• Hike to Les Mottets
  • Hike to Les Mottets
  • Hike to Les Mottets
  • Hike to Les Mottets
  • Hike to Les Mottets
Départ
Parking du Biollay
74400 Chamonix-Mont-Blanc

Arrivée
Les Rochers des Mottets
74400 Chamonix-Mont-Blanc

3 h 30 min
9.00 km
Average

Wonderful views of the Aiguilles des Drus. An astonishing area of red rock. Views of the Mer de Glace. Footpath constructed by the municipality of Chamonix and the French forestry board (ONF).

This trail follows the Sortie de la Vallée Blanche opening, created in 1968 to facilitate logging operations and make it easier for skiers coming back down into the valley. From the level crossing, head up the ski piste along the Montenvers railway. Ignore the Montenvers path on the right and go straight on along the path at the bottom of the meadow. Continue into the forest up to Les Planards farm where you'll cross the Montenvers railway line. Follow the winding path up to the Couloir d'Orthaz (beware of rock falls) and zigzag up to Le Cé. Follow the path as it flattens out somewhat: the trail cuts across the path from Les Bois and after the couloir de la Filiaz, it emerges from the forest climbing over the red boulders to reach the viewpoint
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With 30 minutes more, you can reach the Montenvers site.

Other itinerary available from Les Bois.
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.

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Votre contact

Office de Tourisme de Chamonix

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

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