• Sport

Walking route to Lac d'Arvouin

A hiking route from La Chapelle d'Abondance village to Lac d'Arvouin - suitable for good walkers.

Sport Walking route to Lac d'Arvouin La Chapelle-d'Abondance


Departing from La Chapelle-d'Abondance (74360)
Average length : 03h35
Signed walking trail
Animals allowed

Starting altitude: 1021 m
Maximum altitude: 1854 m

Starting from the car park sign posted beside the Tourist Office and pharmacy, return to the crossroads with the D22 road and continue uphill to the end of the minor road that goes between the Town Hall and the chapel where you will reach the Chevenne car park, proceed uphill on the marked trail to the right towards the Col de Vernaz pass. Once at the pass, turn right in the direction of the "Col de Resse", and then continue in the direction of the Lac d' Arvouin.

Arriving at the "Tete de Avalanche", you will be look down on Lac d'Arvouin. After decending to the Lake, take the steep trail leading down to the right in the direction of La Chapelle d'Abondance.

The route is strongly discouraged if snow persists as sections of the trails in the cols are challenging and on some slopes are very risky without appropriate climbing gear.

Total elevation gain : 833m
Altitude max : 1854m
Vertical drop : 833m


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

Recommended map : 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

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    Free access.


    Animals allowed

    Pets accepted on a leash only.

    Period of practice

    From 01/06 to 30/09.
    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.

    • Pets welcome


    Route de Chevenne 74360 La Chapelle-d'Abondance
    Departing from : La Chapelle-d'Abondance (74360)
    Latitude : 46.295243 - Longitude : 6.789406
    Information update on 05/11/2020 by Office de Tourisme intercommunal Pays d'Evian Vallée d'Abondance
    Randonnée PDIPR (Plan Départemental des Itinéraires de Promenades et de Randonnées)