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Snowshoeing itinerary : le domaine de l'Essert

Sport, Winter sports, Snowshoe itinerary in Abondance
7.0 km
3h
Medium
  • From the Pointe des Follys, a magnificent panorama will be offered to you: the valley of Abondance, the Teeth of the South, the Mount of Grange and the Lake Geneva. The descent will also offer you nice views on the Charmy valley and a nice forest path.

  • To get to the start, take the Essert gondola (pedestrian pass available at the bottom of the gondola).
    1 : At the arrival of the gondola, turn right and go past the bottom of the Petit Fremoux ski lift. Head towards the chalets de l'Essert and then go up towards the forest which you follow until you reach the ridge. Follow the ridge (be careful not to get too close to the edge of the cornice until you reach the relay (antennas). The Pointe des Follys (1674 m) offers a magnificent view....
    To get to the start, take the Essert gondola (pedestrian pass available at the bottom of the gondola).
    1 : At the arrival of the gondola, turn right and go past the bottom of the Petit Fremoux ski lift. Head towards the chalets de l'Essert and then go up towards the forest which you follow until you reach the ridge. Follow the ridge (be careful not to get too close to the edge of the cornice until you reach the relay (antennas). The Pointe des Follys (1674 m) offers a magnificent view. Picnic tables on site. Go back down the same way to the gondola station.

    2: Walk along the restaurant de l'Essert on the right and continue towards the Corne ski lift. Then cross the piste leading up to the Chalets de Brion. Continue towards the chalets of Mont Logis and Bothiay until you reach Charmy l'Envers. Take the road on the left towards the centre of the village of Abondance. On the way, you will reach the car park of the cable car.

    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 - Essert ski area - Prétairié. Coming from Thonon or Evian, turn right at the roundabout.
    Coming from Châtel, turn left, cross the bridge and continue straight on for about 500 m.

    The Thonon-Châtel bus stop (SAT) is located in the centre of the village, 500 metres away on foot.
    Shuttle bus stop at the bottom of the gondola: Colombus shuttle bus running in the Abondance valley during the winter season.
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  • Plain text period
    From 17/12 to 26/03.
    Closed itinerary ine cas of avalanche risk level 4 and more.

    Subject to snow conditions.
  • Environment
    • Forest location
    • Near shuttle stop
    • Mountain location
    • Bottom of slopes
    • Close to a public transportation
    • Ski resort
    • Village 2 km away
    • Bus stop < 500 m
  • Documentation
    GPX / KML files allow you to export the trail of your hike to your GPS (or other navigation tool)
Services
  • Equipment
    • Picnic area
    • Covered picnic area
    • Public WC
    • Car park
    • Parking
    • Free car park
  • Services
    • Restaurant
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