Walking route – Boucle sur le Bord


    During the ascent to the chalet of Sur le Bord, a beautiful forest of spruces offers itself to you. This conifer, too often confused with its cousin the fir, is essential to the ecosystem of the subalpine layer.

    It provides a pantry for squirrels and birds and shelters many nests. Its wood is used for the production of carpentry and joinery parts.

    The start of the walk begins with a tour of Lake Vonnes to the fishing guardian’s chalet and then slightly uphill towards the departmental road that you cross and take the path leading to Pas de Morgins.

    At the pass, cross the departmental road again and take the path leading to the picnic area. Breathtaking view of the Lac de Vonnes.
    Take the rising forest track, the view then opens onto the upper Abondance valley (the Linga and the Essert waterfall).

    Once at the Sur le Bord chalet, the route crosses a spruce forest. After a short descent, you arrive at Lac de la Mouille, the ideal setting for a picnic. Take the road again, going down towards the chalets of Conche and after a few bends, you arrive at point 1395m where you take on the left the path plunging in the direction of Châtel.

    Arriving above the cable car, take the track leading to Lac de Vonnes.

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    Further information

    Whichever walk you choose, we recommend that you :

    - Wear appropriate footwear and always take with you: warm clothing, preferably waterproof, plenty of water, sunglasses, sun cream and a small first-aid kit.
    - Do not set off alone.
    - Inform someone living in the valley of your plans.
    - Do not change the planned itinerary indiscriminately. But do not hesitate to shorten it if necessary.
    - Carry a map and even a torch.
    - Check the weather forecast before setting off.
    - In the event of a thunderstorm, move away from ridges, passes and summits as soon as possible and never take shelter under an isolated tree.

    Services & Equipment

    • Picnic area
    • Pets welcome

    Customer base

    • Walkers/hikers
    • Level red – hard


    From 01/05 to 31/10.

    Subject to favorable weather.


    Animaux : Accepted without supplements

    Dogs must be kept on a lead.

    Age range

    Minimum age : 8 years


    Free access.


    Départ du Lac de Vonnes
    74390 Châtel

    Parking at the starting point. Shuttle bus line 4, Vonnes stop (July & August).

    Characteristics :

    • Mountain location
    • Waterside
    • Lakeside or by stretch of water
    • Lake view
    • Mountain view