Châtel offers a wonderful base for walks in the mountains to explore the nature and beauty and the ever-changing scenery of the Portes du Soleil.

Châtel also offers a number of thematic walks such as:

  • Chatellan and Morclan: flora and fauna
    Here the topics are varied and concern local fauna and flora.
  • Lake Vonnes and Lake Morgins: water
    This is a water path and the topics are ground water, water in altitude, oceans, effect of water, lakes, peat bogs, rivers and rains.
  • Col de Bassachaux: the birds path
    This is a birds path and the aim is to recognise them and learn about their habitat, food and nesting.
  • The Milka path: water and flora and fauna
    This takes you to the Lac de la Mouille and the theme is fauna and flora.

Several of these paths may be accessible with young children in a 4x4 pushchair which can be hired locally.

More information about these thematic walks and a selection of eight interesting circuits in and around Châtel is available from the Châtel Tourist office in their guide, 'Walks in the Mountains'. A popular three hour circular walk from the centre of Châtel is the three lake walk taking in Lac de la Mouille, Lac de Morgins, and Lac de Vonnes.

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The 1-Day Multi Pass offers a wide range of activities for families in the Portes du Soleil for just 6 Euros per day *. In Châtel, the Multi Pass includes unlimited access to the sightseeing train, the swimming pool, the charlifts and gondola for pedestrians, the tennis courts and the valley shuttle bus.
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