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Hiking from Bise to Ubine

Sport, Pedestrian sports, Hiking itinerary in La Chapelle-d'Abondance
10.5 km
4h 20min
Hard
  • A really lovely hike over high mountain pastures and forests, with magnificent views of the jagged mountains, the Natura 2000 sites of Cornettes de Bise and Mont de Grange. The impressive cliff faces of Mont Chauffé contrast with the gentle slopes of summer grazing land.

  • The Bise and Ubine hike, nestled in the heart of the Chablais, in the Abondance valley, will offer you an exceptional view of various alpine peaks.

    Starting from the car park of the Bise chalets, you will walk on a downhill forest path then you will reach the Fontaine lake. Following a forest path with a slight difference in altitude, you will then reach the Ubine refuge, where you can take advantage of the tables and an outdoor pool to take a break. The small Ubine chapel was built...
    The Bise and Ubine hike, nestled in the heart of the Chablais, in the Abondance valley, will offer you an exceptional view of various alpine peaks.

    Starting from the car park of the Bise chalets, you will walk on a downhill forest path then you will reach the Fontaine lake. Following a forest path with a slight difference in altitude, you will then reach the Ubine refuge, where you can take advantage of the tables and an outdoor pool to take a break. The small Ubine chapel was built during the French revolution.

    You will cross several mountain pastures during this hike, these are the ones that allow the cows to graze and then the farmers to produce Abondance, the famous cheese characteristic of the territory and the object of a protected designation of origin.

    You will then reach the Col d'Ubine, under the vertiginous ridge of Mont Chauffé and descend to the Chalets de Mens.
    You will then go up by the Pas de la Bosse with a superb view of the Cornettes de Bise, a nice descent on the GR5 trail to reach the Chalets de Bise and its refuge.

    Whatever your hike, remember to take cereal bars, sufficient water, sunglasses, sun cream, a small first aid kit, as well as clothes adapted to your outing according to the season and the weather forecast.
  • Departure
    La Chapelle-d'Abondance
  • Access (by car): From Thonon-les-Bains, take the D22 towards Vacheresse then leave the village via the hamlets of Villard and Revenette, towards Bise.
  • Plain text period
    From 15/05 to 20/11.
    Please check with the Tourist Office for the latest information on access conditions.

    Subject to favorable snow and weather conditions.
  • Environment
    • Mountain location
    • Lakeside or by stretch of water
    • Lake view
    • Mountain view
  • Documentation
    GPX / KML files allow you to export the trail of your hike to your GPS (or other navigation tool)
Services
  • Equipment
    • Parking
    • Car park
  • Services
    • Pets welcome
      • Dogs must be kept on a leash because of the presence of herds, Natura 2000 reserve and hunting reserve.
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