Discover the top 5 of the best routes for your Mont Blanc hikes and tours. From family strolls to sports hikes across Mont Blanc, here is a selection of the best ways to enjoy the roof of Europe.
Thanks to those nice hike tours you can leave mountain pasture to reach the tops. This way you will explore the fauna and flora of this not so deserted mountain…
Plentiful nature and abundant paths
With Mont Blanc you can get to know nature through multiples ways. Those routes give the opportunity to discover mountain from different angles. They are particularly created to respond to visitors demands. This way, they change whether you want a delightful family stroll or challenge your limits. Mont Blanc hikes were specifically developed to insure a safe and pleasant visit. However, you will need the right gear, from shoes to hiking backpack.
Most hikes usually start in the pastures and aim to offer visitors a unique experience. Therefor, hiking cannot be dissociated from discoveries and learning. In fact even the most bored ones will have no other option than admire lakes, plateaux, glaciers, forests and Massif du Thabor. We’ve picked 5 hours paths on average.
Best Mont Blanc hikes
1- Lac de Presset and Pierra Menta starting from Arêches-Beaufort
This Mont Blanc hike starts in the green alpine pastures located over the Lac de Roselend. It’s a Mont Blanc route which gradually rises thanks to a 830 meters drop to get to Trou de la Pierre which looks like a sharp canine. Once the col de Bresson is passed you will appreciate a mineral universe. This path is perfect for beginners as for the skilled hikers who want to get back into the swing.
2- Grande boucle du Parmelan
This glacier made of rocks is a limestone plateau starting in Aviernoz with a 802 meters drop. It takes almost 6 hours. For more information, click here.
3- Le sentier balcon
It’s a hike that takes place on the Mont Blanc and its balcony with a 283 meters low drop. Nevertheless it enables to see glaciers like Albaron le Vallonet and Evettes reflect in the lakes.
4- Starting point in Chamonix : south side lake paths
With this hike you will discover nature through a colour palette worthy of a master painting. Elements move and change depending on the light. By taking this route you will see the multiple lakes that intersperse Mont Blanc and also Lac des Chéserys and Lac Blanc.
5- Sommet and massif du Thabor
This route on the Mont Blanc starting in Modane-Valfréjus, and going through this massif, is a perfect place for hiking by the lakes. It takes about 7 hours to go round with a 1255 meters drop.
Le Refuge des Aiglons Hotel at the base of the Mont Blanc
Our hotel in Chamonix is perfect to live the hikes offered by the Mont Blanc. The hut works with guides and kit suppliers to provide a special meeting with the mountain. In summer just like in winter the Aiglons Hut offers a particular hiking program on the Mont Blanc so that everyone can enjoy convivial moments.
Whether you spend time with your family, friends or in couple, you will take advantage of the benefits of the mountain air. Idleness lovers will have the chance to chill at the spa and at the wellness area as well as various services.