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This summer, let yourself be charmed by Châtel, an authentic mountain village nestled in the heart of the Abondance Valley. Welcome to an exotic universe, full of adventures and discoveries! In Châtel, there is no risk of getting bored... Whether you prefer relaxation or extreme sport, there is something for everyone.
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This activity is accessible from 14 years and 1m50. More than 380 km of marked trails and 23 ski lifts open in summer. State-certified instructors offer themed outings, from initiation to improvement, every day on Châtel and the Portes du Soleil. If you stayed at the chalets "chez l'Tonton" "La Chanterelle" or "Les Louveteaux" you would have the possibility to store your bikes in a closed room. Possibility of renting mountain bikes in store 200 meters from these chalets. Discover grandiose landscapes with the Mountain Bike area of the Portes du Soleil with a mountain hike between 1000 and 2450m altitude. 3 circuits are proposed, of 30, 45 and 75 km. Electric mountain bikes are bicycles equipped with 26-inch wheels (adult wheels). In Châtel you have 6 courses:

  • Boucle de la Mouille : easy level, duration: 1h, distance: 8 km, difference in height 639 m.
  • Col du Saix : easy level, duration: 1h30, distance: 10 km, difference in height 623 m.
  • Châtel/Morgins : intermediate level, duration: 1h30, distance: 17 km, difference in height 535 m.
  • Tour du Morclan : difficult level, duration: 2h, distance: 17 km, difference in height 683 m.
  • Tour du Mont de Grange : difficult level, duration: 3h, distance: 37 km, difference in height 1 145 m.
  • Boucle Vonnes/Col de Bassachaux/ Sur Bayard : very difficult level, duration: 2h30, distance: 28 km, difference in height 1 000 m.

The Châtel Bike Park is a space dedicated to mountain bike enthusiasts, located in the Pré-la-Joux sector and accessible by the Pierre-Longue and/or Rochassons chairlifts. It offers around 20 descending routes of all levels of difficulty, as well as several entertaining areas. There is a kid's shore, two slopestyles and a pump track.

For further information, please visit: www.chatel.com/vtt-cyclo.html or www.chatel.com/circuits-vtt-electrique.html


Fill up on memories with the magical landscape of Châtel because here in Haute-Savoie, nature has been generous. Discover a world of waterfalls, lakes, valleys and mountain pastures, with woody scents or fresh grass. 90 km of marked trails.

Accompanied outings (group) supervised by qualified guides. Each week a whole range of outings is organized with the guides in half-day, day or over several days with nights and meals in refuge or alpine chalet and trekking. The territory of Chablais is an exceptional territory. It stretches from the southern shores of Lake Geneva to the tops of the Portes du Soleil. You will discover a territory of life where the history of the earth has strongly impregnated the history of man.

For further information, please visit: www.chatel.com/balade-en-montagne.html


Yoga, Fitness, Pilates, Zumba, Aquagym & aquafitness, Spa. You are invited to a sensory immersion. Because modern life is a source of stress, forget the turbulence and maximize the benefits of a stay at altitude. The relaxation areas dedicated to well-being are several: jacuzzis, spas, saunas, hammams, massages and body treatments.

For further information, please visit: www.chatel.com/bien-etre-remise-en-forme.html


Discover the Abondance Valley in the company of state-certified instructors! Open to all for young and old. No physical condition or experience is necessary.

Several formulas are available:

The discovery flight:

  • Duration: 10-12 minutes *
  • Take-off at 1600 meters altitude
  • Full rotation: about 1 hour (lift pass not included). The discovery flight is the ideal formula to discover the mountains seen from the sky. In calm and safe conditions, your state-certified pilot will accompany you in tandem for a 10 to 12-minute flight* over the Abondance Valley.

The big flight:

  • Duration: 20-40 minutes *
  • Take-off at 2000 meters altitude
  • Full rotation: about 1 hour (lift pass not included)
  • With a slightly longer flight time, the large bowl offers you a nice ride over the Valley of Abundance.
  • You will be able to contemplate the massifs of Cornettes de Bise, Mont de Grange, Mont Blanc and Swiss Alps. With a little luck, you can even observe the local wildlife!

Thermal flight:

The flight is aimed at people who have already made a first tandem flight and is practiced in the late afternoon.

  • Duration: approximately 45 minutes *
  • Take-off at 2000 meters altitude
  • Full rotation: about 1 hour 30 minutes (lift pass not included) The thermal flight offers you a superb air cruise thanks to the exploitation of updrafts. Sensations and pleasure of the eyes guaranteed!

* as an indication, depending on the weather conditions of the day.

For further information, please visit: www.chatel.com/activites-sportives/vols-en-parapente-biplace.html


Discover the river for two. Pleasant descent allowing the sharing of sensations. From 14 years old.

The canoe baroud is a two-seater, inflatable, unsinkable boat from Indian canoes.

  • Accessible to all audiences
  • Does not require any special skills apart from knowing how to swim.
  • The resort of Châtel is doubling down on its inventiveness and the range of offers is constantly expanding. During your holidays in Châtel with family or friends, discover a multitude of activities for young and old, for all tastes and all budgets:

For further information, please visit: www.chatel.com/le-canoe-pour-decouvrir-la-riviere-a-deux.html


The resort of Châtel is doubling down on its inventiveness and the range of offers is constantly expanding. During your holidays in Châtel with family or friends, discover a multitude of activities for young and old, for all tastes and all budgets:

  • Fantasticable
  • Trail
  • Sledding
  • Library
  • Escape game
  • Fishing
  • Bodybuilding
  • Pétanque strip
  • Tennis
  • Football
  • Sewing studio
  • And much more!

For further information, please visit: chatel.com/ete

Practical Information

In Châtel, everything is done to simplify your life and especially the organization of your holidays. Benefit from optimal logistics!
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For the rental or purchase of your mountain bike equipment, various specialized shops welcome you:
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Free Parking

All our chalets are equipped with free parking. For all other parking, please visit:
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Free shuttle service

Throughout the season, several bus lines are available free of charge to transport you:
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The strong points of Châtel

We offer you the best plans to make your stay in our chalets as easy as possible. For personalized support, contact us!
Breathtaking landscapes
Wifi domaines skiables
Wi-Fi access in the area
Lac de Vonnes
Vonnes lake

Sorties VTT accompagnées
Accompanied mountain bike outings
90 km of marked trails
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