A relatively short day gives you plenty of time to enjoy the walking and especially the views from the Col de la Seigne, arguably one of the most beautiful and scenic mountain passes on the entire Mont Blanc. It also marks the border between France and Italy so, Benvenuti in Italia!
If you have stayed in Les Chapieux you can either walk the 5km up the road or catch the local shuttle to La Ville des Glaciers, which saves a 1-hour 5km uphill hike on the road. The Col de la Seigne (2516m) and lies a steep 750m above the Refuge des Mottets and is where you leave France for Italy. Just wait until you see the view! Stupendous! The trail descends through high alpine meadows to Rifugio Elisabetta in the Val Veni.
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 itineraries: