From the Madeleine to the “Grande Léchère” through woods (4)

Saint François Longchamp

[Montgellafrey area]
A red level path (medium) . around 2h45 long.

Starting point on the «Place de la Madeleine». at Saint-François Longchamp 1650. Take the path on the right of the Odalys Bellevue nuilding (see the «balade des Hameaux» n°9). Just before arriving at the «Replat», take the track going up on the right. At the following intersection, take on your left, headong to the «Lac de la Grande Léchère». Cross the «Petit Bois» and then reach the carriage way of the Grande «Rigole». Continue to follow the signs in the direction of the lake. You arrive above the lake with a great view on it.


Dogs are allowed. They must be kept on leash.

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Commune :
Saint François Longchamp - Montgellafrey
Adresse :
Place de la Madeleine


  • Pets welcome


Free of charge.

Opening Time

From 01/07 to 31/08.


Dogs are allowed. They must be kept on leash.

Spoken languages

  • English English
  • French French

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L’itinéraire en bref

  • Type d'itinéraire ALLER_ITINERANCE
  • Distance 5.9 km
  • Dénivelé positif 364 m
  • Dénivelé négatif 245 m
  • Altitude max. 1774 m
  • Hiking guide, summer 2016, edited by the Tourist office of Saint-François Longchamp.

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