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Gourmet escape snowhoeiing
The instructors offer snowshoeing excursions every week. New: gourmet escapades! Your ESF instructors invite you on a snowshoeing hike with a gourmet interlude at Essert 1382 high-altitude restaurant.
Skiing lesson led by the instructors of the Ecole du Ski Francais from Sunday to Friday: group ski lesson, private lessons for children or adults. Private lesson on Saturday.
Discover the delights of another slide away or improve your skills. Take your board and come on with our riders team!
Piou Poiou club - Group ski lesson 3-5 years old
A ski club for children aged from 3 to 6 years old to begin skiing in the fun way.
Handiski / Tandem ski
Handiski, fun for everyone The Ecole du Ski Françaisis actively involved in teaching disabled skiers, a group that requires special knowledge. Our instructors follow advanced training so that they can teach all types of physical or mental disability.
Electric mountain biking on snow with Bike Léman
Bike Léman offers you a wide range of services in winter. Come and discover new sensations on the snow!
Group tour ::Unusual and participative visits
According to your sensitivity and your desires, under the roofs, in the storehouses or in front of the cloister's paintings, apprehend the specificities of Abondance abbey.
Practice ice skating on the Abondance ice rink. Sliding animals for children.
Group workshop : Abbaye Funny animals - art workshop
Real or imaginary, animals are everywhere in the Abbey. Each one has its own animal to make up the class bestiary!
Commented visit adults group: Abbey of Abondance
Follow the mediator who will show you all the treasures of the Abbey of Abondance.
The mountain guides of the Abondance Valley Guide Bureau will initiate and accompany you on ski touring excursions in the Abondance Valley, in the mountains of Haute-Savoie and Switzerland.
Groups: stone and wood in all their states - exploration of the territory and its materials
Stone and wood are present everywhere in the Abbey of Abondance. But what are the characteristics of these building materials?
Like a musher, you will live an experience in the company of a team of competition huskies. Discover the fabulous history of mushing, meet these extraordinary dogs, stroke them and take photos with them, participate in their harnessing and learn how to use the equipment!
Snowshoe hike to discover the Cubourré valley
The Cubourre valley, a snowy area at the foot of the Pointe de Chavache and Entre-Deux-Pertuis where we can observe chamois. Meeting point 1.45 pm at the parking des Alpes in Abondance. Reservation required.
The Belair Ridge
Martine Dupont proposes a snowshoe hike "La Crête de Belair": a superb day hike in the Mont de Grange massif. Bring your own picnic and drink. Difference in altitude 550 m. Meeting point 9.45 am at the parking des Alpes in Abondance.
Snowshoeing in the forests of Mont de Grange
Hiking in the forests of Mont de Grange. Tracks and Tracks and signs of life will reveal the activity of the wild fauna in winter * (Shuttle). Height difference 220 m.* Contact the guide.
Hiking with donkeys
In the company of a quiet and caring donkey, go for an unforgettable walk between nature andexceptionnal view
Group workshop : The little fresco artists - practical art workshop
What is a fresco? What is it made of? This artistic workshop will allow you to learn all about this ancient art and to try your hand at making it.
Initiation ski touring
The ESF instructors offer half-day or full-day ski touring lessons.
Electric mountain biking on snow - FAT BIKE
Do you know the Bords de Dranse trail in winter? Come and discover it this winter on an electric mountain bike accompanied by a guide. Day or night outing from 69€ per person for a 3 hour ride.
Educational kennel visit - Evasion Sibérienne
Come and meet Cindy's dogs! Discover the different types of carriages, the equipment, the breeds of Nordic dogs, their needs... Enjoy cuddles and caresses ! Feel free to contact Cindy for more dates.
Dog sledding driving
From the age of 8, come and discover carriage driving, improve your skills on an adapted track or perfect your skills on a more technical track (5 km of track). It is a real sport, the basics of which are acquired through 5 levels.
DVA initiation lesson
Introduction to the avalanche victim detector (DVA) from 5.30 pm to 7 pm with the ESF instructors. Minimum 5 registrations, equipment provided, 15 € per person. Registration at the ESF office.
Duo libre Abbey / Maison du Fromage Abondance
Discover the Maison du Fromage Abondance and the Abbey at your own pace and according to your desires!
Activity bag "In search of stones
Observation and deduction will allow you to discover the rocks used in the Abbey of Abondance.
The waterfall and the combe de Louennaz
The waterfall and the combe de la Louennaz, where we can sometimes where we can sometimes observe some chamois. Difference in height 300 m. Meeting point 8.35 am at the parking des Alpes in Abondance. Reservation required at the information office in Abondance.
Pony and horse rides
The Ranch Equestre de Bernex welcomes you to share its passion for horses with horse or pony rides. All levels, with lunging for the little ones. Open all year round, by reservation.
Initiation - improvement nordic skiing and skating
Group lessons, private lessons for initiation or improvement in classic cross-country skiing, skating and biathlon in the Nordic areas of the Abondance Valley.
On the lookout for chamois
Watching chamois in the Mont de Grange reserve, on the Abondance side, in the Jouly mountain pasture. Elevation 350m * Meeting point 1.45pm at the Alps car park in Abondance. Reservation required at the information office in Abondance.
A tepee experience
For a unique experience that combines authenticity, nature and local produce! Come and share a moment with Alp'Evianature mountain guides.
Group workshop : The painter's palette
In short sequences, we explore the colours that illuminate the Abbey.
Night hike and meal in an "igloo cabin" or a tepee
Discover snowshoeing, at night. By the light of the stars, we will join our “caban’igloo” or our tepee and enjoy a Savoyard meal together: aperitif, charcuterie, Savoyard fondue, dessert…
Free visit of the Maison du Fromage Abondance
Looking, listening, touching, smelling, tasting? The visitor immerses himself in the history of Abondance cheese and its terroir. The visit ends around the tasting table!
Mountain electric bike outing
A mountain bike instructor will supervise you during your half-day or full-day electric mountain bike outings in the Abondance valley. Information and reservations at the Vélo Dranse shop.
Group workshop : Around the stained glass window - practical art workshop
The workshop includes glass recipes, observation of stained glass windows and the creation of a personal work.
The Serranants mountain pasture
The Serranants mountain pasture, on the lookout for chamois on the slopes of the Pic de la Corne. Level 350m * Meeting point 1.45 pm at the Alps car park in Abondance. Reservation required at the information office in Abondance.
Guided tour for children: Abondance Cheese House
Accompanied by a mediator, the children discover Abondance cheese, the emblematic cheese of the region, by tackling different themes: geography of the valley, cow breeds, stages of production, Savoy cheeses with a quality sign...
The Baby Park is a sledding concept for children aged 3 to 7, designed by Expérience Montagne.
Sitting about 20 cm from the ground, a bit like like a snow kart, this new vehicle is an invitation to slide, slide, slide.
Starting from the Plagnes lake, discover the local fauna by hiking. Information and booking at the ESF office.
Hike to the Fecon mountain pasture
Martine Dupont proposes a snowshoe hike to the Fécon mountain pasture in neighbouring Switzerland. Reservation required. RDV 8:35 am at the parking des Alpes in Abondance, 8:45 am at the church parking in La Chapelle d'Abondance.
Introduction to driving a dog sled
Supervised by a qualified musher, you learn to drive a sled pulled by 3 or 4 dogs. After attending the theoretical explanations, you become a pilot with: - 1/2h theory, harnessing of dogs - 1/2h driving
This is a "must do" Après ski activity! The Snake-Gliss is a unique concept using articulated sleds. The Snake slides down the ski slopes like a snake on the snow!
Children's groups: explore the Abbey with your mobile phone
From our mobile site, follow Augustin who will guide you and ask you questions throughout your discovery of the Abbey of Abondance.
MuseoGames activity bag
Explore the Abbey whilst you have fun with the activities in the MuséOjeux bag: observation, location, songs, an entire programme to share with family or between friends!
Guided snowshoes hiking all levels
During the winter, the mid-moutain guide of the Bureau de la Montagne de la Vallée d'Abondance propose you along the week different guided snowshoes walking with different levels and themes. A program per week is available at the tourist office.
Guided snowshoe hikes
The ESF instructors offer you a programme of snowshoe hikes this winter.
We provide an Alpine ice driving experience in Abondance, Haute Savoie. On our ice circuit, you can discover the excitement of ice driving in your own car or in Porsche Cayman.
Lesson Snow airboard
With The "Après Ski" Academy, discover the amazing Airboard !
Gourmet ski touring escape
The ESF instructors offer you gourmet ski touring in the moonlight or at sunrise throughout the winter season!
Group workshop : The apprentice copyists - art workshop
An introduction to the art of writing in the Middle Ages.
Yoga session with Laurence Ayur Om
It's time to relax with a yoga session specially designed by Laurence of the Ayur Om Spa complex.
Free visit of the Abbey of Abondance
You will visit the cloister and its 15th century mural paintings, before visiting the exhibition "From history to art: sacred heritage in the Abondance valley" in the old monastery. Access to the abbey church is independent (outside of services).
Lying on your stomach on an inflatable sledge, steer with your body and discover the wild excitement of riding so close to the snow! Starts at 1.25m minimum.