Due to work on the Tour/Charamillon side, the Balme area can only be discovered from the village of Vallorcine. The cable car takes you a few minutes to the Col des Posettes.
From there, hikers can stroll through the mountain pastures and reach the Col de Balme by the marked trail in an hour's walk. Fabulous view of the Mont-Blanc and Aiguilles Rouges massifs.
More information at the Tourist Office, the High Mountain Office, and in our hiking guide.
Careful: path conditions may change - remember to check the latest information before setting off.