From Lac des Plagnes to Lac de Tavaneuse (AR)
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A discovery of the two lakes of Abondance: Les Plagnes and Tavaneuse, famous as the one of the most beautiful moutain lake of the Chablais!

The characteristics of the route.
Abondance (74)
  • Distance 12 km
  • Elevation gain 900 m
  • Elevation lost 900 m
  • Min. elevation 1191 m
  • Max. elevation. 1917 m
  • Duration (depending on pace) 4h
  • Marking Yes
This hike takes you to two mountain lakes: Lac des Plagnes (1190 m) and Lac de Tavaneuse (1806 m). You will cross the mountain pastures and discover their chalets and fountains.

The hike starts at the Lac des Plagnes car park. Take the Cubourré path. Then, take the direction of the chalets d'Ardens by way of the pirons d'Entre Deux Pertuis which will lead you to the Lac de Tavaneuse.

Once there, you can enjoy a tour of the lake and the clarity of its waters. A picnic is welcome to enjoy the place.

The return journey is by the same route.
Marking : Departmental markings called P.D.I.P.R. on beige metal panels with green lettering.
Equipments : Car park, Parking,

Admission fee : Free access.

Opening : From 01/06 to 19/11. Subject to favorable snow and weather conditions.
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Website Itinerary Lac des Plagnes - Lac de Tavaneuse in Abondance
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