Tour de Mont Blanc stage 1

The first stage of the Tour Du Mont Blanc.

Hiking from Les Houches to Les Contamines on an 18 km trail with approximately 1000 meters in elevation gain. This day trip was supposed to take 7.5 hours, took us at least 10 :-). The highest point reached on the first stage was the Col de Tricot at 2120 mtrs.

After walking through woods and meadows on a balcony path, where you literary have to hold on to cables on a narrow exposed footpath ( small section) to avoid plunging to your death we reached this Himalayan-style suspension bridge across a torrent. 

Not much is explained about the exposed footpaths on the trail but they are certainly not for the faint of heart.



Suspension Bridge on stage 1

Suspension Bridge on stage 1