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Day 10 Col du Bonhomme to Les Contamines

Arve Valley

Les Contamines

Megève Evasion Mont Blanc


Ascend to Col de la Croix du Bonhomme, then contour across to the Col du Bonhomme to Les Contamines

Also in Haute-Savoie, France

Hiking Difficult

19 km
975 m
1.4 km
5-6 hrs
Low Point
1.1 km
High Point
2.5 km
Day 10 Col du Bonhomme to Les Contamines Map

We have now reached the southwest corner of the circuit and turn north to climb once again. Today is a longer day; first we make a steep climb to the Col de la Croix du Bonhomme (8,130ft/2,478m) and then contour around to the Col du Bonhomme. We then descend (again on a Roman road) to Les Contamines. A short bus ride down the valley takes us to the pretty village of St Gervais, the perfect place for a day off.



Hiking trails where obstacles such as rocks or roots are prevalent. Some obstacles can require care to step over or around. At times, the trail can be worn and eroded. The grade of the trail is generally quite steep, and can often lead to strenuous hiking.

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 May and September


  • Alpine
  • Wildlife
  • Historical
  • Summit Hike
  • Wild flowers
  • Water features
  • Forestry or heavy vegetation

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