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Arvouin pass and lake

Sport, Hiking itinerary, Pedestrian sports in La Chapelle-d'Abondance
5.6 km
2h 5min
Medium
  • A hike without difficulties to contemplate the lake of Arvouin, the mountains of Chablais and sumptuous landscapes on the summits of La Chapelle d'Abondance.

  • The hike to the pass and the lake of Arvouin is a half-day hike that will allow you to discover a grandiose landscape starting from the Sevan car park, situated just 300 metres below.

    You will first reach the glacial lake located at the foot of the Linleu summit, in the heart of the Cornettes de Bise massif.

    Near the lake of Arvouin, the mountain pasture of the same name is home to herds of Abondance cows which provide the milk for the local cheese.

    You then reach the pass...
    The hike to the pass and the lake of Arvouin is a half-day hike that will allow you to discover a grandiose landscape starting from the Sevan car park, situated just 300 metres below.

    You will first reach the glacial lake located at the foot of the Linleu summit, in the heart of the Cornettes de Bise massif.

    Near the lake of Arvouin, the mountain pasture of the same name is home to herds of Abondance cows which provide the milk for the local cheese.

    You then reach the pass ofArvouin or Savalenaz, situated at 1856 m, which acts as a border between France and our Swiss neighbours.

    In summer, it is possible to take the Panthiaz cable car to reach the start of the hike (check with the tourist office for openings).
  • Departure
    La Chapelle-d'Abondance
  • In La Chapelle d'Abondance, take the road to Rys at the exit of the village centre, direction Châtel on your left, it is a mountain road.
    In the summer, the access to the departure can be done by the Panthiaz cable car (open some days of the week, ask the tourist office).
  • Plain text period
    From 01/06 to 30/10.
    Accessible except during snow and depending on weather conditions.
    Please check with the Tourist Office for the latest information on access conditions. This route is usually suitable for strong walkers during spring, summer, and autumn, except in adverse weather.

    Subject to favorable weather.
  • Environment
    • In a nature reserve
  • Spoken languages
    • French
  • Documentation
    GPX / KML files allow you to export the trail of your hike to your GPS (or other navigation tool)
Services
  • Equipment
    • Parking
  • Services
    • Pets welcome
      • Dogs must be kept on a leash.
    • Accessible via ski lift
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