Chamonix to La Floria
Elevation + / -
298m / 298m
Out and Back
When to go
Start Apr - End Oct
75 - 100 Mins
1043m / 1350m
40 - 60 Mins
7+ Years old
1 Snack Bar
This little trails takes you from Chamonix to the Chalet de la Floria, a nice snack bar perched above Les Praz and the Chamonix golf course with nice views over the valley and the Mont Blanc Massif. The proprietor of the Chalet always do a great job each spring and summer to put beautiful flowers all over the chalet and they have a nice viewing deck where you can sit and enjoy a snack and a drink. The walk is child and dog friendly but it does require quite a bit of uphill climbing to reach the chalet. The trail we are presenting here is a simple walk up to the Chalet la Floria and then you take the same route back. There are many alternative routes you can take. You can include it as part of the Petite Balcon Sud (PBS) by taking the route up to La Floria and then descend back into the PBS. Another good option is to take the Gondola up to Flegere and then walk back to Chamonix via La Floria.
Photos of this Trail
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Trail Directions & Safety Considerations
7+ Years old
We recommend to keep your dog on a leash
When to Go
Start Apr - End Oct
Risk Considerations & Difficulty Assessment
Chalet la Floria sits at an altitude of 1350m. The Chalet itself is typically open from the end of May till the end of October. They will be open some weekends and holidays in between. The trail is generally accessible from April till late October and possible earlier and later depending on the snow fall. The trail is well marked and easy to follow. The trail itself is mostly a 4x4 track used by the proprietors of the Chalet for supplies. At the very start the trail is quite steep but its not technical.
Trail Starting Point
You can start the trail at the Parking des Tennis in Chamonix and our GPX file and route map show this as the starting and end point. In reality you can start this from anywhere in Chamonix of course and there are many other trails that you can take to reach the Petit Balcon Sud and then you can add a visit to La Floria as a detour.
Start at the entrance of the Tennis Parking lot. Right across the street you will see a trail that zigzags up the hill. Take this trail until you reach the Route des Nants. Cross the road and you will see a little path going up to the left. Take this path and at the end of it take a right and you will see the trail marker for La Floria. Follow this trail and keep going up the hill. There will be frequent trail markers and you cannot miss the Chalet de la Floria. Take the same trail back to the start.
Points of Interest for this Trail
We have a large database of all of the points of interests in and around Chamonix. These are the points of interest you will find along this trail:
3D Map & GPS
Trail Route Map & GPS
You can download the GPX file and load this route into your own GPS enabled device or application. If you are on Strava, then you can open this route in Strava and save it to your account.
3D Map of this Trail
FATMAP in an incredible website and mobile application that you can use to view the trail in full 3D, do a fly over of the route and get a detailed vertical profile. You can view the FATMAP of this trail below and use the 'View larger map' link to visit the trail on the FATMAP website.