• Sport

Bellevue - Bionnassay glacier trail via the Chalets de l'Are

Perched on the final foothills of Mont Blanc, cast your gaze over the sweeping view of the alpine pastures and valleys. An outstanding view of the Bionnassay Glacier.

Sport Bellevue - Bionnassay glacier trail via the Chalets de l'Are Les Houches


Departing from Les Houches (74310)
Average length : 04h30
Total elevation gain : 500m
Vertical drop : 500m
Distance : 2.4km
Signed walking trail
Animals allowed

Start out from the Bellevue cable car station and follow the signs and the gently sloping path to the Chalets de l'Are. Then follow the path along the left-hand side of the glacier. Follow the signs for the Nid d'Aigle. On your right, you will look down over the seracs and crevasses of the glacier in the foreground, with the Col du Tricot in the background. From here, you will enjoy a fine view over the Bionnassay glacier.
To go back down, either take the Mont Blanc tram back to Bellevue or head back along the same path.

Level: difficult/athletic - you will approach high mountain conditions. Be warned - this trail will sometimes take you upwards via a series of metal ladders.

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.

Way and back
Total elevation gain : 500m
Altitude max : 2372m
Vertical drop : 500m

Further informations

Rock, Stone, Ground, Grit

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    Free of charge.


    Animals allowed
    Not adapted to strollers

    Period of practice

    From 15/06 to 15/09.
    According to lift opening.

    Subject to favorable snow and weather conditions.

    • Pets welcome
    • Restaurant
    • Accessible via ski lift


    Gare d'arrivée du téléphérique de Bellevue 74310 Les Houches
    Departing from : Les Houches (74310)
    Latitude : 45.87389 - Longitude : 6.779294

    To get to the Bellevue cable car:
    Nearest bus stop : Bellevue
    Nearest train stop : Viaduc Sainte-Marie (15 minutes on foot)
    Nearest car park: Bellevue / Nant-Jorland car-parks

    More informations

      Information update on 30/03/2023 by Office de Tourisme de la Vallée de Chamonix-Mont-Blanc