Itinerary along the Dranse: from La Chapelle d’Abondance to Abondance

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  • At La Chapelle d'Abondance, view of the Cornettes de Bise
  • Arriving in Abondance
    La Chapelle-d'Abondance

    A beautiful round trip of about fifteen kilometres along the Dranse river, between Abondance and La Chapelle d’Abondance. Ideal for families!

    This itinerary, located in the heart of the Abondance valley, is a very beautiful walk along the water which will take you from La Chapelle d’Abondance to Abondance along the Dranse.

    No difficulty on this walk, ideal for a family outing.

    There are several bus stops along the route if you only want to go one way, or if you want to shorten your walk.

    You can also start from the village of Abondance and follow the direction of La Chapelle d’Abondance.

    Along the way, you will be able to observe the mountains of the Abondance valley and its mountain pastures, the traditional habitat. You will pass by an old bread oven. You may meet Abondance cows in the meadows along the way.

    Picnic tables and benches allow you to enjoy this place where it is good to walk during the hot weather.

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    Services & Equipment

    • Picnic area
    • Coach access
    • Restaurant
    • Car park
    • Free car park
    • Parking
    • Pets welcome

    Customer base

    • Walkers/hikers
    • Children
    • Level bue - Medium


    From 01/05 to 30/11.
    Accessible outside the snow season and according to weather conditions. Please check with the Tourist Office beforehand for current access conditions. Recommended season: spring - summer - autumn.

    Subject to favorable snow and weather conditions.


    Animaux : Accepted

    Dogs must be kept on a leash (mountain bikers and many hikers pass by depending on the period).

    Age range

    Minimum age : 4 years


    Free access.


    Chemin des Plans
    74360 La Chapelle-d'Abondance

    Centres of the villages of Abondance or La Chapelle d'Abondance depending on the starting point.

    Characteristics :

    • Waterside
    • Riverside
    • Forest location
    • Village 2 km away

    Spoken languages

    • English
    • French