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, hikers can stroll through the mountain pastures and reach the Col de Balme by the marked trail in an hour's walk. Fabulous view of the Mont-Blanc and Aiguilles Rouges massifs.

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.

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
From 11/06 to 11/09/2022.

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