Frequently Asked Questions
Absolutely. At least within the given season for your activity. Tours that utilize the hut system are very limited by the opening seasons of the huts. Each individual tour lists the season that is available for booking. Please note that this can vary, depending on weather and snowpack conditions.
There are some tours where the accommodations book up more than a year in advance and openings are difficult to find. For these tours, we pre-reserve dates so there are some available to you. But you can always request your own dates and we will check that availability for you.
Simply select the green button on a tour page that says, "GO Book the Tour." This will bring you to our booking platform. A deposit (usually 20%, but sometimes more depending on the tour) will be due at that time, while the remaining balance of the tour is not due until 30 days prior to the tour.
Only 20% (sometimes a little more depending on the tour) is due at the time of booking unless specified otherwise in the tour details. The remaining balance is due 30 days prior to the tour.
Deposits are paid via Paypal at the time of booking (a Paypal account is not required). Final payments can be via Paypal, credit card, or bank transfer. You can find more details about these options on our Payment page.
Lunch availability can vary by tour. Both the TMB Tour du Mont Blanc and AV1 Alta Via 1 hut hiking tours present the opportunity to sit down at a restaurant and order a lunch almost every day. Most of the huts on our other tours offer the opportunity to purchase a sack lunch at the hut (usually between 10€ and 18€ depending on the hut). Meals can often be the most expensive part of a hut or bike tour, so we recommend carrying food for lunches with you. At a minimum, please do carry enough snacks to last throughout the day.
The trick to luggage storage is staying at the same hotel before and after your tour (note: there are some hotels in Chamonix that refuse this service for Tour du Mont Blanc hikers).
If you book the Airport to Airport Package with us, this is generally accommodated for, but please mention to us if this is a service you will need.
Luggage storage is not currently available for the BT1. If you require luggage storage for this tour, please let us know.
- Customize the length of the tour or the itinerary (this could mean adding in a rest day, or an extra day for sightseeing) without a Customization Fee
- 15% discount for each group participant