• Sport

Hiking Trail: walk to the Chapel of the Immaculate Conception

Very short walk along a path in the woods leading directly to the chapel. On arrival, a bird's eye view of Sallanches with Mont Blanc in the background. Return by road to enjoy a panorama with monuments and Mont-Blanc.

Sport Hiking Trail: walk to the Chapel of the Immaculate Conception Sallanches

About

Departing from Sallanches (74700)
Average length : 00h35
Total elevation gain : 109m
Vertical drop : 109m
Distance : 1.3km
Animals allowed

Go hiking safely!

Walking time is approximate and does not take into account break times.

The topo/step-by-step description guides you generally but does not replace a 1/25,000 hiking map or other topoguides available in our tourist office!

In Sallanches, our Office of Guides & Leaders also offers a wide choice of outings accompanied by mountain professionals providing you with complete expertise on the environment and alpine nature, inquire at the tourist office to register.

Whatever your hike, check the weather before you go. Remember to take cereal bars, sufficient water, sunglasses, sunscreen, a cap or hat, a small first aid kit, as well as clothing suitable for your outing in your backpack. depending on the season and the forecast weather.

Loop
Total elevation gain : 109m
Altitude max : 639m
Vertical drop : 109m

Further informations

Groomed trail, Ground, Hard coating (tar, cement, flooring)

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    Departure: Château des Rubins car park
    1. approach the Château des Rubins and go up the stairs to reach the entrance to the castle
    2. going slightly up the road passing in front of the castle, turn left to follow the small path, marked "U" on the low wall
    3. follow this path through the undergrowth which winds along the beginning of the hillside
    4. after 10-15 minutes of walking you arrive under the Chapel of the Immaculate Conception
    This chapel can only be visited on request, however you can have some explanations at the tourist office)
    5. a bench is installed for a contemplative stopover in this beautiful haven of peace
    6. to return to the starting point you have the choice of going back down the same route or returning in a loop via the road which allows a beautiful panoramic view of the city with its monuments (Tours de la Frasse and Disonche as well as the bell tower of the St Jacques collegiate church) and Mont-Blanc in the background
    7. go back up the road above the chapel, then go down this road to the right until the intersection with the Doran road
    8. then turn right to take this Doran road which goes down
    9. Arriving at the intersection between the Route des Paccots and the Route de St Roch, observe the magnificent panorama of the town between the 2 towers: the Tour de la Frasse on the left and the Tour de Disonche on the right, with the bell tower of the St Jacques collegiate church and the Mont-Blanc massif in the background.
    10. go down that Doran road behind the church
    11. Passing in front of the St Jacques Collegiate Church, listed as a Historic Monument since 1974, you can stop to visit it (visits are organized on request by our Heritage guides; the tourist office can provide you with more information on the subject)
    12. continue the road in front of the church then turn right to pass the children's play area, the media library and then return to your starting point.
    13.. We recommend a visit to the Château des Rubins to deepen your knowledge of the mountain.

    Prices

    Free access.

    Reception

    Open to children
    Animals allowed
    Languages spoken : French
    Not adapted to strollers

    Go hiking safely!

    Walking time is approximate and does not take into account break times.

    The topo/step-by-step description guides you generally but does not replace a 1/25,000 hiking map or other topoguides available in our tourist office!

    In Sallanches, our Office of Guides & Leaders also offers a wide choice of outings accompanied by mountain professionals providing you with complete expertise on the environment and alpine nature, inquire at the tourist office to register.

    Whatever your hike, check the weather before you go. Remember to take cereal bars, sufficient water, sunglasses, sunscreen, a cap or hat, a small first aid kit, as well as clothing suitable for your outing in your backpack. depending on the season and the forecast weather.

    Period of practice

    All year round.

    Services
    • Pets welcome
    Equipments
    • Play area
    • Public WC
    • Car park
    • Free car park

    Access

    Départ : parking du Château des Rubins Chemin du Révérend Jacquier 74700 Sallanches
    Departing from : Sallanches (74700)
    Latitude : 45.935051 - Longitude : 6.624461

    More informations

    Information update on 22/04/2024 by Office de Tourisme de Sallanches