• Sport

Hike: Sur Bayard par la Cascade

The Abondance valley has few waterfalls.
Thanks to snowmelt, Bayard waterfall is abundant in spring, and also in autumn, during the rainy period.

Sport Hike: Sur Bayard par la Cascade La Chapelle-d'Abondance


Departing from La Chapelle-d'Abondance (74360)
Average length : 01h15
Distance : 1km
Signed walking trail
Animals allowed

In La Chapelle d'Abondance, at "La Sauge" hamlet , take the small road going (down next to the big farm). Park just before the little bridge .
Take the path (GR 5) going up on the left in the forest. After the waterfall , continue until "Sur Bayard Chalet". The view on the ski "Braitaz" area, Chatel and the Morclansummit is beautiful. Return by the same path.
In winter, a snowshoe route is also available.

Way and back
Total elevation gain : 202m
Altitude max : 1220m
Vertical drop : 202m


In the Abondance valley, you will find 3 types of markings: • local markup on wooden panel, • the departmental markings called P.D.I.P.R. (Departmental Plan of Promenade Routes and Hiking) on ​​beige metal panel and green writing, • the FFRP markup (French Federation of Hiking), red and white mark for GR® (Grande Randonnée), red and yellow mark for RP® (Randonnée de Pays).

Map references

TOP 25 IGN 3528 ET

Topoguides references

Topo guide Abondance valley on sale in tourist offices at a unit price of € 5.

Further informations

Stone, Ground, Grit

    1 2


    Free access.


    Animals allowed
    Languages spoken : French

    Pets accepted on a leash only.

    Period of practice

    All year round.

    Subject to favorable weather.

    • Pets welcome
    • Picnic area


    Chemin de la Guillermine Lieu-dit le Moulin 74360 La Chapelle-d'Abondance
    Departing from : La Chapelle-d'Abondance (74360)
    Latitude : 46.287618 - Longitude : 6.806953
    Information update on 26/05/2021 by Communauté de communes Pays d'Evian Vallée d'Abondance