If you have stayed in Les Chapieux you can either walk 5 km up the road or catch the local shuttle to La Ville des Glaciers, which will skip the approximately 1 hour long uphill hike on the road.
These maps and routes are designed to be used in conjunction with the TMB guidebook and IGN maps.
Recommended Route: La Ville des Glaciers - Col de la Seigne - val Vény – Refugio Elisabetta –Visaille – bus to Courmayeur
Distance: 15 km
Duration: 5 – 5.5 hours
Ascent / Descent: 800 m / 790 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) Bus from Visaille to Courmayeur.
Notes: 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.
Transport: Shuttle bus from Les Chapieux to Les MottetsIf you are staying at Refuge des Mottets and prefer not to go over the Col des Fours then you should take the shuttle from les Chapieux to Mottets. The shuttle from Les Chapieux to Mottets operates from approx. beginning of July to end of August. Unfortunately, at the time of writing, specific timetables are not available.
For more information on times and cost please visit the following website:http://en.lesarcs.com/move.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