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Walk linking the Arve river-Les Houches-Chamonix

Walk linking the Arve river-Les Houches-Chamonix
Walk linking the Arve river-Les Houches-Chamonix
Walk linking the Arve river-Les Houches-Chamonix
Walk linking the Arve river-Les Houches-Chamonix
Walk linking the Arve river-Les Houches-Chamonix
Walk linking the Arve river-Les Houches-Chamonix
Walk linking the Arve river-Les Houches-Chamonix
Walk linking the Arve river-Les Houches-Chamonix
Walk linking the Arve river-Les Houches-Chamonix
Walk linking the Arve river-Les Houches-Chamonix

Description

A nice family walk that everyone can enjoy. The path lies at the foot of the southern slope of the Valley, following the right bank of the river Arve. Away from the traffic of the main road, easy and relaxing, this is the ideal walk to Chamonix.
From the train station of Les Houches, join the road of Coupeau and cross the bridge
bridge over the railroad. Take the Eaux-Rousses path on the right, until you enter the undergrowth. Continue straight ahead on the path towards Chamonix. Following the Arve river up to the Bossons under the Vouillouds couloir, the forest track crosses the small wood and bypasses the Gaillands by the Promenade à l'Anglais, a place particularly suitable for photography (climbing rocks, lakes, refreshment bar...). Continue along the climbing rock until you reach the route des Pècles, on the left, and follow this road straight ahead to the center of Chamonix. Enter the town via the Lionel Terray traffic circle.

Return by the same route in 2 hours, or by public transport (bus or train).
This walk can be split up thanks to the departures from
the Bossons, Piralotaz and Montquarts bridges.

More information is available at the Tourist Office or the Office de Haute-Montagne and in our trail guide.
Warning: Trail conditions are subject to change, so please check before you leave.

Technical Information

Walking
Difficulty
Very easy
Duration
2h
Dist.
6.7 km
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Altimetric profile

Starting point

Gare SNCF des Houches , 74310 Les Houches
Lat : 45.893876Lng : 6.797895

Points of interest

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Lac des Gaillands

Located at the bottom of the Valley, Lac Gaillands is just a few miles from Chamonix and the ideal place for a little family walk as you contemplate Mont Blanc and Bossons glacier.The lake is just by the climbing wall on the way out of the hamlet of Les Pècles and near the delightful little Lac de l'Anglais, which tells the surprising story of an Englishman who loved Chamonix so much that he decided to buy the land here in 1886!

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Climbing area of Les Gaillands

Climbing area at only 2 km from Chamonix city centre accessible by car, by bus, by train and even by walk.For all level beginner to expert. More information at the High Mountain Office (Climbing Topo Guide to consult on site).

Site des Gaillands rte des Gaillands 74400 Chamonix-Mont-Blanc
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Public Toilet - Les Gaillands

Located at les Gaillands site, in front of the lake and near the restaurant.

route des Gaillands Ecole d'Escalade des Gaillands 74400 Chamonix-Mont-Blanc
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Train station car park

Free outdoor parking in front of Les Houches train station. Authorized parking time: 24 hours.

Route de la Gare 74310 Les Houches
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Tourchet car park

Free outdoor parking at Tourchet. Authorized parking time: 24 hours.

Avenue des Alpages Le Tourchet 74310 Les Houches
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Bus - Les Bossons

Ligne 1 Ligne v2 Ligne Chamo'nuit

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SNCF station - Les Bossons

Les Bossons SNCF station served by the TER line of Mont Blanc ExpressNo ticket office at the station to buy tickets.

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SNCF station - Les Houches

Les Houches SNCF station served by the TER Mont Blanc Express lineNo ticket office at the station to buy tickets.

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SCNF station - Les Pèlerins

Pèlerins SNCF station served by the TER line of Mont Blanc ExpressNo ticket office at the station to buy tickets.

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Date and time

  • From 01/04/2024 to 15/11/2024
  • From 01/04/2025 to 15/11/2025

Additional information

Updated by

Office de Tourisme de la Vallée de Chamonix-Mont-Blanc - 22/04/2024
www.chamonix.com
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Open period

From 01/04 to 15/11.

Subject to favorable snow and weather conditions.

Contact

Phone :
04 50 55 50 62
04 50 53 00 24

Email : info@leshouches.com

Website : www.leshouches.com

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Caution!
We have no information on the difficulty of this circuit. You may encounter some surprises along the way. Before you go, please feel free to inquire more and take all necessary precautions. Have a good trip! 🌳🥾