Walk from Refuge Maison Vieille to the renowned Rifugio Walter Bonatti, named so after the famous Italian mountaineer. Today's walk is punctuated with the vibrant town of Courmayeur, which you may find a bit of an assault on the senses after spending the previous evening in the mountains. However it is an ideal place to stock up, or grab some much-deserved gelato before continuing toward Rifugio Bonatti.
Your day begins with a steep descent to the Italian village of Courmayeur by a pretty forest path or cable car. In good weather the walk to Refugio Bonatti is guaranteed to be one of the most memorable of your Tour du Mont Blanc. Once in Courmayeur you make your way up to the Refuge Bertone before taking the main route contours around the flank of de la Saxe on an undulating path giving you plenty of time to take in the dramatic icy panorama of the Mont Blanc Massif and Grand Jorasses across the valley.
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.
This tour is available on the following itinerary: