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Pointe de la Cochette

Sport, Pedestrian sports, Hiking itinerary in Entremont-le-Vieux
6.0 km
3h
Medium
  • Do you hear that rapid, staccato noise? It's the woodpecker, hammering on the trunks of trees near the trail you'll be taking through a lovely protective forest to reach the viewpoint of La Cochette.

  • From the Bruyères parking lot, you enter a dense forest of oak and beech trees, ideal for hot days as the ascent to Col du Grapillon is quite steep.

    It's a shame the ski lift on your right can't assist you!

    Once you've reached the Col, you'll be on an easier and, more importantly, airier ridge path, allowing you to catch your breath before reaching the summit: from the Pointe de la Cochette, there's a beautiful panorama of the Bauges, Belledonne, the Italian side of Mont-Blanc, and as...
    From the Bruyères parking lot, you enter a dense forest of oak and beech trees, ideal for hot days as the ascent to Col du Grapillon is quite steep.

    It's a shame the ski lift on your right can't assist you!

    Once you've reached the Col, you'll be on an easier and, more importantly, airier ridge path, allowing you to catch your breath before reaching the summit: from the Pointe de la Cochette, there's a beautiful panorama of the Bauges, Belledonne, the Italian side of Mont-Blanc, and as far as the Monts du Lyonnais.

    Here, you'll find the large metal cross facing the Entremonts valley: its openwork design serves as a reminder of the fierce winds that can occur, so keep a close eye on the weather!

    On the way back, gather a few mushrooms along the trail to make a well-deserved omelette, and enjoy a gourmet break at the Auberge du Praz on your way back, where Grégory will tantalize your taste buds!
  • Guidebook with maps/step-by-step
    Departure point: Bruyères parking lot, Désert d'Entremont.
    1/ From the parking lot, cross the D45 and take the path to the right of the “L'Auberge Du Praz” restaurant (yellow markings). 2/ The climb begins in the forest and then crosses a meadow. After the meadow and a fairly steep climb, you come to the Col du Grapillon 1,509 m. 3/ At the pass, take the path on the left (yellow markings) towards “Pointe de la Cochette 1,618 m”. 4/ On arrival, panoramic views of Mont Blanc, the Granier range, the Entremonts valley and the Chartreuse valley. Return by the same route.
  • Departure
    Entremont-le-Vieux
  • Difference in height
    407 m
  • Plain text period
    From 01/05 to 30/11.

    Subject to favorable weather.
  • Environment
    • Mountain location
    • Panoramic view
    • Mountain view
  • Documentation
    GPX / KML files allow you to export the trail of your hike to your GPS (or other navigation tool)
407 meters of difference in height
  • Maximum altitude : 1604 m
  • Minimum altitude : 1190 m
  • Total positive elevation : 407 m
  • Total negative elevation : -407 m
  • Max positive elevation : 407 m
Services
  • Services
    • Pets welcome
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