TMB Day 1: Les Houches to Les Contamines
From Gite Michel Fagot to Chalet Contamines with a hot lunch stop at the restaurant in Bionassay. Six hours of walking including a few stops to wait out the rain, plus a one hour lunch stop.
Trail notes: gentle uphill to the col in the rain, lots of road walking, beautiful rivers and forested sections.
If rushed on time, I would recommend skipping this section — the easiest day of the Tour — and the scenery gets much better.