Top 5 Essential Non-Essentials to bring to Tour du Mont Blanc
When most people travel abroad to hike, the first thing they tend to think is “I need to pack less than this!” But we’re here to tell you that there are some things that are definitely essential when you’re walking the TMB.
When you decide to hike the Tour du Mont Blanc, you’re pretty much guaranteed to have fantastic views as you hike. All you need to do is take a look at our Instagram to get a very clear idea of what you’re in for!
While your smartphone will definitely do the job, it’s safe to say that it probably won’t do the TMB’s scenery any justice! Smartphone sensors vary wildly in terms of specs, sensitivity and programming when taking photos, especially when you’re letting the phone decide on the settings. So some phones take amazing photos, and others just don’t.
The safest and most surefire ways to get great-looking photos on your trek is to use a full-fledged camera. Whether you decide to bring along your DSLR or even just a simple point-and-shoot, we can guarantee that you won’t regret the amazing pictures you’re bound to capture walking the TMB.
Hiking uphill and downhill through forests, valleys, rocky slopes, and snowy mountainsides is definitely no easy task! Like most exciting adventure experiences, hiking can and will make your body sore, so you’re 100% guaranteed to have aches and pains no matter your fitness level.
We would recommend bringing along a nice soothing mint balm or ointment to slather onto your sore muscles after a long day. There’s nothing like stretching out the muscles to get all the kinks out and getting your mint on!
Pampering Bath Products
The Tour du Mont Blanc hike is one of the best luxury adventure vacations you could go on, so why not add on to that experience by bringing your favorite bath products? You’ve just put in a full day’s work of hot, sweaty hiking! You’ve earned it!
It could be a luscious thick-lathering vanilla body wash, or your favorite refreshing green tea and citrus shampoo, or even a relaxing lavender body wash after a long hot shower. Whichever kind of product you prefer, we guarantee you won’t regret bringing it along. You deserve every little extra pampering you get!
Did you know that in France, it’s illegal to swim in public pools without a swimsuit? Yes, this goes for men as well! Speedos are preferred.
The ban is based on the interest of public hygiene, with the argument that swimming in things like shorts and board shorts are unhygienic because we don’t know where they’ve been, since people walk around in their shorts. In short, swimsuits are practically guaranteed to be clean because nobody walks around in their swimsuits!
Hot Drink Mix
One of the best highlights of the Tour du Mont Blanc is the amazing French, Italian, and Swiss food experiences you’re bound to encounter along the way. There will never be a shortage of great food to eat.
But sometimes, you need a little touch of home after a long, exhausting day. The best way to achieve this is to bring along your favorite hot drink mix. Maybe it’s a particular brand of coffee, or maybe it’s a homemade hot chocolate powder, but there’s nothing like a hot drink to comfort you after a long day. There’s nothing like a hot drink to comfort you after a long day. A hot drink for a touch of home; a warm hug of nostalgia; a comfort that seeps into your bone-tiredness and warms you from the inside out.