• Sport

MTB trail: Col de la Forclaz via La Charme

From the heights of Bellevue cable car, cross the Bellevue plateau along the 4X4 track then go down towards the Col de Voza;-. Alternatively, from Le Prarion cable car, go down to the Col de Voza.

Sport MTB trail: Col de la Forclaz via La Charme Les Houches


Departing from Les Houches (74310)
Average length : 02h00
Total elevation gain : 280m
Vertical drop : 1090m
Signed walking trail

Identical for the descent as far as the Col de Voza.
From there, go up to the pastures of Le Prarion along the 4x4 track as far as the junction marked La Charme.
Once at the La Charme pastures, you will have a splendid, uninterrupted view over the Mont Blanc plain and the Contamines-Montjoie valley.
Carry on along the 4x4 track, an easy route that is flat at first then descends to Le Plancert ski-tow corner pylon.
From there, head up to the Col de la Forclaz. The downward route from the Col de la Forclaz is very steep at first, until the first right-hand bend. From there, leave the 4x4 track and carry on along the footpath to Charousse, a beautiful Alpine pasture.
You'll then meet the 4x4 track again. At Côte des Chavants, it becomes a tarred road, at which point you will almost be back at the resort.

Way and back
Total elevation gain : 280m
Altitude max : 1533m
Vertical drop : 1090m

Further informations



Pass'Sport Bike for a day : 22€
Pass'Sport Bike for 3 resorts (Les Houches, Balme, Grands-Montets) : 32,50€.

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

Period of practice

From 08/06 to 22/09.
Dates to be confirmed depending on snow conditions.

Subject to favorable weather.


Départ sommet téléphérique de Bellevue 74310 Les Houches
Departing from : Les Houches (74310)
Latitude : 45.873957 - Longitude : 6.778973
Information update on 02/07/2021 by Office de Tourisme de la Vallée de Chamonix-Mont-Blanc