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Petit Balcon Sud : Les Tines- Les Bossons

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Difficulty : easyOne-way timing : 3h00Distance : 10kmStarting point altitude : 1100mHighest point : 0mElevation gain : 569mElevation losses : 662mGPX Track : DownloadPoint of interest refreshment shack heritage - village

This run is going throuth the valley, you can join Servoz from Argentière.
It giving continious views over the valley and the Mont-Blanc massif.

From the Pont de la Corruaz, follow the Chemin du Paradis for 500 m along
the right bank of the river Arve. Opposite the next bridge, the Forge Bridge, the
Petit Balcon goes up on your right into the woods. Cross under the Raffort cliffs,
then under the Flegere tramway into the wide Lanchers couloir (footpath to la
Flegere and ski piste). The path disappears into the forest once again, crossing
the gullies of la Floria and le Chable. Cut across the footpaths going to la Floria
and la Charlanon and cross the Nants couloir and the power station pressurised
water pipe. The footpath wanders gently along at more or less the same height,
sometimes in the forest, sometimes through clearings. Shortly after the Plans
couloir it crosses the forest track and joins the footpath from Planpraz: follow
this for 150 m downhill and then take a path off to the right along the flat. Cross
under the Planpraz gondola and cutting across the Petits Lacets de Planpraz path, you will come to the wide Brevent couloir. Where the path branches in the forest, ignore the path on your right which leads to Bel-Lachat. Carry on along the flat above the Lacs and Rochers des Gaillands following the path to Merlet called the “Sentier Henri VALLOT” (1853-1922), cartographer of Mont-Blanc (see plaque on a rock). Cross the Gaillands couloir and sparse woodland. To avoid rock falls, go down the path to the Gaillands on your left and cross to join the Ravin des Vouillouds (torrent). Here, a path goes down and to your left to les Bossons.

More information at the Tourist Office, High Mountain Office and in our hiking guide.
Careful : Tracks conditions may change, let us remind you to be well-informed before going.

Recommended period *

From 01/05 to 31/10.

Subject to favorable snow and weather conditions.

Facilities and services

  • Pets welcome

Before leaving

Mountain conditions informations (La Chamoniarde, High Mountain Office)Weather forecast (Météo France, Tourist Office)+33(0)4 50 53 00 24 (Office de Tourisme de Chamonix)
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