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clear way marked paths for most of the trail. varied terrain from high mountain passes to alpine forests and fields. one to add to your to do list for sure!

hiking
5 days ago

well shaded and nice to do. no difficulty with the children.

Simply the best. Absolutely breathtaking scenery.

hiking
11 days ago

Strenuous but the views are constantly breathtaking, so is the physical nature due to the altitude. Expect a full day!

hiking
13 days ago

Hiked the TMB with a group of friends 7/20/19-7/31/19 with a day off in Courmayer; we did some of the variant routes as the weather allowed. Very quickly into the hike you'll not be thinking of the days hike in terms of miles but in elevation gain/loss. You will earn those great views, hiking poles will be your new best friend :) Be prepared for a variety of weather conditions, we had rain, hail, hot, cold, foggy. In general the trail is very well marked but it was helpful to have Alltrails downloaded on the times when it wasn't so clear. Great trip!

hiking
15 days ago

Perfect with children 8-10 years old. Few tracks and a lot of bitumen. Low unevenness.

It’s a nice but little difficult route for beginners. Nice to see some nature things combined with landscape. Not good for mountain bike at the end of the route at the waterfalls. Not for horse riding.

hiking
rocky
16 days ago

It is a great hike but there is much to walk! To see the most beautiful landscapes near the refuge

hiking
17 days ago

Do it! Walked June-July, loads of wildflowers, amazing views, beautiful people, fun, friendly, can’t wait to walk again. Buen Camino!

very friendly and easy to practice just be careful at first but then easy

hiking
21 days ago

The beginning of the route started on he beach and then past some campgrounds but it took you through a nice vineyard which was beautiful. Although not steep at first there was a climb that started on the road which was narrow without much shade. The final trail part was a very narrow seemingly not much used trail. It was a decent workout in the heat of the day but I was hoping there would not be so much use of the road.

July 26 2019

6/24/19

hiking
rocky
snow
30 days ago

This trek will change your like. Walked from France to the ocean in Spain. Saw amazing thing, met and made life-long friends from all over the world. Learned more about myself in 26 days than i had in 60 years. Get a small pack and your favorite shoes and walk. Most definitely recommended

off road driving
off trail
rocky
1 month ago

mountain biking
bugs
1 month ago

July 17 day 3

Eye wateringly beautiful scenery. EPIC EPIC EPIC

mountain biking
bugs
1 month ago

Beautiful hike where we can alternate between bike and walk, with different places where we can stop to eat a bite or drink before heading back!

TMB DAY 5: Today we started hiking almost from our hotel in Courmayeur and on to La Montagne de la Saxe (6970'). The ascent rewarded us with glimpses through the mostly cloudy sky of the magnificent views of the Grandes Jorasses, Brenva Glacier and the Italian side of Mont Blanc soaring into the air. A balcony trail lead us to the Rifugio Bonatti (6745'), named after the famous Italian alpinist and adventurer Walter Bonatti. We saw only glimpses of the Grandes Jorasses, Brenva Glacier and the Italian or North side of Mont Blanc until later in the evening when the sky mostly cleared leaving an incredible, expansive, evening and twilight, view of the GJ, BG and MB! The trail was mostly through a forest and meadows with Pine a d Larch trees, with Larch trees being the dominant tree. It is the Larch trees that provide the high quality lumber for the houses in the surrounding area. Again countless varieties of mountain flowers in full bloom. We had a very nice dinner at the Rifugio Bonatti starting with the soup which was the highlight of the meal. We also enjoyed the roasted cabbage and the frittata and mashed potatoes. One of our most memorable experiences happened after dinner when Francoise and Patricia introduced the Friendship Drink in the special vessel called a grolla. The drink consisted of coffee and liquor/grappa and sugar around the rim, the drink was lit and then the lid was put back on and you had to hold the two sides when drinking it and then you had to say: “Santé Bonheur” after taking a drink from the friendship cup/grolla ... and the next person (to which the grolla was passed had to say ...”Que Grand Bien Te Fasse”. It was quite fun to see the look on everyone’s face after drinking the grappa/coffee drink. The one downside of Rifugio Bonatti was the very limited breakfast and the dormitory/hut sleeping accommodations - needless to say, I heard a lot snoring and didn’t get the best night’s sleep! Definitely recommend staying there at least once to soak up the history around Mont Blanc and Walter Bonatti.

excellent took gondola to the variation tmb.

TMB - Day 4: We started our day at the Trailhead at the Vallée des Glaciers. Prior to starting we visited a very small cheese factory and observed parts of the cheese making process and were lucky to meet one of the owners and sample the famous Beaufort cheese. We passed by many happy cows and old WWII bunkers on our way to Col de la Seigne on the border between France and Italy and enjoyed stunning views of Glacier des Glaciers and Mont Blanc along the way before hiking down to Courmayeur. At Col de la Seigne (8252') there is a wide overview of the Aosta valley with Mont Blanc to the left and Grand-Combin poking out in the middle of the path in the distance as we continue on our eastward path and finally descend into Italy to the reflective Lac Combal. Our descend from Col de la Seigne begins with a little glissading down a long snow field adding to the experience. Fortunately, the weather cooperated today and the views along our route were incredible as we soaked in the dramatic southern face of the Mont Blanc range which was fully exposed above us as we hiked down to La Visaille. Our hike ended at the Chalet del Miage Bar and Ristorante where we had a beer while soaking in the amazing views while we waited for our driver to take us to our hotel in the lovely Italian resort town of Courmayeur (4014'). We had a most enjoyable and delicious pasta and pizza dinner at Beautiful day of hiking! On way to Courmayeur we enjoyed walking in an immense valley meadow of Yellow flowers, on the Italian side of mountain. We stayed at: Hotel Croux Courmayeur, Italy Tel. (39) 0165 846 735 www.hotelcroux.it/

TMB - Day 3: We started at Notre-Dame de la Gorge and hiked up an old Roman road and over snow fields making our way steadily uphill and passing a very early chapel with Renaissance frescoes on its interior and onto Col du Bonhomme and descended to Les Chapieux. On our way to Col du Bonhomme (7640'), we followed varied terrain through forests, gentle glens and the treeless gorge of the Nant Borrant on our way to our lunch spot. Another highlight that we experienced in the morning was the many cows and music from the cow bells. In the afternoon we descended a relatively steep grassy trail leading to the remote hamlet of Les Chapieux (3785'). Along the way, we had a homemade hazelnut tort at the mountain hut and at our final destination for the day in a small restaurant in Bourg-Saint-Maurice we had a delicious three course meal outside with fireworks for Bastille day! We stayed at: Hotel L’Autantic 69 Route d’Hauteville 73700 Bourg Saint Maurice (Savoie) Tel : (33) 479 070 170 www.autantic.fr/english/

TMB - Day 2: Les Houches to Les Contamines-Montjoie We started with a cable car ascent from Les Houches to Bellevue where we began our hike beneath the tumbling Bionnassay Glacier to the Col du Tricot (6955'). Along the way the TMB path contours through the forest high above the Bionnassay Valley while passing through pretty alpine hamlets with excellent views of Mont Blanc and across the foothills of the Alps. Some of the highlights included crossing a suspension bridge and enjoying the many colorful wild flowers along the way. The impressive Dome du Goûter and Aiguille de Bionnassay dominate the views with the impressive glacier between them. After a steep descent to Chalets de Miage we stopped for lunch amongst picturesque alpine meadows. Chalets de Miage was especially memorable due to the excellent raspberry pie and whipped cream we had there in a beautiful picnic setting on the creekside. We filled up our water with fresh glacier water from a spigot from the creek. From here we continued up to Chalet du Truc (5642') and then on to Les Contamines-Montjoie (3828'). We stayed at: Hotel La Chemenaz Les Contamines, France Tel. (33) 450 470 244 www.chemenaz.com/en Links: Https://montblanctreks.com.au/stage-1-les-Houches-les-Contamines

hiking
1 month ago

impossible to hike in very dangerous vtt and sown of Roche all along the course by nice against foot

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