Emjoy a spectacular walk as you leaving Italy and cross into Switzerland via the Grand Col Ferret.
The day begins with a glorious contouring walk from Refugio Bonatti before descending into Val Ferret, where the climb of Grand col Ferret begins. The top of the col brings up Switzerland. Descending through picture book scenes of chalets, grazing cattle and fabulous alpine views you soon reach La Fouly, an idyllic alpine village of wooden chalets overflowing with flowers.
Weather conditions can change quickly in the mountains - always be prepared and carry appropriate clothing; warm as well as waterproof layers, hat and gloves etc. Please see your information pack for a detailed packing list.
Tips, hints and links
This tour is available on the following itineraries: WFSTMBR2, WFSTMBR1, WFSTMBC1, WFSTMBC2
Rifugio Bonatti (2027 m)
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These maps and routes are designed to be used in conjunction with the TMB guidebook and IGN maps.
TMB Route: Rifugio Bonatti – Gran Col Ferret – La Fouly
Distance: 20 km
Duration: 6 – 6.5 hrs
Ascent / Descent: 895 m / 1410 m
Map: IGN 3630 OT CHAMONIX
Guidebook: Page 80: STAGE 6: Rifugio Bonatti – Grand Col Ferret – La Fouly
Notes: The way marking on the ground now seems to take a higher route to Ferret as opposed to that marked on the map. All routes do eventually reach La Fouly.