L'Alpage de Lécheron - Froide Fontaine

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L'Alpage de Lécheron - Froide Fontaine
Parking du Bois Hameau Le Bois Champagny le Haut
73350 Champagny-en-Vanoise
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Walk up on this beautiful path located in Champagny le Haut taking you on the southern side of the small valley, in the grassy slopes up to the alpine chalet of Lécheron. Amazing view guaranteed!
Starting point: Champagny Le Haut, car park in the hamlet Le Bois
Arrival: idem
Duration: 2:45 hrs (1:45 uphill)

Life in the mountain pastures of Lécheron: at this altitude, without electricity or mechanical means, life in this mountain pasture takes place over a period of 4 months in very difficult conditions; it is punctuated by the care of the animals, milking and the production of cheese (tommes). Direct sales are possible.

Trail to Lécheron: blue level (moderately difficult).
Trail from Lécheron to Passage de la Frête: red level (difficult).
0/ From the car park in the hamlet of Le Bois (near the refuge), take the road in the direction of the hamlet and along the church (signposted "Lécheron/Boucle de l'Adret/Les Teppes"). At the crossroads (admire the façade of the "Plancher des vaches"!), turn right towards the meadows. Instead of taking the "Promenade confort" path, turn left towards Lécheron.

1/ The path starts and rises above the village. First, the path zigzags through the forest and then, above it, moves between boulders on grassy slopes leading to the Lécheron alpine chalet (alt. 2094 m). From the end of June to the beginning of September, a farmer lives here with her herd of goats and a few cows.....

2/ It is possible to continue the climb above Lécheron to reach the "Froide Fontaine" mountain pasture and eventually the ridge called "Passage de Frête" (alt. 2522 m). Count on 1h10 of ascent. Additional difference in altitude: +430 m.

Descent: by the same route.
Niveau difficulté
Level red – hard
Prices
Free access.
Data en openingstijden
From 01/05 to 01/11.

Subject to favorable snow and weather conditions.
Characteristic
Minimum age
7 yrs
Elevation gain
640 m
Distance
6km
Type of itinerary
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L'Alpage de Lécheron - Froide Fontaine

Parking du Bois Hameau Le Bois Champagny le Haut
73350 Champagny-en-Vanoise