TOUR OF THE BEAUFORTAIN

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7 days 7 days
Guided / with a guide Guided / with a guide
With baggage transport With baggage transport
Accommodation Classic (dormitory)
Level *** Level ***
From 780 € From 780 €

Escapade in the authentic mountain

Here, the landscape brings out buried memories. It permits to imagine a mountain dream! The one we drew at school without having seen it, the one that the over-frequentation of the resorts no longer allows us to find. Everything is there: the ridges of the snow-covered summits outlining the horizon, the intense green meadows where cows graze, the small village squeezed around its authentic church, clinging to the slope full of the wooden chalets, traditional habitat, scattered on the sides of the mountain. It is a natural mountain that men have not deserted. The beaufortains live their mountain life, inviting the tourist to go with them and share their country.

You will like

  • A traditional mountain full of pastures, cows, little chalets...
  • A wilderness place far away the big ski resorts
  • The viewpoints on the Mont-Blanc massif
  • The unique taste of the "Beufort", the local DPO cheese.

TOUR OF THE BEAUFORTAIN

Next date Next departure 26/06/22

From 780 €

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Dates & prices

Dates Status Prices
From 26/06/22
to 02/07/22
Open departure 810 € Book online
From 10/07/22
to 16/07/22
Open departure 810 € Book online
From 24/07/22
to 30/07/22
Open departure 810 € Book online
From 07/08/22
to 13/08/22
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From 21/08/22
to 27/08/22
Open departure 810 € Book online
From 04/09/22
to 10/09/22
Open departure 780 € Book online

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THE PRICE

Includes

  • Organisation and booking fees, guiding by a qualified and insured mountain leader;
  • All meals including picnic lunches (from the dinner of day 1 to the picnic lunch of day 7) and snacks;
  • Accommodation in gîtes and refuges ;
  • Baggage transport between accommodations (except on Day 1, 3 and 6);
  • The taxis transfers precised.

Does not include:

  • Personal expenses (drinks, etc.);
  • Luggage transport on Day 1, 3, and 6 ;
  • Touristic visits;
  • Airport taxes;
  • Cancellation insurance;
  • Your return journey from home to the point of departure/end point.

The price is all inclusive from departure to end point.

Personalised tour available

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L’itinéraire jour après jour...

Day 1

Meeting point at 8:00am in Beaufort Sur Doron before the taxi transfer to Les Chappes, start of the trip.

BEAUFORT - LES CHAPPES - REFUGE DE L'ALPAGE
From Les Chappes, above Queige, progressive entry into the Beaufortain Massif along the sides of the Pointe de la Grande Journée. The route overlooks Albertville and the Tarentaise Valley until the mountain pasture of l'Aulp des Tours, before to reach the Col des Lacs and then the Col de la Bâthie. Then the trail changes of slope and a last crossing allows to join the lake of Brassa and the refuge de l'Alpage.
Night in the refuge without the luggage.
6h30 walk / Elevation : +1200m/ - 760m / 15 km

 

Day 2

COL DE LA FORCLAZ – COL DE LA LOUZE - REFUGE DES ECONDUS
A day of wilderness between the Grand Mont and the Pointe du Riondet. The itinerary begins in a mineral landscape along the lac Seston and lac Cornu before reaching the col de La Forclaz and then the col de La Louze. The second part of the day continues between vast alpine pastures and multiple streams along the slopes of Riondet.
Night in the refuge, with your baggages
4h30 walk, Elevation: + 600m/ -750m, 10km for the direct path.
5h30 walk, Elevation: + 800m/ -950m, 13km with the summit of the Grand Mont or by the Lacs de la tempête.

Day 3

MONT COIN - REFUGE DE PRESSET

The trail starts quietly in the mountain pastures between the Lac des Fées and the Lac des Halles, until the Col du Coin which offers a fantastic panorama of the Mont Blanc Massif. Then it reaches the Lac d'Amour at the foot of the Pierra Menta, one of the most famous summits of the Beaufortain, an emblematic mountain of ski touring! After the Col du Bresson, the day ends in beauty at the refuge of Presset to take a magic night near to the lake...without the luggage.
With good weather condittions, possibility to cross the Passeur de la Mintaz, at the beginning of the north ridge of Pierra Menta.
5h walk / Elevation: +1060m / -400 / 11 km

Day 4

COL DU GRAND FOND – REFUGE DE PLAN MYA
A quieter day to reach the Cormet de Roselend, historical passage between Tarentaise and Italy. Two itineraries are possible for this day: through the col du Grand Fond before a descent in the vast combe de la Neuva, with the Mont Blanc in sight; or by joining the slope which dominates the magnificent Roselend dam. Both itineraries end at the refuge farm of Plan Mya.
Night in the refuge with your luggage.
4h walk / Elevation: +200 m/ - 850m / 10 km

Day 5

TOUR DU ROCHER DU VENT OU CRÊTE DES GITTES – REFUGE DE LA GITTAZ
The ascent under the Rocher du Vent allows to admire the large plateau of Cormet de Roselend before reaching the Col de La Sauce. Depending on the weather condition and the desire, two itineraries are again possible for this day: by the Crêtes des Gittes and the Col du Bonhomme or by going around the Roches Merles to go down directly on the "Chemin du Curé", an impressive passage carved in the cliff side which allows to join the alpage of La Gittaz
Night in a refuge with your luggage.
4h30 walk / Elevation: +600 m -800m / 10km by the Roches Merles
6h walk / Elevation: +840 m -1070m / 14 km by the crête des Gittes 

Day 6

COL DU JOLY – REFUGE DE LA CROIX DE PIERRE
From la Gittaz, the path goes in the vast alpine pastures of the Plateau de la Grande Perrière before crossing the valley: plunging view on the blue waters of the Girotte dam, small passage by the Col du Joly which offers an imposing panorama on the Val Monjoie and the snow-covered summits of the Mont Blanc massif, then the path in balcony continues quietly to the wide Col de Véry.
Night in the refuge, without yourr luggage.
6h40 walk / Elevation: +1000 m -715m / 17km

Day 7

MONT CLOCHER – HAUTELUCE
The morning allows to enjoy the panoramic view during the whole crossing to the Mont Clocher. A long descent on a winding path leads to the authentic and preserved village of Hauteluce and its church Saint-Jacques-d'Assyrie, a magnificent example of Baroque art in Savoie with its beautiful bulbous bell tower and its wall of illusion.
Come back to Beaufort with the shuttle (July-August) or by the walk.
3h30 walk/ Elevation: +60 m -845m / 9km

End point at Beaufort Sur Doron.

The itinerary is established according to the latest information available, the possibility of unknown factors affecting this itinerary is possible including situations beyond our control which may change the route, timings etc.

Personalised tour available, contact us...

The trip

LEVEL ***

Elevation: +/- 900m approximately per day.
Walking time: 5 to 7 hours per day.
Type of trek: this tour is not technically difficult and is open to children from 12 years.

ACCOMMODATION

6 nights in dormitory
All accommodation has hot showers.

MEALS

Breakfast and dinner are provided in each accommodation.MAPS

IGN Top 25 - 3532 OT - Massif du Beaufortain

Practical information

ACCESS TO DEPARTURE POINT

Starting of the trek at Beaufort sur Doron.

BY TRAIN
Inbound: Depart Gare de Lyon (Paris) the day before at 12:45 arrive in Chamonix at 19:50.
Night train: Depart Gare de Lyon (Paris) at 23:06 arrive in Montroc-le-Planet at 10:18.
There are regular buses throughout the whole of the Chamonix valley - with an hourly bus service between Les Houches and Montroc-le-Planet.
www.chamonix.com/pdf/chambus.pdf 
Return night train: Depart Les Houches at 18:32 arrive in (Paris) Gare de Lyon at 06:18.
Times given are indicative and should be verified at a train station or at
www.voyages-sncf.com

BY CAR
Take the A40 motorway to Chamonix, follow the main road towards Argentiere and Switzerland to the village of Montroc (1km after Argentiere).
There is ample parking at the meeting point in 
Montroc-le-Planet or in the village of Le Tour 1km away.
If you wish to leave your car in a covered garage, contact:

Chamonix Auto Park: 04 50 53 65 71 (40 to 50€ per week).
The easiest option for your return, is to leave your car at the end point of the tour in the village of Les Houches and take the bus or train to the meeting point at the train station of 
Montroc-le-Planet.

End point Saturday at 16:00 at the bottom of the Bellevue cablecar in Les Houches.

RETURN TO DEPARTURE POINT

At the end of the tour the return to the departure point at Montroc-le-Planet is easy via bus.
If you book a night in a hotel in the Chamonix valley, the hotel will give you a card for free public transport within the valley.

ACCOMMODATION BEFORE AND AFTER

Les Houches - Hôtel St Antoine: +33 (0)4 50 54 40 10
Le Tour - Chalet Alpin: +33 (0)4 50 54 04 16
Chamonix Tourist Office: +33 (0)4 50 53 00 24
www.chamonix.com

INSURANCE

In accordance with regulations, we are covered by Professional Liability Insurance. In no case can we be responsible for your own Personal Liability. If you chose to take out repatriation insurance with EUROP ASSISTANCE whom we propose, Altitude Mont Blanc will only serve as an intermediary between the client and the insurer. We cannot influence either party. We adhere to strict conditions of sale. You are responsible for compliance with the reporting procedures of any incident.

Before making any decision, contact EUROP ASSISTANCE.

CONTACT US

If you are late please contact the agency as soon as possible.

+33 (0)4 50 79 09 16 or +33 (0)6 42 49 76 07

Equipment & baggage

EQUIPMENT LIST

Clothing
- Walking trousers
- Shorts (Bikini/swimsuit, just in case!)
- Breathable or merino wool t-shirts

- Breathable or merino wool leggings
- Fleece or jumper
- Wind stopper or Goretex jacket
- Waterproof poncho + gaiters or Goretex trousers + waterproof rucksack cover
- Pair of gloves and a warm hat
- Sun hat or baseball cap
- Walking socks (1 pair per day)
- Sturdy walking boots with a good sole, already broken in
- 1 change of clothes for the evening
- A pair of comfortable shoes for the evening

Other Equipment
- Toilet bag
- Quick drying towel
- Sunglasses and sun cream
- Water bottle or Camelback (1.5 litre minimum)
- Knife, fork and spoon
- Plastic lunch box/plate for your picnic lunches
- Plastic cup for coffee
- Small First Aid kit (antihistamine, ibuprofen, Compeed type blister pads...)
- Survival blanket
- Head torch or hand torch
- Sleeping bag liner sheet and pillowcase (blankets provided at accommodation)
- Two adjustable walking poles (highly recommended)
- Identity card or passport

BACKPACK

Bring a comfortable backpack of 30 to 40 litres for your personal belongings for the day (warm clothes, waterproofs, water, plate and cutlery for your picnic, sunscreen and your identity papers) and please keep a little room to carry a picnic and snacks.

BAGGAGE TRANSPORT

Your baggage will be transported daily between accommodation by our logistics vehicle. You are allowed 1 soft, sports type bag with all your possessions inside, no heavier than 10kg (for your own ease and comfort carrying your bag up stairs and in the dormitories, we do not advise rigid suitcases, heavy or large baggage).

If you wish to prolong your holiday, we can safely hold another bag for you which you may leave with us at the departure point and it will be deposited at the end point with your other baggage.

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