The Tour du Mont Blanc is honestly one of the most incredible hike we’ve ever experienced. That’s saying something since we’ve done some really incredible hikes in Alaska, the Rockies, the Cascades, Glacier National Park, Yosemite, New Zealand, and Hawaii, just to name a few.
What makes this experience so unique and incredible in comparison to other hikes around the world is the combination of easy access to refuges, going in and out of towns and cities, and the stunning beauty of all the snowcapped mountains and glaciers.
When I first started planning the Tour du Mont Blanc, it was overwhelming to say the least and it was hard to find the right information to help me plan my itinerary, especially when it came to camping. In our blog, Planning a Tour du Mont Blanc, I’ve included everything you need to know about getting to Mont Blanc, how long it is, how many stages, safety, and so much more.
If you don’t know much about the Tour du Mont Blanc, it might help to read the Planning Guide first (blog coming soon) to orient yourself and then use this to help you plan.
But, if you are just looking for some inspiration, want to find out how you can hike this incredible trail in only 7 days, or want to hear our story of how epic the Tour du Mont Blanc was then please, read on. And for pure inspiration, you’ll want to check out Our 35 Favorite Photos From The TMB.
Hiking the TMB was certainly a life changing experience for me.
For starters, it was way more strenuous than I expected and like always, I tend to bite off more than I can chew. This meant that we ended up combining stages, which made it even more exhausting. That’s not to say I’d do it differently. I just want you to make sure you plan accordingly.
I’ve broken up my account of our hiking experience with tips and recommendations for those planning on trying to fast track this wonderful trek.
If I skipped something or left any stone unturned or question unanswered, please, ask us in the comments section below. I want to make sure you can have the best possible experience hiking the Tour du Mont Blanc.
I found it interesting that while hiking the Tour du Mont Blanc, so few people knew what a travel blog was. While I guess originally blogging was a means of journaling your experience along your travels, in the past few years it has turned into a highly detailed description for travel and thus I want you to know that this blog here that you’re reading is meant to help you have the best possible travel experience possible.
I’m not here to talk about my story, I’m using my story to help you have an epic Tour du Mont Blanc trip. Let’s get started!
Just a heads up, I will be using the abbreviation TMB on this blog occasionally. It’s kinda self explanatory but TMB stands for Tour du Mont Blanc.
Also, if you don’t have time to read this whole blog (or even if you just want to save this blog for later), you can save any one of the photos on this blog to your Pinterest boards. All you got to do is click the Pin it button in the corner of each image (if you’re on a mobile device, click on the photo first then the Pin it button will appear.)