The Tour du Mont Blanc, which takes hikers on a spectacular circuit of Western Europe’s highest peak, is one of the best long-distance treks in the world and ranks at number 3 in Trek & Mountain’s Top 100 Treks poll.
The GR 20 is a long-distance trail that runs roughly north-south along the spine of Corsica. It has been described as ‘Europe’s toughest trek’ and came in at number 8 in Trek & Mountain’s Top 100 Treks poll.
This majestic ridge crest east of the bulky Mont Blanc massif though not of such great height, surpasses it in its northern and western aspects, with its wildness and elegance. The south side, though not elegant, is certainly wild, being defended by disrupted glaciers and thrusting bastions of distorted rock.
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