The valley of Chamonix offers a great range of walks and hikes with different level of difficulties at different altitudes. The marked and well-kept trails are listed and described in various guidebooks, among them we will quote : "Mont-Blanc trails"
From a day walk to a tour with nights in huts, everybody can select hikes according to his/her abilities and wishes.
On the North side of the valley, between the Tour-Argentière and Les Houches areas, out of the dark pine forest, the trails flirt with the rock faces of the Aiguilles of Chamonix and with the glaciers.
On the South side (the Aiguilles Rouges range) from Col des Montets to Les Houches, a wonderful network of trails faces the majestic range of Aiguille Verte and of Mont-Blanc separated by the Mer de Glace glacier. Some of the itineraries lead to wonderful mountain lakes.
The upper valley offers, from the Tour or Vallorcine villages, other possibilities of walks in Alpine meadows or the climb of mount Buet : the highest point of the Aiguilles Rouges range (from the hamlet of le Buet).
People walking with their dog must be aware that their dog is not always welcome everywhere.
Dogs are not allowed in the following reserves :
Aiguilles Rouges - tel : +33(0)4.50.54.08.06
Carlaveyron - tel : +33(0)4.50.54.08.06
Vallon de Bérard - tel : +33(0)4.50.54.08.06
Passy - tel : +33(0)188.8.131.52.54
Sixt - Fer à Cheval - tel : +33(0)184.108.40.206.90
They are tolerated, on a lead in the reserve of Les Contamines - tel : +33(0)220.127.116.11.62.
Boundary lines of the natural reserves are marked on the IGN topographic maps (in pale pink) and Rando Editions (in green).
Dogs are also allowed, on a lead and muzzled in the Italian and Swiss sections of the Tour du Mont-Blanc. Here, you might be asked to produce your pet?s vaccination certificates.
Dogs are accepted inallowed in the following lifts:
Les praz- Flégère cablecar
Argentière ? Croix de Logan ? Grands Montets cablecars
Tramway du Mont-Blanc
Dogs are not allowed in the following lifts:
Plan de l' Aiguille and Aiguille du Midi cablecars
Flégère - Index chairlift
Col de Balme chairlift
You must phone the huts to find out if your four-legged friend is welcome.