Chalet de la Raille looping via La Plagne

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    La Chapelle-d'Abondance

    A hike that takes you to the Raille mountain pasture below the Cornettes de Bise.

    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 Abondance 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.

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    Services & Equipment

    • Picnic area
    • Parking
    • Pets welcome

    Customer base

    • Level red – hard
    • For experts / practiced


    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.


    Animaux : Accepted without supplements

    Pets accepted on a leash only.


    Free access.


    10 route des Frasses
    74360 La Chapelle-d'Abondance

    Free parking in the car park under the tourist office or access by shuttle to the starting point with municipal shuttle, Columbus or line 121 depending on the period.

    Characteristics :

    • Mountain location

    Spoken languages

    • French

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