Chloe Knott, one of the alpine aficionados at our leading supplier, Exodus, gives her advice on the when to go on a walking vacation in Italy, especially around Mont Blanc:
“For the Tour de Mont Blanc generally, the climbing window is between June and September. September is great - the trails are generally a little quieter whilst the weather is usually still warm and clear. November isn’t ideal as you have less daylight hours and unpredictable weather.
The main climbing season for the ascent of Mont Blanc is from June to September. Expect warm temperatures (15 to 25ºC) in the valleys, cool (5 to 15ºC) on the passes (though it will feel colder if wet and windy) and very cold (-20ºC) on the summit, with strong winds too.
For snowshoeing, there is usually a blanket of snow between December and March.”