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Tour of Pointe d'Ardens from Prétairié

Sport, Pedestrian sports, Hiking itinerary in Abondance
13.8 km
6h 25min
Hard
  • A lovely hike in the Abondance mountain pastures, with lovely views of Mont de Grange, the Valon de Pertuis and the Piron cliffs. You'll also reach the Cubourré site and the Plagnes lake, a Unesco Geopark.

  • This hike takes you past alpine chalets and beautiful mountain scenery.

    Starting from Prétairié, you climb through the undergrowth to reach the mountain pastures and chalets of Entre Deux Pertuis. The Pointe d'Ardens rises to an altitude of 1959 m.

    After a good climb, you can then descend to the chalets d'Ardents, at the foot of the Pointe du Piron cliffs, where you may even spot marmots below!

    You'll then descend to the Cubourré site and Lac des Plagnes, a UNESCO-listed Geopark....
    This hike takes you past alpine chalets and beautiful mountain scenery.

    Starting from Prétairié, you climb through the undergrowth to reach the mountain pastures and chalets of Entre Deux Pertuis. The Pointe d'Ardens rises to an altitude of 1959 m.

    After a good climb, you can then descend to the chalets d'Ardents, at the foot of the Pointe du Piron cliffs, where you may even spot marmots below!

    You'll then descend to the Cubourré site and Lac des Plagnes, a UNESCO-listed Geopark. Didactic panels explain the geological evolution of the site.

    At the end of the lake, you'll reach Prétairié via a path and then a forest trail.
  • Departure
    Abondance
  • The start of the hike is a 10-minute drive from the center of Abondance village. Follow signs for Prétairié.
  • Plain text period
    From 01/06 to 31/10.

    Subject to favorable weather.
  • Environment
    • Lakeside or by stretch of water
    • Forest location
    • Lake view
    • Mountain view
    • Village 2 km away
    • Waterside
  • 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
    • Picnic area
    • Car park
    • Parking
    • Free car park
  • Services
    • Pets welcome
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