There is a lot of Walking in the French Alps, but the Aiguilette des Posettes is a great half day walk.
This is a definite must do, picking a nice sunny day will add to the experience and is a big favourite with Pinnacle Walking Holiday guests. This little mountain has great 360 views.
Aiguilette des Posettes is a Great Half Day Walk
Park at the large car park just before the Col des Montets (or take the bus to the Col) then walk a short distance down the road toward Chamonix. You will quickly see the signpost for “l’Aiguillette des Posettes”.
This path winds through forests then open ground. As the vegetation thins the path becomes steeper and feels more exposed.
To your right is the developing view of the La Tour glacier. After an hour or so the path becomes less steep and the feeling of being on a ridge more pronounced.
This flatter section leads all the way to the peak with a view that is 360°, all the way around plus down into the Vallorcine and Chamonix valleys. This is another part to savour.
From the summit, continue down the line of the ridge and very soon you will be in the meadows still used as summer pasture.
At the junction, near the Col des Posettes, head right. This leads down easy paths on the edge of what is a winter ski area.
You will past near a couple of farm buildings that been converted into cafes. A few hundred metres further on is a modern restaurant near the top of the gondola lift station – so much choice.
A well maintained path leads down to Le Tour village where even more refreshments are available.