Walking in the Mont Blanc Region

The Mont Blanc region provides arguably some of the best walking in the world and Jeremy cannot wait to introduce you to the area. There are walks for all levels and all weather conditions, from low valley scenic ambles, to easy access high mountain hikes. Our location in St Gervais puts us at the very heart of this massive walking area; within a thirty minute drive of the chalet, we have not only the granite of the Mont Blanc massif, but also the limestone of the Grand Massif and Aravis ranges, and the sedimentary rock of the Val Montjoie. This gives us not only a huge amount of walks to choose from, but also very varied topography; we can put together a program of walks for you where every single day is totally different. It would be a shame if you could only come for three days, but we can make suggestions for three hikes that will leave you with a long-lasting impression of this fabulous area!

Below are just some of the walks available, with their approximate grading (see 'Grading' below):

The world famous 'Sentier du Baroque'

  • Duration: 2 - 6 hours (depending on the sections chosen)
  • Altitude Change: +/- 150 metres
  • Difficulty: Easy

Plan de l'Aiguille to the Mer de Glace

  • Duration: 2.5 hours
  • Altitude Change: 150 metres gain, 540 metres loss
  • Difficulty: Easy

Jovets Lakes (2174 m.)

  • Duration: 6.5 hours
  • Altitude Change: 1035 meter gain, 1035 meter loss
  • Difficulty: Moderate

Le Col de la FenĂȘtre

  • Duration: 6.5 hours
  • Altitude Change: 370 meter gain, 1035 meter loss
  • Difficulty: Moderate

Col du Tricot

  • Duration: 6.5 hours
  • Altitude Change: 920 meter gain, 920 meter loss
  • Difficulty: Moderate/Hard

La Jonction

  • Duration: 7.5 hours
  • Altitude Change: 1164 meter gain, 1164 meter loss
  • Difficulty: Hard

Aiguillette des Houches

  • Duration: 7 hours
  • Altitude Change: 850 meters gain, 850 meters loss
  • Difficulty: Moderate/Hard