To conquer the mountains this summer, go trail running in the Portes du Soleil’s 12 resorts. Enjoy more than 400km of signposted trails. The 54 permanently marked circuits that start from one of the 22 mountain lifts open in the summer enable you to go mountain running in full safety.
Take advantage of the signposts, a map, and the “Trail Running Portes du Soleil” phone app. Follow your progress live with a GPS, live weather forecasts using webcams and an emergency alert system.
There is a free map with all the Portes du Soleil trails on it available at La Chapelle d’Abondance Tourist Office.
Throughout the summer different trail races are organised around our village.
The La Chapelle d’Abondance Tourist Office will help you choose!
A short green circuit takes you to Châtel, not too long, or too difficult, this is perfect for beginner trail runners.
A stunningly beautiful loop that is suitable for good uphill race training and new trail runners. This circuit provides a progressive uphill climb towards the magnificent Lake Arvouin, with the possibility for the more adventurous to go up to Arvouin’s summit and enjoy the exceptional views.
This blue loop enables you to reach Abondance by going through the forests on the edge of the Mont de Grange. This route has moderate elevation gains but isn’t too difficult because it isn’t very long. This loop will suit regular runners who want to really explore the mountain environment.
A red loop on the ridges. This route has greater elevation gain that offers stupendous panoramic views across Aigle, Montreux and Lake Léman.
BEWARE: This involves exposed technical passages across the ridges. Be careful.