• Sport

Thematic route: Sapicéa

Follow the character of Sapicéa, imagined by Chapellans schoolchildren and get to know the forest environment and the surrounding landscapes through five informative and fun panels.

Sport Thematic route: Sapicéa La Chapelle-d'Abondance


Departing from La Chapelle-d'Abondance (74360)
Average length : 01h30
Total elevation gain : 169m
Vertical drop : 169m
Distance : 1.8km
Signed walking trail
Animals allowed

Accessible on foot from the centre of the village of La Chapelle d'Abondance, the Blanchet trail allows you to discover the forest environment: species present, forest management, the landscapes of the Abondance valley.

Sapicéa, a small imaginary character, will help you discover this environment with content adapted to families.

From the village, you will follow the Chevenne road which runs alongside a stream lined with old chalets. You will walk along a deer park, perhaps you will see them.

You will then join the Blanchet path in the forest, along the way, five informative and entertaining panels will teach you more about the flora and the surrounding landscapes.

This path will lead you to the Côte where you can admire the valley and the surrounding peaks such as the Cornettes de Bise, Mont de Grange, Mont Chauffé or the Dents du Midi.

You will then reach the centre of the village.

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    0/ Departure point: centre of the village of La Chapelle d'Abondance - Tourist Office.
    1/ Take the "Chevenne" road.
    2/ Walk for about 150 metres then take the "Blanchet" path on your right.
    3/ Go down the path to the "Côte" and then the place called "Les Thoules".
    4/ You will come back to the starting point through the centre of the village.


    Free access.


    Animals allowed
    Not adapted to strollers

    Pets accepted on a leash only.

    Period of practice

    From 15/04 to 30/11.
    Accessible outside the snowy period and depending on the weather conditions. Please contact the Tourist Office beforehand to find out the current access conditions. Recommended season: spring - summer - autumn.

    Subject to favorable weather.

    • Pets welcome
    • Pets supplement
    • Parking nearby
    • Free car park
    • Car park
    • Themed path
    • Orientation board


    Route de Chevenne 74360 La Chapelle-d'Abondance
    Departing from : La Chapelle-d'Abondance (74360)
    Latitude : 46.295372 - Longitude : 6.788479

    Departure from the tourist office.
    Bus stop tourist office or free car park 20 meters.

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