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Around the Mont Chauffé

Sport, Pedestrian sports, Hiking itinerary in La Chapelle-d'Abondance
13.0 km
5h
Very difficult
  • A hike for very good walkers around the Mont Chauffé, which has a Mediterranean-type biotope. You may see chamois, ibex, marmots, black grouse or a golden eagle?

  • This sporty hike takes you over the imposing ridge of Mont Chauffé and the Ubine valley.

    Mont Chauffé (2093 m) is a wild massif with remarkable landscapes and a Mediterranean type of biotope. It is home to a wide variety of environments, southern plants, rhododendron moors, rocky areas and scree or even lapiaz of rocks sculpted by erosion, sometimes sheltering real alpine gardens.

    The departure is from Chevenne in La Chapelle d'Abondance.

    You will reach the chalets of Mens (1588 m)...
    This sporty hike takes you over the imposing ridge of Mont Chauffé and the Ubine valley.

    Mont Chauffé (2093 m) is a wild massif with remarkable landscapes and a Mediterranean type of biotope. It is home to a wide variety of environments, southern plants, rhododendron moors, rocky areas and scree or even lapiaz of rocks sculpted by erosion, sometimes sheltering real alpine gardens.

    The departure is from Chevenne in La Chapelle d'Abondance.

    You will reach the chalets of Mens (1588 m) and then the Ubine pass on the Portes du Soleil walking tour. The rocky cliffs of Mont Chauffé dominate the surrounding mountain pastures.

    You arrive at the hamlet of Ubine and its chapel, you will reach the col de la Plagne through pastures and alder forests.

    At the pass, you will discover the southern side of Chauffé, passing through the Sauvage and crossing the Raille mountain pasture and its chalets. Pastoral life is still very present in the massif.

    You will reach the start via Chevenne.
  • Tips
    Variation: the tour of Mont Chauffé can be done in the opposite direction from the Sauvage car park in Abondance (see GPS track and map).
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    • Parking
    • Car park
    • Free car park
  • Services
    • Pets welcome
      • Dogs must be kept on a leash due to the presence of herds and wildlife.
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