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Chamonix to La Floria


Overall rating

Above Average

Trail Length



Trail Elevation

Elevation + / -

298m / 298m

Trail Type

Trail type

Out and Back

When to go on this trail

When to go

Start Apr - End Oct

Hiking duration for this trail

Hike duration

75 - 100 Mins

Altitude range for this trail

Altitude Range

1043m / 1350m

Technical difficulty level for this trail

Technical level

Easy (2/5)

Natural beauty rating for this trail

Natural beauty

Nice (3/5)

Run duration for this trail

Run duration

40 - 60 Mins

Kids age requirement for this trail


7+ Years old

Are dogs allowed on this trail


Dogs Allowed

Are there provision sources on this trail

Provision Sources

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.

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Photos of this Trail

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Trail Directions & Safety Considerations

Age requirement for kids on this trail


7+ Years old

Dog rules on this trail


We recommend to keep your dog on a leash

Best time to go on this trail

When to Go

Start Apr - End Oct

Risk considerations for this trail

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.

Starting point for this trail

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.

Step by step trail directions

Trail Directions

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:

1st Mt Blanc Radio Monument


Our Rating

Above Average


Monument for the first radio telecommunication from Mont Blanc

Nearest town for this point of interest

Nearest Town


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View on Map


Our Rating

The Best


The best town in the world. Basecamp for all kinds of mountain and outdoor adventures

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Nearest Town


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Chalet de la Floria


Our Rating

Very Good

Snack Bar

Snack Bar perched above the Chamonix Golf Course with nice views over the valley

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Nearest Town


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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.

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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.

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