Snowshoe trail - Les Québales

  • Itinéraire Raquettes

Presentation

This woodland route, for experienced walkers only, is located in the Mont de Grange nature reserve, where chamois can be seen!
Head towards Villapeyron and park in the sawmill car park. The route starts at the top of the Chemin de Villapeyron, 50m from the car park.

The path enters undergrowth, crosses a stream and climbs straight up until it reaches a forest track. From here, take the winding path up to the oratory.
Continue along the path rising to the right of the oratory and join the wide path leading to the Boudîmes mountain pasture. Cross the mountain pasture to reach a small plateau behind the high-voltage pylon.

The route then rises gently through the mountain pastures, the panorama opening up as you climb and you can see the Dents du Midi (3,257m).

Once you reach Les Québales-bas, leave the left-hand path leading into the forest and take the path to the top of the route.

You're in the Mont de Grange game reserve, and if you're patient and quiet, you might just catch a glimpse of some chamois!

The return journey takes the same route, but don't venture beyond the Québales where the risk of avalanches is high.
Purple trail.

Starting point accessible by shuttle bus line 1 or line 2, Villapeyron stop.
OpeningsFrom 23/12 to 21/04.
Accessible according to climatic conditions and is closed if the avalanche risk is 4 on 5. Please contact the Tourist Office in advance to find out the conditions of access at the time.

Subject to snow conditions.
Practical informations
  • Services :
    • 16 yrs old min
  • Services :
    • Pets welcome
  • Levels of sporting experience :
    • Level black - very hard
  • Route :
    • daily duration (minutes) 300
    • type of route Aller / Retour
    • marked route
    • elevation (m) 700
    • distance (km) 7.6
  • Additional openings :
    • Subject to snow conditions
  • Documentation language(s) :
    • English
    • French
  • Delicate Passages :
    • 2 or 3 streams to cross which may be frozen.
Category
  • Section :
    • Sport
  • Winter sports :
    • Winter sports
    • Snowshoe itinerary
On-site Services
  • Parking :
    • Parking

Tarifs

Free access.
Contact us
Snowshoe trail - Les Québales
Chemin de Villapeyron
74390
Châtel
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Phone : +33 4 50 73 22 44
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Location

Purple trail.

Starting point accessible by shuttle bus line 1 or line 2, Villapeyron stop.
Additional location
  • Environments :
    • Mountain location
    • Forest location
    • In a nature reserve
  • Parking :
    • Parking