Camping on the Tour du Mont Blanc is a great way to save money and experience beautiful camping spots on your alps adventure. This ultimate guide will tell you everything you need to know about camping on this iconic trek from where to camp, tips on wild camping, and how to coordinate food and meals.
We went back and forth so many times on whether we should camp on the Tour du Mont Blanc or just go with the more popular option of staying at refuges. The refuges are, after all, what makes the TMB so unique.
In the end what made us decide to go with camping was two things:
- Each night we spent in a tent instead of a refuge saved us almost $200 in refuge expenses for the 3 of us.
- That $200 saved could be $200 spent on more yummy European food and drinks.
- What really sealed the deal was the prospect of epic campsites with a view from our tent.
We did in fact score amazing camping spots overlooking sharp, dramatic peaks and because of that, I encourage all experienced backpackers to take on the challenge of hauling a tent and creating your own itinerary.