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 : 52 persons
We are open 7 days a week from June 2019 until 22nd September 2019
From October until end of May, open upon request.

Click on the green boxes below to reserve this refuge :

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Route du Vallon 9
1938 CHAMPEX-LAC (Swiss)
Tel. (During the season): 0041 (0)27 783 14 23
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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 59 people in summer and 52 in winter. Our gite has 2 double bed rooms, 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.
Prices 2019

Per night / price in Swiss Francs /person
Bivouac (your tent) = 12 CHF (49 CHF with half board)
Pagoda (tent with military bed and covers) = 22 CHF (59 CHF with half board)
Large dormitory (18 beds) = 32 CHF (69 CHF with half board)
Small dormitory (6 beds) = 42 CHF (79 CHF with half board)
Double bed room, shower and toilet outside of room = 47 CHF /person (84 CHF /person with half board)
Double room, shower and toilet inside of room = 52 CHF /person (89 CHF/person with half board)

Breakfast = 12 CHF
Dinner = 25 CHF
Picnic = 13 CHF
Towel = 5 CHF

At Bon Abri, you can pay in cash (CHF) or in € or by credit card (extra charge).
Please let us know of any cancellations or changes in advance.
Please inform us for any dietary requirements in advance: gluten free, vegetarian etc.
Cancellation Policy:
If this contract is breached by the client, the host retains the deposit unless there is a serious reason for breach of contract. The following are considered as serious reason: accident, illness, death.
The deposit will be reimbursed only under these circumstances.
Quiet place, perfect for relaxation and recovery.
Petanque area, table tennis...

Caretaker :

Owner: Andras KALMAN

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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