Trekking and Hiking in Chamonix and Vallorcine
Around Vallorcine and Chamonix lots of beautiful hikes take you through the lush pine forest up into the clear and crisp mountain air. The views towards the white peaks and rocky granite towers are very impressive.
Even if you are not a regular hiker you cannot fail to enjoy the beauty and splendour of the mountains in the Mont Blanc area. Vallorcine has access to walks to suit everyone, from a gentle stroll along the Chemin des Diligences to something more demanding. The following will give you an appetite for exploring the Vallorcine area.
Refuge de Berard - 2 hours from Le Buet.
Aiguillettes des Possetts - 2 hours 30mins from Le Buet.
Refuge de Loriaz - 2 hours from Le Courteray.
Swiss Frontier - 30 minutes from Le Siseray
The Emosson Dam - 2 hours 30 mins from Barberine
You are also within easy reach of many other hikes, including the following:
Le Col de Balme - 2 hours 30mins from Le Tour
Le Lac Blanc - 1hour 45 mins from the Flegere cable car
Grand Balcon Nord - 2 hours 15 mins from the Aiguille du Midi
Grand Balcon Sud - 2 hours from the Brevent cable car
Chalet des Pyramides - 1 hour 30mins from the Bossons chalet
Lifts and cable cars are open from mid June until mid September, depending on the area – Check the Compagnie du Mont Blanc website