Hike along the Petit Balcon Sud: Argentière-Les Tines

in Argentière
Presentation

This path goes through the Chamonix Valley, taking you to Les Tines from Argentière. All along, there are wonderful views over the Valley and the Mont Blanc Massif.

From Argentière, on the RN 506, near the SNCF bridge, turn right onto the Corne à Bouc path, the real start of the Petit Balcon Sud.
Corne à Bouc, the real start of the Petit Balcon Sud. It develops nicely in the forest behind the chalets of Argentière, then crosses the large corridor of Lioutraz, theater of big avalanches in winter. Following the railroad track, continue on this always easy path. After the paravalanche, on the right, notice some beautiful cliffs suitable for climbing: the Plaques Bellin. You will soon overlook the typical village of La Joux, then the Chauffriaz property.
Cross a zone of scree: it is necessary to walk quickly, because of possible falls of
and boulders are possible. Then enter the forest where, after a few
the Corruaz bridge in Les Tines.

More information available at the Tourist Office or the High Mountain Office and in our trail guide.
Attention : The conditions of the trails are likely to change, think to inform you before leaving.

Difficulty
Easy (valley bottom)
Distance
3.8km
Starting point altitude
1247m
Highest point
1290m
Elevation gain
88m
Elevation losses
217m
One-way timing
1h15min
Rates
Free of charge.
Opening dates
From 01/05 to 31/10.

Subject to favorable snow and weather conditions.
Location
Hike along the Petit Balcon Sud: Argentière-Les Tines
chemin de la Corne à Bouc
74400 Argentière
Closest bus stop : Argentière / Argentière la FIS
Closest train stop : Argentiere SNCF train stop
Closest parking : La FIS / village / Gare car-parks

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