Tour of the Pointe d’Ardens from Lac des Plagnes

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    A sporty hike that will take you to discover the Plagnes lake and the Tavaneuse lake, on the foothills of one of the many peaks of the Chablais massif: La Pointe d’Ardens.

    The hike around the Pointe d’Ardens by its lakes will allow you to discover all the beauty of the Haute-Savoie landscape.

    Starting from the Plagnes lake, you will first go through the Ardens chalet located south of the summit of the same name: La Pointe d’Ardens, which culminates at 1959 m in altitude.

    You will then reach the Tavaneuse lake located at the foot of the cliffs of the small Pointe du Piron, between scree and alpine meadows, one of the most beautiful lakes in the Chablais.

    You will then go back down by the north of the Pointe d’Ardens to reach the Lac des Plagnes. Take advantage of the restaurants and picnic tables near the lake to recover from your hike and enjoy this must see geosite of the UNESCO Chablais World Geopark.

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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 01/11.
    Please check with the Tourist Office for the latest information on access conditions. This route is usually suitable for strong walkers during summer and autumn, except in adverse weather.

    Subject to favorable snow and weather conditions.


    Animaux : Accepted

    Dogs must be kept on a leash because of the presence of herds.

    Adapted Tourism

    • Not accessible in a wheelchair


    Free access.


    Parking du lac des Plagnes
    74360 Abondance

    Le parking du lac des Plagnes se situe à moins de 10 minutes en voiture du centre du village d'Abondance. Prendre direction "Lac des Plagnes".

    Characteristics :

    • Mountain location
    • Waterside
    • Lakeside or by stretch of water
    • Lake view
    • Mountain view