Mont Blanc Ascent

Firstly may I just say I absolutely loved the Mont Blanc trip, and when talking to the other climbers who had gone with other agencies, our trip had the best mix of mountain huts, walks and training, so thank you, it really was superb.

J Kamming | United Kingdom
 

France

France

Take an adventure holiday in FRANCE with World Expeditions, one of the world’s leading travel companies.

The democratic republic of France is one of the largest countries in Europe covering an area of 547,000 sq km (213,330 sq mi). The English Channel lies to the northwest and the Atlantic Ocean to the west. Spain broils across the Pyrenees to the south, the Mediterranean (including Corsica) is to the southeast and over the eastern Alps and Jura ranges lie Switzerland and Italy. France's relatively flat northeastern borders abut Germany, Luxembourg and Belgium. The French Alps include Mont Blanc, which at 4807m (15,750ft) is Europe's highest peak. The population of France is approximately 59 million, of which 90% are Roman Catholic.

Mont Blanc Climbing & Trekking holidays

The Mont Blanc massif and surrounding peaks provide a stunning backdrop and objective for walkers and climbers alike. The historic Tour du Mont Blanc is easily one of the most spectacular walks of the world. Being the highest peak in the European Alps, climbing Mont Blanc is a natural objective for many experienced and novice climbers. Climbing Mont Blanc should not be underestimated. Despite being lower than mountains such as Kilimanjaro it is a serious expedition requiring the use of crampons, ropes and other technical equipment.

Whether you wish to walk around Mont Blanc, or climb to the summit of Mont Blanc, we have a Mont Blanc adventure holiday for nearly everyone – including families. Whatever you choose to do a visit to Mont Blanc is sure to provide a spectacular and memorable mountain holiday experience.


Featured Adventures

Footsteps of Dali

Descend from the mountains to the sea, exploring coastal villages that once inspired Salvador Dali
 
7 days |
Moderate | Inn to Inn Walking

French Riviera on Foot

A superb walk from the perfume capital of the world, through charming villages of the Maritime Alps and with breathtaking views over the Riviera coast
 
8 days |
Introductory to Moderate | Inn to Inn Walking

Gardens of the Loire by Bike

Explore the gardens and chateaux of the Loire Valley at handlebar level
 
8 days |
Introductory to Moderate | Cycling

GR20 North Guided Walk

Trek the northern half of the famous GR20
 
7 days |
Challenging | Inn to Inn Walking

Gran Paradiso Adventure

Experience the rugged alpine beauty of the Gran Paradiso National Park on foot
 
7 days |
Moderate to Challenging | Inn to Inn Walking

Haute Pyrenees Hike and Bike

Experience the best of the Pyrenees by bike and on foot
 
8 days |
Moderate to Challenging | Cycling | Inn to Inn Walking

High Pyrenees Explorer

An exceptional guided wilderness hike in the high Pyrenees
 
8 days |
Challenging | Inn to Inn Walking

Highlights of the Pyrenees

Explore the magnificent landscapes and flora of the Haute Pyrenees on foot
 
8 days |
Introductory to Moderate

Historic Dordogne

A cycling adventure in the historic Dordogne region in southwest France. Visit Souillac Sarlat and Rocamadour and cycle through deep river valleys and high plateaus
 
8 days |
Moderate

Loire Valley Bike & Barge

Cycle through the Loire's vineyards and villages by day, retiring to our private barge in the evenings
 
8 days |
Introductory to Moderate | Cycling | Cruising
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The Weather in France

FRANCE AND SWITZERLAND ALPS: As with any alpine region, the weather is very changeable; sunny, clear days can turn dark and stormy within a very short space of time, and then clear up again shortly after.One needs to be prepared for such variable conditions by carrying layered clothing including a good set of waterproofs.It is unlikely to be exceptionally cold, although there can be windy conditions on Mt Blanc.

If the weather turns foul, it is most likely to be wet rather than a snowstorm or anything else; your waterproof and windproof gear therefore, should be of good quality and in good condition. Nights will be fairly chilly, which will suit us for climbing – it keeps the snow on our alpine routes in good condition, although we would not expect it to be bitterly cold. Note that our accommodation is in huts throughout the trip, rather than camping, so evening temperatures are not so much of an issue.

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