Day 1: Courmayeur to Rifugio Bonatti, Val Ferret
If you are arriving on Day 1, make sure your scheduled arrival is before 09:30 am to ensure you make the transfer at 11:15 am. Your flight back must be after 20:30 pm on the final day.
After being picked up from Geneva Airport or Chamonix, we'll drive to the ski resort town of Courmayeur on the Italian side of the Mont Blanc range.
We'll kick off our adventure by hiking up the Val Ferret valley, where we'll enjoy spectacular views of Mont Blanc (or Monte Bianco being as we're in Italy) and the Mont Blanc Massif as we climb.
We’ll arrive at the gloriously remote Rifugio W. Bonatti at 2,025m, ready to kick back and chill.
Distance: 5.8km. Ascent: 550m. Descent: 50m. Max altitude: 2,056m
Day 2: Rifugio Bonatti to La Fouly
Today starts with a hike up to the border of Italy and Switzerland. As we climb, we'll no doubt want to keep stopping for photos of the incredible south face of the Mont Blanc Massif.
We'll stop for a well-deserved refreshment break to replenish energy levels for the highest point of our trek - the Grand Ferret Pass at 2,536m. We'll cross over into Switzerland and head down the mountain, passing through a local farm where we'll be able to sample delicious Swiss cheeses.
Distance: 20km. Ascent: 1,000m. Descent: 1,290m. Max altitude: 2,536m
Day 3: Champex-Lac to Trient
After yesterday's climb, we'll enjoy a gentle walk downhill through woodland to warm our muscles in preparation for a challenging ascent to Alp Bovine - famous for its Rosti - a delicious, pan-fried vegetable dish.
Suitably stuffed, we'll head down through the Col de la Forclaz, made famous by the Tour de France cycle race.
After a few photo opportunities, we'll enjoy a gentle walk downhill to the lovely Swiss village of Trient.
Distance: 18.5km. Ascent: 810m. Descent: 1.000m. Max altitude: 2,050m
Day 4: Trient to Le Tour
Our last day but possibly the most spectacular as we head into France. We need to make an early start for the climb up to Col de Balme, but tired legs will soon be forgotten as we're blown away by superb views of Mont Blanc.
We'll end our hike with a pleasant walk down the mountain through wildflower meadows to Le Tour, where we'll head back to Geneva Airport to say a fond farewell to the Alps and our new adventure buddies.
Distance: 11.1km. Ascent: 975m. Descent: 1,192m. Max altitude: 2,202m