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.

News Summer 2020 / Bus - Public Transport

Summer 2020 :



The Hôtel du Col de Fenêre located in the village of Ferret in Switzerland will be closed during the summer of 2020.

The Gîte Mermoud located in the village of Vallorcine in France will be closed during the summer of 2020.

Message from the Relais d'Arpette :

Dear clients

We will know the impact of our renovation in our lodging facilities starting September 4th. This is due to security upgrades in our buildings.

Due to Covid-19 our renovation was slowed down severely.

Visitors of the Relais d‘Arpette might not be lodged according to their booked category.

Especially 4 bed- and double- rooms bookings will be affected.

We will do everything possible to follow the booking.

The security upgrade also forces us to wait to open bookings for 2021 until November when the renovation will be finished.

Only then will we know the exact number of rooms for 2021.

Many thanks for your kind support and understanding.


Public transport :

FRANCE: Schedules - Chamonix Mont-Blanc Valley =>


FRANCE: Schedules - To reach Valley Contamines-Montjoie

FRANCE: Schedules - Contamines-Montjoie village - Internal shuttle -


FRANCE : Schedules - Vallée des Glaciers / Les Chapieux - Ville des Glaciers - Les Lanchettes =>

FRANCE / ITALY: by the Mont Blanc tunnel




from July 20th to August 30th , increased frequency but reduced capacity =>


from July 20th to August 30th , increased frequency but reduced capacity =>


SWITZERLAND: VAL FERRET and correspondence






Summer 2019 :


Lac Blanc Refuge - France - => Reopening in June 2019.


Shuttle bus Les Chapieux - La Ville des Glaciers => opening from June 29 to August 31, 2019.
Reduced schedules the first week of July and the last week of August. Price = 3.50 € / pers.
Normally it is not necessary to book these shuttles, except for a group exceeding 10 people and in this case you must contact the bus operator directly: Transde'v Martin at 0033-479-07-04-49.

Information Point Chapieux:
Opening hours for this summer 2019:
From 29/06/2019 to 06/07/2019 and from 26/08 to 31/08: From 9h30 to 12h and from 13h15 to 17h30
From 07/07 to 25/08: From 8h30 to 12h and from 13h15 to 17h30


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