Chalet de la Raille looping via La Plagne
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A hike that takes you to the Raille mountain pasture below the Cornettes de Bise.

La Chapelle d'Abondance
The characteristics of the route.
La Chapelle-d'Abondance (74)
  • Distance 7.3 km
  • Elevation gain 600 m
  • Elevation lost 590 m
  • Min. elevation 1020 m
  • Max. elevation. 1610 m
  • Duration (depending on pace) 3h10
  • Marking Yes
From the village center, take the road towards Chevenne, which runs alongside a pleasant stream lined with old chalets, then towards La Plagne for around 1,200 m.

A path leads through spruce forests and clearings to the Chalet de la Raille, an alpine pasture occupied in summer by herds of abundant cows.

From here, you'll enjoy splendid views of the Cornettes de Bise, Mont Chauffé, Mont Jorat, the Tavaneuse massif, Mont de Grange and the Dents du Midi.

Return via the north combe behind Chalet de la Raille. After a steep passage (secured by a chain), you descend towards Chevenne and then the village.
Marking : Departmental markings called P.D.I.P.R. on beige metal panels with green lettering.
Equipments : Parking, Picnic area,

Delicate passages : The return is via a steep passage (secured by a chain).

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. Subject to favorable weather.
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