Hiking itinerary : Lac du Friolin

Montchavin - Les Coches

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Lac du Friolin
Les Bauches Les Bauches 1770m
73210 Montchavin-les-Coches
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This hike requires some experience, but you will be rewarded with tranquility, flora, marmots and the beauty of the lake.
A lovely small lake with turquoise-blue waters and lush green meadows strewn with flowers and mulitcoloured butterflies as well as beautiful views for a colourful hike.
Start from Les Bauches
1 / Drive to Les Bauches along the road that carries on 6 km beyond Les Coches. At the junction at Fontaine Froide, keep following signs to "Les Bauches en voiture". Park in the parking area at Les Bauches.
2/ Follow the track for 300m (P), cross the stream and walk along the right bank, passing a few houses before coming to a vast meadow.
3/ Cross the stream again then climb the track then the path towards Le Dérochoir (typical damp rock) and carry on along the well-trodden path to the Chalet de Bellecôte (P).
4/ Leave the main track here and go off to the left, crossing the stream carefully and climbing the grassy slopes in a north-easterly direction on a good path.
5/ After several characteristic flat sections, follow the scree up to the lake located in a small hollow at the foot of a rocky ridge.
6/ To come back, walk a little way up the side of the stream that flows into the lake then come back down the fairly steep meadowland towards the Chalet de Bellecôte. Then follow Le Dérochoir trail back down.

Take special care if walking in mist, as the route becomes difficult to follow.
P = signpost
Niveau difficulté
Level red – hard
Free access.
From 29/06 to 31/08/2024.
Minimum age
10 yrs
Animals accepted
Elevation gain
721 m
721 m
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Hiking itinerary : Lac du Friolin

Les Bauches Les Bauches 1770m
73210 Montchavin-les-Coches

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