Buvette de la Floria

Brévent/Flégère

Chamonix

A short and pleasant hike up to a picturesque little mountain hut.

Hiking Moderate

Distance
8.5 km
Ascent
362 m
Descent
366 m
Duration
2-3 hrs
Low Point
1 km
High Point
1.3 km
Gradient
11˚
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Buvette de la Floria Map

Description

From Chamonix town centre, head north out of town on the Rue Joseph Vallot street to reach the foot of the Rue Mummery, 600 metres from the town square. Turn left up this and follow it gently uphill for 200 metres to a mini roundabout. Turn right onto Route des Nants and follow this for 350 metres to where the Chemin de la Floriaz branches off left. Take this and 100 metres later it turns into a jeep track. Keep following it as it gradually narrows into a path. It climbs through the trees for 200 vertical metres and then reaches a junction, where La Floria is clearly signposted off to the left. Go left and continue for 80 more vertical metres to reach the Buvette (French for a drink stop) at 1337 metres. Grab a seat and a drink and enjoy the view! On the way back down, return to the junction and go left, towards Les Tines. Traverse on this path for 1.5 kilometres until you are under the cables of the Flégère cable car. Turn right here and head downhill, signposted for Les Praz. Descend to the river Arve and follow a path to the south of it that leads over 2 flat kilometres back to Chamonix.

Difficulty

Moderate

Hiking along trails with some uneven terrain and small hills. Small rocks and roots may be present.

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