The Tour du Mont Blanc is a unique trek of more than 170 km 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 2024 until 21h September 2024.

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

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 2024

Half-Board in dormitory of 16 places = 65 € (Dinner, overnight, breakfast, token for shower)
Half-Board in dormitory of 12 places = 65 €
Half-Board in room with linen = 95 €
Half-Board in room = 80 €
Tourists tax = ? €
Picnic = 12 €
Check-in starts at 16.00 and check-out at 8.00
We also remind you that you must have your own bedroll or sleeping bag, slippers, towel and bathroom kit.

Caretaker :

Lorenzino COSSON

Other refuges :

Traditional direction of the TMB

Hôtel Lavachey (3h15mn)
Hotel Chalet Val Ferret (3h45mn)
Gîte Alpage de La Peule (6h55mn)
Hotel du Col de Fenêtre (8h00mn)
Gîte La Léchère (8h20mn)
Maya-Joie (8h35mn)
Chalet 'Le Dolent' (8h35mn)
Gîte de La Fouly (8h40mn)
Hôtel Edelweiss (8h40mn)
Auberge des Glaciers (8h40mn)
Chalet La Grange (12h50mn)
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)
Refuge des Mottets (8h55mn)
Les Chambres du Soleil (10h15mn)
Auberge-Refuge de la Nova (10h15mn)
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