• Sport

Hiking route: The Lac des Pierres Blanches starting from Plan Bois

This is a lovely walk through a forest of larch, spruce and Swiss pine trees. Although quite long, the walk is relatively flat and is a good choice for a family walk as the paths are well trodden.

Sport Hiking route: The Lac des Pierres Blanches starting from Plan Bois Montchavin-les-Coches


Departing from Montchavin-les-Coches (73210)
Average length : 03h00
Distance : 18.2km
Signed walking trail
Animals allowed

From the top of the Plan Bois chairlift, turn left (P) and take the path that crosses the mountainside, before coming onto a forest track (P). Go up to the right to reach a level section and then follow the flat forest track to the crossroads (P). Turn right and follow the track over a ski run, carrying on for around 1 km. Leave the forest track (P), taking a path that goes off to the right and comes out onto a small plateau (P). The path then goes off to the left and crosses the length of the plateau. The path is sometimes not very clear, but soon comes into view again, before a short climb up to a meadow (P). A path of white stones runs alongside you on the right and leads up to the small road (P). Turn right and walk between a large chalet and the top of the gondola. A path to the right (P) takes you to the lake in just 50 m.

You return via the same route, taking roughly the same amount of time. If you took the chair lift up to Lac Noir, remember to ask what time it closes to make sure you have enough time to get back.

Way and back
Total elevation gain : 230m
Altitude max : 2116m
Vertical drop : 230m

Further informations

Stone, Ground


Free of charge.

Methods of payment accepted : Bank/credit card, Check, Cash


Open to children
Animals allowed
Languages spoken : English, French
Languages of documentation : English, French
Not adapted to strollers

Period of practice

From 18/06 to 11/09/2022.

  • Pets welcome
  • Picnic area
  • Orientation board


Plan Bois 1885m 73210 Montchavin-les-Coches
Departing from : Montchavin-les-Coches (73210)
Latitude : 45.539402 - Longitude : 6.723579

More informations

Information update on 15/06/2022 by Office de Tourisme de la Grande Plagne