This hike requires some experience, but you will be rewarded with tranquility, flora, marmots and the beauty of the lake.

Sport Hiking route : The Lac du Friolin Montchavin-les-Coches


Departing from Montchavin-les-Coches (73210)
Average length : 04h00
Distance : 10km
Signed walking trail
Animals allowed

Drive to Les Bauches by following the road that carries on 6 km beyond Les Coches. At the junction at Fontaine Froide, keep following the signs for "Les Bauches en voiture". Park in the car park in Les Bauches.

Follow the track and then path towards Le Dérochoir and carry on to the Chalet de Bellecôte.

Leave the main track here and go off to the left, crossing the stream carefully and following the good path in a north-easterly direction up the grassy slopes. After several flat sections, follow the scree up to the lake located in a small hollow at the foot of a rocky ridge.

Walk a little way up the side of the stream flowing into the lake and then come back down the steep meadowland towards the Chalet de Bellecôte. Return along the same path via Le Dérochoir.

Take special care if walking in mist, as the route becomes difficult to follow.

Way and back
Total elevation gain : 721m
Altitude max : 2491m
Vertical drop : 721m

Further informations

Rock, Stone, Ground

    1 4


    Free access.


    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


    Les Bauches Les Bauches 1770m 73210 Montchavin-les-Coches
    Departing from : Montchavin-les-Coches (73210)
    Latitude : 45.52376 - Longitude : 6.73978

    More informations

    Information update on 14/06/2022 by Office de Tourisme de la Grande Plagne