Walking route – Dranse riverside

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    Dranse riverside trail: for walkers and cyclists! This trail which runs along the riverside from Châtel to Abondance is nearly 16 km long and accessible to everyone: families, sporty types, children and pushchairs.

    The route is mostly flat and runs through areas of ecological interest, offering pretty riverside views and a chance to see the local heritage along the way… In short,it gives you a glimpse of another side of the Abondance Valley.

    Several departures are proposed from the villages of Châtel, Abondance and La Chapelle d’Abondance. Discover the Abondance Valley at your own pace!

    In July and August, the regular Colombus shuttle bus runs every day in the Abondance Valley and takes you to your starting point.

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    Further information

    A leaflet is available in the tourist offices.

    Services & Equipment

    • Picnic area
    • Car park
    • Free car park
    • Parking
    • Pets welcome

    Customer base

    • Walkers/hikers
    • Children
    • For beginners / novice


    From 20/04 to 20/12.
    Open as long as weather conditions allow.


    Animaux : Accepted without supplements

    Dogs must be kept on a lead due to the presence of herds.

    Age range

    Minimum age : 5 years


    Free access.


    Vallée d'Abondance
    74390 Châtel

    Characteristics :

    • Mountain location
    • Waterside
    • Riverside
    • Close to a public transportation
    • Near shuttle stop
    • Lake 5 km away
    • Mountain view

    Spoken languages

    • French