Bellevue - Bionnassay glacier trail via the Chalets de l'Are

in Les Houches

Perched on the final foothills of Mont Blanc, cast your gaze over the sweeping view of the alpine pastures and valleys. An outstanding view of the Bionnassay Glacier.

Start out from the Bellevue cable car station and follow the signs and the gently sloping path to the Chalets de l'Are. Then follow the path along the left-hand side of the glacier. Follow the signs for the Nid d'Aigle. On your right, you will look down over the seracs and crevasses of the glacier in the foreground, with the Col du Tricot in the background. From here, you will enjoy a fine view over the Bionnassay glacier.
To go back down, either take the Mont Blanc tram back to Bellevue or head back along the same path.

Level: difficult/athletic - you will approach high mountain conditions. Be warned - this trail will sometimes take you upwards via a series of metal ladders.

More information at the Tourist Office, the High Mountain Office, and in our hiking guide.
Careful: path conditions may change - remember to check the latest information before setting off.

Medium (on the slopes)
Starting point altitude
Highest point
Elevation gain
Elevation losses
Round trip timing
Free of charge.
Opening dates
From 15/06 to 15/09.
According to lift opening.

Subject to favorable snow and weather conditions.
Bellevue - Bionnassay glacier trail via the Chalets de l'Are
Gare d'arrivée du téléphérique de Bellevue
74310 Les Houches
To get to the Bellevue cable car:
Nearest bus stop : Bellevue
Nearest train stop : Viaduc Sainte-Marie (15 minutes on foot)
Nearest car park: Bellevue / Nant-Jorland car-parks

Informations liées

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in Saint-Gervais-les-Bains
Useful address
in Les Houches