• 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
Total elevation gain : 88m
Vertical drop : 217m
Distance : 3.8km
Signed walking trail
Animals allowed

From Argentière, on the RN 506, near the SNCF bridge, turn right onto the Corne à Bouc path, the real start of the Petit Balcon Sud.
Corne à Bouc, the real start of the Petit Balcon Sud. It develops nicely in the forest behind the chalets of Argentière, then crosses the large corridor of Lioutraz, theater of big avalanches in winter. Following the railroad track, continue on this always easy path. After the paravalanche, on the right, notice some beautiful cliffs suitable for climbing: the Plaques Bellin. You will soon overlook the typical village of La Joux, then the Chauffriaz property.
Cross a zone of scree: it is necessary to walk quickly, because of possible falls of
and boulders are possible. Then enter the forest where, after a few
the Corruaz bridge in Les Tines.

More information available at the Tourist Office or the High Mountain Office and in our trail guide.
Attention : The conditions of the trails are likely to change, think to inform you before leaving.

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 03/05/2023 by Office de Tourisme de la Vallée de Chamonix-Mont-Blanc