On the balcony of the upper Abondance valley
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This easy hike on the heights of the valley of Abondance takes you to the chalets of Mouet. A beautiful panorama on the summits of the valley and the Swiss Alps awaits you!

La Chapelle d'Abondance
The characteristics of the route.
La Chapelle-d'Abondance (74)
  • Distance 5.8 km
  • Elevation gain 320 m
  • Elevation lost 320 m
  • Min. elevation 1501 m
  • Max. elevation. 1771 m
  • Duration (depending on pace) 2h20
  • Marking Yes
An easy hike for the whole family, with panoramic views over the entire Abondance valley.

From the Sevan parking lot (1,590 m), the hike begins with a forest path towards the Mouët chalet. You'll then follow a long path on the balcony of the valley, with a superb panorama of Mont de Grange. You're on the Portes du Soleil walking tour.

You'll then reach Chalets du Mouët. In summer, you can take a gourmet break at this mountain pasture or buy Abondance cheese.

For the return journey, head for Le Douert, then take the pleasant forest path back to the starting point.

From Le Mouët, a variation is possible (red level: +1 h 30): head towards Le Mouet/le Petit Châtel, which will take you to Barbossine and then on to Col du Saix. Nice view of Châtel and La Chapelle.
Marking : Departmental PDIPR signposting (beige panel, green writing)
Equipments : Picnic area, Parking,

Admission fee : Free access.

Opening : From 01/06 to 30/09. Accessible except during snow and depending on weather conditions. Please check with the Tourist Office for the latest information on access conditions. This route is usually suitable for strong walkers during spring, summer, and autumn, except in adverse weather.
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