August 05, 2019 · Community
Now I understand why they recommend doing the shorter hike on day 1. This day 2 is quite long. Once the trail begins, about a half hour from Contamines, you have an uphill to Col du Bonhomme that lasts for about 4.25 hours, some of it steep. The day we did it was quite warm and I felt the effect of the sun until I covered up with a hoody. After crossing the peak you still have a long downhill. We began this day about 8:30 and rolled into Les Chapieux about 5:30, probably our longest day on the TMB. But it was spectacular.