TMB - Tour du Mont Blanc

Description

  1. Name TMB - Tour du Mont Blanc
  2. Length of trail 170 km, 106 miles
  3. Length in days 11 days
  4. Start of trail Les Houches
  5. End of trail Les Houches
  6. Traildino grading SW, Strenuous walk, mountain trail
  7. Hut tour grading T2, Mountain walk

Mont Blanc - by Henk

The Tour du Mont Blanc (TMB) is one of the most famous hiking trails, which attracts tens of thousands hikers every year. It's not a difficult route. But if you want to complete the 170 km and 8.000 meters of height difference, your condition must be good. Most people need 7 to 12 days. The tour around Europe's highest mountain, crossing France, Italy and Switzerland, will be even more rewarding if you pick out the many variants to the official path, often higher and more strenuous, but wilder and more quiet.

Most walkers start in Les Houches, France, (train) and walk anti-clockwise. From mid july till the end of august it is very busy on the trail, and huts are overcrowded. You must make reservations in advance. September is better, but most huts close in the middle of that month.

There is plenty of information on the internet, and many guide-books will help you on the trail.

Select some tracks
Tour du Mont Blanc
.Tour Du Mont Blanc - Itinéraire Principal, 164km
.Tour Du Mont Blanc - Variante du Col de Tricot, 13km
.Tour Du Mont Blanc - Variante du Col des Fours, 6.5km
.Tour Du Mont Blanc - Variante de la Tête Bernarda, 9.9km
.Tour Du Mont Blanc - Variante de la Fenêtre d'Arpette, 9.7km
.Tour Du Mont Blanc - Variante des Grands, 8.8km
.Tour Du Mont Blanc - Variante du Tour, 6.1km
.Tour Du Mont Blanc - Variante de Vallorcine, 14km
Waldwichtelpfad TMB, 5.1km

Map

Map Tour du Mont Blanc

Map of Tour du Mont Blanc

Books

Stanfords
United Kingdom
2020
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Netherlands
2020
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Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Tour du Mont Blanc - Easy-to-use Folding Map and Essential Information
  • The white dome of Mont Blanc looms over France, Italy and Switzerland, and it is no wonder that the 169-kilometre Tour du Mont Blanc (TMB) has captured the public imagination to become one of Europe`s most popular long-distance trails. The TMB appeals to people who have different levels of experience and travel at all speeds, and this... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
2019
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De Zwerver
Netherlands
2019
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De Zwerver
Netherlands
2017
De Zwerver
Netherlands
2016
  • Wandelgids Tour du Mont Blanc - Huttentrektocht | Robert Weijdert
  • De Tour du Mont Blanc is een lange meerdaagse tocht rondom het hoogste massief van de Alpen. De route, die door Frankrijk, Italië en Zwitserland loopt en die gemiddeld twee weken in beslag neemt, is ook in Nederland zeer bekend geworden. De telkens wisselende landschappelijke beelden van hoge bergen, reusachtige gletsjers en lieflijke dalen... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
2018
  • Tour du Mont Blanc: including Chamonix, Courmayeur and Argentiere
  • Practical, all-in-one guide to walking the Mont Blanc trail with trail maps, where to stay and eat, and public transport information. At 4810m (15,781ft), Mont Blanc is the highest mountain in western Europe, and one of the most famous mountains in the world. The trail (105 miles, 168km) that circumnavigates the massif, passing through... Read more
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Bol.com
Netherlands
2018
  • Tour du Mont Blanc
  • Practical, all-in-one guide to walking the Mont Blanc trail with trail maps, where to stay and eat, and public transport information. At 4810m (15,781ft), Mont Blanc is the highest mountain in western Europe, and one of the most famous mountains in the world. The trail (105 miles, 168km) that circumnavigates the massif, passing through France,... Read more
Bol.com
Belgium
2018
  • Tour du Mont Blanc
  • Practical, all-in-one guide to walking the Mont Blanc trail with trail maps, where to stay and eat, and public transport information. At 4810m (15,781ft), Mont Blanc is the highest mountain in western Europe, and one of the most famous mountains in the world. The trail (105 miles, 168km) that circumnavigates the massif, passing through France,... Read more
De Zwerver
Netherlands
2018
  • Wandelgids Tour Du Mont Blanc | Trailblazer
  • Practical, all-in-one guide to walking the Mont Blanc trail with trail maps, where to stay and eat, and public transport information. At 4810m (15,781ft), Mont Blanc is the highest mountain in western Europe, and one of the most famous mountains in the world. The trail (105 miles, 168km) that circumnavigates the massif, passing through... Read more
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Bol.com
Netherlands
  • Mountain Days at Home and Abroad
  • 'Mountain Days at Home and Abroad' is a lively account of the author's adventures in the mountains over a period of some 40 years, starting from the early days when he took part in annual mountain challenges and volunteered as an instructor on various Hill Walking and Climbing courses run by the Scouts from the old railway station at... Read more
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Bol.com
Belgium
  • Mountain Days at Home and Abroad
  • 'Mountain Days at Home and Abroad' is a lively account of the author's adventures in the mountains over a period of some 40 years, starting from the early days when he took part in annual mountain challenges and volunteered as an instructor on various Hill Walking and Climbing courses run by the Scouts from the old railway station at... Read more
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Bol.com
Netherlands
2015
  • Tour of Mont Blanc
  • An essential guidebook for walking the Tour of Mont Blanc. The 170km route typically takes 11 days to trek around the Mont Blanc massif. The TMB is recognised as one of the world's classic treks. The book describes both anti-clockwise and clockwise directions, with variants and information about huts, refuges and facilities en route. Read more
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Bol.com
Belgium
2015
  • Tour of Mont Blanc
  • An essential guidebook for walking the Tour of Mont Blanc. The 170km route typically takes 11 days to trek around the Mont Blanc massif. The TMB is recognised as one of the world's classic treks. The book describes both anti-clockwise and clockwise directions, with variants and information about huts, refuges and facilities en route. Read more
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Bol.com
Netherlands
2011
  • Trekking in the Alps
  • An inspirational guide to the delights of Alpine multi-day hikes. With 20 hikes described, including classics such as the Tour of Mont Blanc and the Tour of the Vanoise as well as new multi-day routes like the Traverse of the Slovenian Alps, this guide celebrates the rich scenic diversity for which the Alps are renowned.The eight talented... Read more
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Bol.com
Belgium
2011
  • Trekking in the Alps
  • An inspirational guide to the delights of Alpine multi-day hikes. With 20 hikes described, including classics such as the Tour of Mont Blanc and the Tour of the Vanoise as well as new multi-day routes like the Traverse of the Slovenian Alps, this guide celebrates the rich scenic diversity for which the Alps are renowned.The eight talented... Read more
De Zwerver
Netherlands
2019
  • Wandelgids Trekking in the Alps | Cicerone
  • An inspirational guidebook to 20 classic treks in the Alps. As well as introducing new hiking areas in the Alps, classics such as the Tour of Mont Blanc, and Chamonix to Zermatt are included. Trekking in the Alps is immensely satisfying, and this book celebrates the rich and scenic diversity for which this great mountain range is renowned. Read more
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Bol.com
Netherlands
  • Walking Distance
  • Long-distance walking is good for you and good for the earth... But most of all, walking is a joyful celebration of life and the diverse, beautiful, and curious world in which we live. -from the Introduction Walking is simple, but it can also be profound. In an increasingly complex and frantic world, walking can simplify our lives. It... Read more
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Bol.com
Belgium
  • Walking Distance
  • Long-distance walking is good for you and good for the earth... But most of all, walking is a joyful celebration of life and the diverse, beautiful, and curious world in which we live. -from the Introduction Walking is simple, but it can also be profound. In an increasingly complex and frantic world, walking can simplify our lives. It... Read more
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Bol.com
Netherlands
  • A Tour of Mont Blanc
  • Mont Blanc, or "Il Bianco' as it is sometimes known as in Italy; The White One. It sits, regally, upon pleated glacial folds gathered together around a timeless, grey-rock body, high above the French town of Chamonix, lord of all that it surveys. It beguiles, bewitches and charms the lesser folk who seek to frolic and play amongst the... Read more
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Bol.com
Belgium
  • A Tour of Mont Blanc
  • Mont Blanc, or "Il Bianco' as it is sometimes known as in Italy; The White One. It sits, regally, upon pleated glacial folds gathered together around a timeless, grey-rock body, high above the French town of Chamonix, lord of all that it surveys. It beguiles, bewitches and charms the lesser folk who seek to frolic and play amongst the... Read more
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Bol.com
Netherlands
2018
  • The Mountain Hut Book
  • This book is a celebration of mountain huts, showcasing the the sheer variety and sometimes quirky nature of these buildings that allow walkers, trekkers and climbers to access remote corners of the mountains. Packed with entertaining stories that bring the places and people to life, it contains descriptions of the author's favourite huts in... Read more
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Bol.com
Belgium
2018
  • The Mountain Hut Book
  • This book is a celebration of mountain huts, showcasing the the sheer variety and sometimes quirky nature of these buildings that allow walkers, trekkers and climbers to access remote corners of the mountains. Packed with entertaining stories that bring the places and people to life, it contains descriptions of the author's favourite huts in... Read more
De Zwerver
Netherlands
2018
  • Wandelgids - Reisgids The Mountain Hut Book | Cicerone
  • An introduction to mountain huts and refuges for walkers and trekkers. Informative and entertaining, this book explores the mountain hut experience, from how huts have developed to modern-day hut etiquette. With profiles of the author's top picks, and the best hut-to-hut routes in the Alps and Pyrenees. Read more
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Bol.com
Netherlands
  • Explore the Tour of Mont Blanc
  • The Tour of Mont Blanc is Europe's most popular long-distance walk, encircling the highest mountain in the Alps (and arguably in the continent). This classic alpine route runs for 170 km (106 miles) and can be completed in 11 days. You walk through France, Italy and Switzerland, overnighting in alpine refuges. Although the route ascends and... Read more
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  • Bol.com, Belgium
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Bol.com
Belgium
  • Explore the Tour of Mont Blanc
  • The Tour of Mont Blanc is Europe's most popular long-distance walk, encircling the highest mountain in the Alps (and arguably in the continent). This classic alpine route runs for 170 km (106 miles) and can be completed in 11 days. You walk through France, Italy and Switzerland, overnighting in alpine refuges. Although the route ascends and... Read more
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De Zwerver
Netherlands
2018
  • Wandelgids 028 Tour du Mont Blanc | FFRP
  • Uitstekende routegids met gedetailleerde kaarten en een routebeschrijving. Fout lopen wordt op deze manier wel erg moeilijk. Met symbolen is weergegeven welke voorzieningen (openbaar vervoer / winkels / overnachtingen) er zijn langs of bij de route. De gids bevat een lijst met overnachtingsadressen inclusief telefoonnummers, websites en... Read more
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Maps

Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Mont-Blanc - Annecy Didier Richard 02
  • Mont Blanc Massif and the adjoining region of the French Alps at 1:60,000 on a contoured and GPS compatible map from Didier Richard with a base derived from IGN’s topographic survey, highlighting both local hiking routes and the GR network of long-distance paths, gîtes and mountain refuges, interesting natural and cultural sites, etc. The map... Read more
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Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Beaufortain - Massif du Mont Blanc IGN 75004
  • Massif du Mont Blanc – Beaufortain region in a series of GPS compatible, contoured TOP 75 maps at 1:75,000 from the IGN, highlighting local and long-distance hiking paths, cycling routes and sites for other recreational activities. In this revised 2015 edition the main 75K map now covers the whole of the Tour of Mont Blanc (TMB) including its... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Chamonix-Mont-Blanc - Massif du Mont-Blanc IGN 3630OT
  • Map No. 3630OT, Chamonix - Massif du Mont Blanc area of the French Alps, single-sided version on paper in the TOP25 edition of IGN’s excellent, detailed topographic survey of France at 1:25,000, with an overprint highlighting hiking paths, long-distance GR routes, campsites and other tourist information, plus a GPS compatible UTM grid. The map... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Tour du Mont-Blanc IGN 89025
  • Goede, handzame, tweezijdig bedrukte kaart van de Tour du Mont Blanc Tour (TMB) met hoogte profielen en ingetekende route. 3 landen: Frankrijk, Italië en Zwitserland totale lengte 170 kilometer Inclusief 10.000 meter hoogteverschil Schaal 1: 50.000 (1 cm = 500 m) Een onmisbare hulp bij de voorbereiding van de route: de etappen, accommodaties,... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
2020
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De Zwerver
Netherlands
2020
  • Wandelgids Tour of Mont Blanc | Cicerone
  • The Tour of Mont Blanc is one of the world`s classic treks. This guidebook to hiking the 170km TMB contains in-depth route description and mapping for both the classic 11 day anti-clockwise circuit and an alternative 10 day clockwise circuit. This well-signed but demanding route, starting from Les Houches or Champex, is suitable for fit... Read more
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Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Mont Blanc Pocket Map Edition Didier Richard
  • Mont Blanc Mini Map at 1:50,000 from Editions Didier Richard covering the whole of the Tour of Mont Blanc (TMB) on a double-sided, contoured, GPS compatible hiking map from with both local hiking paths and other long-distance GR routes. The base map, derived from IGN’s topographic survey, has contours at 50m intervals enhanced by shading and... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Mont Blanc Massif IGC 4
  • The Mont Blanc Massif in a series contoured hiking maps at 1:50,000 with local trails, long-distance footpaths, mountain accommodation, etc, from the Turin based Istituto Geografico Centrale. The map highlights, among other routes, the Alta Via 1 and the northern section of the Alta Via 2, both of which join up with TMB, as well as the local... Read more
Bol.com
Netherlands
  • Chamonix Bike Book
  • The Chamonix Bike Book is the only book that shows bikers the best places to ride on this side of the Mont Blanc Massif today. There are mellow cruises and savage climbs, high-octane singletrack and punishing downhills. There is flowy, techy, exhausting, panoramic, windy, foresty, gentle and there's muddy - actually, the only thing these rides... Read more
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  • Bol.com, Belgium
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Bol.com
Belgium
  • Chamonix Bike Book
  • The Chamonix Bike Book is the only book that shows bikers the best places to ride on this side of the Mont Blanc Massif today. There are mellow cruises and savage climbs, high-octane singletrack and punishing downhills. There is flowy, techy, exhausting, panoramic, windy, foresty, gentle and there's muddy - actually, the only thing these rides... Read more
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Bol.com
Netherlands
  • Mont Blanc/Monte Bianco WK85
  • reiß- und wetterfestNieuwe editie, met handige app! Deze Kompass wandelkaart, schaal 1:50 000, is ideaal om uw route uit te stippelen en om onderweg te gebruiken • naast de bekende bestemmingen, worden ook de minder bekende vermeld • openbaar vervoer bij begin- of eindpunt van een route aangegeven • eenvoudige wandelingen tot pittige... Read more
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Bol.com
Belgium
  • Mont Blanc/Monte Bianco WK85
  • reiß- und wetterfestNieuwe editie, met handige app! Deze Kompass wandelkaart, schaal 1:50 000, is ideaal om uw route uit te stippelen en om onderweg te gebruiken • naast de bekende bestemmingen, worden ook de minder bekende vermeld • openbaar vervoer bij begin- of eindpunt van een route aangegeven • eenvoudige wandelingen tot pittige... Read more
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