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

Explore some of the world’s most picturesque vistas as you walk amid wine regions in Switzerland, pristine glaciers in France and quaint Italian villages in the European Alps.
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Program No. 15870RJ
13 days
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At a Glance

Experience the majesty of the Alps in three countries on this walking adventure. In Switzerland, Italy and France, find charming villages, grand castles and chalets and spectacular natural environments. From Swiss glaciers to Italy’s Grand Paradiso National Park to Mont Blanc, savor the beauty and fascinating human heritage held within these mighty mountains.
Activity Level
Outdoor: Spirited
Walking 1-5 miles daily; trails and dirt roads are well-marked and generally gently undulating with some rocky sections and steep ascents and descents. Sturdy walking/hiking shoes are required. Elevations up to 12,700 feet.
Small Group
Small Group
Love to learn and explore in a small-group setting? These adventures offer small, personal experiences with groups of 10 to 24 participants.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • Walk through the Great St. Bernard Pass, an ancient Alpine pass that has been used since the Bronze Age and was used by Napoleon’s army.
  • Absorb the beauty of Mont Blanc on walking excursions near Chamonix and from atop a neighboring mountain peak reached by cable car.
  • Take a field trip to Aosta, the “Rome of the Alps,” founded by the Romans in 25 B.C. to serve primarily as a military camp.
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Marta Fernandez Rodriguez
Marta Fernandez Rodriguez was born and raised in Madrid, at the very center of the Iberian Peninsula. When she was very young, she fell in love with the sea, so it’s no wonder that she moved to London — the capital of an island nation. Marta has been leading adventures for 20 years all over Europe, especially in Spain, Ireland and Scotland. Her passions include hiking, skiing, yachting and traveling.

Please note: This expert may not be available for every date of this program.

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