Trail circuit 41 green – Col de Saix

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    La Chapelle-d'Abondance

    Small green loop that can reach Châtel, neither too long nor too difficult for beginners in trail.

    From La Chapelle d’Abondance, take the La Panthiaz gondola to reach the summit of the gondola, the starting point of the route. In case of closure of the gondola, take the Rys road that leads to the top of the gondola (about 4km). You will start at the exit of the gondola of La Panthiaz by a warm-up on road on 1km. After arriving at the foot of the chairlift Braitaz, you will continue on a nice trail by the place called “Sevant Front”, then “Sevant Behind”. The forest path takes you to the culmination point of the Saix pass. Here, enjoy the panoramic view over the valley of Abondance, we can see the villages of Châtel, the Chapel of Abundance and Abundance. It is also a majestic point for the view of the balconies of the Mont de Grange in front. You will then continue on a relatively flat trail towards Châtel through the chalets of Barbossine, then the place called “Tenne”. You are almost there in the village of Châtel. The end is the asphalt road, a free shuttle can also transport you to the center of the village. A beautiful first experience with this trail for beginners in trail.

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    Services & Equipment

    • Pets welcome

    Customer base

    • Level green –very easy
    • For beginners / novice


    From 01/06 to 31/10.


    Animaux : Accepted without supplements


    Free access.


    Route des Frasses
    Lieu-dit La Panthiaz
    74360 La Chapelle-d'Abondance

    Accessible by the La Panthiaz gondola depending on the opening days and times or by the Rys road by car, to the arrival station of the said gondola. Free parking.

    Characteristics :

    • Mountain location

    Spoken languages

    • French