The Tour du Mont Blanc: a breathtaking adventure at the foot of Europe’s highest mountain

The Tour du Mont Blanc: a breathtaking adventure at the foot of Europe’s highest mountain

Welcome to the heart of the Alps, where the majestic Mont Blanc towers over the skyline! Discover the Tour du Mont Blanc (TMB), an unforgettable trekking experience that takes you through France, Italy, and Switzerland. In this guide, we provide information about the route and the natural wonders that surround it, as well as useful tips to help you prepare for the adventure.

Our campsite: a comfortable base for your Tour du Mont Blanc

Located at the foot of Mont Blanc, our campsite is close to the TMB trail, a spectacular 170 km route that winds through France, Italy, and Switzerland. Please note that free camping below 2500 meters in Valle d’Aosta is prohibited, making our campsite an ideal solution for your tour.

Sign at Les Houches with TMB route

How to reach us

Whether you are following the TMB clockwise or counterclockwise, our campsite is easily accessible:

From Courmayeur

  • By bus
    From the center of Courmayeur (we recommend the Piazzale Monte Bianco stop, at the entrance roundabout to the town where the tourist office is also located), take a convenient shuttle that stops at the campsite exit (book the La Zerotta stop).
  • By cable car
    From Piazzale Monte Bianco, follow the signs for Dolonne and take the cable car to Plan Chécrouit. From there, you can continue with the chairlift to Rifugio Maison Vieille (a stage of the TMB), and from there, after enjoying a good meal and with your back to Courmayeur, you will find a path that descends into the woods. It takes about an hour to reach the campsite.
  • On foot
    From Piazzale Monte Bianco in Courmayeur, follow the signs for Dolonne. The starting point of the trail to Chécrouit-Rifugio Maison Vieille is near the fun park. Once you reach the refuge, with your back to Courmayeur, you will find a path that descends into the woods. It takes about an hour to reach the campsite.

From France (Col de la Seigne and Rifugio Elisabetta)

  • Following the official TMB itinerary
    Just before reaching Lago Combal, take the path that goes up to the right to continue following the official TMB itinerary. After walking along the balcony of Val Veny, where you can enjoy a spectacular view of the Mont Blanc chain, you will reach Rifugio Maison Vieille in about 2.15/30 hours. With the refuge in front of you, you will see a path that descends into the woods on the left. It takes about an hour to reach the campsite.
  • By bus from Lago Combal
    From Lago Combal, continue to follow the main road that descends towards the valley floor. When you reach La Visaille and see a bar on your left, there is an opportunity to take the bus to the campsite (La Zerotta stop) on your right. You can buy tickets through the app at the following link: (2 euros for a single ride) or buy them directly on the bus, but with a surcharge (4 euros for a single ride). Alternatively, you can continue on foot, following the road for about half an hour until you find the campsite on your right.
Lac Combal and Pyramides Calcaires in the background

Useful information for your stay

During your stay with us, you will have access to numerous resources and services to make your Tour du Mont Blanc even more enjoyable:

  • Casermetta, a cross-border environmental education center
    Heading towards Col de la Seigne at 2365 meters, you will find Casermetta, a cross-border environmental education center of the Espace Mont-Blanc, where you can admire a model of the Mont Blanc chain and the corresponding Tour, receive information on flora, fauna, geology, glaciers, and history of the area. On the terrace of the structure, there is a smartbench, a technological bench that allows you to connect to wifi and recharge devices thanks to solar panels.
  • Fountains
  • Shops in Courmayeur
    Tourism office, transportation office (bus), mountain clothing stores, camping equipment store.
  • Restaurants in the area
    In the camping area, there is a restaurant and a pizzeria restaurant that also offers takeaway pizza (possibility to eat in the gazebo or in the common area of ​​the campsite). In addition, there are other restaurants nearby.
  • Sauna and wellness area
    In the campsite, you will have the opportunity to relax and recharge before continuing your journey. Learn more on our website on the dedicated page.
  • Bus stop
    At the exit of the campsite, there is a bus stop that reaches Courmayeur and La Visaille. For all information and schedules, you can consult the website:

What to do in the surroundings: walks towards Courmayeur and Val Ferret

If you want to take a day off during your tour, the area offers numerous attractions and activities. We have prepared some proposals for your walks towards Courmayeur and Val Ferret. You can follow this link or scan the QR code below for all useful information. Have fun!

Rifugio Elisabetta Val Veny

Come and experience a unique and unforgettable experience in the heart of the Alps, surrounded by breathtaking views and enchanting landscapes. Book your stay at our campsite and let yourself be guided by the magic of the Tour du Mont Blanc!

Prudence and preparation are the necessary ingredients for a perfect experience

he Tour du Mont Blanc is a splendid but obviously demanding experience, and requires good physical and mental preparation. The complete route is about 170 km long and takes 7 to 10 days to complete. It is essential to wear suitable clothing and equipment, such as hiking boots, windproof jackets, and hats to protect yourself from the sun.

The weather can be unpredictable, and you must be prepared to face rain, wind, and cold. Always remember to check the weather forecast before leaving and to consult guides and be advised and/or accompanied by experienced professionals.

TMB photo gallery