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 from 8th June 2019 until 28th September 2019
Open on weekends during winter and spring provided a reservation has been made by telephone.

Click on the green boxes below to reserve this refuge :

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Lorenzino COSSON
Monte della Saxe
11013 COURMAYEUR (Italy)
Tel. (During the off season): 0039 347 032 57 85
Tel. (During the season): 0039 0165 182 58 10
Tel. (Mobile): 0039 347 032 57 85
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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

Services offered

Baggage transport, Paid for hot showers, Extra sheets, Weather information, Electricity (220v)


Bar, Terrace

Languages spoken

French, English, Italian

Payment methods

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.
Prices summer 2019

Half-Board in dormitory of 16 places = 55 € (Dinner, overnight, breakfast, token for shower)
Half-Board in dormitory of 12 places = 55 €
Half-Board in room with linen = 82 €
Half-Board in room = 67 €
Overnight only in dormitory of 16 places = 24 €
Tourists tax = 0,50 €
Travel sleep sack ( sleeping bag liner ) compulsory

Caretaker :

Lorenzino COSSON

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)
Refuge Mayajoie (8h35mn)
Chalet 'Le Dolent' (8h35mn)
Auberge des Glaciers (8h40mn)
Hôtel Edelweiss (8h40mn)
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)
Cabane du Combal (5h20mn)
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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