Beginners or experienced trekkers like, The Tour Du Mont Blanc organised by Salamander Adventures enabled the most coveted trek in Western Europe. Expertly organised over eleven days, the Tour du Mont Blanc includes the very best destinations around the region The trail covers an incredible 165km of walking around the Mont Blanc massif, at an average altitude of 2000m. Using the most famous and accessible routes for hikers from all over the world, the 165km route has been developed by experts in the Tour du Mont Blanc region. Salamander Adventures pride themselves on providing an incredibly wellorganised trip, to ensure all parties can concentrate on the personal, physical challenge of the trail and the outstanding views. The borders of three stunning European countries are showcased in their full glory, travelling through the Mont Blanc massif in a clockwise, vieworientated adventure. The party begin their adventure on the famous Chamonix Valley, before embarking on their first hike to the sublime, mirrorlike reflections of the glacial Lac Blanc (2,352m). The trek starts in Les Houches, followed by Argentieres in France. The famous Bovine route reaches Champex in Switzerland by the fifth day. Taking the dramatic Grand Col Ferret over the Italian border, the walking party reach La Palud, a village on the outskirts of Courmayeur to take a welldeserved rest day. The Tour du Mont Blanc offers various price options, usually based on whether one would prefer to be part of a guided or selfguided excursion. All options are inclusive of fullyorganised accommodation, luggage dropoffs and meals throughout their adventure. The grand scale of the Mont Blanc massif provides a perfect backdrop to the trekker’s immediate foreground, with glaciers, rivers, pastures and lakes all becoming common, jawdropping and beautiful sights. The homely, comfy and hearty cuisine is carefully booked to coincide with each part of the trail’s completed stage. The distance per day is built up slowly to ensure fitness levels increase over the eleven day tour. It is a priority for the Tour du Mont Blanc to ensure enthusiasm giving ample comfort, sustenance and rest each evening. A day’s rest in the small Italian village of La Palud is incorporated within the ten night excursion. The village of La Palud (1300m) is the starting point for the Skyway Monte Bianco, which utilises the highest and most expensive technology currently in use to transport nonclimbers to the higher altitudes of the Mont Blanc massif in a fully revolving, scenic cable car. The Punta Helbronner is the final destination of the Monte Bianco Skyway, reaching 3466m. From here there is easy recognition of nearby Valle Blanche, Monte Blanc and even the Matterhorn on a clearer day. La Palud is perfectly situated for a perfect day to unwind. A highlight, for many, is the nearby thermal spa, located in Valle d’Aosta’s PreSaintDidier. The natural hot springs flow from the mountain at 37 degrees, and are said to improve skin, circulation and rheumatic disorders due the rich iron content of the mountain properties. The Tour du Mont Blanc is the most accessible trail in Western Europe, providing an adventure that includes the best views with some of the most pretty areas of protected natural beauty and endemic wildlife. While the Tour du Mont Blanc takes place in the summer months only, bookings are now available for 2017. A personal challenge and a true adventure, the Tour du Mont Blanc is a trip that will make memories that will last a lifetime.