The Col de Tricot is located in between Mont Vorassay and the Aiguille de Bionnassay. The main trail that passes by the col runs from the Glacier de Bionnassay valley to the valley that is formed by the Glacier de Miage. The Chalets de Miage, which have a very nice restaurant and refuge, lies below the col and is reachable by a fairly steep and rocky path.
There is a side trail from the Col de Tricot which brings you to the Plan de Glacier refuge via the so-called "Smugglers Path". The Col de Tricot is popular as an alternative route for the Tour du Mont Blanc with people staying either at the Chalets de Miage or Chalets du Truc. It is definitely not as busy as the hotspots inside the Chamonix Valley.
Linked Trails & Points of Interest
These are the trails and points of interests linked to this Mountain Pass
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.
When to Go
Mid Jun - Mid Sep
2.5 - 4.0 Hours
+651m / -1278m
7+ Years old
2.0 - 3.0 Hours
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"
When to Go
Mid Jun - End Sep
4.0 - 6.0 Hours
+1181m / -1181m
15+ Years old
2.5 - 3.5 Hours
Very Difficult (5/5)
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