• Sport

Pointe d'Autigny

Savoie Mont Blanc's choice

Medium level hike. Magnificent view from the summit of Lake Geneva to Mont-Blanc. You will cross the chalets of Autigny and discover the imposing ridge of Mont Chauffé.

Sport Pointe d'Autigny Abondance


Departing from Abondance (74360)
Average length : 03h25
Total elevation gain : 580m
Vertical drop : 580m
Distance : 9km
Signed walking trail
Animals allowed

The Pointe d'Autigny hike with its three crosses is a round trip from the Le Sauvage parking lot.

This half-day hike, almost entirely in a nature reserve, takes you to the Pointe d'Autigny at an altitude of 1,800 meters.

Along the way, you'll skirt the imposing ridge of Mont Chauffé and admire the Abondance valley.

After crossing the Col de la Plagne, you'll pass the magnificent Autigny chalets, offering unobstructed views of the Ubine valley and Mont Chauffé, the Cornettes de Bise and Abondance.

These alpine pastures, where dairy cows graze, are home to Abondance cheese.

You'll then reach the three crosses and the Pointe d'Autigny, from where you can admire Lake Geneva and Mont Blanc. There's also an orientation table.

Way and back
Total elevation gain : 580m
Altitude max : 1800m
Vertical drop : 580m


Departmental markings called P.D.I.P.R. on beige metal panels with green lettering.

Map references

Portes du Soleil hiking map in France and Switzerland TOP 25 N°3528 ET Morzine Massif du Chablais Les Portes du Soleil

Topoguides references

On sale in the tourist offices of the Abondance valley.

Further informations

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    0/ Departure point: Le Sauvage car park
    1/ From the car park, head towards "Pointe d'Autigny". You will pass by the following signposts: "Dessus la Plagne du Mont", "Col de la Plagne", "Chalets d'Autigny", and "Sous les Trois Croix" before reaching the Pointe d'Autigny.
    2/ Take the same route on the way back to the Le Sauvage car park.


    Free access.


    Animals allowed

    Dogs must be kept on a leash due to the presence of herds.

    Period of practice

    From 15/05 to 19/11.
    Accessible outside the snow season and subject to weather conditions. Please check with the Tourist Office beforehand for current access conditions. Recommended season: spring - summer - autumn.

    • Pets welcome
    • Parking nearby
    • Free car park
    • Car park
    • Orientation board


    Parking le Sauvage, Chemin Rural dit des Tiers 74360 Abondance
    Departing from : Abondance (74360)
    Latitude : 46.298356 - Longitude : 6.749748

    At the exit of the village of Abondance, in the direction of La Chapelle d'Abondance, take the road on the left towards the hamlet of Le Mont. In the hamlet of Le Mont, continue on road to your right towards the Sauvage car park, then take the carriageway which will lead you to a small car park.

    More informations

    Information update on 14/05/2024 by Office de Tourisme Leman Mountains Explore
    Randonnée PDIPR (Plan Départemental des Itinéraires de Promenades et de Randonnées)