This hike gives you panoramic views over the lower part of the Eau d'Olle valley and Bourg d'Oisans.
About : The mines of Challanches – Hiking
Starting point: Parking of the hamlet "La Traverse" (Allemond)
Elevation gain: 636 m
Distance: 2,9 km
Time : 2h (climb), 1h35 (downhill)
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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.
3 h 55
J+ : 650 m
Level red – hard
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The mines of Challanches – Hiking
- Pets welcome
From 01/05 to 31/10.
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).