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Great loop trail with some fun scrambly bits and a nice cave along the way

Amazing hike in terms of variation of difficulty and terrain. Forested areas, amazing views, and plenty of rest points.

backpacking
6 days ago

A very good hike with majestic views!! Not ideal for hammock camping so bring a TENT!!!

hiking
10 days ago

A wonderful trail that runs along portions of the TMB. Plenty to see...waterfalls, livestock, and a lake at the summit. beautiful views and places to stop for lunch/beer. The second half of the trek in is above treelike bring sunscreen.

Très beau points de vue !

hiking
11 days ago

Hiked to the lake via the trail starting at the top of l’index ski lift. Fabulous views !

Perfect trail, not difficult but a lot of up and down with the relief.
Beautiful small harbors and wild area

Much harder than it seems. The climb/descent between port pin and port d’en vau is really hard.
Bring a lot of water.

Could not complete the hike due to waterlevel in the tunnels.

hiking
23 days ago

Easy hike to the top of the tallest volcano overlooking Clermont-Ferrand in the Auvergne region of central France. Views from the top are awesome with this being a gorgeous area of France. (I was there on business and was very surprised at how beautiful this area is.) Alternatively, there is a train that takes tourists to the top to enjoy the views without the hike, but that takes a bunch of the fun out of it.

hiking
23 days ago

Easy hike to the top of the tallest volcano overlooking Clermont-Ferrand in the Auvergne region of central France. Views from the top are awesome with this being a gorgeous area of France. (I was there on business and was very surprised at how beautiful this area is.) Alternatively, there is a train that takes tourists to the top to enjoy the views without the hike, but that takes a bunch of the fun out of it.

Having this map downloaded saved me on day three of my hike. I was going over Col de la Seigne alone and in very bad weather. It was the beginning of June so the trail at that altitude was still completely obscured by snow. It was pouring rain and there were heavy clouds so visibility was only a few meters. I would pull out my phone and check my location in relation to the trail every five minutes. I safely made it to Refuge Elisabetta and was so grateful for this map!!

Really tough climb after many days on the TMB.
Views were stunning!!
Keep going up as you’ll see many lakes before the actual Lac Blanc.

hiking
1 month ago

Four of us did TMB counterclockwise in July starting from Les Houches. We completed the loop in 10 days/9 refuges (or auberges) without taking any bus/train/cable car. We are in our mid-50s. We each carried a 35-40 cubic liter backpack weighing 20-25 lbs including lunch and water. With proper preparation and conditioning, most people can do this.

And one can book all the refuges and make other arrangements by him/herself without needing help from commercial companies.

If I wasn’t so darn old (71) my knee might not have blown out on the first day. It was gruelling we hiked 2000 meters up hill. Definitely take the gondola to the top and start from there. Took 4 hours out of a 16 hour day hike. It is a beautiful hike so don’t be discouraged by my comments. If your young and “FIT” do it.

Amazing!

backpacking
2 months ago

Absolutely breathtaking in everyway! honestly felt like heaven on earth.

the best I ever walked

Great Trail quiet easy and clean (some areas are quiet rocky) some nice views! if you wish to eat in an Auberge on the trail make sure you have some cash!

Belle randonnée relativement facile et propre! Attention cailloux sur certains passages! Prévoir du cash si vous voulez vous arrêter dans l’une des auberges!

Lyon is great.

3 months ago

A beautiful hike, in particular when there is snow around the lake. It's worth continuing to col d'Anterne for the view of Mont Blanc

hiking
3 months ago

Well traveled but the crowd thins out a bit after the first bay. The views are worth it!

backpacking
4 months ago

I hiked this trail in 4 days in 2014. I would like to go back and spend more time

A great hike after one night under the tent at the border of Pyrénées National Park.
A must-do although the top can be crowdy

Absolutely loved doing this hike. The trails are incredibly well marked. If not in shape like I was, it’s tough, but doable. Did the 11 days hike, about 10 miles a day. Did a mix of camping and refuges for overnights.

An amazing hike in the southwest of france! Been here twice and both times it took my breath away. There's a beautiful waterfall at the end of the hike.

hiking
6 months ago

Excellent trail, covers a lot of varied scenery and gives a great sense of the TMB contained within a single day. Beautiful views at the two lakes make the effort to reach there worthwhile but the two refuges the trail passes and the chance to stop for a drink high in the Alps really adds to an already excellent day.

hiking
7 months ago

Once in a lifetime experience!

My wife lived in Lyon for a few years. When I would go visit, I would walk this daily to go to Mass. It is a peaceful walk with great views of Lyon.

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