Tour of Pointe d’Ardens from Prétairié

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  • Pointe de Chavache
  • Chalet in Ardens and Mont de Grange
  • Cubourré
  • Chalets d'Ardens
  • Lac des Plagnes
  • Cime du Piron cliffs
  • Pointe de Piron cliff
  • Abondance cow

    A lovely hike in the Abondance mountain pastures, with lovely views of Mont de Grange, the Valon de Pertuis and the Piron cliffs. You’ll also reach the Cubourré site and the Plagnes lake, a Unesco Global Geopark geosite.

    This hike takes you past alpine chalets and beautiful mountain scenery.

    Starting from Prétairié, you climb through the undergrowth to reach the mountain pastures and chalets of Entre Deux Pertuis. The Pointe d’Ardens rises to an altitude of 1959 m.

    After a good climb, you can then descend to the chalets d’Ardents, at the foot of the Pointe du Piron cliffs, where you may even spot marmots below!

    You’ll then descend to the Cubourré site and Lac des Plagnes, a UNESCO-listed Geopark. Didactic panels explain the geological evolution of the site.

    At the end of the lake, you’ll reach Prétairié via a path and then a forest trail.

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    Services & Equipment

    • Picnic area
    • Car park
    • Free car park
    • Parking
    • Pets welcome

    Customer base

    • Walkers/hikers
    • Level red – hard


    From 01/06 to 31/10.

    Subject to favorable weather.


    Animaux : Accepted without supplements


    Free access.


    74360 Abondance

    The start of the hike is a 10-minute drive from the center of Abondance village. Follow signs for Prétairié.

    Characteristics :

    • Waterside
    • Lakeside or by stretch of water
    • Forest location
    • Village 2 km away
    • Lake view
    • Mountain view