Snowshoeing itinerary – Le sentier des Paquiers (2)

Saint François Longchamp

A nice walk in the underwood which will make you follow the Bugeont torrent. You can apreciate the view on the "Demoiselles Coiffées" at the finishing point, a rare phenomenon of natural erosion.

Starting point: Parking lot "La Madeleine" (drugstore); go down the stairs of the residence Odalys Bellevue, walk the lenght of the building on the right , the starting point is behind, before arriving to the parking lot above the building.
Route: follow the track going down. Take on your left at the first junction. You pass next to the tree climbing park. Then you will cross a wooden bridge. Option for the return: go back the way you have come or take the ski shuttle (Edelweiss bus stop), or go back up on the "Chemin de 1450m".
Finishing point: on the roas, below St François longchamp 1450m, at the level of the "Aire des Fées".
Interests: stroll in the underwood. Descent along the Bugeon torrent. Splendid view on the "Demoiselles Coiffées" at the finishing point, with an information board.
Walk time: for the descent: Around 1 hour.
Difficulty: easy to intermediate (if not to much snow).
Drop: 250m
Advice: snowshoes are convenient if fresh snow on the ground.


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Commune :
Saint François Longchamp - Saint-François-Longchamp
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Free of charge

Opening Time

From 19/12 to 16/04.


Spoken languages

  • English English
  • French French

Map & Points of Interest

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L’itinéraire en bref

  • Type d'itinéraire ALLER_ITINERANCE
  • Distance 2.1 km
  • Dénivelé positif 250 m
  • Dénivelé négatif 250 m
  • "Hiking guide", free edition, Tourist Office St François Longchamp

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