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.

Auberge Gîte Bon Abri ( 1444 m )

Capacity : 57 persons
We are open from June until September 7 days a week, from October until end of May open upon request.
Click on the green boxes below to reserve this refuge :
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Andras Kalman
Route du Vallon 9
1938 Champex-Lac
Tel. (During the season): 0041277831423
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An idyllic gite in an unspoilt area, the Vallon de Champex provides everything you could possibly need to get you back into shape.
Located on the Tour du Mont Blanc, our gite can accommodate up to 57 people in summer and 50 in winter. Our gite has one double bed room, 5 rooms with 6 beds and a large dormitory with 18 beds. Our beds have fitted sheets, Nordic duvets and pillows. The bathrooms are spacious and modern (unlimited hot water).
Our healthy cuisine prioritises regional and seasonal products. A spacious communal area has room for 50 people for eating meals and enjoying entertainment.


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

Services offered

Kitchen area, Free hot showers, Wifi (free), Electricity (220v)


Private Parking, Bar, Terrace, Bike and mountain bike storage area

Languages spoken

French, English, German

Payment methods

Bank Card, Cash

Services located close by

Bus, Post Office, Cash machine, bank, Tourist Office
We are located in the Vallon de Champex, 1.2 km from Champex - Lac, on walking and hiking routes (Val d'Arpette, Bovine, Ferret).
In Winter, the cross country skiing trail passes by our windows and the Breya ski lift is just 600 metres away. The chalet is accessible on skis.
The Bon Abri is accessible all year round in well equipped private vehicles!!
Please contact us by email if you are part of a group or tourist association:
We will let you know our group rates.
Per night: price in Swiss Francs/person
Bivouac (your tent): 9.-
Pagoda (tent with air bed): 15.-
Large dormitory (18 beds): 30.-
Small dormitory (6 beds) 39.-
Double bed room: 45.-/for one person
Quiet place, perfect for relaxation and recovery.
Play area for children.
Petanque area, table tennis, slackline.

Caretaker :

Andras Kalman

More informations

Other refuges :

Traditional direction of the TMB

Relais d'Arpette (1h00mn)
Hotel du Col de la Forclaz (4h10mn)
Refuge du Peuty (4h40mn)
Hôtel La Grande Ourse (4h45mn)
Auberge Mont-Blanc (4h45mn)
Gîte d'Alpage Les Ecuries de Charamillon (7h45mn)
Chalet Alpin du Tour ( 8h30mn )
Gîte Le Moulin (8h55mn)
Auberge la Boërne (9h05mn)
Gîte Mermoud (9h20mn)

Clockwise direction of the TMB

Pension en Plein Air (15mn)
Hôtel Edelweiss (4h10mn)
Auberge des Glaciers (4h10mn)
Refuge Mayajoie (4h15mn)
Chalet 'Le Dolent' (4h15mn)
Gîte La Léchère (4h40mn)
Hotel du Col de Fenetre (4h55mn)
Gîte Alpage de La Peule (6h25mn)
Refuge Elena ( 8h45mn )
Hotel Chalet Val Ferret (9h35mn)
Rifugio Bonatti ( 10h55mn )
Hotel Lavachey (12h15mn)
Rifugio G. Bertone (13h25mn)
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