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Snowshoe itinerary : boucle de Fremoux

Sport, Winter sports, Snowshoe itinerary in Abondance
5.0 km
1h 45min
Medium
  • This snowshoe hike, which starts in the centre of the village, invites you to discover the hamlets of Frogy and Fremoux, the walk goes through forests and mountain pastures with a panoramic view of the valley and the Mont de Grange.

  • In Auffaz, on the left of the ski and toboggan run towards the village center after the three buildings, there's a small parking lot with a sign for ski touring. Head uphill towards the forest. Continue along the edge of the forest, then cross the bridge into a vast meadow. Cross the ski slope, then join the road further up on your right, then climb into the forest along the stream to the Vellard farm. Take the wide track on your right to the first intersection and follow the path in front...
    In Auffaz, on the left of the ski and toboggan run towards the village center after the three buildings, there's a small parking lot with a sign for ski touring. Head uphill towards the forest. Continue along the edge of the forest, then cross the bridge into a vast meadow. Cross the ski slope, then join the road further up on your right, then climb into the forest along the stream to the Vellard farm. Take the wide track on your right to the first intersection and follow the path in front of you, towards Frémoux dessus. The view of the Abondance valley and mountains is superb. Between the houses, follow the meadow on your right to start your descent towards Frémoux Dessous, skirting the power line. From here, follow the path on your right to find the uphill route to Vellard and Abondance.

    A guide to snowshoeing in the Abondance valley is available at the tourist office.
  • Departure
    Abondance
  • By car :
    From Thonon-les-Bains: take the direction of the Abondance valley by the RD22 road then Abondance.
    From Evian-les-Bains: take the direction of Plateau de Gavot / Vallée d'Abondance / Vinzier. In Vinzier, take the direction of the Abondance valley.
    From Monthey in Switzerland: take the direction of Col de Morgins - Châtel. Pass the villages of Châtel and la Chapelle d'Abondance.

    In Abondance, take the direction of the village centre. Arriving from Thonon or Evian, turn right at the roundabout to reach the Ludoffaz snow front car park, located on the left of the gymnasium.
    Coming from Châtel, turn left, cross the bridge, turn right and continue for 100 metres. Reach the Ludoffaz snow front car park, located on the left of the gym.

    Thonon-Châtel bus stop (SAT): located in the centre of the village, 500 metres on foot.
    Shuttle bus stop: Colombus shuttle bus running in the Abondance valley during the winter season.
    A guide to snowshoeing in the Abondance valley is available at the tourist office.
  • Plain text period
    From 17/12 to 23/04.
    Closed itinerary ine cas of avalanche risk level 4 and more.

    Subject to snow conditions.
  • Environment
    • Mountain location
  • Documentation
    GPX / KML files allow you to export the trail of your hike to your GPS (or other navigation tool)
Services
  • Equipment
    • Car park
    • Free car park
    • Parking
    • Coach parking
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