Explore the Tour of Mont Blanc

Gareth McCormack

The Tour of Mont Blanc (TMB) 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 takes up to 11 days. You walk through France, Italy and Switzerland, overnighting in alpine refuges. Although the route involves a lot of ascent and descent, its highest pass is at only 2665 m (8750 ft), and no technical skills or equipment are needed. The scenery is superb: majestic glaciers and snow-laden peaks overlook peaceful lakes and alpine meadows.

This guidebook to the Tour du Mont Blanc (TMB) contains all you need to plan and enjoy your holiday:

  • the TMB in daily stages, with summaries of distance, terrain and where to find food and drink
  • concise background on climbing Mont Blanc, geology, and wildlife
  • planning information for travel by train, bus or plane
  • in full colour, with 55 photographs
  • drop-down map showing the Tour of Mont Blanc route in four panels (1:100,000)
  • on waterproof paper throughout.

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Book data

  • Explore the Tour of Mont Blanc
  • Gareth McCormack
  • October 2005
  • UK price £12.50
  • 64pp+4pp map flap
  • 145x210 mm
  • ISBN: 978-1-898481-20-1

Companion maps

Our guidebooks include small-scale maps as a dropdown flap. On some itineraries a good map may be vital for safety, and some walkers prefer always to carry detailed maps. Here is our list of recommended maps:

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“Gareth McCormack's guide [is] an essential companion for anyone, both in planning the tour and in actually walking it”

M Guilfoyle in Irish Mountain Log Spring 2006

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