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Walk along the Arve river : Les Houches to Chamonix

Walk along the Arve river : Les Houches to ChamonixGare SNCF des Houches
74310 Les Houches

Closest bus stop : La Griaz/Le Tourchet
Closest train stop : Les Houches train station
Closest parking : Les Houches train station / Le Tourchet car-parks
+33(0)4 50 55 50 62+33(0)4 50 53 00 24 www.leshouches.com
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A nice family walk accessible to all. The path is located along the floor of the south side of the Valley and follows the right bank of the Arve river. Away from the traffic of the main road, easy and relaxing, this is the ideal walk to Chamonix.


DescriptionAttention ! Avant de partir, consultez les conditions de la montagne sur le site de l'Office de Haute-Montagne www.chamoniarde.com ou par téléphone au +33 (0)4 50 53 22 08 et les prévisions météo sur notre site.

From the SNCF train station in Les Houches, join the Coupeau road and cross
the bridge over the railway. Follow the Eaux Rousses path on the right until you
enter the woods. Carry straight on along the path in the direction of Chamonix.
The forest trail then follows the Arve river to Les Bossons, below the Vouillouds
gully, crosses the grove and carries on to Les Gaillands following the particularly
picturesque Promenade à l’Anglais (climbing site, lakes, refreshment chalet...).
Carry on past the climbing cliff along the Pècles road, to the left, which will lead
you right into the centre of Chamonix via the Lionel Terray roundabout.

Return by the same route 2 h, or by train.
This walk can be shortened by starting from the bridges in Les Bossons, Piralotaz or the Montquarts footbridge.

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.
Prices
Free of charge.
Recommended period *
From 01/04 to 15/11.

Subject to favorable snow and weather conditions.
* Depending on weather and snow conditions
Facilities and services
  • Pets welcome
On the map

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On the circuit of :
Gare SNCF - Les Bossons
Gare SNCF - Les Bossons
On the circuit of :
Gare SNCF - Les Pélerins
Gare SNCF - Les Pélerins
At the departure :
Gare SNCF - Les Houches
Gare SNCF - Les Houches
On the circuit of :
Bus - Les Bossons
Bus - Les Bossons
On the circuit of :
Lac des Gaillands
Lac des Gaillands
On the circuit of :
Toilettes publiques -  Les Gaillands
Toilettes publiques - Les Gaillands
Useful address :
Petit Balcon Sud : Les Tines- Les Bossons
Petit Balcon Sud : Les Tines- Les Bossons
On the circuit of :
Site d'escalade des Gaillands
Site d'escalade des Gaillands
At the departure :
Parking du Tourchet
Parking du Tourchet
At the departure :
Parking de la Gare
Parking de la Gare
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