• Sport

TRAIL route - The Mine

Difficulty: intermediate, Departure from Montchavin

A magnificent trail, rich in history, passing close to ancient silver-bearing lead mines that were exploited until the twentieth century.

Sport TRAIL route - The Mine Montchavin-les-Coches


Departing from Montchavin-les-Coches (73210)
Distance : 6km
Signed walking trail
Animals allowed

TRAIL route - The Mine/Difficulty: intermediate
Departure from Montchavin
Distance: 6 km
350 m uphill/350 m downhill

Rich in history, this magnificent trail passes close by ancient silver-bearing lead mines that were exploited up until the 20th century. From Montchavin you take the GR5 for about 600m down to Montorlin where you join the “mine path” through the forest. The trail rises and becomes steeper, sometimes emerging into the open air. Many twists and turns finally lead to a fabulous view across the whole of the Ponthurin valley. You return to Montchavin over level ground, which is a nice relaxing way to end the trip.

Total elevation gain : 350m
Altitude max : 1370m
Vertical drop : 350m

Further informations

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


Free access.


Animals allowed
Languages spoken : French
Languages of documentation : French

Period of practice

From 18/06 to 11/09/2022.

  • Pets welcome


Office de Tourisme de Montchavin Montchavin 73210 Montchavin-les-Coches
Departing from : Montchavin-les-Coches (73210)
Latitude : 45.560417 - Longitude : 6.73602
Information update on 05/07/2022 by Office de Tourisme de la Grande Plagne