• Sport

Hike to Caillet

Halfway between Chamonix and Montenvers, let yourself be transported to the small chalet of Caillet on the historic path leading to the Mer de Glace.

Sport Hike to Caillet Chamonix-Mont-Blanc


Departing from Chamonix-Mont-Blanc (74400)
Average length : 03h00
Total elevation gain : 566m
Vertical drop : 566m
Distance : 3.2km
Signed walking trail
Animals allowed

From the Biollay parking lot, just a few steps from the Montenvers station, head up towards the Planards business park. Take the 4x4 track.
At the intersection, turn right towards Montenvers via Caillet.
Continue along the path through the woods, crossing the railroad line. After a few hairpin bends and a traverse, you'll reach Chalet de Caillet (1590 m) in around 1h30.

Other routes from Les Bois to Les Praz de Chamonix. Cross the bridge after the mer de glace campsite.
Park your car. Cross the bridge and continue on your left.
Pass the farms and take the forest path on your right.
After 3 bends, cross the 4X4 track and continue along the path to the chalet.
Allow 1h30 for the walk.

From the Mer de Glace: take the path that starts behind the Hôtel du Montenvers. It takes 1 hour to reach the chalet.

Further information available from the Tourist Office and the Office de Haute Montagne.

Please note: trail conditions are subject to change, so check before you go.

For a breathtaking view, take the cable car up to the Aiguille du Midi. On the way back, stop at the Plan de l'Aiguille, cross the Balcon Nord, climb to the Signal, then descend to the Hôtel du Montenvers and rejoin us for lunch or a short break. Allow a good half-day.

Way and back
Total elevation gain : 566m
Altitude max : 1599m
Vertical drop : 566m

Further informations

Stone, Ground

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    Free access.


    Animals allowed
    Not adapted to strollers

    Period of practice

    From 10/04 to 13/10.

    Subject to favorable snow and weather conditions.

    • Pets welcome


    Départ du parking du Biollay 74400 Chamonix-Mont-Blanc
    Departing from : Chamonix-Mont-Blanc (74400)
    Latitude : 45.923003 - Longitude : 6.876949

    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

    Information update on 27/06/2024 by Office de Tourisme de la Vallée de Chamonix-Mont-Blanc