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Rifugio Bonatti to La Fouly via Grand Col Ferret

· 4 reviews · Hiking trail · Mont Blanc and La Thuile
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Emjoy a spectacular walk as you leaving Italy and cross into Switzerland via the Grand Col Ferret.

difficult
18.2 km
6:31 h
897 m
1323 m

The day begins with a glorious contouring walk from Refugio Bonatti before descending into Val Ferret, where the climb of Grand col Ferret begins. The top of the col brings up Switzerland. Descending through picture book scenes of chalets, grazing cattle and fabulous alpine views you soon reach La Fouly, an idyllic alpine village of wooden chalets overflowing with flowers. 

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Author
Sarah Smith
Updated: 2018-07-25

Difficulty
difficult
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Stamina
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Landscape
Altitude
2537 m
1599 m

Safety information

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 itineraries: WFSTMBR2, WFSTMBR1, WFSTMBC1, WFSTMBC2

 

 

Start

Rifugio Bonatti (2027 m)
Coordinates:
Geographic
45.846739, 7.033240
UTM
32T 347290 5078900

Destination

La Fouly

Turn-by-turn directions

These maps and routes are designed to be used in conjunction with the TMB guidebook and IGN maps. 

TMB Route: Rifugio Bonatti – Gran Col Ferret – La Fouly

Distance: 20 km

Duration: 6 – 6.5 hrs

Ascent / Descent: 895 m / 1410 m

Map: IGN 3630 OT CHAMONIX

Guidebook: Page 80: STAGE 6: Rifugio Bonatti – Grand Col Ferret – La Fouly

Notes: The way marking on the ground now seems to take a higher route to Ferret as opposed to that marked on the map. All routes do eventually reach La Fouly.

Transport: None

Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

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Comments and ratings (5)

Kiki Sayre
2018-08-21
High route from Bonati
High route from Bonati
Photo: Kiki Sayre, Community

Kiki Sayre
2018-08-21
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William Leach
2018-08-19
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Looking back towards Col de Seigne
Looking back towards Col de Seigne
Photo: William Leach, Community

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Difficulty
difficult
Distance
18.2 km
Duration
6:31 h
Ascent
897 m
Descent
1323 m

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