Les Sources de l'Arveyron walk

in Chamonix-Mont-Blanc
Presentation

This is the last walks around Bois du Bouchet and the PIerre à Orthaz. A lovely wild setting beside the river Arveyron.

Leave the village by the chemin de la Source. You will see on the left a rock bearung the inscription "1825" (listed site) which is a reminder of the year when Mer de Glace advanced to its furthest point (site of the grotte d'Arveyron). Follow the right bank of the river through the forets of larch and spruce. At the EDF tramway station, avoid the path on your left which leads to le Chapeau bby Cote du Piget and keep going to your right as far as the rocky viewpoint. Here you can admire the Rocher des Mottets, the Gorges and the Sources de l'Arveyron, which flows out of the snout of the Mer de Glace.

Suggestions: It is possible to walk back to Chamonix via Pierre à Orthaz and the villages of Coverays, la Frasse and Les Mouilles (chemin des Cristalliers) or via Bois de la Bagna and Bois du Bouchet.

Difficulty
Easy (valley bottom)
Distance
4km
Starting point altitude
1050m
Highest point
1250m
Elevation gain
180m
Elevation losses
180m
One-way timing
1h
Rates
Free access.
Opening dates
From 01/05 to 15/11.
Location
Les Sources de l'Arveyron walk
Chemin de la Source
74400 Chamonix-Mont-Blanc
Car park nearby
Nearest bus stop: Les Bois
Nearest train stop: Les Praz de Chamonix

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in Chamonix-Mont-Blanc