This varied trail introduces hikers to the small ski resort of Le Chazelet and provides an exceptional panorama over the north face of La Meije, as well as all the villages in the canton.
Descriptif Les Plagnes via Les Clots
From the car park, walk up the tarmac road passing above the village for about 200 m. Take the left-hand fork in the road before the first houses and follow the Chemin des Plagnes. After about 200 m, go up to the right along a small path leading to a cross. Follow the path upwards across the hay meadows to the second hairpin bend, and there take the small path (in the locality of Founcato), which goes up to the button lift, then runs alongside it as far as the wooden cross (locality of Jacques Mathonet). Continue along the path that crosses the Plagnes button lift, and rejoin the path that makes its way towards the Martignare valley. Head right and make for the "Col des Plagnes" (2106 m), following the markings, along the edge of the Chazelet forest. Go down the narrow path leading to the village of Les Clots (1916 m) (don't take the path on the left leading to La Celle des Juges). Cross the upper part of the village and turn right onto a mountainside path. After crossing the small slate mines (cables), you come to a wide track that runs below the forest. Go down towards the oratory, passing the orientation table. You arrive at a road, which you follow for 300 m towards Le Chazelet. Walk through the village and continue on back to the starting point of the trip.
Welcome: Difficulté = Easy
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Les Plagnes via Les Clots
Free of charge
Departure : Hamlet of Le Chazelet.
From Col du Lautaret, follow the D1091, before the tunnel entrance, turn left onto the D33 and head for Le Chazelet.
Parking : Car park above Le Chazelet.
Grenoble bus station/SNCF - La Grave / Villar d'Arène - Briançon (LER 35 - Transisère).