N°05 Les Cols Ferret

La Fouly/Val Ferret

Nice trail at the bottom of the Swiss Val Ferret with a small incursion in the Italian Val Ferret!

From the top of the Grand Col Ferret, you will descend on the mythical route of the Tour du Mont-Blanc!


Detailed map

Best period to go there



ScenicRound tripRefreshment stops available

Author\s note

On the way down, don’t miss a stop at the mountain pasture of La Peule, a nice refreshment bar with excellent local products!


From La Fouly and the Tourist Office follow the road to Ferret to the hamlet of Le Clou and leave the road on the right. Follow the river until you reach the bridge of La Léchère and reach the gite of La Léchère. Continue the ascent passing in front of the mountain pasture of La Léchère Dessus and then follow the direction of the small Ferret pass. Rejoin the pass and the border marker then switch to the Italian side before crossing via a small path to the large Ferret pass. Then follow the itinerary of the tour of the Mont-Blanc via the alpine pasture of La Peule and then stay on the balcony path in order to return to La Fouly by the same itinerary as at the beginning of the tour.

Getting there

Exit the motorway at Martigny.

Follow the direction Grand-Saint-Bernard then leave the main road at Orsières and follow La Fouly.

Free parking in front of the tourist office 

Take the train to Orsières and then the bus to La Fouly.

Consult the timetables on www.cff.ch

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