The Abray trail

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  • Stream Chevenne - La Chapelle d'Abondance
  • Picnic area next to the Chevenne car park
    La Chapelle-d'Abondance

    A walk in the forest starting from the village of La Chapelle d’Abondance with a passage near the deer park and along the stream of Chevenne, ideal for discovering the diversity of trees and mountain flowers with the children.

    This easy forest walk starts in the centre of the village of La Chapelle d’Abondance near the small chapel of Notre Dame de la Compassion. You will start by walking up the road to Chevenne where you can make a short stop at the deer park.
    You will then take the direction of La Plagne for about 800 m to join a small path in the forest.

    This forest has a rich vegetation, notably a large variety of trees, you will be able to recognize spruce, fir, beech, rowan, ash or maple…
    When you reach a scree slope, the landscape will offer you a magnificent view of the Mont de Grange, Châtel and the Dents du Midi.
    You will then reach Chevenne, the mountain setting of its mountain pastures is superb with the south face of the Cornettes de Bise, its mountain chalets and its stream. A “snack” break will be welcome!

    You will also be able to observe numerous varieties of flowers from different environments, such as the red cephalanther, which lives near the scree slopes, or the marsh buttercup, which nestles on the edge of the streams.

    The descent to the village is via a path along the stream. There is a fitness trail on site where you can do some stretching and agility exercises. The descent is then via the small tarmac road following the Chevenne stream.

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    Services & Equipment & Activities

    • Health trail
    • Picnic area
    • Parking
    • Pets welcome

    Customer base

    • Walkers/hikers
    • Children
    • Level green –very easy
    • For beginners / novice


    From 01/06 to 30/11.
    Accessible outside the snow period and depending on weather conditions. Check with the Tourist Office beforehand to find out the current access conditions. Recommended practice period: spring - summer - autumn.


    Animaux : Accepted without supplements

    Dogs must be kept on a leash due to the presence of herds and wildlife.


    Free access.


    Route de Chevenne
    74360 La Chapelle-d'Abondance

    Access from the tourist office with free parking or shuttle stop 10 m.

    Characteristics :

    • Close to a public transportation
    • Bus stop < 500 m
    • Near shuttle stop
    • Forest location
    • Village 2 km away

    Spoken languages

    • French