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3-day hike to the Grandes Jorasses Balcony

Discover the best views of the Alps with this 3-day hike to the Grandes Jorasses Balcony along with an IFMGA certified and highly trained guide.

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3 Days

Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep




Val Ferret has one of the most amazing views of the Alps, join one of our guides in this 3-day hike to enjoy the most out of it!

This program is designed to hike along a ridge that we like to call the Grandes Jorasses Balcony because it goes through an alpine meadow and grazing land, that allows you to enjoy the spectacular view of the Mont Blanc and Grandes Jorasses summits.

We’ve designed this trip to follow your wishes and physical strength so there will be some options along the way. For example on the first day you’ll meet with one of our guides in Courmayeur and hike to the beautiful Bertone hut (1991 m). Here you’ll be able to chose if you want to rest and enjoy this spot or if you want to continue hiking to the summit of the Mont de la Saxe in the late afternoon.

The second day you’ll understand why we call this program the Grandes Jorasses Balcony. We’ll follow a trail with a great scenery to a the Bonatti hut (2025 m) where we’ll have lunch and then continue to Elena hut (2061 m) at the end of Val Ferret.

And to finish this fun adventure we’ll ascend to the Col du Grand Ferret (2537 m) on the last day and cross the Col du Petit Ferret to hike down to Arnouva and take a bus to Courmayeur.

Sounds like an amazing 3-day plan? It is! Send me a request now and we’ll start planning your hike through this amazing spot with this 3-day hike to the Grandes Jorasses Balcony. You’ll spend an unforgettable weekend!

And if you want to try a new and more demanding activity in this area you might also be interested in this our Mont Blanc massif 4-day mountaineering course.

Price includes

- Guiding fee

About the guide

IFMGA certified mountain guide based in the Aosta Valley. Summer and winter mountain activities in the Valley and nearby locations.


Italian | French | English


Aosta, Italy

What people are saying about Explore-Share

Kumari Selvakumar


Sept 14, 2022

I’m extremely happy with the ease with which I could book via your site reliable and experienced guide. Thank you so very much, and I’ve started to recommend your site to my friends. Dimitris is not only an awesome guide, but a wonderful person who was always looking out to give me the best experience I can have when he found out how much I love climbing! He is the Best!

Niklas Warren


Sept 6, 2022

I am very pleased with Explore-Share! This was my first international climb, and the communication and response time were great. Herbie is a very skilled guide and very efficient. The entire booking process & payment was smooth. I will definitely use Explore-Share again. Thank you.



Aug 23, 2022

I was looking for a local guide for a hike I was planning and came across Explore-Share. They seemed to have good reviews and so decided to give them a try. The experience was very positive and completely happy with their service. I will be using them again for next trip.

Colin Finnegan


Aug 17, 2022

Easy to set up and find the perfect trip. Informative site that is easy to use. Guides are all great to work with and communicate all arrangements needed. As simple as can be!

Lesley Weber


July 16th, 2022

Thank you explore-share for a wonderful via feratta experience. We have been wanting to learn for a long time but don't have the facilities in Scotland. The guide Mitja was extremely helpful and knowledgeable, answering all my many questions and providing advice. On the day head to take another group but he quickly arranged another guide Borut, who was brilliant. We had a fantastic morning learning via ferrata at Hvadnik in the gorge. It gave us the confidence to later hire our own equipment and go out in Mojstrana. Altogether a five star + experience. Thank you.

Richard Scrivener


July 20, 2022

Hello! I have been thoroughly impressed by the service and assistance that explore-share have provided the past couple years in helping to plan my trip to the High Tatras in Poland. I really appreciated the flexibility that they provided in allowing me to rearrange my trip twice owing to covid. They were responsive and communicative throughout. This trip was part of my Stag weekend celebrations and explore-share connected me with an outstanding guide in the form of Marcel - he was an excellent recommendation and we really enjoyed our guided hike in the High Tatras with him. Marcel was an outstanding professional, placed a high focus on preparing well and staying safe, and was also a great guy! Highly recommend. Many thanks and best wishes - Richard

Yvonne Morrison


May 8, 2022

Our first time with Explore-Share. An absolutely fantastic experience from start to finish. Extremely good value, very well organised with attention to detail. We travel widely and this has by far been the best of experiences. Well done to all concerned. We are already looking at booking another trip!

Mark Stone


April 14, 2022

Great service by explore share. Our guide, Fred, gave us a fantastic day. Totally wild adventure that would be impossible on our own. I’m really impressed. Thank you very much.

James Dempster


March 9, 2022

I can’t recommend this enough. Great service, great price and the on the ground team was top notch. Top marks all round.

Leonardo Rodriguez


March 4, 2022

Everything went very well! Above our expectations! Thanks Explore-Share and Thanks Kiliholidays! Great support from all you! Thanks for the hard work and excellent level of commitment.

Daniel Martinez


Feb 2, 2022

Excellent job making your platform available to all mountain lovers. Our guide Gabrielle was an excellent companion




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