The Tour du Mont Blanc trek is one of the world’s classic multi-day hikes over 170km, through 3 different countries (France, Italy & Switzerland) around Mont Blanc, the highest peak in Northern Europe.
Whether to hike the Tour du Mont Blanc self guided or with a guide is always the first question. This challenging multi-day trek takes 11 days to hike in full, or 6 for a half circuit so it’s easy to think you’d need a guide. However, it’s much more adventurous & a fraction of the price to trek the Tour du Mont Blanc self guided – as long as you able to properly read a map, have common sense, take cautions early season & check the weather, it’s very easy to hike the TMB self guided.
In our detailed posts, you can plan your self guided Tour du Mont Blanc trip with kids. We discuss everything from planning the route, the best Tour du Mont Blanc refuges and how to cut trail times on this famous trek.