The stage begins at the thousand-year-old hospice, at an altitude of 2470 metres. In the background, the Italian mountains are reflected in the beautiful Lac du Saint Bernard. First you cross the border again and descend to the Baou mountain pasture.

From here the path climbs steadily up to the Fenêtre de Ferret, the Italian-Swiss border, from where the panorama is splendid. It’s then an easy descent to the Lacs de Fenêtre, where the Mont-Blanc, Grandes Jorasses and Dolent sparkle in the distance.

The route then descends more quickly to the Plan-La-Chaux and Ars mountain pastures before reaching the hamlet of Ferret. It then passes along the left bank of the River Dranse before returning to the right bank just before La Fouly.