6 independent reviews for Mont Blanc walking vacation

Reviews for Mont Blanc walking vacation

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review 26 Jun 2017

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your vacation?

Beautiful alpine meadows backed by mountain scenery, including 12 ibex one day. The last 2 days were the best - more like walking in mountains in the UK rather than on good paths.

2. What tips would you give other travelers booking this vacation?

Make sure you're fit enough - another group had one person so much slower than the rest that the guide had to stay with her, meaning that the rest of the group couldn't benefit from his knowledge. If you don't take hold luggage, buy a cheap kitchen knife in Chamonix. Take plenty of factor 50 and a wide-brimmed hat - we had over 30 degrees a few days even quite high up. There was no choice for the evening meal so don't be fussy - the food was excellent, much better than I'd expected and plenty of it.

3. Did you feel that your vacation benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?

It definitely benefited local people as we always stopped at alpages and refuges during the day and mainly stayed in small communities. The guides are from a local company and are very knowledgeable (if Yves is anything to go by). Lunch was always locally sourced with wonderful cheese etc, and the evening meal was usually made from fresh ingredients. Our baggage was transported by van as there was a bit of snow but as it was so hot I was glad for the mule.

4. Finally, how would you rate your vacation overall?

A great experience, really glad I was there for the wild flowers. Well organised and a brilliant guide. Good rapport among the group despite language differences.

review 12 Jul 2016

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your vacation?

While every part of our vacation was amazing, we particularly found the stay in Fornovelasco to be the best. We loved listening to the river outside our window, hiking up to the arch, and down in the cave. Our daughter went zip lining and climbing with the local adventure group in town.

2. What tips would you give other travelers booking this vacation?

Take the fitness level seriously. This was a wonderfully challenging adventure. Also, try to be in Italy for a few days beforehand. We flew into Florence the week before and spent a week outside of Bologna first. We found flying in and out of Florence easy to do, getting both a bus and train to get to ur destination,

3. Did you feel that your vacation benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?

Yes, these were rural areas and we were often the only people staying in our hotels.

4. Finally, how would you rate your vacation overall?

Excellent - this is our third family vacation through Responsible Travel and each one has been fantastic.

review 2 Sep 2016

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your vacation?

The views

2. What tips would you give other travelers booking this vacation?

Good fitness level

3. Did you feel that your vacation benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?

Definitely

4. Finally, how would you rate your vacation overall?

10/10

review 28 Sep 2015

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your vacation?

Everything: from the best guide (Maxime), great food and accommodations, amazing travel companions and the place itself...it was perfect!

2. What tips would you give other travelers booking this vacation?

Make sure you train well for 6-8 hike everyday to enjoy the scenery

3. Did you feel that your vacation benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?

4. Finally, how would you rate your vacation overall?

Perfect!

review 15 Aug 2010

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your vacation?

Climbing down Fenetre d' Arpette, and climbing up Bonhomme.

2. What tips would you give other travelers booking this vacation?

Make sure you are very fit physically, and read something about the Alps (geographic, flora & fauna, history, culture). Other than that, everything was very well organized. If you fly in from outside of Europe, consider arriving a few days earlier, stay in Chamonix area and warm yourself up with some small day-hiking trip. I travelled 24 hours to arrive in the evening before the trek started, and felt tired even before starting walking. Better spare some time to adjust.

3. Did you feel that your vacation benefited local people, and minimized impacts on the environment?

Yes.

4. Finally, how would you rate your vacation overall?

Great!

review 15 Aug 2007

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your vacation?

Reaching lac Blanc.

2. What tips would you give other travelers booking this vacation?

Pack only the most essential items - keep your day pack as light as possible. Choose the tour with the mule - different atmosphere.

3. Did you feel that your vacation benefited local people, and minimized impacts on the environment?

Absolutely.

4. Finally, how would you rate your vacation overall?

5 star - excellent guide and wonderful atmosphere with mule Nikita - guide handled Nikita with care.

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