• Sport

Hike to Les Mottets

Wonderful views of the Aiguilles des Drus. An astonishing area of red rock. Views of the Mer de Glace. Footpath constructed by the municipality of Chamonix and the French forestry board (ONF).

Sport Hike to Les Mottets Chamonix-Mont-Blanc


Departing from Chamonix-Mont-Blanc (74400)
Average length : 03h30
Distance : 9km
Signed walking trail
Animals allowed

This trail follows the Sortie de la Vallée Blanche opening, created in 1968 to facilitate logging operations and make it easier for skiers coming back down into the valley. From the level crossing, head up the ski piste along the Montenvers railway. Ignore the Montenvers path on the right and go straight on along the path at the bottom of the meadow. Continue into the forest up to Les Planards farm where you'll cross the Montenvers railway line. Follow the winding path up to the Couloir d'Orthaz (beware of rock falls) and zigzag up to Le Cé. Follow the path as it flattens out somewhat: the trail cuts across the path from Les Bois and after the couloir de la Filiaz, it emerges from the forest climbing over the red boulders to reach the viewpoint
With 30 minutes more, you can reach the Montenvers site.

Other itinerary available from Les Bois.
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 : 835m
Altitude max : 1638m
Vertical drop : 835m
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    Animals allowed
    Languages spoken : French

    Period of practice

    From 01/05 to 31/10.
    Access depending on meteorological conditions. For more information, contact the High Mountain Office of Chamonix: +33 (0)4 50 53 22 08. Website : (http://www.chamoniarde.com/).

    • Pets welcome


    Parking du Biollay 74400 Chamonix-Mont-Blanc
    Departing from : Chamonix-Mont-Blanc (74400)
    Latitude : 45.924447 - Longitude : 6.880458

    Closest bus stop : Place Mont-Blanc
    Mulet stop : Chamonix train station
    Closest train stop : Chamonix train station
    Closest parking : Les Planards / Le Biollay car-parks

    More informations

    Information update on 23/06/2021 by Office de Tourisme de la Vallée de Chamonix-Mont-Blanc