The Tour of Mont Blanc is 10 – 12 day 180 km trek around the Mont Blanc range, taking you amongst some of the most spectacular mountain scenery in Europe and crossing borders from France into Italy and Switzerland.
There is plenty of accommodation on the route – if you want to keep costs down camp sites are plentiful, but you will have to carry extra weight and remember to buy some food for dinner. There are also dorms everywhere – keep an eye out for “dortoir” signs. We travelled light and opted for hotel rooms where we could find them – costs mount up but you can be assured of a better night’s sleep.
This first section of the Tour of Mont Blanc is an uninspiring uphill slog to the Col de Voza and you could be forgiven for wondering what on earth the fuss is all about, but you have to get away from the town somehow.