Mountain Bike in the Alps: The Tour of Mont Blanc

 
 

The Tour du Mont Blanc (TMB) - The classic alpine trail... on a mountain bike!

Discover the world of high mountain biking with a circuit route around the Mont Blanc traversing three countries in 5-6 days. Originally a walkers route,  the Tour du Mont Blanc has become popular with mountain bikers with many tracks in each valley and several variations possible; half on road - half on track - fully on road - fully on track. The classic hikers route alot of unrideable areas and does involve a lot of carrying, especially the Col du Bonhomme and La Bovine sections. 

Mountain Bike Tour de Mont Blanc
Tour du Mont Blanc Courmayeur

Care should be taken on some of the mountain tracks and steep slopes - a fall here may have serious consequences!

A spectacular trail which covers several valleys, summits and glaciers - an adventure you will never forget! 

For people of good fitness and stamina;  who don’t mind doing long climbs, carrying their bikes and in some places the steep downhill’s can get technical. The scenery and breathtaking views are well worth it.

You can start the circuit in Courmayeur – Aosta Valley passing through Martigny Valley (Switzerland), Chamonix (France) and back to Courmayeur - Aosta Valley.

 

Accommodation
You can choose to stay in refuges and huts, hotels or campsites depending on which route you take.
 
Equipment
Maps, a bike kit and warm clothing - this is alpine riding and the weather can deteriorate very quickly.