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The Lac du Loup

Office de Tourisme, Saint-François-Longchamp
24.38 km Distance
1:00h-2:00h Duration
763 m Positive elevation
764 m Negative elevation
1912 m Max. altitude
Hard Difficulty
Easy Electric bike difficulty



Start by taking the mythical Col de La Madeleine road and then turn right via a carriage road. You will discover an alpine farm producing Beaufort, the local cheese. Cross the slopes reserved for the Grand Domaine ski area in winter, and then begin a beautiful descent to the picturesque village of Montaimont.

At the Sainte Marguerite plateau, where a small Baroque chapel awaits you, you will arrive on a tarmac road; a little more effort to finally discover the Lac du Loup, this mountain lake where wolves once came to quench their thirst. The lake is well laid out, and you can enjoy a comfortable picnic on the tables.

Turn around and take the same route back to your starting point.

Points of interest :

Alpine farm and Beaufort cheese making
Panoramic view of the resort of Saint François Longchamp
Lac du Loup and its banks
Baroque chapel of Sainte Marguerite
Traverse des Alpages
Panoramic view of the Aiguilles d'Arves

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