There are numerous walks of varying difficulty that are possible from the refuge.
If you would like more information on these walks or others, do not hesitate to contact the Bureau des Guides Accompagnateurs des Contamines (Mountain guides office).
Les Lacs Jovets
2 hrs walk from the refuge. Go in the direction of La Balme refuge, through "La Rollaz" high mountain pastures, then above La Balme refuge turn left towards the lakes. A last steep little climb takes you to the first lake, in which you might be lucky enough to spot some trout. A walk without particular difficulty.
Le Col du Bonhomme
2 1/2 hrs from the refuge. Follow the Tour du Mont Blanc and GR5 signs, go past "La Rollaz" pastures, La Balme refuge, Plan des Dames , and you arrive at Le Col du Bonhomme. A walk without any particular difficulty.
Tré la Tête et son glacier
2 hrs from the refuge. Go in the direction of the Cascade de Combe Noire (waterfall) that you can admire in passing. Approx. 1 1/2 hrs uphill through forest. Arrive at Tre La Tete refuge. If you still have the energy, 10 minutes further on is the glacier.
A constant uphill walk.
Le Signal et le Col du Joly
1 1/2 hrs from the refuge. Follow the "Tour du Pays du Mont Blanc" route. You go up through the forest until you reach the Roselette pastures then you arrive at Le Signal. You then follow a "road" up to the Col du Joly. From there you have a beautiful view of the Beaufort valley.