A long and pretty walk down through the forest on a snowclad road, well away from the slopes ; the walks allows to discover a large pine forest, with its clearing and hamlets, known as "Les Montagnettes"

Sport Winter walks : Plan Bois via Praz Salvard Montchavin-les-Coches


Departing from Montchavin-les-Coches (73210)
Average length : 02h30
Total elevation gain : 200m
Vertical drop : 200m
Distance : 6km
Signed walking trail
Animals allowed

Take the Lac Noir gondola to access the plateau of Plan Bois. Follow the signposts down towards the "Plan Bois" restaurant, and behind it to a forest track. When you reach signs "Praizes dessus", follow the route left through into the forest ; continue onwards down this road until the hamlet of "Praz Salvard", uninhabited during the winter.
In Praz Salvard, leave the road, following signs to the right indicating "Les Coches". Follow this itinerary until you reach the "Orgère" parking area, 10 minutes form the centre of les Coches.

Do not forget to turn right in Praz Salvard to return to Les Coches.

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    Free access. Buy a Lac Noir gondola ticket for 8€ or a weekly pedestrian pass for 60€.


    Animals allowed
    Languages of documentation : English, French

    Depending on snow conditions, you'll need the right equipment, such as snowshoes with poles or good hiking boots/crampons with poles, for greater stability and safety.

    Dogs must be kept on a leash in the gondola.

    Period of practice

    From 16/12 to 21/04.

    Subject to snow conditions.

    • Pets welcome


    Télécabine du Lac Noir Plan Bois 1830m 73210 Montchavin-les-Coches
    Departing from : Montchavin-les-Coches (73210)
    Latitude : 45.553217 - Longitude : 6.731658

    The trail starts from a place called l'Orgère above Les Coches.
    There is a parking lot where you can park according to availability, and then take the Crévaillet road to reach the trailhead if you are coming directly by car.

    From Montchavin, take the Coches gondola lift and then the Telebufette down to the center of Les Coches and then, in the direction of the ESF, pass the Origan restaurant and take the path through the chalets to L'Orgère.

    From Les Coches, take the Place des commerces, then head for the Origan restaurant and take the stairs opposite to take the path through the chalets to L'Orgère.

    Information update on 21/02/2024 by Office de Tourisme de la Grande Plagne