||Tour of Mont Blanc 2014
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Mont Blanc, which will include hiking in Italy, Switzerland, and France.
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LEADERS: Cynthia Saer and Linda Ditchkus
BEST WAY TO CONTACT LEADERS: Cynthia Saer at email@example.com. The trip is currently full, but please inquire about being added to the wait list.
TRIP DATES: August 31, 2014 – September 15, 2014
NUMBER OF DAYS: 16
OVERVIEW: The TMB is one of the classic world hikes with the perfect mix of awe-inspiring mountain views and vibrant influence of three distinct European cultures. Our journey begins in Milan, Italy, but the trek starts and ends in Courmayeur, Italy and circumnavigates Mont Blanc, the highest peak in Western Europe at over 15,770 feet. We will cross the Alps in Italy, Switzerland, and France enjoying the views, interactions with locals, and hearty culinary foods. The trek covers approximately 105 miles over 11 days plus a rest day in Chamonix, France. On most days, we carry only a day pack with our luggage transported from hotel to hotel. For our three nights in mountain huts, we will carry only slightly more weight as the huts provide food and bedding.
TYPE OF ACTIVITY/LEVEL OF ACTIVITY: Excellent physical conditioning is required. The trek will cover approximately 105 miles over the course of 11 days. We will hike at a moderate pace up to 12 miles per day on consecutive days with daily elevation gain of approximately 4000 feet per day.
ACCOMMODATIONS: Lodging includes 10 nights in small hotels or inns and 3 in mountain huts. Generally, accommodations are double occupancy rooms, although huts are dormitory style. Most meals are provided at the accommodations and sack lunches will be provided on hiking days. A few meals are not included (i.e., on travel days and the rest day).
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NOT INCLUDED IN TRIP FEE: Excluding airfare (estimated to be $1,000 to $1,200), trip and personal insurance, souvenirs, personal expenses, some meals, bar tab. Non-members pay an additional 3% administrative fee.
GROUP SIZE: A maximum number of 10 participants will be accepted, plus the 2 leaders - Cynthia Saer and Linda Ditchkus, for a total of 12.