Tour du Mont-Blanc

The Tour du Mont Blanc ( TMB abbreviated ) is one of the most popular long-distance trails in the Alps. He runs around the Mont Blanc Massif, through three countries (France, Italy and Switzerland ) and belongs to the network of GR- distance trails. The length is about 170 km and about 10,000 vertical meters. In general, it is managed counterclockwise in seven to ten days.

On the French side of the road from the valley of the Arve ( with the main towns Chamonix and Les Houches ) over the Val Montjoie and the center of Les Contamines -Montjoie runs in the part of the municipality of Bourg -Saint -Maurice Vallee des Glaciers. From the hamlet of Les Chapieux from then leads over the Col de la Seigne to Rifugio Elisabetta Soldini Montanaro to Italy and through the Val Veny Courmayeur. Northward it is now on the Italian Val Ferret on the Col Ferret in the Swiss Val Ferret to Champex. Different variants extend south of Martigny to Trent VS; the high alpine leads over the Val d' Arpette and the 2665 m high Fenêtre d' Arpette. From Trento again there are different pass routes back to France.


The following data were determined with GPS and barometer.

Ultra-Trail du Mont- Blanc

Since 2003 takes place on the Tour du Mont -Blanc the Ultra-Trail du Mont- Blanc, an ultra- marathon where the best runners need a little more than 20 hours for the route.