A pleasant hike to walk up to the famous cable car or simply enjoy the wonderful views.

Sport Summer hiking route: The Vanoise Express Montchavin-les-Coches


Departing from Montchavin-les-Coches (73210)
Average length : 02h00
Distance : 4.1km
Signed walking trail
Animals allowed

Starting from the Place de l'Etoile in Montchavin, walk up the path alongside the water sports centre to a place called "Le Replat" (telephone relay). Follow the small road for 50 m, before turning off to the left onto a path that leads up into the forest. After a very pleasant walk through the cool spruce trees, the path arrives under the cable car line. At a small junction, take the left hand path up, which, after several switchbacks, leads to the cable car station.

You can then either take the cable car or else walk back down on the path that goes between the houses. This then follows a pleasant knoll and comes out at a ruined chalet. Turn left at this point and walk down to the ice rink at Les Coches via a small reservoir. It is then an easy walk back to Montchavin through the tunnel and on the narrow road.

Total elevation gain : 350m
Altitude max : 1516m
Vertical drop : 350m

Further informations

Stone, Ground, Hard coating (tar, cement, flooring)

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    Free of charge.


    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


    Place de l'Etoile Montchavin 73210 Montchavin-les-Coches
    Departing from : Montchavin-les-Coches (73210)
    Latitude : 45.559808 - Longitude : 6.736437

    More informations

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