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Champex to Trient via Alp Bovine

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This is the easier of the two options from Champex to Trient with a moderate climb to Alp Bovine via Col de la Forclaz and onto Trient. If you prefer a tougher option via the Fenêtre d'Arpette please see seperate route 'Champex to Trient via Fenêtre d'Arpette'.

moderate
17.5 km
5:42 h
768 m
946 m

The official route goes via Alp Bovine, a splendid walk through pine and larch forests interspersed with alpine meadows and wonderful views down the Rhône Valley, before continuing onto Trient. 

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Author
Sarah Smith
Updated: July 25, 2018

Difficulty
moderate
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
2049 m
Lowest point
1280 m

Safety information

Weather conditions can change quickly in the mountains - always be prepared and carry appropriate clothing; warm as well as waterproof layers, hat and gloves etc. Please see your information pack for a detailed packing list.

Tips, hints and links

This tour is available in the following itineraries:

WFSTMBHC, WFSTMBC2, WFSTMBR2, WFSTMBC1, WFSTMBCC, WFSTMBR1, WFSTMBH1, WFSTMBCH

Start

Champex (1467 m)
Coordinates:
Geographic
46.029668, 7.117123
UTM
32T 354283 5099067

Destination

Trient

Turn-by-turn directions

These maps and routes are designed to be used in conjunction with the TMB guidebook and IGN maps. 

TMB Route: Champex – Alp Bovine - Trient

Distance: 18 km

Duration: 5-5.5 hrs

Ascent / Descent: 745 m / 929 m

Map: IGN 3630 OT CHAMONIX

Guidebook: Page 93: STAGE 8: Champex – Alp Bovine – Col de La Forclaz and walk down into Trient

Transport: None

Arrival by train, car, foot or bike


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Reviews

4.0
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Kiki Sayre
August 27, 2018 · Community
Raining on our 8/22 descent from Col de la Forclaz to Trient. While the Kev Reynolds book makes much of staying on trail to Trient and not dropping into Le Peuty, we would have been better off going to Le Peuty, then walking the road. Our trail was rerouted due to a small landslide and put us on a very steep grassy meadow that was very slippery and had me on my derrière in the mud!
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Trient
Photo: Kiki Sayre, Community
Kate Frewin
July 23, 2018 · Community
Beautiful walk and not as challenging as the walk to Les Champex. There are no atms in Trient and nothing opens before 3 so bring your Francs (and something to eat if you plan to get in early)
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Reviews
Difficulty
moderate
Distance
17.5 km
Duration
5:42 h
Ascent
768 m
Descent
946 m

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Highest point
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Lowest point
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