Path along the banks of the Dranse from Abondance to Châtel

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  • IN LA Chapelle d'Abondance
  • Mountain biking along the Dranse river
  • Trailhead in Abondance
  • Trail to Chapelle d'Abondance

    20 km of riverside walks, from the center of the village of Abondance to the hamlet of Très-les-Pierres in Châtel. The trail is easy to walk and accessible to all: families, athletes, children, the elderly and strollers.

    This route is reserved for walkers and cyclists.

    Starting from Abondance, you will follow the Dranse river through the hamlet of Richebourg. You’ll pass close to the village center of La Chapelle d’Abondance, where you can take a gourmet break.

    Continue along the river, below the village of Châtel, before reaching Le Linga and Tré-les-Pierres.

    With little change in altitude, you can walk along the river from the hamlets on part of the trail, cross ecologically interesting environments, take in the riverside scenery, discover the local heritage… in short, see the Vallée d’Abondance in a different light.

    During the summer school vacations, you can return to Abondance on the C line bus, which serves several stops in the valley. This shuttle runs every day at set times and accepts mountain bikes.

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    Further information

    The section in Châtel from L'Envers to Pré La Joux is open depending on weather conditions (green/red light on site).

    Services & Equipment

    • Parking
    • Pets welcome

    Customer base

    • Walkers/hikers
    • Level green –very easy


    From 01/05 to 19/11.
    Accessible outside the snow season and subject to weather conditions. Please check with the Tourist Office beforehand for current access conditions. Recommended season: spring - summer - autumn.


    Animaux : Accepted without supplements


    Free access.


    74360 Abondance

    Characteristics :

    • Mountain location
    • Waterside
    • Riverside
    • Village centre