• Sport

Pointe de la Cochette

Savoie Mont Blanc's choice

Do you hear that rapid, staccato noise? It's the woodpecker, hammering on the trunks of trees near the trail you'll be taking through a lovely protective forest to reach the viewpoint of La Cochette.

Sport Pointe de la Cochette Entremont-le-Vieux

About

Departing from Entremont-le-Vieux (73670)
Average length : 03h00
Total elevation gain : 430m
Vertical drop : 430m
Distance : 6km
Signed walking trail
Animals allowed

From the Bruyères parking lot, you enter a dense forest of oak and beech trees, ideal for hot days as the ascent to Col du Grapillon is quite steep.

It's a shame the ski lift on your right can't assist you!

Once you've reached the Col, you'll be on an easier and, more importantly, airier ridge path, allowing you to catch your breath before reaching the summit: from the Pointe de la Cochette, there's a beautiful panorama of the Bauges, Belledonne, the Italian side of Mont-Blanc, and as far as the Monts du Lyonnais.

Here, you'll find the large metal cross facing the Entremonts valley: its openwork design serves as a reminder of the fierce winds that can occur, so keep a close eye on the weather!

On the way back, gather a few mushrooms along the trail to make a well-deserved omelette, and enjoy a gourmet break at the Auberge du Praz on your way back, where Grégory will tantalize your taste buds!

Way and back
Total elevation gain : 430m
Altitude max : 1618m
Vertical drop : 430m
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    Departure point: Bruyères parking lot, Désert d'Entremont.
    1/ From the parking lot, cross the D45 and take the path to the right of the “L'Auberge Du Praz” restaurant (yellow markings). 2/ The climb begins in the forest and then crosses a meadow. After the meadow and a fairly steep climb, you come to the Col du Grapillon 1,509 m. 3/ At the pass, take the path on the left (yellow markings) towards “Pointe de la Cochette 1,618 m”. 4/ On arrival, panoramic views of Mont Blanc, the Granier range, the Entremonts valley and the Chartreuse valley. Return by the same route.

    Prices

    Free of charge.

    Reception

    Animals allowed

    Period of practice

    From 01/05 to 30/11.

    Subject to favorable weather.

    Services
    • Pets welcome

    Access

    Parking de la station de ski alpin Le Désert d'Entremont Le Désert d'Entremont 73670 Entremont-le-Vieux
    Departing from : Entremont-le-Vieux (73670)
    Latitude : 45.459303 - Longitude : 5.858151

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    Information update on 10/06/2024 by Chartreuse Tourisme