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The Fours Traverse (3 passes route)

Arve Valley

Megève Evasion Mont Blanc

Chapel, Jovet, up the Fours, Bonhomme, refuge de Pres, Chapel

Hiking Severe

26 km
2 km
2 km
1 day +
Low Point
1.2 km
High Point
2.7 km
The Fours Traverse (3 passes route) Map

A high route taking the 3 passes over the Fours. The path initially is following the popular TMB, until it turns towards Lake Juvet. Easy scrambling section about the lake leads to the first pass. Then walk down a little and traverse on the south side to the second pass. The initial descent from the second path is a little unclear and steep, take care when wet or when visibility is poor. After 200-300m the path gets easier. There the path heads up gradually until the top of the Fours with stunning view all around. Then easy descent to the Bonhomme hut and rejoin the TMB. The final pass is about 30 minutes from the hut. Easy, but long, path back to the car park.



Hiking challenging trails where simple scrambling, with the occasional use of the hands, is a distinct possibility. The trails are often filled with all manner of obstacles both small and large, and the hills are very steep. Obstacles and challenges are often unexpected and can be unpredictable.

Medium Exposure

2 out of 4

The trail contains some obstacles such as outcroppings and rock which could cause injury.


2 out of 4

Away from help but easily accessed.

Best time to visit

between July and September


  • Alpine
  • Picturesque
  • Summit Hike

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