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Chalet du Cerro

A great hike suitable for families with children of walking age

A shaded classic trail suitable for families with children of walking age.

Starting from the car park at the Mont Blanc tunnel this short walk goes through the forest to a small chalet offering drinks and refreshments. Suitable for the whole family this hike is a great choice for a spare few hours during your day.

What to bring

 IGN3630 map is recommended

Where to lunch

This walk stops at the Chalet le Cerro which serves light refreshments throughout the summer months.

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Directions

This wide path leads up into the forest, crossing the Crosette torrent via a footbridge, shortly before arriving at the Chalet. From there, continue on past the chalet for another 10 minutes to the view point over the glacier.

If you sit quietly here you can actually hear the ice creaking and moving and if you're very lucky, you may even witness one of the ice walls (seracs) falling.

You can return by same route or descend down to Les Songenas via the path signposted from the chalet. It is also possible to start this route from the Grepon car park, under the Aiguille du Midi (add 45 minutes each way).

Also see: Maps of Chamonix, France


Location: Chamonix - Les Bossons


Style

Level: Beginner | Family Friendly


Stats

Typical Duration: 2 hours

Highest Point

1358m



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