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Champdepraz – Lac de Panaz guided trail (trail sign 3-3c)

Champdepraz – Lac de Panaz guided trail (trail sign 3-3c)

The route that leads from Champdepraz to Lac de Panaz is equipped has illustrated plates and an elevation gain/drop of around 1300m.

The route that leads from Champdepraz to Lac de Panaz is equipped has illustrated plates and an elevation gain/drop of around 1300m.

The itinerary begins just beyond the chief town of Champdepraz (Lo Pian 560m); on reaching the consortium road for Boden (closed to traffic starting from Torrente Chalamy), follow it up to the spectacular Gorf bridge, suspended over a deep gorge. After crossing the bridge, continue on the right along trail no. 3 through a steep deciduous forest to the Gettaz des Allemands meadows (980m), a village with interesting examples of rural houses in stone and wood. Above the town you enter the steep Beech forest and, after a long series of hairpin bends, you reach the Quicord glacial terrace (1617m), an equipped observation point. Beyond the ruins of the Quicord alpine pasture farm, the path cuts through the Mountain Pine forest and reaches the pastures of Panaz; here you need to deviate to the right following the trail signs 3c where you will shortly reach the lake (1885m).

Environmental types encountered: mixed deciduous forest – torrent ravine – mountain meadows-pastures – Beech forest – mixed coniferous forest – subalpine pasture – Mountain Pine forest – subalpine lake - peat bog

Brochures describing the main naturalistic, landscape and ethnographic aspects are available at the Park offices; the points of interest are highlighted in each section of the trail, so that even visitors who do not intend to complete the entire proposed itinerary can enjoy the best features. Further leaflets offer supplementary notes relating to natural sciences (geological, geo-morphological and botanical insights, lists of the fauna with details on the locations of the various animal species).

Lac de Pana e Cervino
Faggeta