Mont Bochor from Pralognan
Country - France
Region - Savoie (73) - Vanoise National Park
Author - Lou Johnson
Length - 1.4 km / 0.9 miles
Time - 1.00 hours
Mont Bochor offers a grandstand view of Pralognan, the valley and the mountain backdrop. It is most easily reached by taking the cable car from the centre of Pralognan. Operating every 30 minutes the service does break for lunch.
Rather than provide a detailed description of a walk, the intention is to provide some ideas of how this viewpoint can be incorporated into a number of walks. The first possibility includes following the 'sentier decouverte' which visits 10 information tables outlining various aspects of the mountain environment. The length of the trail is about 1400 metres. After completion of the trail you can either return to the valley by cable car or continue by following the other option given below.
The second option involves buying a one way ticket on the cable car with a descent on foot back to the village. The easiest way down is via les Fontanettes. Initially follow the path to the Barmettes refuge and almost immediately turn right and go under the chairlift to loop down through the woods to les Fontanettes. From the parking area the path is signed and goes between two houses before continuing down into the village. The descent by this option takes about an hour.
- IGN Carte de Randonnée - Les Trois Vallees & Modane, Parc National de la Vanoise - 1:25000 Sheet 3534 OT
French IGN mapping is available in digital format by area and 'cut your own' maps. For more information and availabilty go to the Anquet website.
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