These maps and routes are designed to be used in conjunction with the TMB guidebook and IGN maps.
Extended Route: La Ville des Glaciers - Col de la Seigne - val Vény – Refugio Elisabetta – Visaille – walk to Courmayeur
Distance: 28km (remove 5km and 150m ascent if starting at Refuge des Mottets, if staying in Les Chapieux we recommend taking the shuttle bus to Mottets)
Duration: 7-8 hrs
Ascent / Descent: 1000m/1300 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 (as far as page 67 – TMB bad weather option: Val Veni to Courmayeur)
Shuttle bus from Les Chapieux to Les Mottets: If you are staying at Les Chapieux then you should take the shuttle from les Chapieux to Mottets which will reduce the overall distance by about 5km.
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/move-around/bourg-saint-maurice.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