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Bise et Ubine

Walking/pedestrian at La Chapelle-d'Abondance
11.0 km
4h 20min
  • A really lovely hike over high mountain pastures and forests, with magnificent views of the jagged mountains, the Natura 2000 sites of Cornettes de Bise and Mont de Grange. The impressive cliff faces of Mont Chauffé contrast with the gentle slopes of summer grazing land.
  • Documentation
    GPX / KML files allow you to export the trail of your hike to your GPS (or other navigation tool)
  • Accepted customers
    • Individuals
Points of interest
1 Arvouin's lake
At the foot of the summit of Linleu, this charming little glacial lake at 1663 m, in alpine pastures is one of the most classic walks in the Abondance valley, accessible to all by a well-marked path. Walking around the lake, fishing allowed.<br/>Area: 1 hectare 63. Maximum depth: 6 meters. Fishing authorized with an A.A.P.P.M.A. Chablais / Genevois.
2 Chablais UNESCO Global Geopark
The Chablais region has a globally unique geological heritage. In recognition of this, it is a UNESCO Global Geopark.<br/>The remarkable environment of the Chablais impregnates the life and culture of its people. The strong links between man and the Earth can be seen through its mountain traditions, buildings, natural resources and legends …
This unique landscape tells a story which spans 245 million years. Before the mountains there was the Alpine Ocean. The future rocks of the Chablais were laid down as sediments in this ocean. When the Alps were formed, the rocks were moved, uplifted, fractured and folded. Glaciers then sculpted these stunning landscapes.
3 Bise summer farm
The summer farm situated in the hamlet of Bise is a gem. The majestic mountains with their hints of red and its disappearing lake, together bear witness to the 200 million years of Earths movements.<br/>This natural site is part of a protected area NATURA 2000 and is one of the iconic site of the Chablais UNESCO Global Geopark.
Refuge, cheese sale, restoration and visit of a small museum space on site.
4 Col d'Ubine
The Col d'Ubine (1694m), viewpoint, is accessible from the chalets d'Ubine (via Vacheresse) or the chalets de Mens (via La Chapelle).
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