Bellecôte - Cavard - Dou du Praz circuit trail

Plagne Bellecôte

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Plagne Bellecôte
73210 La Plagne
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A lovely walk takes you to the peaceful clearing at Cavard - with a possible detour to our famous bobsleigh track - walking past what remains of La Plagne's mining past before it became a ski resort.
At Plagne Bellecôte, go down to the level of the outdoor car park and cross the road (opposite the EDF transformer). Take the path to your left that follows the stream. This takes you to the clearing at Cavard (perfect for a picnic by the stream). Walk over the footbridge that takes you to the left bank of the stream. Walk up along the path towards Plagne 1800 (passes above the Bobsleigh track and Crête Côte village). At the car park at the bottom of Plagne 1800, cross the road and walk up past the resort leaving the buildings to your left until you come to Residence Edelweiss. From there, take the footpath that goes through the chalets to the biomass heating plant. At Plagne Centre, cross the road, the path starts again to the left of the petrol station. Walk up alongside the sand quarry towards Dou du Praz plateau. (You can take the fork towards Plagne Soleil). On the plateau you will find an orientation table, picnic tables and a wonderful view of Mont Blanc. Cross the plateau and join the footpath again to go down towards Plagne Bellecôte.

Recommendation: follow the path rather than taking any shortcuts, to prevent erosion.

Variant : When you come to the clearing at Cavard, you can continue down to the Pont de l’Arc and the top of the bobsleigh track. You can visit the bobsleigh track every day during the summer season and walk down through the track. The descent takes about 30 minutes and there are photos along the way.

Take the same route back.
Start from under the EDF transformer.
1/ Take the footpath on the other side of the road.
2/ Stay on the path to the left by the stream.
3/ You come to the clearing at Cavard.
4/ Cross the bridge
5/ Follow the trail going towards Plagne 1800.
6/ You come to Les Mines car park in Plagne 1800.
7/ Cross the road and walk up through the village of Plagne 1800.
8/ After Residence Edelweiss, take the track to the right
9/ Walk up to the biomass heating plant in Plagne Centre.
10/ Cross the road.
11/ Take the footpath next to the service station.
12/ Follow the path to the plateau at Dou du Praz.
13/ Take the path to the left.
14/ Join the footpath that goes down to Plagne Bellecôte
15/ You will arrive in Plagne Bellecôte above Colosses chairlift
Niveau difficulté
Level bue - Medium
Free of charge.
From 29/06 to 31/08/2024, daily.
Languages spoken
Animals accepted
Elevation gain
575 m
575 m
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