Italian, French & Swiss Alps Lodge-to-Lodge Women's Walking & Hiking Tour

Small Group Adventures for:

Couples, Friends & Solos Adults 18+

Women's Adventures Women 18+

Families with Young Adults 20s & Beyond Best for ages 20+ (min. age 18)

Families with Older Teens & 20s Best for ages 17-23 (min. age 14)

Families with Teens & Kids Best for ages 9-17 (min. age 4)

From $4,649 /person

6 days

5 nights

Activity Levels 3-5

We categorize our trips based on a range of activity levels from leisurely (1) to avid (5) with plenty of options in between.

Casual & Premiere Hotels

Premiere Hotels - From lavish luxury to on-trend boutique, offering experiences as unique as the regions we explore.

Casual Plus Hotels - A step above Casual but not quite Premiere.

Casual Hotels - Known for their character, charm and proximity to outdoor adventures and Backroads activities.

Small Luxury Ships - Unpack once and cover more distance on an intimate ship with spacious staterooms and superb amenities.

Italian, French & Swiss Alps Lodge-to-Lodge Women's Walking & Hiking Tour

Small Group Adventures for:

Couples, Friends & Solos Adults 18+

Women's Adventures Women 18+

Families with Young Adults 20s & Beyond Best for ages 20+ (min. age 18)

Families with Older Teens & 20s Best for ages 17-23 (min. age 14)

Families with Teens & Kids Best for ages 9-17 (min. age 4)

6 days

5 nights

Activity Levels 3-5

We categorize our trips based on a range of activity levels from leisurely (1) to avid (5) with plenty of options in between.

Casual & Premiere Hotels

Premiere Hotels - From lavish luxury to on-trend boutique, offering experiences as unique as the regions we explore.

Casual Plus Hotels - A step above Casual but not quite Premiere.

Casual Hotels - Known for their character, charm and proximity to outdoor adventures and Backroads activities.

Small Luxury Ships - Unpack once and cover more distance on an intimate ship with spacious staterooms and superb amenities.

2024: Jul-Aug

From $4,649 /person

Epic Alpine Adventure from Chamonix to Mont Blanc

It's a hiker's dream. The dazzling peak of iconic Mont Blanc. A once-in-a-lifetime trek through three of Europe's most beautiful countries. Spectacular Courmayeur. Legendary Chamonix. Classic Swiss chalets. Mountain culture at its finest. It's a world ignited by a pink alpenglow. Or perhaps it's la vie en rose.

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Highlights

  • Toast the sunset over the mountains from our historic alpine lodge—a truly unique experience
  • Trek through the picturesque Alps and between three cultures in Italy, France and Switzerland
  • Gaze over the dramatic escarpments and snowfields of Mont Blanc, Western Europe's highest mountain
  • Hike on France’s exquisite Mer de Glace glacier and then explore the charms of elegant Chamonix
Italian, French & Swiss Alps Women's Walking and Hiking Tour map

Italy, France & Switzerland

Start/End Geneva

Airports & Travel details*

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Itinerary

Days 1-2

Description

Arrive in Chamonix and enjoy a beautiful hike overlooking the Chamonix valley In the evening, explore the town—known for mountaineering and steeped in history Ride the Mont Blanc Express train to the French and Swiss border Take a gondola above the tree line Spend a pleasurable day hiking with incredible views of the mountains in all directions Walk through fields of wildflowers and past small alpine lakes Cross the border by foot—welcome to the Swiss Alps!

Accommodations

Nights 1-2

Grand Hôtel des Alpes
Chamonix
Casual Plus Hotel

Built in 1840 and exuding mountain charm, this local landmark was the first grand hotel in Chamonix. (pool, spa)

Hotels may vary based on departure. Any variations will be displayed when selecting a departure under Dates & Prices.

Day 3

Description

Head out with your mountaineering boots and crampons for an exciting exploration of the awe-inspiring landscape on a glacier walk led by expert guides Alternatively, explore the charming town of Chamonix and hike the beautiful mountain paths from Chamonix to Montenvers Feel as though you have the Alps to yourself as you watch the sun rise and fall from our secluded high-altitude oasis.

Accommodations

Night 3

Refuge du Montenvers
Le Montenvers
Casual Hotel

Wake up to a panorama of the Mer de Glace and Aiguille des Drus in this 19th-century mountaineering landmark that once hosted Victor Hugo, George Sand, Charles Dickens and Napoleon III.

Hotels may vary based on departure. Any variations will be displayed when selecting a departure under Dates & Prices.

Days 4-6

Description

Discover the Aiguille du Midi, a needle of rock looming at 12,777 feet Pause to admire vistas of majestic Mont Blanc, western Europe’s highest peak Hike on a balcony trail with views overlooking the Chamonix valley Trek over Val Ferret, a lush valley on the Italian side of Monte Bianco (Mont Blanc) Take in the scene over a cappuccino at a friendly rifugio (high-elevation hut) Fly over glaciers and peaks as you cross the border between Italy and France by gondola Hike a portion of the Tour du Mont Blanc trail, considered one of the best in the world Dine on hearty Northern Italian cuisine Feel at home in the region’s unique and irresistible mountain culture Visit lively Courmayeur and relax at an atmospheric alpine hotel.

Accommodations
Le Massif

(2 nights)

Nights 4-5

Le Massif
Courmayeur
*Premiere Hotel

Sophisticated style with a warm yet minimalist aesthetic is paired with spectacular views of the Mont Blanc massif and a rugged mountain landscape. (pool, spa)

Hotels may vary based on departure. Any variations will be displayed when selecting a departure under Dates & Prices.

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Straight Talk

We want to make sure you're on the trip that's right for you. Every Backroads trip is unique and this one is no exception.

Two Leaders

We ordinarily staff our trips with three leaders: two leaders out on the trail offering support—allowing everyone to have the experience they want, whether it's an easygoing interpretative walk or a rigorous hike—while the third leader moves the van from trailhead to trail end. This trip is a little different in that our routes are not readily accessible by van. This means that you'll still have the same two leaders providing excellent trail support without the need for a third leader to move the van.

Terrain & Trail Support

Our hikes through the Alps' captivating rugged terrain climb rocky and sometimes uneven paths, many of which are remote and do not intersect with roads. Vehicles will get us to and from the trailheads, but due to the nature of these trails, we won't see our vehicles along the route. Ample trail support in the form of water, snacks and encouragement is provided by your Backroads leaders and local guides.

Weather

Hiking in the mountains can mean quickly changing, unpredictable weather, even during the warm and sunny summer months. Careful packing is essential for your comfort and overall enjoyment. Be prepared to carry multiple layers every day on the trip—warm base layers, a windproof/rain jacket and rain pants, and even a down jacket, hat and gloves for our day hiking on the glacier.

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Hotels

Adventure-Ready Hotels

Ideally located with ready access to trip activities, our Casual hotels are also known for their character and charm.

Hotels may vary based on departure. Any variations will be displayed when selecting a departure under Dates & Prices.

Nights 1-2

Grand Hôtel des Alpes
Chamonix

Casual Plus Hotel

Built in 1840 and exuding mountain charm, this local landmark was the first grand hotel in Chamonix. (pool, spa)

Night 3

Refuge du Montenvers
Le Montenvers

Casual Hotel

Wake up to a panorama of the Mer de Glace and Aiguille des Drus in this 19th-century mountaineering landmark that once hosted Victor Hugo, George Sand, Charles Dickens and Napoleon III.

Nights 4-5

Le Massif
Courmayeur

*Premiere Hotel

Sophisticated style with a warm yet minimalist aesthetic is paired with spectacular views of the Mont Blanc massif and a rugged mountain landscape. (pool, spa)

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