The start of a big journey!

Statistics

5 - 6

hrs

1,097

m

1,097

m

13

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Difficulty

FATMAP difficulty grade

Difficult

Description

Les Houches to Col de Voza, then a scenic loop climbing to the Prarion telecabine before re-descending.

There are several possibilities for Day 1a.

Option 1: RED option - trails from Les Houches to Col de Voza then complete a panoramic loop, before returning the same way.

Option 2: BLUE option - take the Mont Blanc Tramway to Col de Voza, complete the panoramic loop, and descend back to Les Houches (via tram or on the trails).

Options 1 and 2 Option 1 is a 16km hike with +/- 1050m of height change.

Whilst non-technical the climbs are steep in places, so you may need a helping push, depending on the power of your machine.

Option 2 requires you to take the tramway from St Gervais Le Fayet to Col de Voza where they have a portable ramp to enable you to disembark.

There is no ramp at the stops after Col de Voza.

The loop is 5km long with an elevation change of +/-200m.

If you find the initial climb from Col de Voza to the Chalet de Delevret difficult then follow the loop halfway to Le Croix de la Charme and then turn around.

At the Croix de la Charme the trail descends and climbs at the same fairly steep gradient back up to Prarion.