The Tour du Mont Blanc is a unique trek of approximately 200km around Mont Blanc that can be completed in between 7 and 10 days passing through Italy, Switzerland and France.

Hikers, climbers and mountaineers will greatly appreciate stop overs offered by refuges and gites along the Tour du Mont Blanc.

Rifugio G. Bertone ( 2000 m )

Capacity : 60 persons
Open 13 Juin end 27 Septembrepen on weekends during winter and spring provided a reservation has been made by telephone
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Lorenzino Cosson
Monte della Saxe
11013 Courmayeur
Tel. (During the off season): +39 0165.89336
Tel. (During the season): +39 0165.844612
Tel. (Mobile): +39 348.0056203
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Giorgio Bertone Refuge can be found 2000 metres above sea level in the Val d'Aoste located in the Pennine Alps in the town of Courmayeur. Situated in the North Eastern section of the residential area in front of Mont Blanc, it can be found on the Alta Via 1 public footpath in the Val d'Aoste.The refuge was built in 1982 in memory of the climber Giorgio Bertone who died in a plane crash on Mont Blanc du Tacul in 1977.It is possible to get to the refuge by taking a scenic trip from Plampincieux at the start of Val Ferret.We recommend stopping at the viewing station where there is an unrivalled viewOtherwise, you can get to the refuge from Courmayeur via the Val Sapin.


Half Board, Picnic, Lunchtime meal, Evening meal, Breakfast, Free tap water, Hot water for Thermos

Services offered

Paid for hot showers, Wifi (free), Public telephone, Extra sheets, Weather information, Electricity (220v)

Languages spoken

French, English, Italian

Payment methods

Bank Card, Cash
1) Via le Val Ferret, set out from the bridge just before Plampincieux where there is a sign showing the route towards Refuge Bertone trail no 31: a two hour journey. An evocative and scenic route along Le Grand Balcon footpath offering unparalleled views of Mont Blanc the whole way. Ideal for families with children and for taking fantastic photos!2) Via le Val Sapin, set out from the Villair Superiore area of Courmayeur via trail no 42: a 1 and a half hour journey along a slightly steeper trail for more experienced hikers.
Special rates for guides and groups of 10 or more
Half Board in a dormitory €43 (dinner, breakfast and accommodation)Half Board in a room €55 Accommodation in a dormitory €20 tourists tax €0,20
Sleeping bag compulsory

Other refuges :

Traditional direction of the TMB

Rifugio Bonatti (2h30mn)
Hotel Lavachey (3h15mn)
Hotel Chalet Val Ferret (3h45mn)
Refuge Elena ( 4h45mn )
Gîte Alpage de La Peule (6h55mn)
Hotel du Col de Fenetre (8h00mn)
Gîte La Léchère ( 8h20mn )
Chalet 'Le Dolent' (8h35mn)
Hôtel Edelweiss (8h40mn)
Auberge des Glaciers (8h40mn)
Au Club-Alpin ( 12h30mn )
Pension en Plein Air (12h35mn)
Auberge Gîte Bon Abri (12h50mn)
Relais d'Arpette (13h20mn)

Clockwise direction of the TMB

Hotel Funivia (2h00mn)
Gite le Randonneur du Mont Blanc (3h25mn)
Rifugio Maison Vieille (3h35mn)
Rifugio Monte Bianco Cai Uget (4h25mn)
Rifugio Elisabetta ( 6h30mn )
Refuge des Mottets (8h55mn)
Auberge-refuge de la Nova (10h15mn)
Refuge Robert Blanc (11h25mn)
Refuge de la Croix du Bonhomme (13h15mn)
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