Hiking trail: Nature Trail

Montchavin - Les Coches

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Le sentier nature
Place de l'Etoile Montchavin
73210 Montchavin-les-Coches
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The forest is an exceptional environment and throughout this walk, you will have an opportunity to explore the north side of the valley, enjoying extraordinary views of Mont Blanc and the Beaufortain massif.
Hikers, you are going to follow a trail that goes through an environment where man has intervened in different ways resulting in an alternance of developed sites and forests. There are 9 information boards on different themes along the way:
* Les Bâches stream: controlling erosion
* the reach where the flow of free water is controlled
* silviculture or the art of cultivating the forest
* the sentinels of the forest
* panorama: the mountains that surround us
* a brief history of the resort
* the evolution of the landscape
* trees in the mountains
* the boundaries of the forest

We leave you to discover them …
Starting from Montchavin
1/ Leave from Place de l'Etoile in Montchavin and walk up behind the washing trough.
2/ At the top of the village (P), turn off to the right and walk alongside the buildings until you reach a wide path (P). Go up this path and then turn off to the right (P), cross the road and carry in a westerly direction on a good path (several information panels). The path gets wider, going gradually uphill to a large junction (P).
3/ Turn left here and carry on along the wide path to a chalet. Go round the chalet and continue to Les Coches (P).
4/ Return to Montchavin via the small tunnel (information panel). Once under the chairlift cable, turn left to go down to the village.

Starting from Les Coches
1/ When you leave from Les Coches, take the path opposite the Intersport shop (P). Go right until you come to a chalet, walk around it before entering the forest. The path is very wide and comes to a junction (P),
2/ Turn right and carry on in an easterly direction (information panels) for 1 km, before turning right (P). The path crosses over the road and then carries on to the village of Montchavin.

P = information board
Niveau difficulté
Level green – easy
Free access.
From 24/06 to 02/09/2023.
Languages spoken
Minimum age
8 yrs
Animals accepted
OK for families with children
Elevation gain
300 m
300 m
Type of itinerary

Hiking trail: Nature Trail

Place de l'Etoile Montchavin
73210 Montchavin-les-Coches