Gallery

Tour du Mont Blanc hikers are in for a real treat. Here is a small sample of pictures from our time on the TMB in 2017 and 2018 that shows why this trail is regarded as one of the best in the world. 

Val Montjoie: A typical view as you hike along the trail. Col du Bonhomme is on the range

Val Veny: Balcony trail opposite the Miage Glacier offers spectacular views of alpine lakes, ancient glaciers and lush green meadows.

Courmayeur: Population of 2,800, this is the Italian gateway town to the Alps. It is a great stop-over location along the TMB which a variety of accommodation options ranging from simple B&Bs to more premium hotels.

Lac Blanc:  Once of the most popular highlights on the TMB is Lac Blanc. It requires a small detour from the Grand Balcon Sud section above the Chamonix valley to reach the lake which has stunning views of the Mont Blanc massif and a refuge providing accommodation, food and refreshments. It is also possible to Bivouac for free near the lake

Lac Blanc: Once of the most popular highlights on the TMB is Lac Blanc. It requires a small detour from the Grand Balcon Sud section above the Chamonix valley to reach the lake which has stunning views of the Mont Blanc massif and a refuge providing accommodation, food and refreshments. It is also possible to Bivouac for free near the lake

Champex-Lac: A beautiful alpine lake to relax and enjoy after a long day of hiking. You can hire a row boat, fish or have a dip if the water isn’t too cold.

Suspension Bridge:  Some traffic on the bridge between Col du Tricot and Col de Voza

Suspension Bridge: Some traffic on the bridge between Col du Tricot and Col de Voza

Les Houches: Another delicious fondue dinner on the trail

Vallée des Glacier: Wildflowers lining the trail in June/July

Refuge de la Balme:  Love stopping here for lunch as they serve a filling omelette that probably has 6 eggs in it as well as a lot of cheese! Sometimes I regret it afterwards if I’m heading anti-clockwise on the trail up to Col du Bonhomme (left of the range in the photo)…the climb picks up from the refuge and the big feed can be hard to keep under control!

Refuge de la Balme: Love stopping here for lunch as they serve a filling omelette that probably has 6 eggs in it as well as a lot of cheese! Sometimes I regret it afterwards if I’m heading anti-clockwise on the trail up to Col du Bonhomme (left of the range in the photo)…the climb picks up from the refuge and the big feed can be hard to keep under control!

Rifugio Bertone:  The view towards Courmayeur.

Rifugio Bertone: The view towards Courmayeur.

Col des Fours:  Snow still on some high parts of the trail in mid July 2018

Col des Fours: Snow still on some high parts of the trail in mid July 2018

Le Brévent:  Looking down on the Plan Praz gondola which connects the ski area with Chamonix. Mont Blanc across the valley with the top hidden by clouds

Le Brévent: Looking down on the Plan Praz gondola which connects the ski area with Chamonix. Mont Blanc across the valley with the top hidden by clouds

Refugio Maison Vieille:  Alpine Foosball anyone?

Refugio Maison Vieille: Alpine Foosball anyone?

Trient Glacier:  View from Refuge Les Grands across the spectacular, yet quickly receding glacier.

Trient Glacier: View from Refuge Les Grands across the spectacular, yet quickly receding glacier.

Fentre DÁrpette:  A relentless climb to one of the highest point on the trail where hikers are required to scramble their way to the mountain pass. But don’t worry, hikers are rewarded with sweeping views of the spectacular Trient Glacier.

Fentre DÁrpette: A relentless climb to one of the highest point on the trail where hikers are required to scramble their way to the mountain pass. But don’t worry, hikers are rewarded with sweeping views of the spectacular Trient Glacier.

Lac des Cheserys : Just above the Grand Balcon Sud section of the main TMB trail and sharing a similar stunning view of the Mont Blanc massif. Hikers will pass this lake on the way to its more famous cousin, Lac Blanc.

Lac des Cheserys: Just above the Grand Balcon Sud section of the main TMB trail and sharing a similar stunning view of the Mont Blanc massif. Hikers will pass this lake on the way to its more famous cousin, Lac Blanc.