in Chamonix-Mont-Blanc

Petit Balcon Sud : Les Tines- Les Bossons

This path crosses the valley of Chamonix, it makes it possible to join Argentière in Servoz and offers at any moment beautiful perspectives on the valley and the chain of Mont-Blanc.

Route details

Stones, Earth, Not suitable for pushchairs
Autumn, Summer, Spring

A unique, new property built in the traditional French style, with many energy saving features.

From the Corruaz bridge, follow the Chemin du Paradis for 500 m on the right bank of the Arve. Facing the next bridge, Pont de la Forge, the Petit Balcon rises to the right in the undergrowth. Cross under the Rochers du Raffort, then under the Flégère cable car in the large corridor of the Lanchers (Flégère path and track). Re-enter the forest interrupted by the Floria and Châble corridors. Cut the paths going to Floria and Charlanon. Cross the Nants corridor and the penstock of the electricity plant. The path unfolds, always at the same altitude and at a pleasant pace, sometimes in the forest, in clearings. It crosses the forest track shortly after the Couloir des Plans, then joins the Planpraz path: follow it for 150 m downhill and abandon it to go horizontally to the right. Cross under the Planpraz gondola and cross the path of the Petits Lacets de Planpraz to arrive in the Grand Couloir du Brévent. In the forest, at the fork, ignore the path going up to Bel‑Lachat on the right. Continue flat above the Lakes and Rocks of Gaillands by that of Merlet called "Sentier Henri VALLOT" (1853-1922), cartographer of Mont-Blanc (plaque on rock). Cross the Gaillands corridor, then a sparse wood. Descend to avoid a landslide, leave the path to Les Gaillands on the left and cross to reach the Ravine des Vouilouds (torrent). At this point, a path goes down to the left to join the Bossons.

Note. On the right, the Petit Balcon Sud goes up to Merlet.

More information available at the Tourist Office or the Haute-Montagne Office and in our trail guide.
Please note: The conditions of the trails are subject to change, remember to inquire before leaving.

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Pedestrian sportsHiking route
DifficultyModerateDuration03hElevation662 D- ​​/ 569 D+Distance10,1 kmMax Altitude1100 m
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