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Chalets de Miage

Refuge

Contributors:

9

Our Rating

Exceptional

Beautiful refuge and restaurant in a fantastic location in the center of the Miage valley at the the foot of the Glacier de Miage. There are wide open pastures around the chalets with a number of small rivers running down from the high peaks around it. It is really very nice natural setting with good views all around.


The refuge has a capacity of 48 in its dormitory but also provides 2 private rooms and even 3 mini chalets. It serves excellent food and is open quite early in the season typically from May to the end of September. Check their website for the most information on the dates that they will be open for business and to make bookings.


Our favorite way of reaching the Chalets the Miage is by starting at Les Houches and taking the Bellevue lift and then taking the beautiful trail over the Col de Tricot down to the refuge. This is a good alternative to the usual Tour du Mont Blanc route and it our preferred alternative for Stage 1 of that multi-day tour. 


We also have a trail that starts at the Chalet de Miage and takes you up to Col de Tricot and then takes the "Smugglers Path" to the Refuge Plan de Glacier. You could also reach the Chalet de Miage from Les Contamines by taking the trail passing by the Chalets du Truc

Nearest town to this point of interest

Nearest Town

Les Contamines

Altitude of this point of interest

Altitude

1560m

Capacity for this point of interest
Accommodation Type
Phone number for this point of interest
Website for this point of interest

Capacity

Accommodation

Phone

Website

72

Rooms, Dormitories, Cabins

+33 (0)4 50 93 22 91

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Linked Trails & Points of Interest

These are the trails and points of interests linked to this refuge

Bellevue to Les Contamines via Tricot

9

Our Rating

Exceptional

Trail:

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Fantastic route with so much to offer and a great diversity of scenery and views. This trail can be done with children as long as they can handle the significant amount of downhill.

Trail Length

Length

10.99km

When is the best time to go on this trail

When to Go

Mid Jun - Mid Sep

How long does it take to hike this trail

Hiking Time

2.5 - 4.0 Hours

Elevation gain and loss for this trail

Elevation +

+651m / -1278m

How old do kids have to be to go on this trail

Kids

7+ Years old

How long does it take to run this trail

Running Time

2.0 - 3.0 Hours

The technical difficulty level of this trail

Technical Difficulty

Moderate (3/5)

Are dogs allowed on this trail

Dogs

Dogs Allowed

Nearest Town to this Trail

Nearest Town

Chamonix

Miage to Tricot and Plan de Glacier

6

Our Rating

Above Average

Loop Trail:

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A beautiful but pretty tough loop trail taking you from Refuge de Miage up to the Col the Tricot and then to the Refuge de Plan de Glacier via the "Smugglers Path"

Trail Length

Length

10.17km

When is the best time to go on this trail

When to Go

Mid Jun - End Sep

How long does it take to hike this trail

Hiking Time

4.0 - 6.0 Hours

Elevation gain and loss for this trail

Elevation +

+1181m / -1181m

How old do kids have to be to go on this trail

Kids

15+ Years old

How long does it take to run this trail

Running Time

2.5 - 3.5 Hours

The technical difficulty level of this trail

Technical Difficulty

Very Difficult (5/5)

Are dogs allowed on this trail

Dogs

No Dogs

Nearest Town to this Trail

Nearest Town

Chamonix

Glacier de Miage

7

Nearest Town

Good

Glacier

This glacier forms the Miage valley below the Dome du Miage west from Mont Blanc

Nearest town to this point of interest

Nearest Town

Les Contamines

The altitude of this point of interest

Altitude

2700m

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Chalets du Truc

8

Nearest Town

Very Good

Refuge

Beautifully situated refuge on alpine pastures between Les Contamines and Miage

Nearest town to this point of interest

Nearest Town

Les Contamines

The altitude of this point of interest

Altitude

1750m

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Refuge de Plan de Glacier

7

Nearest Town

Good

Refuge

Spectacularly located little refuge perched against a rock side near the Glacier de Miage

Nearest town to this point of interest

Nearest Town

Les Contamines

The altitude of this point of interest

Altitude

2680m

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Col de Tricot

9

Nearest Town

Exceptional

Mountain Pass

Mountain pass near the Glacier de Bionnassay and the Miage Valley

Nearest town to this point of interest

Nearest Town

Les Houches

The altitude of this point of interest

Altitude

2120m

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Longitude:

6.760161836997067

Latitude:

45.83920352568481

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