Hike to Caillet

in Chamonix-Mont-Blanc
Presentation

Halfway between Chamonix and Montenvers, let yourself be transported to the small chalet of Caillet on the historic path leading to the Mer de Glace.

From the Biollay parking lot, just a few steps from the Montenvers station, head up towards the Planards business park. Take the 4x4 track.
At the intersection, turn right towards Montenvers via Caillet.
Continue along the path through the woods, crossing the railroad line. After a few hairpin bends and a traverse, you'll reach Chalet de Caillet (1590 m) in around 1h30.

Other routes from Les Bois to Les Praz de Chamonix. Cross the bridge after the mer de glace campsite.
Park your car. Cross the bridge and continue on your left.
Pass the farms and take the forest path on your right.
After 3 bends, cross the 4X4 track and continue along the path to the chalet.
Allow 1h30 for the walk.

From the Mer de Glace: take the path that starts behind the Hôtel du Montenvers. It takes 1 hour to reach the chalet.

Further information available from the Tourist Office and the Office de Haute Montagne.

Please note: trail conditions are subject to change, so check before you go.

For a breathtaking view, take the cable car up to the Aiguille du Midi. On the way back, stop at the Plan de l'Aiguille, cross the Balcon Nord, climb to the Signal, then descend to the Hôtel du Montenvers and rejoin us for lunch or a short break. Allow a good half-day.

Difficulty
Difficult (high gradient)
Distance
3.2km
Starting point altitude
1043m
Highest point
1599m
Elevation gain
566m
Elevation losses
566m
Round trip timing
3h
Rates
Free access.
Opening dates
From 25/05 to 30/09.

Subject to favorable snow and weather conditions.
Location
Hike to Caillet
Départ du parking du Biollay
74400 Chamonix-Mont-Blanc
Closest bus stop : Place Mont-Blanc
Mulet stop : Chamonix train station
Closest train stop : Chamonix train station
Closest parking : Les Planards / Le Biollay car-parks

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