• Sport

Col du Joly hike from Le Baptieu

The Mont Joly mountain pass offers a 360° panorama of Les Contamines Montjoie, the Beaufortain mountain range and a magnificent view of the Mont-Blanc.

Sport Col du Joly hike from Le Baptieu Les Contamines-Montjoie


Departing from Les Contamines-Montjoie (74170)
Average length : 05h00
Total elevation gain : 800m
Vertical drop : 800m
Distance : 8.1km
Signed walking trail
Animals allowed

Leave from Baptieu, near the "Lay" cable-car and follow the path that winds up the flank of Mont Joly. When you reach the chalets at Colombaz (1480m) enjoy a superb view of the Mont-Blanc mountain range.
Approximate walking time : 1 hour from baptieu.
Continue in the direction of the mountain pass and you will notice numerous hay barns dotted along the way.
When you reach the monument you have reached the mountain pass at an altitude of 1996m.
Approximate walking time : 2h50 from Baptieu.

Way and back
Total elevation gain : 800m
Altitude max : 2000m
Vertical drop : 800m

Further informations



Free of charge.


Animals allowed
Not adapted to strollers

Period of practice

From 15/05 to 31/10.

  • Pets welcome


74170 Les Contamines-Montjoie
Departing from : Les Contamines-Montjoie (74170)
Latitude : 45.813098 - Longitude : 6.72123
Information update on 22/04/2024 by Office de Tourisme des Contamines-Montjoie