• Sport

Resse loop

A beautiful hike to La Chapelle d'Abondance, offering superb views of the Cornettes de Bise and the Abondance valley.

Sport Resse loop La Chapelle-d'Abondance


Departing from La Chapelle-d'Abondance (74360)
Average length : 03h45
Total elevation gain : 700m
Vertical drop : 700m
Distance : 8.2km
Signed walking trail
Animals allowed

This hike starts from La Chapelle d'Abondance and takes in the Cornettes de Bise nature reserve, a Natura 2000 site.

2 possible departures: parking de Chevenne or le Blanchet.

You'll pass through Chevenne, take a pastoral track and then a path towards the Col de Vernaz at the foot of the imposing Cornettes de Bise mountain. At the pass, a magnificent view of its southern face awaits you.

You'll then reach the Col de Resse and the Chalets de Resse.

Return via a fairly steep path through Les Barnettes to the Blanchet parking lot, or via an intermediate path to the Chevenne parking lot.

Beautiful panoramic views await you on this route.

2 possible departures:
Parking le Blanchet: altitude difference: 700 m duration: 3h45.
Parking de Chevenne: altitude difference: 600 m duration: 3h15.

Total elevation gain : 700m
Altitude max : 1800m
Vertical drop : 700m


Departmental markings called P.D.I.P.R. on ​​beige metal panel and green writing.

Difficult passages

To cross a steep passage towards the Col de Resse, you will need to use a handrail (chain) for a short distance.

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

Stone, Ground, Grit

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    0/ Parking Le Blanchet.
    1/ Walk along the "Chevenne" footpath.
    2/ Follow the forest path on your left towards "Chevenne".
    3/ At the "Chevenne" parking lot, take the right-hand path towards the "Col de Vernaz".
    4/ At the pass, turn right towards "Col de Resse".
    5/ Then head for the chalets de Resse and Plan de Resse.
    6/ Return along the path through Les Barmettes to the Blanchet parking lot.
    To reach the Chevenne parking lot, take the path on your right after passing the Plan de Resse, in the direction of Chalets de Chevenne.

    This route is not recommended without suitable equipment if snow persists, as the passages in the couloirs and on certain slopes are very exposed.


    Free access.


    Animals allowed

    Dogs must be kept on a leash because of the presence of herds, Natura 2000 reserve.

    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.

    • Pets welcome
    • Picnic area
    • Parking nearby


    Route de Chevenne 74360 La Chapelle-d'Abondance
    Departing from : La Chapelle-d'Abondance (74360)
    Latitude : 46.295243 - Longitude : 6.789406
    Information update on 28/06/2024 by Office de Tourisme Leman Mountains Explore
    Randonnée PDIPR (Plan Départemental des Itinéraires de Promenades et de Randonnées)