Hike to the Chapeau viewpoint from les Tines

in Chamonix-Mont-Blanc
Presentation

Viewpoint over the Mer de Glace, the Gorges de l'Arveyron, the Aiguilles and the Chamonix valley.

Summer:
Opposite Les Tines SNCF station, enter the wood via Chemin de la Pierre n°2: listed site. A little above the reservoir, turn right on the Sources de l'Arveyron path, then, at the next intersection, turn left along the Chapeau itinerary. You'll find the "buvette du Chapeau" by the roadside. Continue past the buvette and you'll come to a lovely view of the Aiguilles de Chamonix.

Other routes are possible from Les Bois or Le Lavancher.

Winter:
Winter hiking with snowshoes, crampons or good boots. Please check snow conditions before setting off. The Chapeau refreshment bar is open weather permitting.

Further information available from the Tourist Office, the Office de Haute-Montagne or in our trail guide.

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

Difficulty
Easy (valley bottom)
Distance
5.3km
Starting point altitude
1046m
Highest point
1638m
Elevation gain
503m
Elevation losses
503m
Round trip timing
2h40min
Opening dates
From 01/01 to 31/03, daily.
Access to the trail subject to weather conditions. For more information, contact the Chamonix High Mountain Office: +33 (0)4 50 53 22 08. Website: (http://www.chamoniarde.com/).

From 01/04 to 31/10, daily.
Access depending on meteorological conditions. For more information, contact the High Mountain Office of Chamonix: +33 (0)4 50 53 22 08. Website : (http://www.chamoniarde.com/).

Subject to favorable snow and weather conditions.
Location
Hike to the Chapeau viewpoint from les Tines
Au départ de la gare des Tines
74400 Chamonix-Mont-Blanc
Closest bus stop : Les Tines
Closest train stop : Les Tines train stop
Closest parking : Les Tines car-park

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