Where

The refuge can be reached from Courmayeur. Once in Entrèves take the Val Ferret, continuing to Lavachey.
The refuge is located on the orographic left side of this valley, at  2025 meters.

For shuttle timetables refer to the timetable page (look for Planpincieux / Val Ferret) of SAVDA transport company main website.

Its location, at the entrance of the Valley of Malatrà, is a good vantage point of the Mont Blanc massif.

In addition to being an ideal starting point for tours of varying difficulty and length, it’s a rest stop of the TMB (Tour Mont Blanc), the T.G.B. (Tour the Great St. Bernard) and Alta Via # 1.


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Lat: 45.84691921655448
Lon: 7.033501625341842

Please use only the parking areas along the Val Ferret

For any doubt contact:

  • AIAT Monte Bianco(Piazzale Monte Bianco) – 0165842060
  • Consorzio Operatori Turistici (Piazzale Monte Bianco)– 0165842370
  • Trasporto pubblico di linea – SAVDA (Piazzale Monte Bianco) – 0165841397
  • TAXI (Piazzale Monte Bianco) – 0165842960
  • Polizia Municipale – 0165831334

How to reach us:

Summer
(300 mt. – 1.20~ h.)

After Lavachey follows some turns on the main road; after the wooden bridge, beside a ruined building, take the 28A path. It is very scenic especially in the second half.

When you arrive at Gioé ruins  (2007 m.), continue until you pass a bridge over the Malatrà river. Reached the pasture below Malatrà Desot you descend (a very little bit).

Winter, snowshoes or ski
(400 mt.)

In the winter time you leave your car at Entréves (take a shuttle) or Planpincieux. Walk along the trail and reach the location Lavachey. Before the wooden bridge, the trail 28 that goes through the woods. At the junction for Sécheron / Val Arminaz, you turn left on the path and climb until you reach the open area in sight of the refuge.

Tappa del Tour du Mont Blanc e dell'Alta Via n°1