The Tour du Mont Blanc is a circular walking trail through France, Italy and Switzerland.
The route encircles the Mont Blanc Massif and is considered one of the world’s classic long-distance walking trails. The valleys of the Mont Blanc Massif are beautiful with vast pine forests, lush meadows, blue lakes, soaring rocky peaks and breath-taking glaciers. This magnificent alpine region is also home to a variety of wild flowers, birds and other wildlife. Mont Blanc, or “White Mountain”, is the highest mountain in the Mont Blanc Massif, at an elevation of 4,810m.
It is permanently covered in snow and ice, giving rise to its nicknames, La Dame Blanche ‘the White Lady’ in France, and Il Bianco ‘the White One’ in Italy. This 3-day trek will take you along part of this trail, trekking in 3 different countries anticlockwise from the East to North West, trekking in the Italian, Swiss and French Alps.
The event is being organised by The Different Travel Company.
The Different Travel Company works with a wide range of charities, organisations, colleges, schools and groups to offer short-term build or project trips worldwide, classic charity challenges such as trekking the Great Wall of China or climbing Kilimanjaro, and also trips which combine a physical trek or challenge with making a practical difference at a project in the destination country.
Participants have gone to see the sights, participate in physical challenges and work alongside the local people and have returned with open eyes, experiences of a lifetime and memories that will last forever.