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Hike along the Petit Balcon Sud: Les Bossons-Merlet


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Difficulty : mediumOne-way timing : 1h30Distance : 3kmStarting point altitude : 1014mHighest point : 1562mElevation gain : 548mElevation losses : 0mGPX Track : DownloadPoint of interest refreshment shack heritage - village

This trail goes through the Chamonix valley, taking you to the Merlet Animal Park from Les Bossons. All along, there are wonderful views over the Valley and the Mont Blanc Massif.

Take Chemin de la Vigne, which crosses the Arve river, and head upwards through the grove adjacent to the Ravin des Vouillouds. The path meets the trail that comes from Les Gaillands.
Alternatively, you can start at the Les Montquarts footbridge, which takes you to the path of Les Epinettes.

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.

Recommended period *

From 01/05 to 31/10.

Subject to favorable snow and weather conditions.

Facilities and services

  • Pets welcome

Before leaving

Be careful! This is a medium altitude trail, please check the mountain conditions and the weather forecast before you leave :Mountain conditions informations (La Chamoniarde, High Mountain Office)Weather forecast (Météo France, Tourist Office)+33(0)4 50 53 22 08 (La Chamoniarde, Office de Haute Montagne)
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