Whether you’re hiking the TMB self-guided or as part of an organised tour, make sure you’ve scheduled in some time to take in these spots.
This article could have easily been called ”60 epic views…” as you’ll be reeling in awe around every corner of the Tour du Mont Blanc.
Rocky mountain peaks, glistening glaciers, shimmering snow fields, vibrant wild flower meadows and crystal clear streams combine unlike anywhere else on the planet.
This incredible beauty is on view at every stage of the TMB and the following vistas are just a few of the highlights you can expect to see. You’ll also notice how many of these are located right next to refuges. They know how to pick a spot.
1. Refuge du Col de La Croix du Bonhomme
Imagine the sun setting on those mountains. You won’t have to if you book a night in this well placed refuge.
2. Rifugio Giorgio Bertone, Courmayeur
Perched above Courmayeur, this is a great place to take in the Italian side of Mont Blanc and those stunning glaciers.
3. Rifugio Elena, Val Ferret
Looking back down the Val Ferret, you can almost hear the bells on the cows and the glacial melt rushing off the mountains.
4. Aiguillette des Posettes, Le Tour
A top spot for a break with 360 views taking in the top of the Chamonix valley, Vallorcine and too many peaks to name.
5. Lac De Cheserys, Argentière
There’s no better place to sunbath whilst admiring this unbeatable view of the Mer de Glace and Argentière glacier.
6. Between Flégère and Brévent
You’ll struggle to keep your eyes on the trail with Mont Blanc in full view from across the Chamonix Valley on this stage of the TMB.
As you can see, time can easily disappear at anyone of these sensational spots on the Tour du Mont Blanc. You won't want to rush on, so we recommend adding a few extra minutes to your itinerary to make the most these scenic stops.
And check your camera is charged and there is enough space on the memory card before setting off each day. Our self-guided customers are always thankful for being able to take spares for their camera as they invariably take more photos than they ever expected.
Happy Hiking. :)