N. 26 Tour du Mont-Blanc


3 countries, one identity, 10.000 meters in altitude and about 60 hours of walking, 170 km of discovery for a total of 10 days of satisfaction

The Mont-Blanc massif fascinates. Take a tour and discover the world of the high mountains, its summits of more than 4’000 meters, its glaciers close by, its 3 countries with cultures that are both different and so close.

From the lake resort of Champex-Lac to the cosmopolitan Chamonix, from the southern atmosphere of Courmayeur to the wild Italian and Swiss Val Ferret, you will meet its inhabitants who will share with you their happiness to live there!


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Author\s note

Champex-Lac is an ideal and pleasant place to start your Tour du Mont-Blanc!


Main key points of the TMB from Champex-Lac (classic counter-clockwise route):


Champex-Lac – Champex-d’en-haut – Plan-de-l’Au – Bovine – Forclaz Pass

Variant: Champex-Lac – Arpette – Fenêtre d’Arpette – Chalet du Glacier – Col de la Forclaz

Col de la Forclaz – Trient – Peuty – Col de la Balme – Col des Posettes – Tré-le-Champ

Variant: Trient – Vallorcine – Buet – Col des Montets – Tré-le-Champ

La Flégère – Col du Brévent – Les Houches

Les Houches – Col de Voza – Bionnassay – Champel – Tresse – Les Contamines-Montjoie

Variant: Col de Voza – Col de Tricot – Chalets de Miage – Tip – Les Contamines-Montjoie

Les Contamines-Montjoie – Notre-Dame-de-la-Gorge – Nant Borrant – La Balme – Col du Bonhomme – Col de la Croix du Bonhomme – Les Chapieux – La Ville des Glaciers – Mottets – Col de la Seigne – la Casermetta – Refuge Elisabetta

Variant: Col de la Croix du Bonhomme – Col de Fours – Ville des Glaciers – Balme – Chapieux – Col de la Seigne – Refuge Elisabetta

Elisabetta hut – Lac Combal – Arp-Vieille supérieure – Lac Chécrouit – Col Chécrouit – Plan Chécrouit – Dolonne – Courmayeur – Villair – refuge Bertone – refuge Bonatti

Variant: Bertone – Bernarda Head – Fir Collar – Pas d’Entre-Deux-Sauts – Malatra – Bonatti

Bonatti – Arnouva – Refuge Elena – Grand Col Ferret Pass – La Peule – La Léchère

Variant: Refuge Elena – Petit Col Ferret – La Léchère

La Léchère – La Fouly – Praz-de-Fort – Issert – Champex-Lac: possibility to cross the Swiss Val Ferret on the right bank with a magnificent view of the Dolent massif, a mountain bordering France, Italy and Switzerland.

Getting there

Exit the motorway at Martigny. Follow the direction Grand-Saint-Bernard then leave the main road at Orsières and follow Champex-Lac.

It is also possible to leave the main road at Bovernier and go through Les Valettes but the road is narrow and very winding.

Large free car park at the foot of the chairlift.

Take the train to Orsières and then the bus to Champex-télé. Consult timetables on www.cff.ch

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