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Hiking trail : "Le Colombier via le Col de la Cochette"

Hikes & walks in Aillon-le-Jeune

Hiking trail :
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A superb hike up to one of the legendary peaks of Le Massif des Bauges: Le Mont Colombier at an altitude of 2045m.From the Murat car park (at 1180m), take the wide forestry track that rises quickly through the forest. Follow the signposts marked "Col de la Cochette par la piste", ignoring the other tracks.

Description sheet

DepartmentSavoie
Departure municipalityAillon-le-Jeune
Outing typeHike
DifficultyEasy
Duration3h55
Kilometres7 km
Altitude upon departure1182m
Change in altitude850m

Access

Depart from the town of Aillon-le-Jeune, latitude 45.62703 (N 45° 37’ 37”), longitude 6.12124 (E 6° 7’ 16”)

Itinerary

From the pass, there are 2 possible routes up to the summit of Le Mont Colombier, gaining a further 350m of altitude. - Via the southern ridge, the trail ascends directly up above the mountain pass, remaining steep practically to the top. Allow approximately 1 hour (see map). - Via the western ridge, which is not as steep, follow the track along the hillside leading up to the Chalet de Rossane. From here, the track leads you directly up to the summit where you can enjoy the magnificent 360° views. More information on this route can be found in our guidebook at the Tourist Information Office (in French).

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