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Ascent to Lac de Tavaneuse

Sport, Pedestrian sports, Hiking itinerary in Abondance
5.0 km
3h 35min
Hard
  • Discover in walking one of the most beautiful lake of the Chablais!

  • This hike, reserved for good walkers, offers a moment of freshness at its highest point: Lac de Tavaneuse, at 1805 m, is one of the jewels of the valley, its turquoise, transparent waters are awe-inspiring.

    THE TRAIL THROUGH THE SERRANANTS CHALETS IS CLOSED FOR THE SUMMER 2023 DUE TO A LANDSLIDE.
    Variation: take the path that climbs steeply to the left before the Serranants chalets, or start from the Plagnes lake (more gradual ascent, see itinerary).

    From the Prétairié parking lot,...
    This hike, reserved for good walkers, offers a moment of freshness at its highest point: Lac de Tavaneuse, at 1805 m, is one of the jewels of the valley, its turquoise, transparent waters are awe-inspiring.

    THE TRAIL THROUGH THE SERRANANTS CHALETS IS CLOSED FOR THE SUMMER 2023 DUE TO A LANDSLIDE.
    Variation: take the path that climbs steeply to the left before the Serranants chalets, or start from the Plagnes lake (more gradual ascent, see itinerary).

    From the Prétairié parking lot, you'll pass through an alder forest.

    Follow the signs for Chalets de Tavaneuse to reach the lake.

    The climb is fairly steep, with little shade, so on hot days it's best to start out cool.

    A final climb takes you to the lake.

    We advise you to bring a picnic lunch to enjoy this spot, where fly-fishing is available (at daybreak).

    The cliffs of the Petite Pointe du Piron and the Col de Tavaneuse are overlooking the lake.

    Mountain boots are strongly recommended.
  • Tips
    You can reach the Col de Tavaneuse from the lake in about 20 minutes. From the pass, you will discover the mountains of the Aulps valley. Advanced hikers can reach the Roc de Tavaneuse (2516 m) in 1 hour, with a panoramic view of the Chablais mountains and the Mont Blanc.
  • Departure
    Abondance
  • The prétairié parking lot is located 5 minutes from the center of Abondance village, in the direction of Charmy l'Envers. The parking lot is at the end of the road.
  • Plain text period
    From 01/06 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.
  • Environment
    • Lakeside or by stretch of water
    • Waterside
    • Lake view
    • Mountain view
  • Spoken languages
    • French
  • Documentation
    GPX / KML files allow you to export the trail of your hike to your GPS (or other navigation tool)
Services
  • Equipment
    • Parking
    • Free car park
    • Car park
  • Services
    • Pets welcome
      • Dogs must be kept on a leash due to the presence of wildlife and herds.
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