Hike to Rochers des Mottets

Chamonix-Mont-Blanc > Chamonix-Mont-Blanc
WalkAverage9.00 km3 h 30 minOne way
9 Chemin de la Cascade
74400 Chamonix-Mont-Blanc
Sortie Vallée Blanche
74400 Chamonix-Mont-Blanc
Dénivelé négatif (descente) : 835 m
Dénivelé positif (montée) : 835 m
Splendid point of view on the Aiguilles des Drus. Amazing site of red rocks. View on the Mer de Glace. Path realized by the Commune of Chamonix and the Office National des Forêts. Refreshment bar and small restaurant. This route follows the Vallée Blanche exit created in 1968 to facilitate the exploitation of the woods and the return of the skiers to the valley. From the level crossing, go up the Planards ski run along the Montenvers railroad. Leave the Montenvers path on the right and continue straight on the path at the bottom of the meadow. Continue in the forest until the farm of Planards where you cross the Montenvers train line. After a few switchbacks, go up to the couloir d'Orthaz (beware of falling rocks) and go up the bends of the Cé. Follow a long false flat: the track cuts the path coming from the woods and, after the Filiaz corridor, it leaves the forest, climbs the red rocks and arrives at the viewpoint. 30 minutes more walking you can reach the Montenvers site. Another possible route from Les Bois. More information available at the Tourist Office, the High Mountain Office or in our trail guide. Attention : The conditions of the trails are likely to change, think of informing you before leaving.

Your contact

Office de Tourisme de Chamonix
85 place du triangle de l'amitié
74400 Chamonix-Mont-Blanc

On the route

Vue sur le glacier la Mer de glace

Glacier la Mer de Glace

Natural heritage

Office de Tourisme de Chamonix