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Le Chalet des Ours in the summer

Châtel and the Abondance valley

Breathe, relax and enjoy the great outdoors....….
There are plenty of ideas for activities...

Les Randonnées en vallée d'abondance


  • The Dranse riverside path: an easy walk or bike ride! From Châtel to Abondance, follow almost 16 km of riverside walks accessible to all: families, sports enthusiasts, children and pushchairs.
  • The sound trail in the footsteps of the smugglers: a fun walk that will delight families. Lasting less than 2 hours and starting on the banks of Lac de Vonnes, you can explore the paths once used by smugglers.
  • The "Petit Châtel" loop: An easy 3.8km walk to discover Châtel and the Abondance valley from a slightly higher altitude, as well as some beautiful traditional wooden farmhouses.
Le centre aquatique Forme D'Ô

The aquatic centre

Just past the Sherpa supermarket is the "Forme d'O Spa", a fitness/balneotherapy centre with an indoor pool (29°C), an outdoor pool (32°C), a play area, 3 saunas and 2 hammams. In summer, take advantage of the terraces with volleyball, badminton, molkki and slackline.... Massages, facials, etc. To book, call 33 (0)450720431.
Escape Game

Escape game

Belalp Escape Game in the world of 30s smugglers, Route de Vonnes. Book on 06 80 87 40 49
Cinéma Châtel


Morclan 2000 and le Chamois, screenings at 5.30pm, 9pm and 2.30pm if the weather is bad.
Châtel & kids

Original and exclusive activities are available for children:

a secret operation at the old customs house

where gabelous and smugglers clash

C l’aventure Châtel

an indoor playground for children aged 2 to 12.

Sensational activities at Châtel:

registration 0450733080
registration 0450735858
Ou nage en eau vive
registration 0450733669
Canoeing and kayaking
registration 0647103669
at the arrival of the Rochassons chairlift at Pré La joux
04 50 81 34 83
6 self-guided routes available in Châtel. Outings - hikes - driving lessons
Bike Leman : 06 65 04 66 76
Tandem paragliding
Richard and Olivier, qualified instructors: 06 84 14 95 84
Belalp Escape Game
dans l’univers des contrebandiers des années
30, Route de Vonnes. Réservation au 06 80 87 40 49
Hot air balloon flight
Montgolfière du Mont blanc
Route de Pré La Joux: 04 58 10 04 11

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