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Randonnée d'Abondance à Torgon

Walking/pedestrian in Abondance

23.0 km
Walking/pedestrian
7h
Easy
  • This hiking itinerary will make you discover the different landscapes of the Abondance and Rhône valleys between the passes and the alpine chalets.

    The itinerary starts in the centre of the village resort of Abondance, from where you will follow the road indicating the places known as le Mont and le Sauvage. Take the pebble path that goes to the chalets of Crébin and La Raille, crossing the forest. Once you have passed the chalets de la Raille, you can take a break to admire the panorama....
    This hiking itinerary will make you discover the different landscapes of the Abondance and Rhône valleys between the passes and the alpine chalets.

    The itinerary starts in the centre of the village resort of Abondance, from where you will follow the road indicating the places known as le Mont and le Sauvage. Take the pebble path that goes to the chalets of Crébin and La Raille, crossing the forest. Once you have passed the chalets de la Raille, you can take a break to admire the panorama. Turn left towards the Col de Vernaz. Then, cross the cows, green alder bushes, to reach a stony path on the right bank of the Séchet brook. Turn right along the stream. 200m after the first bridge you can cross the brook to go to the place called Chevenne (1217m). Then you have to go to the GR 5. At the next intersection, turn right towards a pebbled path in the direction of the Col de Vernaz. Once towards the chalets de Toper, take the raidillon (sloping path) which is on your right to reach the Col de Vernaz. Once there, follow "Lac d'Arvouin" on a dirt path. 50 m before the Col de Resse, turn left towards the path that goes up to the Col du Serpentin. Then on the right, you will have a panorama on the village station of Abondance and continue to the head of the Avalanche, then carefully go on a raid which goes towards the chalets and the lake of Arvouin. Follow the left bank and follow the track towards Sevan-Devant. Follow the direction of chalets du Mouet to go into the pastures and forest. Go up to the Col de Recon (or Rapenaz), once at the pass go down on the Swiss side with the possibility to see mouflons on your right. Then turn right between the restaurant La Bourri and the chalet de Recon, to reach Chétillon. Once you have passed this chalet, go in the direction of "Le Croix". Before the chalet, turn left. You will pass in front of the torrent of Plan du Croix. Enter a road leading to a car park which you will cross to take the path on your left. Go along the right bank of the torrent then turn right on a road passing near the sports square "Les Fours" to reach La Jorette. Finally, you will have to pass on the left bank to follow the educational path "Water and Forest" which will take you to a hairpin where you will have to turn right to reach Torgon Tourisme.
  • 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.
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