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Hiking trail around Plagnes lake

Sport, Pedestrian sports, Hiking itinerary in Abondance
1.8 km
45min
Very easy
  • The Lac des Plagnes is the largest lake in the Abondance valley. Accessible by car, it is located 5 km from the centre of Abondance village. A short walk around the lake to refresh yourself in a mountainous setting.

  • The tour of Lake Plagnes is a pleasant little walk in the summer. Picnic tables and benches allow you to enjoy this refreshing place.

    The Plagnes lake is Unesco Chablais Geopark site. From the glaciers to the bulging peat bogs, the path around the lake takes you through the landscapes that have succeeded one another over the last 20,000 years.

    In May and June, when the ice melts, the water level of the lake is at its highest, the turquoise waters and the still snow-covered peaks make...
    The tour of Lake Plagnes is a pleasant little walk in the summer. Picnic tables and benches allow you to enjoy this refreshing place.

    The Plagnes lake is Unesco Chablais Geopark site. From the glaciers to the bulging peat bogs, the path around the lake takes you through the landscapes that have succeeded one another over the last 20,000 years.

    In May and June, when the ice melts, the water level of the lake is at its highest, the turquoise waters and the still snow-covered peaks make it a magnificent place to discover. A variant via the Cubourré waterfall is possible at the end of the lake where you can discover beautiful waterfalls.

    From the lake, you can see the sunny side of the Mont de Grange, the highest point in the Abondance valley at 2,432 m.

    This hike is accessible for families (the smallest will have to be carried in a baby carrier) and children from 4 years old.
    We advise you to be well shod as, depending on the weather conditions, the path can be slippery, especially in spring and autumn.

    The dike is accessible to most people but the tour is not accessible to people with walking difficulties.

    The fishermen's path is not recommended as it is difficult to access and not suitable for walkers.
  • Lac des Plagnes car park located less than 10 minutes by car from the centre of the village of Abondance, take direction Lac des Plagnes.
  • Plain text period
    From 01/05 to 01/11.
    Trail accessible with the arrival of good weather. In case of snowfall, avalanche passages. Access prohibited at the end of the lake in winter. Ask at the Tourist Office.

    Subject to favorable snow and weather conditions.
  • Environment
    • Lakeside or by stretch of water
    • Mountain location
    • Waterside
  • Documentation
    GPX / KML files allow you to export the trail of your hike to your GPS (or other navigation tool)
Services
  • Equipment
    • Picnic area
    • Car park
    • Parking
    • Free car park
  • Services
    • Pets welcome
      • Dogs must be kept on a leash (fishing area).
    • Restaurant
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