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distance 13.65km Vertical gain +838m Vertical drop -838m duration 5h55 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Les Contamines-Montjoie - 74 - Haute-Savoie

A circular walk from Les Contamines Montjoie up to the Refuge de tré la Tete and views of the Tré la Tete glacier, then descending to Combe Noire to the waterfalls before returning past the pretty chapel of Notre Dame de la Gorge.

Walking Lacs Jovet out and return ( Download : )
Lacs Jovet out and return
distance 18.03km Vertical gain +1043m Vertical drop -1043m duration 7h40 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.

Traverse of Mont Joly and Aiguille Croche
distance 14.06km Vertical gain +955m Vertical drop -903m duration 6h15 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.

distance 14.13km Vertical gain +1030m Vertical drop -1201m duration 6h30 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Trient - Valais

7th stage of the TMB: from Forclaz pass to Montroc

Petit and Grand Cols Ferret
distance 13.92km Vertical gain +927m Vertical drop -924m duration 6h10 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Orsières - Valais

A lovely circular walk taking in both of the Col Ferrets. Done the way described means that you will ascend the steeper sections and enjoy the easy descent following the Tour du Mont Blanc (TMB) path.

Chemin de Bouquetins / des Bergers
distance 8.4km Vertical gain +118m Vertical drop -503m duration 2h40 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Orsières - Valais

This walk is a mixture of the Chemin de Bouquetins which coincides with the Sentier des Bergers in places. It takes advantage of the ski-lift in Fouly to save on the ascent but you can always walk uphill if you choose. These walks are both publicized by the tourist office and are well signposted.

Walking Col de la Fenetre ( Download : )
distance 12.44km Vertical gain +394m Vertical drop -1094m duration 4h30 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 ⚠️

Pointe d'Orny : out and return from the La Breya ski lift.
distance 13.44km Vertical gain +1180m Vertical drop -1177m duration 6h40 Difficult Difficult
Starting point Starting point in Orsières - Valais

An ascent of an easy alpine peak starting from the La Breya ski lift and via the Orny and Trient mountain huts. Superb views over the Trient Plateau.

Walking Raccard du Blé ( Download : )
Raccard du Blé
distance 8.09km Vertical gain +375m Vertical drop -378m duration 3h10 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Orsières - Valais

A circular walk in the lower part of the Swiss Val Ferret. One of the walks publicized by the tourist office and well signposted. There are information boards (in French) about the construction of traditional barns made from local stone and timber. Easy walking, navigation and some interesting information. The first section is on a quiet road.

distance 12.47km Vertical gain +1302m Vertical drop -1271m duration 6h40 Difficult Difficult
Starting point Starting point in Orsières - Valais

6th stage of the Mont Blanc tour: from the Relais d'Arpette to the Forclaz Pass via la Fenêtre d'Arpette.

Champex to Cabane d'Orny and return via La Breya summit and ski lift.
distance 12.64km Vertical gain +1567m Vertical drop -863m duration 7h20 Difficult Difficult
Starting point Starting point in Orsières - Valais

A circular walk from Champex Lac; ascending the tranquil and beautiful Combe d'Orny and joining the path to the Cabane d'Orny where there are refreshments available. The descent is via the path back to the La Breya ski lift taking in an optional ascent of La Breya. (It is also possible to descend by foot via the Val d' Arpette or from the ski lift, similarly the walk can be shortened and height gain reduced by taking the ski lift up.)

Walking Sentier du Bisse ( Download : )
Sentier du Bisse
distance 4.1km Vertical gain +153m Vertical drop -154m duration 1h30 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Orsières - Valais

A short and easy walk from Champex Lac, taking the well signposted and good paths beside the Bisse. These are the water channels made to control and route the flow of water for irrigation purposes. The path returns to Champex via part of the Tour du Mont Blanc (TMB) path.

Walking Lacs de Fenêtre ( Download : )
Lacs de Fenêtre
distance 12.42km Vertical gain +966m Vertical drop -967m duration 5h50 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Saint-Rhémy-En-Bosses - Province de Aosta

A superb circular walk crossing three cols and the border into Italy and back. There are amazing and changing views throughout. Recently upgraded with signage as a locally important route and marked as 210 on the Swiss side of the border, 103 or 13a on the Italian side.
Described here in a clockwise direction as the Col du Bastillon is better in ascent than descent.

Col des Annes to the Refuge Gramusset and back via Col de Borne Ronde
distance 8.9km Vertical gain +633m Vertical drop -633m duration 4h05 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Le Grand-Bornand - 74 - Haute-Savoie

A circular walk to the Gramusset Refuge through great limestone scenery.

distance 77.06km Vertical gain +6842m Vertical drop -6786m duration 7 days Average Average
Starting point Starting point in La Thuile (Province de Aosta) - Province de Aosta

It may not be true paradise but it certainly is heavenly. An exceptional group trek carried out in July 2011 which allows you to explore the Val D'aoste valleys ending with a balcony trail to Gran Paradiso summit.

Walking La Joux - Deffeyes Shelter ( Download : )
distance 5.34km Vertical gain +902m Vertical drop -33m duration 3h40 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in La Thuile (Province de Aosta) - Province de Aosta

A trek across the Gran Paradiso passing through the 5 surrounding valleys.

distance 13.32km Vertical gain +1145m Vertical drop -2069m duration 6h30 Difficult Difficult
Starting point Starting point in La Thuile (Province de Aosta) - Province de Aosta

A long and difficult stage due to the ascension of 2 passes.

Walking The Curé passage ( Download : )
distance 17.14km Vertical gain +898m Vertical drop -1296m duration 7h00 Difficult Difficult
Starting point Starting point in Beaufort (Savoie) - 73 - Savoie

Lake Gittaz and the Curé passage.

distance 11.55km Vertical gain +932m Vertical drop -127m duration 5h30 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Arvier - Province de Aosta

A Trek through Valgrisenche with a view over the large village dam.

Walking Tête de Chalin ( Download : )
distance 12.66km Vertical gain +1128m Vertical drop -1123m duration 6h20 Difficult Difficult
Starting point Starting point in Monthey - Valais

An uphill hike taking you to the foot of the Eastern Peak (Cime de l'Est), eastern peninsular of "les Dents du Midi", with mind-blowing mountain view points and a panoramic view extending towards the Vaudois Alps. A challenging itinerary with a short aerial path through ridges.

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