Trail circuit 43 red – Sentier du douanier

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    La Chapelle-d'Abondance

    A red loop with a higher altitude, which offers you at its highest point a view of Aigle, Montreux and Lake Geneva.

    From the top of the La Panthiaz gondola lift (if you close the cable car, take the Rys road to the top of the gondola, about 4km), you will take a paved road for 1.5km, which is a good warm-up . The trail then continues gradually ascending to the ridge through the woods, to the Pass of Recon … You will cross and continue in the direction of Plan de Croix downhill. You arrive at the foot of the Tronchey chairlift, where you have two options: the first is to take the ski lift to avoid the important drop in the path under the chairlift; the second option, for the more athletic, is to go up under the chairlift along the stream. The highest point of the route is the pass of the cross after 9km, at 1800m altitude. The descent to La Chapelle d’Abondance is done by the forest paths and paths through the Douert chalets, then Sevant front and Sevant behind before arriving at the foot of the gondola by the same tarred portion as departure.

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    Services & Equipment

    • Pets welcome

    Customer base

    • Level red – hard
    • For experts / practiced


    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