Hiking Mont de Grange (Return) – Abondance

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  • Orientation table and view of Mont Blanc from the summit
  • Climb the Coincon ridge

    The Mont de Grange (2432 m) is one of the most famous of the Massif du Chablais. At its summit, you will discover a view on the whole valley of Abondance, the mountains of the region, the lake of Geneva and the Mont-Blanc.

    Mont de Grange is a 3,000-hectare nature reserve, classified Natura 2000. It’s also a hunting reserve where deer, chamois, roe deer, mouflons, marmots, black grouse, ptarmigan and golden eagles live side by side… You can easily observe them early in the morning.
    This hike also invites you to discover wild flora such as martagon lily, paradise lily, alpine columbine, gentian and genepi.

    This challenging hike starts at Saint Théodule, Follebin in Abondance. You’ll walk alongside the Chapelle Saint Théodule.
    You then head for the Bailly and Jouly mountain chalets, on a carriage road overlooking Lac des Plagnes, with a magnificent view of Entre-Deux-Pertuis and Roc de Tavaneuse.

    You’ll then reach the Lenlevay chalets, where Abondance cows graze on the mountain pastures during the summer season.

    You then take the GR5 path towards La Chapelle and the Crête de Coincon, a fairly steep path that leads to the summit of Mont de Grange. An orientation table shows you the various peaks of the French and Swiss Alps and the Jura.

    Alternative: the climb can also be made from Pré la Joux in Châtel.

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    Services & Equipment

    • Orientation board
    • Pets welcome

    Customer base

    • Walkers/hikers
    • Level red – hard


    From 01/06 to 31/10.

    Subject to favorable weather.


    Animaux : Accepted

    Dogs must be kept on a leash (Natura 2000 reserve zone) and hunting reserve.

    Age range

    Minimum age : 8 years


    Free access.


    Parking Saint Théodule
    74360 Abondance

    The departure is in Abondance, in the center of the village, take the direction of the lake of Plagnes. On the road, after a big bend, turn left towards Follebin. Go up a small winding road. You will reach a road that can be driven on, continue until you reach a small parking lot.

    Characteristics :

    • Mountain location

    Spoken languages

    • French