When Spring starts to blossom and the snow gently melts away:

There’s plenty of outdoor sporting activities to do in Abondance.

  • Hikes

    Guides from the bureau de la montagne de la Vallée d’Abondance swap their snowshoes for hiking boots and offer a full programme of daily excursions.

    Registration: +33 (0)6 52 55 07 74

    Randonnées individuelles : contactez l’Office de Tourisme pour connaître les possibilités de balades dans la Vallée.

    Via Ferrata

    This wall, regularly visited by Pelegrine falcons (a protected species), is accessible to children over the height of 1.40m.
    3 sections: the 2nd and 3rd sections are reserved to expert via ferratists/rock climbers or if supervised by an expert.
    Some sections may be closed from 15/3 to 10/7 (contact Abondance Tourist Office for more details).
    Equipment for rent in the local sports shops.

    Free access.

    Saix de Miolène Via ferrata in Richebourg
    (on the RD22, between Abondance and La Chapelle)

  • Whitewater Sports

    ▪ Rafting: 6-8 pers. in an inflatable boat
    ▪ Cano-raft & Hot-dog: small inflatable boat (2 pers.)
    ▪ Hydrospeed: swim down the rapids with a streamlined float and fins
    ▪ Canyoning: descending waterfalls using mountaineering techniques

    AN Rafting:
    Tel.: +33 (0)4 50 71 89 15
    Web: https://an-rafting.com/

    Tel.: +33 (0)6 65 70 11 76
    Web: http://youcanyon.fr/

    With Terre et Eau

    Terre et Eau offer Via Ferrata, rockclimbing and canyoning guided excursions.

    ▪ Tel.: +33 (0)6 62 00 92 19 or +33 (0)6 34 67 16 13
    ▪ Website: http://arbracadabra.fr/

  • Rock Climbing and High Mountain

    The Vallée d’Abondance guides offer climbing schools, hikes, etc.

    Topo guide Chablais Grimpe:
    On sale at the Abondance Tourist Office
    More info: http://www.chablais-grimpe.com/

    Main rock climbing sites:
    ▪ Le Mont Chauffé (Abondance)
    ▪ Le Mont Brion (Abondance)
    ▪ Les Cornettes de Bise (La Chapelle d’Abondance)

    Free access.

    Equipment rental:
    Bouvet Sports: +33 (0)4 50 73 06 98
    Arbr’Acadabra: +33 (0)6 34 67 16 13 ou +33 (0)6 62 00 92 19

  • City Park

    On the Offaz Plain you can play football, basketball and other ball sports.

    Free access.

    Horse and Pony Treks

    The Ranch des Portes du Soleil offer treks on horses and ponies from one hour to a full day.

    More information: +33 (0)6 08 18 78 54

  • Fishing

    Fishing is open in several lakes and rivers in the region. The Haute-Savoie is a genuine paradise for anglers! You can fish for brown trout, rainbow trout, arctic char, perch, yellow eels, pike-perch and pike.

    More information on opening dates and fishing sites:

  • Tennis

    As soon as the snow melts the tennis courts are set-up.

    Court rental price: €10 per hour
    Rackets and balls can be rented on-site.

    For more information:
    ▪ Tel.: +33 (0)4 50 73 06 65
    ▪ E-mail: tc.abondance@fft.fr
    ▪ Site: www.club.fft.fr/abondance-tc