A medium length walk from Tignes le Lac to Tignes 1800
- Location: Tignes – Le Lac / Lavachet
- Distance: 4.8km
- Level: Beginner | Family Friendl
- Vertical Gain: 90m
- Typical Duration: 2 hours
- Highest Alt: 2100m
Taking just over an hour, this walk follows the path above main road between Tignes le Lac and Tignes les Boisses.
Start at the Palafour chairlift in Tignes le lac, initially following the curve of the mountain passing under the Telesiege de Chaudanne. But instead of heading up to the top of the Chaudanne lift, take a right to traverse the mountain side, staying in line with the road below.
Staying above the road the path eventually leads you into the forest above the Lac du Chevril. Once through the forest you will see Tignes 1800. From here you could either keep heading down to Tignes les Brevieres via the summer road or the footpath that runs on the other side of the piste to the road, or you could take a bus back up to Tignes le Lac.
This area is home to herds of sheep, so dogs must be kept on a leash at all times. Take care when crossing the road and be aware of mountain bikers using the trails.
What to bring…
The route can found on IGN map 3633ET Tignes/ Val d’Isere and in the ‘Les Sentiers de L’Ete’ booklet available from the Maison de Tignes Tourist Office for €10.