Col de Balme hiking

in Argentière
Presentation

Further information

Dogs are not permitted as the path is in the Nature Reserve Les Aiguilles Rouges.

Due to work on the Tour/Charamillon side, the Balme area can only be discovered from the village of Vallorcine. The cable car takes you a few minutes to the Col des Posettes.

From there, the hikers will be able to stroll in the mountain pastures and to join the pass of Balme by the marked out path in one hour of walk. Fabulous view on the Mont-Blanc and Aiguilles Rouges massifs.

More information available at the Tourist Office or the High Mountain Office and in our trail guide.
Warning : Trail conditions are subject to change, please check before you leave.

Difficulty
Medium (on the slopes)
Distance
4km
Starting point altitude
2190m
Highest point
2190m
Elevation gain
300m
Elevation losses
300m
Round trip timing
2h
Rates
Free access. Vallorcine gondola: paying access.
Opening dates
Subject to favorable snow and weather conditions.
Location
Col de Balme hiking
Col de Balme
74400 Argentière
Nearest car park: Le Tour
Nearest bus stop: Le Tour
Nearest train stop: Gare de Montroc

Informations liées

On site
in Chamonix-Mont-Blanc
On site
in Vallorcine