• Sport

Sur Bayard par la Cascade

Discover the "Sur Bayard" waterfall in La Chapelle d'Abondance. Abundant in spring, thanks to the melting snow, and also in autumn, during the rainy period, it invites you to enjoy a moment of coolness during the summer.

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


Departing from La Chapelle-d'Abondance (74360)
Average length : 01h15
Total elevation gain : 202m
Vertical drop : 202m
Distance : 1km
Signed walking trail
Animals allowed

An easy hike in the forest with a small difference in altitude, very pleasant during the hot weather.
In La Chapelle d'Abondance, the departure is at the Pont des Moulins. You will take the path (GR 5) which goes up on the left in the forest.

You will discover the Sur Bayard waterfall after about 5 minutes of walking.
You will then go up to the Sur Bayard chalet. The view is very beautiful on the ski area of Braitaz, Châtel and the Pointe du Morclan.

The return journey is by the same path.
In winter, a snowshoeing itinerary is also available.

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


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

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

    1 2

    0/ Departure: at La Chapelle d'Abondance, at the "Pont du Moulin" car park.
    1/ Take the path (GR 5) which goes up on the left in the forest.
    2/ After the waterfall, continue to "Sur Bayard".
    3/ Return by the same path.


    Free access.


    Animals allowed
    Languages spoken : French
    Not adapted to strollers

    Pets accepted on a leash only.

    Period of practice

    From 01/05 to 30/11.
    Accessible outside the snow season and according to weather conditions. Please check with the Tourist Office beforehand for current access conditions.
    Recommended season: spring - summer - autumn.

    Subject to favorable weather.

    • Pets welcome
    • Picnic area
    • Parking nearby


    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

    Access from the free car park "Le Moulin" or by the path along the edges of the Dranse from various points of the village as well as from Châtel and Abondance.

    Information update on 29/08/2023 by Office de Tourisme Leman Mountains Explore