This delightful, and easy going walk, has you following the valley floor through typically Swiss farmland and pasture scenery.
Walking through the Val Ferret with its patchwork of peaceful forests and green pastures is balm for the body and soul on this easiest stage of the TMB. On the way to Champex you will be walking on some of the quietest trails in the Mont Blanc Massif. The village of Les Arlaches, made up of traditional wooden Swiss Chalets, seems to have leapt from a postcard and is a highlight of the day. Your overnight stop is the lakeside town of Champex.
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 on the following itinerary:
La Fouly (1599 m)
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These maps and routes are designed to be used in conjunction with the TMB guidebook and IGN maps.
TMB Route: La Fouly – Champex Lac
Distance: 15 km
Duration: 4 -4.5 hrs
Ascent / Descent: 420 m / 565 m
Map: IGN 3630 OT CHAMONIX
Guidebook: Page 88: STAGE 7: La Fouly - Champex
Transport: You can catch the Swiss Post Bus via Orsières if you don’t wish to walk. Timetables available at the bus stop in La Fouly or on-line below.