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Le Buet

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7

Our Rating

Good

Le Buet is a small hamlet located at the end of the Berard Valley, south-west from Vallorcine. The hamlet is small but sees a lot of tourists mainly due to it being the starting point for many fantastic trails into the Berard Valley including the nearby Cascade de Berard, Buvette de Berard and the Grotte a Farinet. Another main attraction is the Mont Buet summit after which the hamlet is named. Mont Buet being the highest peak in the region outside those found in the Mont Blanc Massif. There are also excellent trails in the direction of Loriaz and from there onwards to Lac Emosson


Le Buet is a tiny hamlet without any shops or bakeries but it does have a number of hotels and restaurants. Right on the main road you will find the Buet du Hotel and in the direction of Col des Montets is the Chalet Skiroc. The Moon-tine restaurants is popular both in winter and summer. 


Le Buet has it's own train station along the Saint-Gervais to Vallorcine line which runs along the full length of the Chamonix Valley. There is also the bus line to Vallorcine that has a stop at Le Buet. There is a large car park right in front of the train station and the first trail marker and information signs for the Berard Valley are right across the main road from the carpark.

Nearest town to this point of interest

Nearest Town

Vallorcine

Altitude of this point of interest

Altitude

1344m

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Linked Trails & Points of Interest

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Cascade de Berard Small Loop

9

Our Rating

Exceptional

Loop Trail:

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A small but beautiful little loop walk near Le Buet featuring the Berard waterfall and snack bar, the Farinet cave and trails lined with wooden sculptures

Trail Length

Length

3.33km

When is the best time to go on this trail

When to Go

End Apr - Mid Oct

How long does it take to hike this trail

Hiking Time

50 - 80 Mins

Elevation gain and loss for this trail

Elevation +

+116m / -116m

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

Kids

4+ Years old

How long does it take to run this trail

Running Time

25 - 40 Mins

The technical difficulty level of this trail

Technical Difficulty

Easy (2/5)

Are dogs allowed on this trail

Dogs

Dogs Allowed

Nearest Town to this Trail

Nearest Town

Chamonix

Le Buet to Servoz via Pormenaz

9

Our Rating

Exceptional

Point to Point Trail:

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An amazing route that takes you deep into the nature reserve of Passy and the Vallon de Berard. There are no towns or paved roads in these valleys so its a pure natural experience.

Trail Length

Length

25.66km

When is the best time to go on this trail

When to Go

End Jun - Start Oct

How long does it take to hike this trail

Hiking Time

7.0 - 11.0 Hours

Elevation gain and loss for this trail

Elevation +

+1489m / -2067m

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

4.0 - 6.0 Hours

The technical difficulty level of this trail

Technical Difficulty

Moderate (3/5)

Are dogs allowed on this trail

Dogs

No Dogs

Nearest Town to this Trail

Nearest Town

Chamonix

Loriaz to Mont Buet via Cheval Blanc

10

Our Rating

The Best

Loop Trail:

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A challenging route that takes you to the summit of Mont Buet at 3096m passing by the Refuge de Loriaz, the Col de la Terrasse and the Cheval Blanc

Trail Length

Length

23.31km

When is the best time to go on this trail

When to Go

Mid Jul - End Sep

How long does it take to hike this trail

Hiking Time

8.0 - 13.7 Hours

Elevation gain and loss for this trail

Elevation +

+2048m / -2048m

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

5.0 - 8.0 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

Mont Buet via Tre les Eaux Loop

10

Our Rating

The Best

Loop Trail:

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A long and challenging route taking you through the gorgeous Tre-les-Eaux valley to the Cheval Blanc and summit of Mont Buet before looping back via the Refuge Berard.

Trail Length

Length

22.3km

When is the best time to go on this trail

When to Go

Mid Jul - End Sep

How long does it take to hike this trail

Hiking Time

8.0 - 13.0 Hours

Elevation gain and loss for this trail

Elevation +

+2103m / -2103m

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

5.0 - 8.0 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

Cascade du Berard

9

Nearest Town

Exceptional

Waterfall

Beautiful waterfall with little snack bar at the start of the Berard Valley.

Nearest town to this point of interest

Nearest Town

Vallorcine

The altitude of this point of interest

Altitude

1429m

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Grotte a Farinet

8

Nearest Town

Very Good

Rock Cave

Nice little cave near the Cascade and Buvette de Berard

Nearest town to this point of interest

Nearest Town

Vallorcine

The altitude of this point of interest

Altitude

1454m

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Col des Montets

7

Nearest Town

Good

Mountain Pass

Big mountain pass between Argentiere and Vallorcine with information center

Nearest town to this point of interest

Nearest Town

Argentiere

The altitude of this point of interest

Altitude

1461m

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Cross at La Poya

7

Nearest Town

Good

Cross

Big Wooden across at the hamlet of La Poya near Vallorcine

Nearest town to this point of interest

Nearest Town

Vallorcine

The altitude of this point of interest

Altitude

1383m

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Buvette de Berard

9

Nearest Town

Exceptional

Snack Bar

Great snack bar perched above the Cascade de Berard waterfall

Nearest town to this point of interest

Nearest Town

Vallorcine

The altitude of this point of interest

Altitude

1429m

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Vallorcine

7

Nearest Town

Good

Town

Quieter and more rural town at the nort-eastern end of the Chamonix Valley

Nearest town to this point of interest

Nearest Town

Vallorcine

The altitude of this point of interest

Altitude

1263m

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Refuge de Loriaz

8

Nearest Town

Very Good

Refuge

Beautifully situation Refuge in the Montagne de Loriaz above Vallorcine

Nearest town to this point of interest

Nearest Town

Vallorcine

The altitude of this point of interest

Altitude

2020m

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Longitude:

6.9202

Latitude:

46.0193

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