Hiking trail: Lac du Carroley

Montchavin - Les Coches

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Lac du Carroley
Les Bauches Les Bauches 1770m
73210 Montchavin-les-Coches
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A lovely family walk with fabulous views of Mont Blanc and Mont Pourri
Les Bauches, a beautiful "secret" valley in Montchavin-Les Coches where Pramain stream marks the start of the trail before taking you to the end of the valley with lush grassy areas all the way to Lac du Carroley. You will also see herds of cows and sheep in the mountain pastures.
Lac du Carroley is a beautiful mountain lake where you you can observe fish, tadpoles and frogs.
Start from: valley of Les Bauches
1/ Drive along the Les Coches road? At Fontaine Froide (junction), keep following the signs for "Les Bauches en voiture" until the end of the road (Les Bauches car park).
2/ Follow the asphalt road past the Auberge du Friolin and then the track that climbs up to the right of Pramain stream.
3/ After crossing the stream (ford), carry on up the switchbacks to Le Dérochoir (wet rocks).
4/ Once there, follow a path to the right which levels out and crosses varied terrain before reaching the Chalet du Carroley. After climbing though a few meadows, you reach the lake.
5/ After a good picnic, walk back down to the chalet and then down to the car park on the narrow road.

The trail is marked with beige signs + blue writing
Niveau difficulté
Level bue - Medium
Free access.
From 29/06 to 31/08/2024.
Languages spoken
Minimum age
10 yrs
Animals accepted
OK for families with children
Elevation gain
416 m
416 m
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Hiking trail: Lac du Carroley

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

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