• Sport

Hike along the Petit Balcon Sud: Les Bossons-Merlet

This trail goes through the Chamonix valley, taking you to the Merlet Animal Park from Les Bossons. All along, there are wonderful views over the Valley and the Mont Blanc Massif.

Sport Hike along the Petit Balcon Sud: Les Bossons-Merlet Chamonix-Mont-Blanc


Departing from Chamonix-Mont-Blanc (74400)
Average length : 01h30
Distance : 2.7km
Signed walking trail
Animals allowed

Take Chemin de la Vigne, which crosses the Arve river, and head upwards through the grove adjacent to the Ravin des Vouillouds. The path meets the trail that comes from Les Gaillands.
Alternatively, you can start at the Les Montquarts footbridge, which takes you to the path of Les Epinettes.

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 : 548m
Altitude max : 1562m


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


Depuis Gare SNCF des Bossons Les Bossons 74400 Chamonix-Mont-Blanc
Departing from : Chamonix-Mont-Blanc (74400)
Latitude : 45.906788 - Longitude : 6.838802

Closest bus stop : Les Tines
Closest train stop : Les Tines train stop
Closest parking : Les Tines car-park

More informations

Information update on 09/08/2021 by Office de Tourisme de la Vallée de Chamonix-Mont-Blanc