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.

Auberge la Grande Ourse ( 1300 m )
TRIENT (Swiss)

Capacity : 80 persons
Open from 8 June 2024 to 23th September 2024

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Betty 30
1929 TRIENT (Swiss)
Tel. (During the off season): 0041 (0)79 591 50 91
Tel. (During the season): 0041 (0)79 591 50 91
Tel. (Mobile): 0041 (0)76 411 67 61
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La Grande Ourse is a hostel-hotel. We have rooms, dormitories and apartments.
A new Bar since 2018 where you can enjoy the view on the terrace.


Half Board, Picnic, Upon reservation, Evening meal, Breakfast, Free tap water

Services offered

People transport, Free hot showers, Wifi (free), Weather information, Electricity (220v)


Private Parking, Bar, Terrace

Languages spoken

French, English

Payment methods

Bank Card, Cash

Services located close by

Bus, Taxi
La Grande Ourse is located in Trient at 1300 metres altitude, at the foot of two glaciers and the Col de la Forclaz.
Trient is half-way between Chamonix and Martigny (17 km).
You can get there by car from the Col de la Forclaz, by train on the Châtelard Frontière railway from Chamonix taking the postal connection or on foot by a number of pathways.

La Grande Ourse
Le Betty 30
1929 Trient CH

Telephone: +41 27 722 17 54
For groups and tourist organisations, please email us:
Prices summer 2024

Sanitary in common for rooms and dormitories. With the exception of three rooms that have a private shower without toilet.

Double / Twin : 195 CHF / 2 person with Half-Board

Triple : 275 CHF with half board

Quadruple : 370 CHF with half board

Room for single use (1 pers.) : 162 CHF / with half board

Shared rooms per person with half-Board = 75 CHF

Rooms with private showers without toilets : 220 CHF with half board (187 CHF if use in single)

Children's rates
- 0 to 3 years old: Free

- Free Wifi
- Picnic = 15 CHF per person
- 3% is charged upon payment by credit card
- Tourist tax not included
Reception open from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m., please calculate your stages.
Dinner is served at 7:00 p.m. and breakfast is at 7:00 a.m.
In the hostel, you'll be able to cool down or get warm with a drink in our bar.
Our rooms and dormitories have shared bathrooms, there are therefore men's and women's changing rooms.
No animals
No sale without half board
Tourist tax not included
Massage possible 300 m from the hostel, you can make an appointment at: 00 41 77 410 56 85 (Doris)

Caretaker :

Tel. 0041 79 591 50 91

More informations

Other refuges :

Traditional direction of the TMB

Gîte d'Alpage Les Ecuries de Charamillon (3h20mn)
Gîte Le Moulin (4h35mn)
Gîte Mermoud (4h35mn)
Auberge la Boërne (4h45mn)

Clockwise direction of the TMB

Auberge Mont-Blanc (05mn)
Refuge Le Peuty (20mn)
Hôtel du Col de la Forclaz (55mn)
Auberge Gîte Bon Abri (4h20mn)
Chalet La Grange (4h20mn)
Relais d'Arpette (5h25mn)
Gîte de La Fouly (8h55mn)
Auberge des Glaciers (8h55mn)
Hôtel Edelweiss (8h55mn)
Maya-Joie (9h00mn)
Chalet 'Le Dolent' (9h00mn)
Gîte La Léchère (9h25mn)
Hotel du Col de Fenêtre (9h40mn)
Gîte Alpage de La Peule (11h10mn)
Hotel Chalet Val Ferret (14h20mn)
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