These maps and routes are designed to be used in conjunction with the TMB guidebook and IGN maps.
Tough Variant: La Ville des Glaciers - Col de la Seigne - val Vény – Refugio Elisabetta – ColChécrouit – Courmayeur
Distance :24 km
Duration: 8 - 9 hrs
Ascent / Descent :1160m / 1820 m
Map: IGN 3531 ET ST-GERVAIS
Guidebook: Page 58: STAGE 3: Les Chapieux – Col de la Seigne – Rifugio Elisabetta(starting from la Ville des Glaciers on page 61)Page 64: STAGE 4: Rifugio Elisabetta – Courmayeur
1. The above distances are from La Ville des Glaciers. If you decide to walk from Les Chapieux instead of taking the shuttle bus add an extra 5km and 1 hour.
2. This is a very tough day and only the strongest walkers should consider this option via Col Chécrouit.
3. It may be possible to use the chair & cable car (season dependent) to descend from Col Checroit to Courmayeur, which reduces the final descent by 900m.
Shuttle bus from Les Chapieux to Les Mottets: The shuttle from Les Chapieux to Mottets operates from approx. beginning of July to the end of August. Specific timetables are not available until the start of the Summer season. For more information, please visit the following website closer to the time of departure: https://en.lesarcs.com/getting-around.html
June/September: When the shuttle is not operating, you should plan on walking. Alternatively, Taxi Besson are now offering a shuttle service between Les Chapieux and Les Mottets, by reservation. Call them the night before or ask your accommodation to do this. Places are limited and payment is directly to the driver: Taxi Besson: http://www.taxi-montblanc.com/ Tel : +0033450936207
Cable Car / Chairlift from Col Chécrouit to Courmayeur: You can avoid the long steep descent from Col Chécrouit to Courmayeur by taking the chairlift and cable car.
The timetables for the lifts will be available at the start of the summer season and can be found here: http://www.lovevda.it/fr/base-de-donnees/5/remontees-mecaniques/courmayeur/telecabine-dolonne-plan-checrouit-et-telesiege-plan-checrouit-maison-vieille/4343
A one-way ticket costs approximately €10 for the cable car and €5 for the chairlift.