Climb to Col de Balme and skirt around the Vallee de l'Arve, leaving Switzerland before returning to France.
From Trient, climb to reach the French border at Col de Balme (2191 m). From the col the entire Mont Blanc Massif stretches ahead; the Chamonix Valley, the summit of Mont Blanc, the Aiguilles, the Mer de Glace and the Argentière glaciers! The route then continues via the Col des Posettes and Aiguillette des Posettes, with wonderful views throughout, then descend into the Chamonix Valley at Tré le Champ. It's also possible to skip the descent by taking the Gondola down to Le Tour and bus to Argentière or Chamonix, please see seperate entry- ''Trient to Tré-le-Champ via Le Tour'.
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: WFSTMBHC, WFSTMBC2, WFSTMBR2, WFSTMBC1, WFSTMBCC, WFSTMBR1, WFSTMBCH, WFSTMBH1