Col Fenêtre de Ferret


  • Difficulties:
    E - Excursionist
  • Best period:
    June - September
  • Departure:
    Alpe Baou (2367 m)
  • Arrival:
    Col Fenêtre de Ferret and Ferret lakes (2703 m)
  • Difference in level:
    336 m
  • length:
    1.324 m
  • Ascent:
  • Trail sign:
  • GPS tracks:
    GPX , KML

Col Fenêtre de Ferret connects the valley of Gran San Bernardo with the Swiss section of the high Val Ferret. From the Ferret lakes you can admire the eastern sector of the Mont Blanc range, and particularly, unusual views of Grandes Jorasses and Mont Dolent.

Description of the route

When you get to Saint-Rhémy, continue by car along the Gran San Bernardo road until you get to Baou, about 2 km from the mountain pass on the border. Park the car and leaving the pasture on the left, take route 13A which bypasses a path on the left, crosses a stream and goes up to a plateau surrounded by the peaks of Mont Fourchon, Drône and Grande Chenalette. When you come to another crossroad, keep on the same trail on the right and after crossing back over the stream, go across alpine meadows then debris terrain until you come to Fenêtre de Ferret.
It is possible to continue into Swiss territory along the red and white trail, which takes about 40 minutes to reach the Ferret lakes.


Tourist Areas
Tourist Areas

Mont Blanc

Gran Paradiso

Great Saint Bernard

Aosta and surroundings


Monte Rosa

Central Valley


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