My1FitLife Trekking Mont Blanc

with Keith & Michelle Baumgard in Mont Blanc, France

From $2775 Per person


9 nights in Mont Blanc, France
Fri Jun 15 - Sun Jun 24, 2018

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This trip will be a truly epic adventure as we hike around the Swiss Alps and take in scenery that is sure to be life-changing. We can't wait to experience this with you!

- Keith & Michelle Baumgard


Experience the rarified air of Europe as you trek the Alps with a guide from France to Italy and Switzerland along the Tour du Mont Blanc. This challenging hiking circuit will reward you with mesmerizing views of glaciers, steep valleys and, of course, Mont Blanc itself. Travel across high passes and through Alpine meadows, recharging at night with delicious mountain cuisine in simple refuges. Challenge yourself to conquer one of the world's premier hiking routes, uncovering the alpine heart of Europe on this incredible active adventure.

What's Included


All rooms are shared: 2 nights in standard hotels, 2 nights in basic hotels shared with multiple guests, and 5 nights in mountain refuges shared with multiple guests


7 breakfasts and 5 dinners


Flights not included
Get an email with recommended flights for this trip.

Travel Insurance

Travel insurance is mandatory and not included
For assistance with travel insurance, contact our partner World Nomads.

Optional Activities


  • Aiguille du Midi (cable car + summit lift) - 57 EUR + 3 EUR
  • Mer de Glace (alpine train and visit ice cave) - 27 EUR
  • Transglacial crossing Aiguille du Midi to Pointe Helbronner (return) - 27 EUR
  • Tramway du Mont Blanc - 30.50 EUR


  • Pointe Helbronner (bus + cable car) - 6 EUR + 36 EUR
  • Transglacial crossing Pointe Helbronner to Aiguille du Midi (return) - 17 EUR
  • Spa Centre in Pré St Didier - 50 EUR

All prices are per person, in Euro amounts, and are subject to change as services are provided by third party operators.

Getting There

To reach the starting hotel for the trip, you will need to arrange flights to Geneva airport (GVA) and schedule ground transportation service to reach Chamonix from Geneva via this link:

It is a 90 minute drive and you should plan your flight and car service so that you are at the hotel before 5pm on June 15, 2018.

Good to Know

Not included: flights to/from the closest airport to the venue and travel insurance. Guests are responsible for purchasing travel medical insurance and cancellation insurance which are also not included.

Transport on this trip will mainly be on foot, but there will be some short journeys by public bus or train to get to the start/finish points of walks.

This trip is an extremely physical trip and is a backpacking trekking trip from start to finish. Passengers are required to carry their own packs and there are no support vehicles. It is possible to leave some gear at the hotel in Chamonix as the trip begins and ends here. Night stops and routes may vary depending on weather conditions, daily group progress and availability. Flexibility is very important.

Please note that this trip travels through remote and rugged Alpine terrain. Extremes of heat and cold may be encountered and the route involves some long and demanding trekking days carrying all your own gear.

The altitudes along the route are between 5,000 and 8,700 feet. Most of the ascents are between 2400 - 3000 feet daily with similar descents too. The greatest ascent in a single day is planned for 4300 feet.

The guide will accompany you on the treks; however, there are up to 12 people in a group and the trip is self-supported. There are no luggage transport or porters. Therefore it is important that you are a fit and confident walker over mountain terrain, able to manage ascents and descents and cross streams by yourself. Please realistically self-assess your fitness and suitability for this trip.

Please note that on most days there is no possibility of continuing by public transport; taxis may sometimes be possible if you are not able to continue walking but these cannot be guaranteed and will be at your own expense.


Our circuit begins and ends in Chamonix, France. This evening is our first opportunity to try out some of the best Alpine specialities in a typical restaurant, such as Cheese fondue, Tartiflette or Raclette accompanied with some famous "Vin de Savoie" wine.

Included Activities: Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting with your guide

We set off this morning with our guide after breakfast for our first day of hiking. We'll take the bus or train to the village of Les Houches, where we begin with a cable car ride to Bellevue. From here on a clear day you’ll enjoy great views of the Chamonix Valley and the Mont Blanc Range, before beginning our hike to Les Contamines.

Included Activities: Mont Blanc Trek

Transport: Local bus

Hike the challenging 18km (11 mi) from Les Contamines to Les Chapieux.

Included Activities: Mont Blanc Trek

Pass glacial lakes on the 23km (14 mi) trek from Les Chapieux to the Italian town of Courmayeur.

Included Activities: Mont Blanc Trek

Today we have a scheduled rest day to put up our weary feet or take the opportunity to enjoy the lovely town of Courmayeur and La Saxe. Enjoy an optional dinner with the group and our leader to taste some of the Italian Alpine specialities offered in Courmayeur's many atmospheric restaurants.

Hike the 14km (8.6 mi) from Courmayeur to the Italian Val Ferret. It's a steep climb but the rewarding views are worth it.

Included Activities: Mont Blanc Trek

Embark on a long, steep hike of 20km (12 mi) followed by a stay in the Swiss mountain village of La Fouly.

Included Activities: Mont Blanc Trek

Follow the "Bovine Way" and trek 16km (10mi) from La Fouly to Trient.

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Enjoy a final day of trekking 14 km (8.6mi) over the Col de la Balme to the Chamonix valley. Take local transport back to Chamonix.

Included Activities: Mont Blanc Trek

Transport: Local bus 30 minutes

Depart at any time.

The Instructor

Keith & Michelle Baumgard
Fitness Ambassador

Keith and Michelle Baumgard are the dynamic duo behind My1Fit Life, One Fit Widow, and Live the List Nonprofit.

After losing her husband in 2009, Michelle became engrossed in fitness not only as a lifestyle but also as a profession. After losing 80 pounds, she decided that her love of fitness was more than just a pastime and she wanted to spend the rest of her life empowering those with loss to live their life to the fullest with the help of health and fitness. Michelle ended up leaving her corporate position to become a certified personal trainer.

Keith has been involved in fitness his entire life. Keith's degree is in Exercise Science and Sports Medicine, and he enjoys studying the muscular system of the body and developing unique and effective programs. Keith started his career as a personal trainer right after college and continues to work with clients still today.

Since launching My 1 Fit Life in 2013, Keith and Michelle's virtual training programs have reached thousands of people, and they currently have close to 3,000 members worldwide. Michelle and Keith contribute for the Huffington Post, Prevention Magazine, and many other fitness outlets. Michelle just released her first book for HarperCollins on October 24, 2017. Healthy Healing offers the reader a chance to use fitness and movement as a grief coping mechanism and encourages a full and fit life after loss.

About Keith & Michelle Baumgard


Trekking Mont Blanc

A combination of standard hotels, basic hotels, and mountain refuge accommodations. This trip has a "Basic" Service Level grading, and uses mountain refuges, with some accommodation on this tour as multi-share. This may involve 3-4 group members sharing and often in the mountains dormitory style rooms for the whole group. Rooms will not be en-suite and will have shared bathroom facilities. Please note that the Hotel Chamonix is affiliated with the nearby Hotel Crete Blanche and that in some cases the group could be divided between the two hotels. These two lovely hotels in the centre of Chamonix have everything we need to enjoy the area and get a good rest before and after our trek. The interior of the hotels are all in wood, giving them a very typical Alpine atmosphere. We will be staying at a mixture of mountain refuges and small local hotels on this trip. Most nights will be multi-share and with basic, shared facilities.

Food & Beverage


  • Vegetarian Meals
  • Fish & Meat

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