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HHT3 Tour du Mont Blanc Alternative
GO Hut to Hut Hiking in Switzerland and Italy
GO experience the Alps · GO live your bucket list · GO where your colleagues can't find you
GO take in the food and culture in both Italy and Switzerland
GO get closer to nature. This tour stays mostly out of civilization, unlike the Tour du Mont Blanc
GO to our very favorite hut in the Alps
With charming huts, stunning vistas, and physical challenge, the Tour du Mont Blanc Alternative hut to hut hiking tour has almost everything the Tour du Mont Blanc has, but without the crowds. Located just two valleys to the east of the Tour du Mont Blanc, this tour also circles a large massif, and also crosses borders. Hiking in Switzerland and Italy doesn't get better than this.
This is the peaceful and backcountry alternative to the Tour du Mont Blanc. We can almost guarantee your friends who did the Tour du Mont Blanc will be jealous when they see your pictures.
Choose your own dates
Choose your own pace
Choose your own hiking buddies
Tour du Mont Blanc Alternative Itinerary
*Estimated time is based on a pace of 4.2 km. per hour and 400 m. elevation gain per hour.
Time for stops is not included. Actual hiking times will vary.
Airport: Geneva, Switzerland
Skills and Experience Required
Season: late-June to early-September
Snow can remain troublesome to those without the proper experience and equipment until mid-July. If you are inexperienced with snow, we recommend planning the trip between mid-July and the end of August.
Included in all packages
Exclusive access to tours in a navigation app, even when offline
Personalized eGuidebook containing maps, daily itinerary, accommodation information and more
Carbon offsetting for your tour (1 metric ton per customer)
Optional Airport to Airport full service booking
Booking and logistics assistance during your tour
Unlimited time spent answering your questions
Peace of mind by leaving the planning and booking to local experts
More time for the important things in life
*Last-minute booking fees apply when booked less than two months in advance:
Within 2 months of tour start date: 50€ per person
Within 1 month of tour start date: 100€ per person
**The term "room" at a mountain hut varies greatly from hut to hut. These are often shared rooms that are smaller than the dormitories. Rooms book quickly at the huts. When there is no availability, you may end up in the dormitory.
Airport to Airport Package from Geneva Public
2 nights 3-star hotel in Geneva
All transportation between airport, hotel and trailhead (public transportation)
Airport to Airport Package from Geneva Private
2 nights 3-star hotel in Geneva
All transportation between airport, hotel and trailhead (private transportation)
This add-on lowers the Responsible Travel Score from 13 to 10 points
Sack lunches for 4 days
Add on an extra night at a hut included in the itinerary
All prices are per person
*Private transportation packages require a minimum of double occupancy
Emergency response and rescue
Any meals not specified
Sheets at mountain huts (a sleeping bag liner or travel sheet is required: read more)
Fees for any additional transportation used during the hiking tour, such as lifts, gondolas, and buses
Some accommodations charge tourist or city taxes that must be paid on site. These rarely exceed 2€ per person per night