The Aiguilles Rouges Mountain Range


The Aiguilles Rouges (Red Peaks) is a crystalline mountainous massif opposite the Mont Blanc massif. The colour of the iron rich gneiss mountains gives the range its name.

Aiguilles Rouges Massif
Aiguilles Rouges Tour

The highest point in this range is named Belvédère because it offers a 360° panoramic view of the mountains surrounding the Aiguilles Rouges.

The mountain path running from Planpraz to the Col des Montets via La Flégère, just above the tree-line of the Aiguilles Rouges, is called Le Grand Balcon Sud (Grand Southern Balcony).

The Aiguilles Rouges offer splendid views of all the peaks of Chamonix, the glaciers of Mont Blanc, and the roof of Europe.

Aiguilles Rouges Trail and Tour

The Trail des Aiguilles Rouges is a competition that takes place in the Chamonix Valley (Aiguilles Rouges massive), in September, every year.

The Aiguilles Rouges Tour is a short, nice trek facing the big summits of Europe, including the Mont Blanc. The trekking days are short, but the panorama is exceptional.