On the west side of the Chamonix valley, the Planpraz route is a 4km switchbacked trail from the Brevent lift upper parking lot in Chamonix (1000m) to the Planpraz summit (2000m).
Take the telecabine from Chamonix to Planpraz ( 2000m ) The 4x4 track is located over a small rise behind the station. It descends rapidly to the left. The track is steep and very tough on body and bike. The hiking trail becomes easier as it descends.
Overall, Planpraz is the 13th most popular hiking trail of all 14 hikes in France.