Around the Mont Chauffé

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  • North side of the Mont Chauffé ridge
    La Chapelle-d'Abondance

    A hike for very good walkers around the Mont Chauffé, which has a Mediterranean-type biotope. You may see chamois, ibex, marmots, black grouse or a golden eagle?

    This sporty hike takes you over the imposing ridge of Mont Chauffé and the Ubine valley.

    Mont Chauffé (2093 m) is a wild massif with remarkable landscapes and a Mediterranean type of biotope. It is home to a wide variety of environments, southern plants, rhododendron moors, rocky areas and scree or even lapiaz of rocks sculpted by erosion, sometimes sheltering real alpine gardens.

    The departure is from Chevenne in La Chapelle d’Abondance.

    You will reach the chalets of Mens (1588 m) and then the Ubine pass on the Portes du Soleil walking tour. The rocky cliffs of Mont Chauffé dominate the surrounding mountain pastures.

    You arrive at the hamlet of Ubine and its chapel, you will reach the col de la Plagne through pastures and alder forests.

    At the pass, you will discover the southern side of Chauffé, passing through the Sauvage and crossing the Raille mountain pasture and its chalets. Pastoral life is still very present in the massif.

    You will reach the start via Chevenne.

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    Services & Equipment

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

    Customer base

    • Walkers/hikers
    • Level black - very hard
    • For experts / practiced


    From 01/06 to 30/09.
    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

    Free parking in the Chevenne car park, accessible by the Chevenne road or access by the village on foot by climbing the road of the same name (about 1.5 km, count 30 minutes).

    Characteristics :

    • Mountain location
    • Forest location