During this walk, you will be able to learn more about the coal mines that were in operation up to the 20th century. The importance of the mining activity at this time can be seen from the ruins

Sport Hiking route : The Tour de la Mine Montchavin-les-Coches


Departing from Montchavin-les-Coches (73210)
Average length : 03h00
Distance : 4.3km
Signed walking trail
Animals allowed

From the Place de l’Etoile, walk towards the water sports centre and then to the upper part of Montchavin. Once past the "Neige et Soleil" centre, follow the small road up to the bend (chalet la Vanoise). Take the narrowest path at the foot of the chalet into the forest and walk down the many switchbacks. The relatively flat path then carries on to the village of Montorlin, before climbing back up to Montchavin. It's best to do the "Tour de la Mine" in the direction described, following the explanations and signs.

Total elevation gain : 300m
Altitude max : 1250m
Vertical drop : 300m

Further informations

Stone, Ground


Free access.


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

Period of practice

From 18/06 to 11/09/2022.

  • Pets welcome


Place de l'Etoile Montchavin 73210 Montchavin-les-Coches
Departing from : Montchavin-les-Coches (73210)
Latitude : 45.55998 - Longitude : 6.73618

More informations

Information update on 04/07/2022 by Office de Tourisme de la Grande Plagne