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Le Tour

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7

Our Rating

Good

Le Tour is located at the north-eastern end of the Chamonix Valley past Argentiere near the border with Switzerland. Being at the end of the valley, it finds itself surrounded by mountains on all sides. There are many trails heading in all directions from Le Tour. On the eastern edge lies the Montagne de Posettes with its highest point being the crest summit of the Aiguillette des Posettes. On the north-eastern side lies the ski domain of Le Tour with its highest point being the Tete de Balme summit at 2321m right on the edge with Switerland. On the western side lies the Montagne de Peclerey with the hamlet of Le Planet located at a plateau below it.  The Petit Balcon Nord starts at Le Tour and enables you to visit all the hamlets and towns all the way down to Chamonix using a low altitude but very scenic and easy nature trail.


Le Tour is one of the main ski areas of the Chamonix Valley and in the summer the ski lifts are open for hikers, runners and mountain bikers. For mountain bikers there are marked trails of varying difficulties and the lifts enable you to bring your bike up. For hikers and runners the lifts enable easier access to higher altitude routes such as the trail taking you to the Refuge Albert Premier next to the Glacier du Tour. The glacier can be seen from the valley floor and the hamlet of Le Tour but the best views are definitely from the trail to the refuge and the refuge itself.


Le Tour has a Catholic Church and a beautiful little Chapel located very close to each other in the heart of the hamlet. Le Tour has a couple of restaurants located around the bottom of the lift station. There are no bakeries or super markets at Le Tour with Argentiere being the nearest town for those type of facilities. The nearest train station is Montroc-le-Planet from where you can either walk up to Le Tour or take the bus. Le Tour has a bus stop near the lift station. There is lot of parking around the lift station too in case you want to visit by car.

Nearest town to this point of interest

Nearest Town

Le Tour

Altitude of this point of interest

Altitude

1468m

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Le Tour and Montroc Short Loop

8

Our Rating

Very Good

Loop Trail:

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A fantastic family-friendly loop between the hamlets of Le Tour and Montroc with a nice variety of forest, views and charming hamlets

Trail Length

Length

4.56km

When is the best time to go on this trail

When to Go

End Apr - End Oct

How long does it take to hike this trail

Hiking Time

1.5 - 2.0 Hours

Elevation gain and loss for this trail

Elevation +

+226m / -226m

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

45 - 75 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 Tour to Chamonix PBN

7

Our Rating

Good

Trail:

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Low altitude, easy and family friendly trail that takes you from Le Tour, to Argentiere to Le Lavancher and ends up in Chamonix using the Petit Balcon Nord (PBN)

Trail Length

Length

12.53km

When is the best time to go on this trail

When to Go

Mid Apr - End Oct

How long does it take to hike this trail

Hiking Time

2.5 - 4.0 Hours

Elevation gain and loss for this trail

Elevation +

+226m / -683m

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

1.5 - 2.5 Hours

The technical difficulty level of this trail

Technical Difficulty

Very Easy (1/5)

Are dogs allowed on this trail

Dogs

Dogs Allowed

Nearest Town to this Trail

Nearest Town

Chamonix

Le Tour to Refuge Albert 1er

9

Our Rating

Exceptional

Trail:

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This route takes you from the village of Le Tour to the high altitude refuge Albert 1er, right next to the Glacier du Tour

Trail Length

Length

9.31km

When is the best time to go on this trail

When to Go

Start Jul - End Sep

How long does it take to hike this trail

Hiking Time

3.0 - 5.0 Hours

Elevation gain and loss for this trail

Elevation +

+862m / -862m

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

1.5 - 2.5 Hours

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

Chapelle du Tour

6

Nearest Town

Above Average

Chapel

Small Catholic Chapel in the heart of the hamlet of Le Tour

Nearest town to this point of interest

Nearest Town

Le Tour

The altitude of this point of interest

Altitude

1468m

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Refuge Albert 1er

8

Nearest Town

Very Good

Refuge

High altitude Refuge at 2702 meters right next to the Glacier du Tour

Nearest town to this point of interest

Nearest Town

Le Tour

The altitude of this point of interest

Altitude

2702m

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Aiguillette des Posettes

9

Nearest Town

Exceptional

Mountain Ridge

Crest Summit above Le Tour on the crest towards the Tete de Balme

Nearest town to this point of interest

Nearest Town

Le Tour

The altitude of this point of interest

Altitude

2201m

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Montroc

7

Nearest Town

Good

Hamlet

Small Hamlet on the road from Argentiere to Le Tour

Nearest town to this point of interest

Nearest Town

Le Tour

The altitude of this point of interest

Altitude

1368m

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Glacier du Tour

9

Nearest Town

Exceptional

Glacier

Glacier above the town of Le Tour with the trail to the Refuge Albert 1er enabling close access

Nearest town to this point of interest

Nearest Town

Le Tour

The altitude of this point of interest

Altitude

2550m

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Jean-Marie Blanc Monument

7

Nearest Town

Good

Memorial

Memorial for Jean-Marie Blanc who died in a helicopter crash in 1977

Nearest town to this point of interest

Nearest Town

Le Tour

The altitude of this point of interest

Altitude

1712m

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Chalet de Charamillon

6

Nearest Town

Above Average

Snack Bar

Large snack with huge terrace in between the Charamillon and Autannes lifts

Nearest town to this point of interest

Nearest Town

Le Tour

The altitude of this point of interest

Altitude

1853m

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Longitude:

6.9458

Latitude:

46.0032

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