Winter trail “Le Chemin des Hameaux” (1)

Saint François Longchamp

[Saint François Longchamp]
A beautiful familial stroll on a sunny path twisting on the heights of the ski resort. It will offer you a point of view on the "Aiguilles d'Arves", the Belledonne and the Maurienne Valley.

Starting point: two starting points are possible: at les Pérelles, at the ski resort summit, or at the hamlet of Cochenières", on the Montgellafrey road.
Route: the path is groomed and form a loop. A information board with "Chemin des hameaux" indicates the start of the trail.
At the starting point "Les Pérelles", follow the marked path going downwards. The track separate in two after 20 minutes. Take the track on the right and go down during 15 minutes, until the hamlet of "Cochenières". From there, you can go upwards towards Les Pérelles (45 minutes) or join the road of Montgellafrey, that will bring you down to the station (20 minutes), or cross the road and continue on the Cochenière path that bring you to the Place de la Madeleine (40 minutes).
Interests: familial walk, on the heights of the resort.Clear view on the "Aiguilles d"Arves", the Belledonne and the Maurienne Valley. Sunny path.
Walk time: around 1:45 (return walk).
Difficulty: easy to intermediate (if not to much snow).
Drop: 155m.
Advice: snowshoes are convenient if fresh snow on the ground. Caution: the path can be muddy at the snow melting period.


Dogs must be leashed

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Commune :
Saint François Longchamp - Montgellafrey
Adresse :


  • Pets welcome


Free access.

Opening Time

From 19/12 to 15/04.


Dogs must be leashed

Spoken languages

  • English English
  • French French

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L’itinéraire en bref

  • Type d'itinéraire BOUCLE
  • Précision balisage Information board at the starting point, with written : " chemin des hameaux ". Yellow poles along the path.
  • Distance 2.9 km
  • Dénivelé positif 207 m
  • Dénivelé négatif 207 m
  • TOP 25 IGN 3433 ET

    "Hiking guide", free edition, Tourist Office St François Longchamp

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