Tour des Cornettes de Bise

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  • Path to Pas de la Bosse
  • Les Cornettes de Bise
    La Chapelle-d'Abondance

    A beautiful hike which starts from the centre of the village of La Chapelle d’Abondance and offers superb views of the Cornettes de Bise, the village and the valley of Abondance.

    This hike takes place in the natural reserve of the Cornettes de Bise, a Natura 2000 site.

    The Cornettes tour offers magnificent views of the French and Swiss Chablais mountains.

    Starting from the Bise mountain pasture, you’ll head for the Pas de la Bosse. You’ll pass several alpine chalets: Chalet de la Bosse, Chalets de Cheneau and Chalets Toper.

    You then reach the Col de Vernaz at 1815 m altitude. You then descend on the Swiss side and follow the north face of the Cornettes de Bise.

    You then reach the Col d’Ugeon at an altitude of 2018 m.

    The descent is via Planchamps to the Bise chalets.

    You may even spot ibex, of which there are many in this reserve!

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    Services & Equipment

    • Parking
    • Pets welcome

    Customer base

    • Level black - very hard
    • For experts / practiced


    From 01/06 to 30/09.
    Accessible except during snow and depending on weather conditions.
    Please check with the Tourist Office for the latest information on access conditions. This route is usually suitable for strong walkers during summer, except in adverse weather.


    Animaux : Accepted without supplements

    Dogs must be kept on a leash because of the presence of herds, Natura 2000 reserve.


    Free access.


    Alpage de Bise
    74360 La Chapelle-d'Abondance

    To access the "Bise site", you must go through Vacheresse: take La Revenette and Bise / Ubine. Pass on the shores of Lake Fontaine, then taken direction Bise.

    Characteristics :

    • Mountain location

    Spoken languages

    • French