A marvellous hike that takes you through a magnificent forest of spruces, larches and Swiss pines. Then, in the upper section, from Lac des Pierres Blanches (where you'll find a helpful orientation table) the panoramic views are outstanding.
The first lake is a reservoir designed for the manufacture of cultured snow. Lac du Carroley nestles in a beautiful spot where water, rock and flowers commingle.
Drive to les Bauches (6 kilometres beyond les Coches). Leave the car in the parking area opposite the bridge. From there, follow the road (P) that runs beside a narrow canal (Bief) as far as the stone basin at Esselet (P).
Turn left and go up the trail (P) through the forest until you reach a small plateau (P). Cross the plateau and follow the trail that takes you to the forest road (P). Head left for 200 metres, then take the trail to the right (P). The forest becomes a giant garden adorned by spruce, larch and pine trees. The path then opens out onto a plateau (P). Turn to the left, across the 350 metres of the plateau, and then go up slightly to the right to arrive in a vast meadow (P). Take the stone path up the grassy slope to the little road (P). On the right, you will see a chalet. Go around it to the right to discover le Lac des Pierres Blanches.
Go back about a hundred meters up the old track to a wide crossroads (P) and then to the right across a field. The path veers to the left (panel) to pass through a flattish area that alternates between meadows and plantations of small trees. It takes 30 minutes to reach Lac du Carroley, at the foot of a scree. The return journey takes you to Chalet du Carroley in 15 minutes (P), then follows the narrow road that, in 45 minutes, takes you back down to the parking area in les Bauches.
min. 99999 m
Time for a break, a drink to warm you up, a moment of relaxation and restoration. Welcome to Le Chalet du Friolin, an authentic place near les Bauches chairlift, at the bottom of the Dérochoir, Crozats and Malatray ski slopesOn our sunny terrace, or in the beautifully decorated interior, in front of the fireplace, we promise you a warm, friendly welcome accompanied by elaborate traditional cuisine, local specialities and a wine list selected by our very own cellarman, not to mention a snack menu to bridge the gap. 1. Lounge Bar Half of the terrace transforms into a cosy corner full of Savoyard spirit, decorated in a rustic style with plenty of wooden sofas. The perfect place to savour a slice of charcuterie, country cheeses, a good bottle of wine, and much more besides. 2. SNACKING Now located at the foot of the chalet in its own little corner, you will love "Le Decapadiot Snacking": savoury or sweet, hot or cold. On our sunny terrace this summer, we will be offering authentic family cooking for a pleasant pause in a corner of greenery! In the evening, you can enjoy specialities such as Raclette, Pierrade, Tartiflette, Tartiflette for between €17 and €22.
Not suitable for strollers
From 29/06 to 31/08/2024.