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Tour of the Pointe des Mattes

Sport, Pedestrian sports, Hiking itinerary in La Chapelle-d'Abondance
12.3 km
5h 45min
Hard
  • Beautiful and sportive hike starting from the valley of Abondance. Exceptional landscapes in the heart of the protected natural area of Mont de Grange.

  • The Pointe des Mattes tour is a day hike for good walkers.

    Starting from the Panthiaz car park, you will first walk along the Dranse river before starting your ascent.

    This summit is one of the satellites of the Mont de Grange, which culminates at 2432 m, compared to 2100 m for the Pointe des Mattes.

    You will pass by the Sur Bayard waterfall and reach Les Mattes via the Torrens chalet.

    From the summit, you can enjoy a view of the mountains of the Abondance valley, its villages...
    The Pointe des Mattes tour is a day hike for good walkers.

    Starting from the Panthiaz car park, you will first walk along the Dranse river before starting your ascent.

    This summit is one of the satellites of the Mont de Grange, which culminates at 2432 m, compared to 2100 m for the Pointe des Mattes.

    You will pass by the Sur Bayard waterfall and reach Les Mattes via the Torrens chalet.

    From the summit, you can enjoy a view of the mountains of the Abondance valley, its villages and the Swiss Alps.

    On your way back down, you will pass by the Trébentaz refuge, in the heart of a Natura 2000 site, where you can enjoy the surrounding environment and an exceptional panorama.
  • After the centre of the village of La Chapelle d'Abondance, in the direction of Châtel, you will see the Panthiaz cable car. The car park is on your right.
  • Plain text period
    From 01/06 to 31/10.
    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
    • Forest location
    • In a nature reserve
    • Village 2 km away
    • Close to GR footpath
    • Bus stop < 500 m
    • Close to a public transportation
    • Near shuttle stop
  • 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
    • Car park
    • Free car park
  • Services
    • Coach access
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