These maps and routes are designed to be used in conjunction with the TMB guidebook and IGN maps.
TMB Route: Courmayeur to Refugio Bonatti
Distance: 12 km
Duration: 4.5 hrs
Ascent / Descent: 860 m / 690 m
Map: IGN 3531 ET ST-GERVAIS & IGN 3630 OT CHAMONIX
Guidebook: Page 64: STAGE 4: Rifugio Elisabetta – Courmayeur (starting from page 69 col Chécroui) Page 73: STAGE 5: Courmayeur – Rifugio Bonatti
Notes: The above distances are for the main TMB route.
1. There are two variants available, both of which are more challenging and described in the guidebook.
2. There is no baggage transfer to Rifugio Bonatti so please carry your overnight things and you will be reunited with your overnight bag the following night.
Transport: If you want a shorter day today you can catch the bus from Courmayeur to Bivio Refugio Bonatti in the Val Ferret and walk up to Rifugio Bonatti. It is a 400m climb from the road. Savda bus: Linea Courmayeur to Val Ferret, Operating daily from Courmayeur to Val Ferret via Bivio Rifugio Bonatti from early July until early September.
Out with the dates above, the dial-a-bus service ‘Allo Bus’ - Please note that this is an “on call” bus and you will need to call this local number to make a reservation: +39 (0) 165 1854653
For more info please have a look here: http://www.savda.it/it/55/alla-bus-courmayeur/
The approx. price for a taxi from Courmayeur to Arnuva in the Val Ferret for 2-4 people is €50.