The complete itinerary of the "Tour du Mont Blanc"

Running through three different countries, France, Italy and Switzerland, the variant itinerary of the famous “Tour du Mont-Blanc” offer hikers more escapism, off the beaten track.

Composed of 15 stages, each 3 ½ to 7 ½ hours walk, between + 600m to + 1300 m difference in altitude, the variant itinerary of the “Tour du Mont-Blanc” provides an opportunity for walkers to discover or rediscover this magnificent mountain range via places and sites better known to mountaineers yet fully accessible to walkers.

Each stage of the itinerary leads to a mountain refuge hut, selected for its authenticity and hospitality.
It is also possible to walk specific stages of the itinerary as numerous links and transport systems exist.


The “Tour du Mont Blanc” hiking itinerary via its variants in GPS format

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Maps required to undertake the “Tour du Mont Blanc”

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The different stages

Les Houches > Bionnassay

Via le téléphérique de Bellevue


0h - 0 / 0 m


Auberge de Bionnassay

1315 m - France

3084 route de Bionnassay
74170 Saint-Gervais les Bains

+33(0)4.50.93.45.23
+33(0)4.50.93.45.23
lat. 45,86520246390065
lon. 6,755926609039307

Bionnassay > Plan Glacier


6h - +1300 / 0 m


Refuge de Plan Glacier

2680 m - France

+33(0)7.78.69.59.05
lat. 45,83226796283614
lon. 6,796685457229614

Plan Glacier > Miage


3.30h - 0 / -1200 m


Refuge de Miage

1560 m - France

+33(0)4.50.93.22.91
lat. 45,83913372829573
lon. 6,759932488203049

Miage > Tré la Tête


5h - +600 / -600 m


Refuge de Tré la Tête

1970 m - France

+33(0)4.50.47.01.68
lat. 45,791713902601174
lon. 6,734793484210968

Tré la Tête > Col du Bonhomme


5h - +1000 / -500 m


Refuge du Col de la Croix du Bonhomme

2443 m - France

+33(0)4.79.07.05.28
lat. 45,72203086024515
lon. 6,7172813415527335

Col de la Croix du Bonhomme > Refuge Robert Blanc


5h - +1000 / -900 m


Refuge Robert Blanc

2750 m - France

+33(0)4.79.07.24.22
lat. 45,76536749142837
lon. 6,774444580078125

Refuge Robert Blanc > Refuge Elisabetta


5h - +500 / -1000 m


Rifugio Elisabetta Soldini Montanaro

2185 m - Italia

+39.0165.844080
lat. 45,766954165465556
lon. 6,837446987628937

Refuge Elisabetta > Maison Vieille


4.30h - +500 / -800 m


Rifugio Maison Vieille

1956 m - Italia

+39.337.23.09.79
lat. 45,79076382244169
lon. 6,931015849113464

Maison Vieille > Refuge Bonatti


5.30h - +700 / -700 m


Rifugio Walter Bonnati

2025 m - Italia

+39.0165.86.90.55
lat. 45,84688239198493
lon. 7,0336586236953735

Bonatti > Alpage de la Peule


6h - +800 / -800 m


Alpage de La Peule

2071 m - Suisse

+41.27.783.10.41
lat. 45,89859532423909
lon. 7,112628221511841

Alpage de la Peule > Alpage de Bovine


7.3h - +1200 / -600 m


Alpage de Bovine

1987 m - Suisse

lat. 46,05534963015647
lon. 7,0496392250061035

Alpage de Bovine > Col de Balme


7h - +900 / -700 m


Refuge du Col de Balme

2190 m - France

+33(0)4.50.54.02.33
lat. 46,0266661620094
lon. 6,970041990280151

Col de Balme > Lac Blanc


6h - +1000 / -800 m


Refuge du Lac Blanc

2352 m - France

+33(0)4.50.53.49.14
lat. 45,98168586594521
lon. 6,891909241676331

Lac Blanc > Bellachat


7h - +600 / -600 m


Refuge de Bellachat

2152 m - France

+33(0)4.50.53.43.23
lat. 45,92225915819743
lon. 6,829719543457031

Bellachat > Les Houches

Gare SNCF


7.3h - +800 / -1000 m