Tour of Carmel by Le Châble - Hike
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An easy to access hike with just one difficult section (steep climb). There is something for everyone: lake, forest, panorama of the mountains surrounding Le Reposoir.

The characteristics of the route.
Le Reposoir ()
  • Distance 4.4 km
  • Elevation gain 240 m
  • Elevation lost 240 m
  • Min. elevation 973 m
  • Max. elevation. 1143 m
  • Duration (depending on pace) 1h35
  • Marking Yes
From the church to Le Châble: 25 minutes
Take the road to Prariand and take the 1st left “Chemin de la Chapelle”. Follow the direction of Le Châble straight ahead, cross the concrete bridge and go up the forest path to the Ferme d´en Haut. Continue on the path that runs along the left of the farm and goes up to the back of the farm. Continue uphill in the woods to Le Châble.

From Châble to Vallon: 30 minutes
Take the direction of Vallon continuing on the path that goes down to Saint Anthelme. Cross the hamlet of Saint Anthelme and go down without leaving the forest road to the Oratory sign. Continue towards Vallon.

From Vallon to the Chartreuse du Reposoir: 20 minutes
Take on your right and follow the direction of "Bassin". You pass the Ferme de Vallon, continue to the Croix. Take the path that climbs on your left, behind the Cross. Continue on this path which goes up into the woods, pass the wooden footbridge and pass in front of the Basin. Exit the woods and continue the descent towards the Chartreuse du Reposoir.

From the Chartreuse du Reposoir to the church: 20 minutes
Walk down the road along Carmel Lake. Take the path on the left to regain the undergrowth. Continue to the Croix de Fréchet and go back down the path, then the road to the village of Reposoir and the church.Marking : The trail is marked with signs.
Equipments : Public WC, Car park, Free car park,

Admission fee : Free of charge.

Opening : From 01/04 to 15/11.
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