medium-hard difficulty

No major technical difficulties but a long tour, so make sure your backpack is as light as possible.
In 10 days cover a distance of about 170km with 10km of ascent & descent This is the whole tour. None of this 'do it in 7 days' because you ride buses half the way! It is a walk through Switzerland, France and Italy.
Time of year Summer through Fall.
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DAY I
Champex Lac (1460m) – Trient (1326m)

Walking Time:

approx. 5.5hrs

High points:

Bovine 1975m, Col de la Forclaz 1526m

Altitude changes:

+515m, -649m

Accommodation: Gîte la Gardienne
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DAY II
Trient (1326m) – Tré le Champ, Argentière (1417m)
Cross into France today!

Walking Time:

approx. 5hrs

High points: Col de Balme 2191m

Altitude changes:

+865m, -774m

Accommodation: Gîte La Boërne
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DAY III
Tré le Champ, Argentière (1417m) – BelLachat (2136m)

Walking Time:

approx. 8hrs

High points: Col Brévent 2368m, Le Brévent 2525m

Altitude changes:

+1108m, -389m

Accommodation: Gîte Bel Lachat
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DAY IV
BelLachat (2136m) – Refuge du Fioux (1500m)

Walking Time:

approx. 5hrs

Low & High points: Les Houches 1008m, Col de Voza 1653m

Altitude changes:

-1281m, +645m

Accommodation: Refuge du Fioux
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DAY V
Refuge du Fioux (1500m) – Refuge Nant Borrant (1460m)

Walking Time:

approx. 5.5hrs

Low points: Tresse 1020m

Altitude changes:

-480m, +440m

Accommodation: Refuge Nant Borrant
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DAY VI
Refuge Nant Borrant (1460m) – Les Chapieux (1554m)

Walking Time:

approx. 6hrs

High points: Col Croix du Bonhomme 2433m

Altitude changes:

+973m, -879m

Accommodation: Ref. La Nova
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DAY VII
Les Chapieux (1554m) – Rif. Elisabetta Soldini (2200m)
Cross into Italia!

Walking Time:

approx. 5hrs

High points: Col de la Seigne 2516m;

Altitude changes:

+962m, -316m

Accommodation: Rif. Elisabetta Soldini
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DAY VIII
Rif. Elisabetta Soldini (2200m) – Rif. Bertone (1989m)

Walking Time:

approx. 6hrs

Low points: Courmayer 1226m

Altitude changes:

-974m, +763m

Accommodation: Rif. Bertone
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DAY IX
Rif. Bertone (1989m) – Chalet La Peule (2071m)
Cross back into Switzerland!

Walking Time:

approx. 7.5hrs

High points: Grand Col Ferret 2537m

Altitude changes:

+548, -466m

Accommodation: Gîte d'alpage La Peule (sleep in yurt)
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DAY X
Chalet La Peule (2071m) – Champex Lac (1460m)

Walking Time:

approx. 6hrs

Low points: Issert 1055m

Altitude changes:

-1016m, +405m

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