• Sport

Hike along the Petit Balcon Sud: Argentière-Les Tines

This path goes through the Chamonix Valley, taking you to Les Tines from Argentière.
All along, there are wonderful views over the Valley and the Mont Blanc Massif.

Sport Hike along the Petit Balcon Sud: Argentière-Les Tines Argentière


Departing from Argentière (74400)
Average length : 01h15
Distance : 3.8km
Signed walking trail
Animals allowed

In Argentiere, near the railway bridge on the RN 506 road, turn right along Chemin de la Corne à Bouc, which is where the Petit Balcon Sud really starts. It is a pleasant walk up through the forest behind the chalets of Argentiere.
Then cross the wide Lioutraz corridor, which is the scene of some major
avalanches in winter. This easy path continues alongside the railway line. After
the snow fence on the right, look out for the cliffs which are popular with climbers: Les Plaques Bellin. You will soon find yourself looking down on the picturesque village of La Joux and the site known as La Chauffriaz.
Cross an area of fallen rocks: walk quickly through here as rock and stone falls remain possible. The path then takes you into the forest and winds down towards Pont de La Corruaz in Les Tines.

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.

Total elevation gain : 88m
Altitude max : 1290m
Vertical drop : 217m
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    Free of charge.


    Animals allowed
    Languages spoken : French

    Period of practice

    From 01/05 to 31/10.

    Subject to favorable snow and weather conditions.

    • Pets welcome


    chemin de la Corne à Bouc 74400 Argentière
    Departing from : Argentière (74400)
    Latitude : 45.978349 - Longitude : 6.920247

    Closest bus stop : Argentière / Argentière la FIS
    Closest train stop : Argentiere SNCF train stop
    Closest parking : La FIS / village / Gare car-parks

    More informations

    Information update on 26/04/2022 by Office de Tourisme de la Vallée de Chamonix-Mont-Blanc