Walking route – Boucle du Mouet from Châtel

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    Throughout the walk, you will discover some beautiful examples of local architecture in which the famous Abondance cheese is still made in the traditional way.

    The hike of the Mouet loop from Châtel is a hike without difficulty that will make you discover the heights of the village of Châtel.

    Between streams, meadow, and cottage, you will have the opportunity to explore the village’s natural and built heritage.

    You can, if you wish, shorten the hike once you arrive at the directional post of «Barbossine Dessous» by taking on the left at the crow’s foot.

    From the Petit-Châtel, take the direction of the Saix Pass. The Ryz road, on a tarred road, starts at the big hairpin turn, crosses a stream, and diagonally crosses a large meadow.

    Continue on the trail by a steep but brief climb, next to several farms. He turns left on the flat to reach the chalets of Flammet. Here we reach a transverse track that, to the left, leads you to the Col du Saix.

    From the Col du Saix, continue to the first chalet in Douert. Leave this trail to take the path starting on the right in the direction of Mouet.

    Return to Barbossine Dessous, intermediate station with 2 chairlifts. Continue the descent on the Petit-Châtel, first taking the road, then oblique to the right on a small path joining your starting point.

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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

    • Car park
    • Free car park
    • Pets welcome

    Customer base

    • Walkers/hikers
    • Level bue - Medium


    From 01/05 to 31/10.


    Animaux : Accepted without supplements

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

    Age range

    Minimum age : 5 years

    Adapted Tourism

    • Not accessible in a wheelchair


    Free access.


    Route du Ryz
    74390 Châtel

    Access: from the centre of the village, take the Route du Petit-Châtel to the end of the road. The start is around 2 km from the village centre. Line 2 shuttle bus, "Le Tenne" stop.

    Characteristics :

    • Mountain location
    • Mountain view
    • Vue panoramique-en