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Tour du Mont Blanc Map Booklet

IGN maps and essential resources to plan your hike

Map booklet with 1:25,000 IGN mapping for hiking the Tour du Mont Blanc, one of the world's classic treks. The 170km (105 mile) TMB route typically takes 11 days and can be walked in anti-clockwise and clockwise directions. Trek planning resources, accommodation guide and 5, 7 and 9-day options. Companion Cicerone guidebook available separately.

Seasons

With high passes to negotiate, this is a summer-only route, best tackled between early July and end of September.

Centres

Chamonix (just off the route), Les Houches and Les Contamines (France); Courmayeur (Italy); La Fouly, Champex and Trient (Switzerland) are all on the route of the TMB.

Difficulty

Much of the TMB follows clear, well-graded paths suitable for fit walkers. But there are some very steep climbs (and descents), and two stages on which near-vertical ladders are used to scale cliffs (though alternative options are included). A demanding route for first-time trekkers and old hands alike.

Must See

Some of the world's finest mountain scenery; Mont Blanc, the highest mountain in Western Europe; the Chamonix Aiguilles; the Mer de Glacier, second longest glacier in the Alps, a choice of seven or eight passes to cross, each with its own heart-stopping views.
ISBN
9781786312297
Availability
Published
Published
27 May 2024
Edition
First
Pages
72
Size
17.20 x 11.60 x .45cm
Weight
10g
Overview

A booklet of all the mapping needed to complete the Tour du Mont Blanc (TMB), a spectacular circuit around Mont Blanc. Covering 170km (105 miles), the TMB takes around 11 days to walk from its official start at Les Houches (France), passing through Courmayeur (Italy) and Champex (Switzerland) before returning to France via the Chamonix Valley. A well-serviced introduction to high-level mountain trekking for walkers with good levels of fitness, it can also be run, fastpacked or hiked in 5–9 days.

  • The full route line is shown on 1:25,000 IGN maps
  • The map booklet can be used to walk the TMB in either direction
  • Handy facilities planner, route summary tables and accommodation listings help you plan your itinerary
  • Includes urban maps of Les Houches, Les Contamines, Courmayeur, Champex and Chamonix
  • Alternative stages via Col de Tricot (Stage 1A) and Fenêtre d'Arpette (Stage 8A) are also provided
  • An accompanying Cicerone guidebook – Trekking the Tour du Mont Blanc – is also available
  • GPX files available to download

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Kev Reynolds Cicerone author REYNOL

By Kev Reynolds

Kev Reynolds was a freelance writer, photojournalist and lecturer. A prolific compiler of guidebooks, his first title for Cicerone Press (Walks & Climbs in the Pyrenees) appeared in 1978; he later produced many more titles for the same publisher. A member of the Outdoor Writers' Guild, the Alpine Club and Austrian Alpine Club, his passion for mountains and the countryside inspired a lifetime's activity, and he regularly travelled throughout Britain to share that enthusiasm through his lectures. Sadly, Kev passed away in 2021. He will be remembered fondly by all who knew him and by many more he inspired through his writing and talks.

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Lesley Williams Cicerone author LWILLIAMS

By Lesley Williams

Originally from Oxfordshire, Lesley's lifelong passion for walking, trekking and, more recently, cycle touring has taken her to many corners of the UK, Europe and occasionally further afield. Although now mostly retired, she has been a director of Cicerone for over 25 years, leading its sales and marketing team. Lesley is a qualified marketing professional, a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society and the author of Walking the Tour of the Lake District. Lesley shares a passion for alpine walking and trekking with husband Jonathan and together they have written several guidebooks. Based between the Lake District and Yorkshire Dales, they relish every excuse to spend days exploring and writing.

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Jonathan Williams Cicerone author JWILL

By Jonathan Williams

A proud Yorkshireman, Jonathan first climbed a mountain before he was born. Although he first met Lesley at sea, they have spent many years exploring mountains and trails in Britain and Europe. After nearly 25 years as Cicerone's publisher and managing director, he now supports the team whilst exploring, updating and writing guides. He has developed UK guides and walked throughout Europe, but his special subject is the Alps and Switzerland. He has worked on guidebooks including Chamonix to Zermatt: the Walker's Haute Route, Trekking in the Vanoise, the Swiss Via Alpina and the Tour du Mont Blanc, as well as walking guides to Zermatt and Saas Fee, Arolla and Zinal and the Bernese Oberland.

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