Summary: On Foot Holidays is offering five per cent off 2015 prices for its 2016 seven-night self-guided Alpine trek through the foothills of Mount Blanc, if booked by November 30, 2015.
The tour features alpine meadows, glaciers, snowfields and some of the finest mountain scenery in Europe. Including the discount, the tour costs from £765 (approx $A1642), twin-share and includes accommodation, breakfasts, some evening meals and all luggage transfers. To book, visit www.onfootholidays.co.uk or call +44 (0)1722 322 652.
Full Details: Intrepid and experienced walkers can hike through the foothills of Mount Blanc and see alpine meadows, summer flowers, glaciers, gorges, snowfields and some of the finest mountain scenery in Europe as part of a seven-night route offered by On Foot Holidays.
The inn-to-inn hike will see the bold and the daring take a challenging route through the impressive landscape, past glaciers, unspoilt hamlets, forests and snowfields. In addition to walking, travellers will get opportunities to swim, visit historic oratories and chapels, catch a cable car and even cross over the stream of a glacier on the Bionassay suspension bridge.
The journey begins through the meadows and farming communities outside St Gervais before taking travellers to join the famous ‘Tour de Mont Blanc’, where they will walk along a route originally used by Roman legions. Hikers will then continue into the Chamonix valley where they will have numerous opportunities to take photos of the beautiful scenery.
Travellers will stay at family-run, chalet-style hotels where they can rest after a hard day’s journey and enjoy some excellent Savoyard cooking. At each hotel, guests will meet up with their luggage, leaving just a day pack to carry on the track. In summer, an optional extra day can also be spent looking for alpine flora with a local guide.
Daily breakfasts, two evening meals, two picnics, seven nights’ accommodation and all luggage transfers are included as part of the package. The walk is classified as hard, with 3½ to six hours spent hiking each day. It is available from July to September.
If booked before November 30, 2015, the walk can be taken in 2016 for £765 (approx $A1642 depending on exchange rates), twin-share, which is a five per cent reduction on 2015’s price. Quote code ‘PMR 16’ when booking to access the discount.
Based in the UK and specialising in the ‘art of slow travel’, On Foot Holidays offers walkers around the world 24 self-guided tours across unspoilt areas of Europe for independent travellers who prefer intimate encounters with destinations. Walkers can select their own departure dates and all routes are designed by locals and tested by staff from On Foot Holidays.