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Trekking the Tour du Mont Blanc Cicerone

Art.nr: 9781786312280
Tillgänglighet: I lager
Pris: 275,00kr
Exkl.moms: 259,43kr

Cicerone Press 2024

A guidebook to hiking the Tour du Mont Blanc (TMB), a spectacular circuit around Mont Blanc. Covering 170km (105 miles), the TMB takes around 11 days to walk from its official start at Les Houches (France), passing through Courmayeur (Italy) and Champex (Switzerland) before returning to France via the Chamonix valley. A well-serviced introduction to high-level mountain trekking for walkers with good levels of fitness, it can also be run, fastpacked or hiked in 5–9 days.

The route is described in both directions in 11 daily stages between 7 and 21km (5–13 miles) in length. Variant routes and alternative stages are also provided, giving the option of visiting cols, refuges and viewpoints not included on the official TMB route.

  • Contains step-by-step description of the route alongside 1:100,000 maps
  • Handy facilities planner, route summary tables and accommodation listings help you plan your itinerary
  • Includes transport info, a French–English glossary, notes on local history and sites of interest
  • A map booklet, containing 1:25,000 IGN mapping and route line, is available separately from Cicerone
  • GPX files available to download

With high passes to negotiate, this is a summer-only route, best tackled between early July and end of September.

​Chamonix (just off the actual route); Les Houches and Les Contamines (France); Courmayeur (Italy); La Fouly, Champex and Trient (Switzerland) are all on the route of the TMB.

Much of the TMB follows clear, well-graded paths suitable for fit walkers. But there are some very steep climbs (and descents), and two stages on which near-vertical ladders are used to scale cliffs (though alternative options are included). A demanding route for first-time trekkers and old hands alike.

Must See
​Some of the world's finest mountain scenery; Mont Blanc, the highest mountain in Western Europe; the Chamonix Aiguilles; the Mer de Glace, second longest glacier in the Alps; up to 14 Alpine passes, each with its own heart-stopping views.