This hike gives you panoramic views over the lower part of the Eau d'Olle valley and Bourg d'Oisans.
Randonnée Les Mines de Challanches

GPX map and layout

In Allemond follow towards "Allemond Eglise". Turn on the left just before the cucrh, towards "La Traverse". After "La Traverse" hamlet park your car in the next turn. The path begins a little higher on the left (following the road).

Randonnée Les Mines de Challanches


Description: Randonnée Les Mines de Challanches

Starting point: Parking of the hamlet "La Traverse" (Allemond)
Elevation gain: 636 m
Distance: 2,9 km
Time : 2h (climb), 1h35 (downhill)
Level: Easy

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OBP n°2 (Oisans au Bout des Pieds) : trail 210

From the hairpin bend after La Traverse, continue 500m, the path starts uphill on the left. It begins in the forest then opens out over a series of small valley wich may be difficult depending on the previous winter conditions.
A different descent is possible by 210 bis (1h55 return route).

The Chalanches mines, wich were exploited during Louix XVI's reign, were rich in different minerals, but difficult to eploit in such high mountains.

Opening periods

From 01/05 to 31/10.