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Hiking trail from Les Chavants to Col de la Forclaz via Charousse

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Difficulty : mediumRound trip timing : 2h40Distance : 10kmStarting point altitude : 1010mHighest point : 1533mElevation gain : 541mElevation losses : 541mGPX Track : DownloadPoint of interest refreshment shack heritage - village

A mountain pass located in the midst of a spruce forest. This route was used by the Romans back in the 1st century to travel between the Saint-Gervais and Chamonix valleys.

On the Tour du Mont-Blanc trail.

At the top of the village, turn right along the road to la Côte des Chavants. Turn left up the path to the Granges des Chavants (1,256 m) — a 40-minute walk. On the left, there is a path that goes off towards Col de Voza. Turn right and take a footpath that goes along the slope, crossing several gullies before plunging into the forest (Vaudagne reservoir). At a bend, (1,282 m), the path then joins the forest track coming from Vaudagne, which climbs fairly steeply up to the Col.

Routes: You can head down to Vaudagne via Mont-Borrel and Les
Bouchards using the path, part of which is an alternative section of a GRP trail. • It is also nice to head back via the village of Vieux-Servoz and Servoz taking the GRP alternative route via Montcoutant and Le Chatelard as you descend.

Alternative itineraries available from Vaudagne or Le Prarion.

More information at the Tourist Office, the High Mountain Office, and in our hiking guide.
Careful: path conditions may change - remember to check the latest information before setting off.

Recommended period *

From 15/06 to 25/09.

Subject to favorable snow and weather conditions.

Facilities and services

  • Pets welcome

Before leaving

Be careful! This is a medium altitude trail, please check the mountain conditions and the weather forecast before you leave :Mountain conditions informations (La Chamoniarde, High Mountain Office)Weather forecast (Météo France, Tourist Office)+33(0)4 50 53 22 08 (La Chamoniarde, Office de Haute Montagne)
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