balme

We then climb up and over the highest point for the day – the awe-inspiring Col de la Croix du Bonhomme – before dropping back down into the valley of Les Chapieux.

At the end of our walk we will be transferred to our hotel for the night at Hotel L’Autantic or similar. Tonight enjoy dinner at the hotel featuring fresh regional produce and wines.

WALK NOTES:

Walk 16km. Time 6Hrs. Ascent: 850m. Descent: 900m.

WALK ITINERARY:

After breakfast a brief transfer will bring us to the Vallée des Glaciers, whereupon we will begin the day’s hike, crossing over from France into Italy. 

The morning will be a steady and easy climb up Col de la Saigne, where we can stand between the two countries. From the Col, we have a long, easy descent down into La Visaille

Once reaching La Visaille a vehicle transfer will take us to Courmayeur, where we’ll have the rest of the afternoon to peruse the beautiful Italian town at leisure, framed by the breathtaking backdrop of Mont Blanc itself.

Our hotel for the night is at Chalet Svizzero or similar. Tonight enjoy dinner at the hotel featuring fresh regional produce and wines.

WALK NOTES:

Walk 20km. Time 7Hrs. Ascent: 900m. Descent: 950m.

WALK ITINERARY:

After breakfast we’ll hop aboard a bus and take a brief transfer to Arnouvaz, where we will begin our walk. 

A short climb will bring us to Refugio Elena, after which we will begin the more arduous and rewarding trek up to the pass between the two countries. 

Crossing over the high pass of Grand Col Ferret brings us into Switzerland, where we steadily descend Val Ferret into the humble and exquisitely beautiful town of La Fouly.

Our hotel for the night is at Hôtel du Glacier or similar or similar. Tonight enjoy dinner at the hotel featuring fresh regional produce and wines.

WALK NOTES:

Walk 13km. Time 6Hrs. Ascent: 1050m. Descent: 1800m.

WALK ITINERARY:

After breakfast a short drive will bring us to the hamlet of Trient after which our day’s hiking adventure begins. 

We begin with a slow and easy climb past the stable of Les Herbagères, ascending up to the high mountain pass of Col de Balme

Here we stand on the intersection of Switzerland and France and can see back down into the beautiful Chamonix Valley. 

From here it is an easy decent down to the village of Argentière, with spectacular views of Mont Blanc itself jutting enigmatically across the horizon.

Our hotel for the next two nights is back at La Folie Douce Chamonix or similar. Tonight enjoy dinner at the hotel featuring fresh regional produce and wines.

WALK NOTES:

Walk 13km. Time 5Hrs. Ascent: 1000m. Descent: 500m.

WALK ITINERARY:

The Grand Balcon Sud walk showcases the most spectacular views above the Chamonix Valley with magnificent panoramic sights of the Mont Blanc mountain range opposite! 

It is a relatively easy and scenic walk…after the initial climb up. A fantastic way to end our  Mont Blanc hiking adventure. If we’re lucky we may see wild ibex along the way! 

As the day draws on we will descend back down into Chamonix, either via the Plan Praz or Le Flegere cablecar, depending on the group’s desires.  At night we will all reconvene for drinks, dinner to celebrate this fabulous journey.

After breakfast the tour concludes.

Guests will need to organise their own transfers to Geneva, Switzerland (nearest airport to Chamonix, France) for outbound flights. More information will be provided with our pre-departure information.  

SAVE UP TO $500 PER COUPLE OR $250 PER PERSON WITH OUR SPOT SPECIALS ON SPECIFIC DEPARTURES*. BOOK YOUR TRIP TODAY AND SAVE. 

WHAT MAKES US ‘WOW-MAZING’ DIFFERENT? TAKE A LOOK.

LIFE’S AN ADVENTURE GIVES YOU PACK FREE GUIDED WALKING TOURS WITH OUR UNIQUE WOW-MAZING INCLUSIONS LIKE...

... WILDERNESS CRUISES TO REMOTE LOCATIONS - CHOPPER FLIGHTS OVER STUNNING SCENERY - MEETING LOCAL CHEFS AND WINE MAKERS - DELICIOUS PADDOCK TO PLATE DINING - LOCALLY SOURCED WINES - FLEXIBLE FITNESS WALKING OPTIONS - FABULOUS BOUTIQUE ACCOMMODATION - SURPRISE & DELIGHT EXPERIENCES + MORE

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PERSONALISED TOURS

Our tours are curated to be personal and intimate with a maximum group size of 12 – 16 guests. However, if you’d like to have a bigger group, contact us for more details.

CEO GUIDES

Our guides are CEOs – Chief Experience Officers – and their passion is to give you a world-class walk. We pride ourselves on employing a talented team of passionate CEOs who all have a passion for their tour. They’re committed to your safety and have a genuine desire to provide an enriching, immersive and wow-mazing walking experience.

21 TOURISM AWARDS

We don’t mean to boast but it is awesome to be recognised for having tours that people love walking on. We’ve won 21 Tourism Awards of Excellence including the Qantas Australian Tourism Award for Australia’s Best Adventure Company. Awards are great, but our biggest accolade which we value even more, is that our clients come back and travel with us time and time again.

GENUINE ALL-INCLUSIVE

Our walking tours are all genuinely all-inclusive – so once you pay for your tour there are no hidden extras. During your evening meals, you won’t need to put your hand in your pocket to pay for wine as it’s included in the price of the tour and if you tour has a stunning scenic chopper flight or eco wildlife cruise – it’s 100% part of your tour package. What’s more – there are No Credit Cards fees.

FLEXIWALK

Our FlexiWalk is a new optional Add-On that allows guests to cancel their tour last minute and not be penalised. Exclusively designed by Life’s An Adventure, this product gives our guests certainty in a time of uncertainty. 

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