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Refuge de la Balme walks

Walking The Curé passage ( Download : )
distance 17.14km Vertical gain +898m Vertical drop -1296m Durée 7h30 Difficult Difficult
Starting point Starting point in Beaufort (Savoie) - 73 - Savoie

Lake Gittaz and the Curé passage.

Walking Lacs Jovet out and return ( Download : )
Lacs Jovet out and return
distance 18.03km Vertical gain +1043m Vertical drop -1043m Durée 8h10 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Les Contamines-Montjoie - 74 - Haute-Savoie

From Les Contamines-Montjoie; an out and return walk to the Lacs Jovet, joining and following the Tour du Mont Blanc trail for most of the way. There are more challenging alternatives to this walk to make it longer, more circular or technically harder; these are described in the useful information section.

Walks near Refuge de la Balme

Walking Col de la Fenetre ( Download : )
distance 12.44km Vertical gain +394m Vertical drop -1094m Durée 4h40 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Les Contamines-Montjoie - 74 - Haute-Savoie

This walk starts from the top of the gondola at Le Signal. It is an interesting walk, up to and through the Col de la Fenetre. The descent takes you back down through alpine pastures and into the valley leading back to Les Contamines-Montjoie.

⚠️ Please note that you need to park at (A) and not (D) for this walk ⚠️

Traverse of Mont Joly and Aiguille Croche
distance 14.06km Vertical gain +955m Vertical drop -903m Durée 6h45 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Saint-Gervais-les-Bains - 74 - Haute-Savoie

A good ridge walk starting from the Bettex telecabin station at Mont d'Arbois and finishing at Le Signal telecabin station above Les-Contamines-Montjoie.

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