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SWITZERLAND / ITALY / FRANCE

Walking Below and Beyond Mont Blanc: Switzerland, Italy and France

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Program #15870RJ
13 Days | 12 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Moderately Challenging
Love to learn in a small-group setting? This collection of programs has at most 10-24 participants.
See our Small Group programs.
EasyFor people looking to exercise their minds more than their bodies. There’s minimal walking and not too many stairs.
ModerateThese programs get you on your feet and include activities such as walking up to a mile in a day through a city and standing in a museum for a few hours.
ActiveFor people who enjoy walking as much as two miles a day, perhaps to explore historic neighborhoods or a nature trail.
Moderately ChallengingFor hardy explorers who enjoy a good physical challenge, spending most of their days on the go.
ChallengingGet ready to keep up with our highest-energy group. These demanding — and rewarding — programs are for seasoned outdoor enthusiasts.
Lori from Wenatchee, WA Number of programs attended: 2
Date attended: 06/25/14 - 07/07/14
Great trip-local guides were knowledgeable and hiked at a very slow place to accommodate all hiking levels. Hiking poles, hiking boots, rain gear, and layered clothing are a must! If you are an experienced hiker, the hikes are very easy. If not, they may be slightly challenging, but not overwhelming. The food was good (Villars) to great (Cogne and Chamonix), especially the breads and cheeses served at most meals! And the gelato/glacé....! Yum! The cultural experiences chosen offered good insight to the towns we visited. Our coordinator, Carlotta, was the best! She was always going above and beyond the call of duty to ensure we had a great time and that our questions were answered promptly. She is a delight! Traveling as a single woman, I felt very much included in all activities and meals. I highly recommend this trip.

J Dianne from Seattle, WA Number of programs attended: 8
Date attended: 06/25/14 - 07/07/14
Just finished this program: yes, it is moderately challenging. I did take poles and used them for many (but not all) of the hikes which are often on steep uneven rocky terrain. The weather can also be a challenge: our road scholar guide and local guides were great, reorganizing to take full advantage of the nicer days for hiking and the not-so-nice for shorter outdoor activity and indoor learning adventures. So glad we went on this tour!

Fred from Fullerton, CA Number of programs attended: 13
Date attended: 06/11/14 - 06/23/14
This program is for those who can't wait to see the enjoy the out-of-doors, hiking on occasionally challenging trails that are worth the work because you will take in some of the most spectacular scenery in the world. Our three hotels were wonderful, with great food, and our hiking guides were informative, engaging, and extremely attentive to the needs of our group. In each location we had enough free time to shop, stroll around, and mingle with the locals. Road Scholar did a wonderful job facilitating both our travel and our hotel accommodations.

Sue from Westminster, CA Number of programs attended: 21
Date attended: 08/28/13 - 09/09/13
This is a marvelous and thoroughly enjoyable program. If you have an interest in Europe and hiking, then this is the program for you. It was stimulating and wonderful. Mont Blanc was beyond beautiful. A great trip!

Elizabeth from Ellison Bay, WI Number of programs attended: 20
Date attended: 06/05/13 - 06/17/13
I totally enjoyed the quaint locations, guides, hiking, scenery, and all our wonderful experiences! Villars, Switzerland, Cogne, Italy, and Chamonix, France were charming and so beautiful. This would be a trip I highly recommend.

Sandra from Los Osos, CA Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 08/29/12 - 09/10/12
Walking Above and Beyond Mont Blanc provides a visual and cultural experience in the magnificent Alps. Hiking is an immersion that provides contact with nature and a living within the culture.

Judith from Rensselaer, NY Number of programs attended: 13
Date attended: 08/29/12 - 09/10/12
Judy and Dick Karis from Rensselaer N.Y. An exceptional trip. It was a great group of people. Our guide, Pedro Juan was outstanding and created a caring friendly atmosphere for all of us. The local guides were also excellent. The hotels and meals exceeded our expectations. I am looking forward to our next Road Scholar Adventure.

Joan from Bloomington, MN Number of programs attended: 17
Date attended: 08/29/12 - 09/10/12
What a great trip----terrific guide (Pedro Juan---a charming personality) and expert local guides, gourmet food, comfortable hotels, maravelous hikes, and a wonderful group of companions. What more could one ask for? If one is looking for a scenic trip with a bit of a challenge, take this one.

Herb and Joan, Bloomington

Meredith from Appleton, WI Number of programs attended: 16
Date attended: 08/29/12 - 09/10/12
If you want an experience that has it all, visit Mt. Blanc. Wonderful leaders, gourmet food, excellent hotels, magnificent scenery and great hikes.


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