Mont Blanc Tours – Why choose Raw Travel?
- Operations base in Chamonix and all trips starting in Chamonix
- Guaranteed Guided trips with English speaking qualified International Mountain Leaders
- Exclusive, private Luggage transfer with our own Driver/back up
- Small group sizes: Minimum of 6 people and a maximum of 12 people
- Fabulous accommodation with private rooms
- Scheduled dates as per site
- Self-guided on request
- Very competitive rates and value
Book with an expert local company – in the same time zone!
If you are leaving from Australia or NZ it makes sense to travel with an expert local operator who you can speak to in the same time zone and understands the needs of Australians & Kiwi’s travelling in Europe. We are based in the Victorian town of Mornington and organize information nights and training days for our clients headed onto the Mont Blanc trek plus good online training resources.
RAW Travel offers the best range of Mont Blanc treks from down under, trek information and book all arrangements directly with their own dedicated trekking team in Chamonix. Specializing in walking and cycling tours since 2002, RAW Travel is the leading Australian company for Mont Blanc trekking, sending hundreds of Australians and New Zealanders each year to walk the Mont Blanc circuit.
Call us on (03) 5976 3763 to speak to one of our Mont Blanc dedicated staff or if you live nearby drop into our offices to check us out!
We also do informative talks around the country so check out our talk schedule and meet us in the locality near you.
How are our Mont Blanc Treks different?
RAW Travel offers various trips on the TMB with both guided and self-guided options. Our guides are all English speaking natives who are ‘International Mountain Leader’ qualified. So you will get good, detailed briefings each day from your leader and be able to understand them! They are professionals who know the area and the Mont Blanc circuit intimately and the guides take safety very seriously so you are in good hands. Safety is not something you want to compromise with a trip of this nature!
We operate small groups with a maximum of 12 people and guaranteed to depart with just 6 people on any date. So you have a more personal experience and better support and attention from your walking leader. A very attractive part of our guided trips is that they use private rooms in small hotels and refuges, so you are assured of a better night’s rest than if you sleep in the dormitories as other groups do ( Believe us you’ll appreciate this when you’re there!)
We also bring a number of fresh food supplies to supplement the breakfasts that are provided in the refuges. Typically a refuge may have basic breakfasts Continental style – we supplement this with fresh fruit and other supplies. Not only is this more appealing to your tastebuds but you need to have a nutritious and filling breakfast for the day ahead!
All our group trips have your luggage transferred with our own dedicated RAW travel driver and van whilst you are walking. With minibus transportation of luggage, this allows you to carry light day packs while hiking and to skip a stage of the hike if necessary. We also offer self-guided options where you can choose your own departure dates and have your own adventure – secure in the knowledge that all your accommodation is booked for you and your luggage transferred each day.
Our Guided trips offer the greatest level of support as you will be accompanied by an experienced mountain guide who knows the trails and can make decisions for the groups safety. Your fellow walkers on these trips will usually be Australian and Kiwi. Just to emphasise the difference again – Our trips stay in private rooms in the refuges and Hotels rather than dormitories so you are assured of a better night’s sleep each night and privacy.
What tours do we offer in the Mont Blanc region?
1) Tour Du Mont Blanc Highlights
Duration: 8 Days
Departs 9 times a year from mid-June to September
Max group size: 12 People
Dates: This highlight trek is one of our most popular trips and is run on regular departures during the months of June through to September, to see dates options please see the following link
Accommodation: Mountain refuges (private rooms only, NO dormitories) & small Hotels in the valleys.
Trip Summary: Experienced mountain leader, exclusive RAW Travel luggage driver & back up, transfers, 3 meals a day on trek, and private rooms in small hotels and refuges.
This trip is easier than doing the full circuit but you still get the advantage of seeing the amazing highlights of the full circuit. You have vehicle support along this trek but still, need to be in reasonably good shape. You will be staying in a mix of small hotels and the occasional mountain refuges. We book private twin rooms only for this trip which are often in amazing locations and have a lot of charm.
Further detail: To see full trip notes & itinerary detail, inclusions, pricing and dates please click here
2) Mont Blanc Tour – Full Circuit Trek
Duration: 13 Days
Dates: These trips are run during the months of June – September, to see dates options please see the following link
Accommodation: Small hotels & Mountain refuges (private rooms) excluding 1 night
Experienced mountain leader, exclusive RAW Travel luggage driver & back up, transfers, 3 meals a day during the trek, and private rooms in hotels and refuges.
The European Alps offer some of the most enjoyable and spectacular trekking in the world. This adventure offers you the chance to combine three countries into one trip. Crossing the rugged Alps from France to Italy and Switzerland. The trek around Mont Blanc is said to be one of Europe’s best mountain walks and you’ll get a chance to appreciate the different cultures, cuisines and people whilst you hike through glorious Alpine scenery. The spectacular circuit around Mont Blanc demands some respect. From the massif of Mont Blanc (4801m- the highest mountain in western Europe), seven valleys extend into France, Italy and Switzerland. Each valley retains its own unique culture, architecture and landscape and it’s through these valleys you will hike. Each day you trek up to the ridges and descend into valleys below, with time to enjoy views of snow-capped peaks, green mountain meadows and glaciers.
Further detail: To see full trip notes & itinerary detail, inclusions, pricing and dates please click here
3) Self Guided Mont Blanc Full Circuit
Duration: 13 days
Price: From AUD$3350
Dates: of your choosing Mid June – September
Accommodation: Small hotels & Mountain refuges (private rooms for 2-3 people)
Trip Summary: Meals, luggage transfers and private rooms in hotels and refuges wherever available
This is a self-guided trip along the Mont Blanc circuit, an ideal way to have full flexibility with your dates if you are confident with walking in a mountain environment. We provide good track notes that will help you follow the track and choose between its variants each day. The Mont Blanc track is well signed and has many other walkers on it, so between the materials we give you and the signage on the ground it is not difficult to find your way.
This is a suggested itinerary that can be adapted to suit your needs – ask us if you are interested in a tailor-made itinerary to suit your time frame and abilities. We can add extra rest days in or change the start points. We use the accommodation in small hotels and refuges with private rooms ( 2 people min) for most of the trip, though this depends on availability at time of booking requests. Please note that the details of refuges/overnight stops and the corresponding days may vary from the itinerary above according to availability on your chosen dates and your wishes.
Further detail: To see full trip notes & itineraries, inclusions, pricing and dates please click here for
See also our Dolomites trip for a slightly more challenging trek
See our Swiss Alps hiking trip for slightly easier walks
Simply amazing. I am really not that enthusiastic about outdoorsy travel but this was an awesome trip. Our guide (Dave Barber) was outstanding. He was the best of all worlds, professional while being laid back, organized without being too rigid, and very motivational. We had 3 teenage girls and he did a great job keeping them interested.
Michele Beard, Aug 2016
We were fortunate to have Gary as our guide. His breadth of knowledge and caring nature contributed to the success of the trip. Also loved the variety of accommodation from refugio to 4 star hotel. Having our own room was a bonus.
Judith Watson, August 2016
“RAW Travel arrangements, accommodation, meals etc. were flawless. The trip went off without any problems.”
Monica Carol Botha, South Africa – July 2015
“We enjoyed the challenge, the variety of terrain, fabulous views and the company of the group.”
Frances Roger, Western Australia – September 2015
“From the initial Raw travel enquiry to the arrival home the support received from RAW travel personnel has been at all times helpful and professional. Tour group dynamics were excellent due to good leadership from Dave Mitchell and flexibility of participants. Mitch was able to provide a great trip to remember for all with consideration given to the level of experience and abilities of group members. Seeing accommodation options on the trek we appreciated that Raw travel booked good standard clean rooms.”
Sandra Lowther, VIC – July 2014
“TMB is a bucket list experience, the scenery is fantastic – it’s like walking in a postcard every day. The walk is challenging in places which is good for keen walkers and learning about the history/culture of the mountains was excellent. This was a truly memorable time thanks”
Paula Ryan, QLD – Aug 2014
“The Mont Blanc Circuit is a fantastic hike and I would definitely recommend it to anyone. We were spoilt with amazing views the entire time so it was impossible to take a bad photo. RAW Travel ensured everything ran smoothly from the booking, the time leading up to the trip, during the trek and after! They were easy to contact and replied efficiently with all the information I needed. I will be booking my next adventure through RAW Travel with no hesitation. Thanks guys for an awesome trip” 🙂
Lauren O’Keefe, NSW – July 2012
“The team at Raw Travel were extremely knowledgable and helpful whilst planning our trip. They offered pre-trip training and information sessions and arranged additional accommodation and tour dates to match our requirements. The standard of tour and accommodation they offered for our trekking experience was exceptional. I would thoroughly recommend them to anyone planning an outdoor holiday adventure”.
Vicki Smith, VIC, – Aug 2013
“I found Raw Travel is the kind of company that can provide a very personalised service which other larger companies couldn’t match. This included pre-trip training hikes, lots of pre-trip travel advice, and excellent guides on the trek who really added an extra dimension of enjoyment to the whole experience. Very well done, Raw Travel, I look forward to trekking with you again!”
David Hall, Canberra – June 2011
I have never experienced such incredibly beautiful, ever-changing views (and we live and hike in Colorado). It was challenging but for the most part, the guides set a reasonable pace. Our picnic lunch spots were spectacular–in alpine meadows with gorgeous views. And we had nice long breaks for lunch. Also, the hikes ended around 4 to 5 p.m. so we had a chance to shower and rest before the delicious dinners.
Joan Nagel, USA – Sept 2012
“Words can never describe the beauty of our surroundings, day in day out. The blue of the sky, the green of the mountainsides, the white of snow capped Mt Blanc beside us, and the carpet of beautiful alpine flowers at ground level, was breathtaking, and in themselves worth doing the trek to see. RAW Travel is absolute experts in this style of travel, and after travelling with them on this trip, I can see why”.
Anne Rogers, Melbourne – June 2011
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