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The pointe d'Autigny from the center of Abondance

Magnificent views from the summit, from Lac Léman to Mont-Blanc. You'll cross the Autigny chalets and discover the imposing ridge of Mont Chauffé.

Sport The pointe d'Autigny from the center of Abondance Abondance

About

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 village square in Abondance.

You'll climb up through the forest and then into the mountain pastures.

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.

It's in these mountain pastures, where dairy cows graze, that Abondance cheese is produced.

You will then reach the three crosses and the Pointe d'Autigny (1808 m altitude), from where you can admire Lake Geneva and Mont Blanc. There's also an orientation table. Don't forget your picnic to enjoy the panorama!

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

Signs

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: village center parking lot.
    1/ From the parking lot, head towards "Place de l'Abbatiale".
    Follow the asphalt road in the direction of Le Mont and take the path to Combafou, then Les Contamines. Then follow the path to "Plagne du Mont".
    You'll pass 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 back to the village center.

    Prices

    Free access.

    Reception

    Animals allowed
    Languages spoken : French

    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.

    Services
    • Pets welcome
    Equipments
    • Car park
    • Orientation board
    • Parking
    • Free car park

    Access

    Place du Village Centre du village 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 08/03/2024 by Office de Tourisme Leman Mountains Explore
    Randonnée PDIPR (Plan Départemental des Itinéraires de Promenades et de Randonnées)