A loop from Chamonix to Aiguillette des Houches, returning via Le Bettey, Le Coupeau and a stretch of the renowned UTMB trail.

Statistics

4 - 5

hrs

1,520

m

1,523

m

13

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Difficulty

FATMAP difficulty grade

Moderate

Description

A moderate climb from Chamonix to Aiguillette des Houches, with Merlet and Chalets de Chailloux.

As progress is made, the forest trails turn to alpine meadows; revealing amazing panoramic views of the valley.

You can also expect to see plenty of bouquetin and the odd marmotte. The descent will take you through the mountain sleepy villages of Le Bettey and Le Coupeau and the trail eventually meets a section of the UTMB race, taking you back on a flat trail towards Chamonix.