From Bretaye to Les Diablerets through the Lac des Chavonnes

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Description

A hike through mountains and by alpine lakes

To get to the start of this walk, take the cogwheel train from Villars to the last stop: Bretaye. Here, the view of the Vaud Alps and Mont Blanc will absolutely delight lovers of alpine scenery. Then walk through the hamlet of Bretaye and by the lake of the same name. Have a little walk around it if you fancy. Continue on to Noir Lake which you pass on your right, then follow a wide track to Les Chavonnes Lake. After admiring the different colours of this alpine lake, follow the little path between the lake and the restaurant. Continue up towards Perche and then towards the Tête du Meilleret, a viewpoint peaking at 1938 m, offering spectacular views of the surrounding mountains. Head in the direction of La Bierla, then back to Les Diablerets. This hike can be done in both directions. From Les Diablerets, it takes about 4 hr 55 min.

Practical Information

TRANSPORT: - This hike starts with the cogwheel train between Villars and Bretaye. - From Les Diablerets, return to Villars by bus (Villars-Diablerets link, 3 times a day during the summer. return to Aigle by train Aigle-Sepey-Diablerets A FEW TIPS: - Stay on the marked trails - Hike with knowledge of your route and the weather - Take care of the flora and fauna - Do not leave any rubbish behind - Respect private property - Close gates and fences behind you - Keep your dog on a lead

A hike through mountains and by alpine lakes

To get to the start of this walk, take the cogwheel train from Villars to the last stop: Bretaye. Here, the view of the Vaud Alps and Mont Blanc will absolutely delight lovers of alpine scenery. Then walk through the hamlet of Bretaye and by the lake of the same name. Have a little walk around it if you fancy. Continue on to Noir Lake which you pass on your right, then follow a wide track to Les Chavonnes Lake. After admiring the different colours of this alpine lake, follow the little path between the lake and the restaurant. Continue up towards Perche and then towards the Tête du Meilleret, a viewpoint peaking at 1938 m, offering spectacular views of the surrounding mountains. Head in the direction of La Bierla, then back to Les Diablerets. This hike can be done in both directions. From Les Diablerets, it takes about 4 hr 55 min.

Practical Information

TRANSPORT: - This hike starts with the cogwheel train between Villars and Bretaye. - From Les Diablerets, return to Villars by bus (Villars-Diablerets link, 3 times a day during the summer. return to Aigle by train Aigle-Sepey-Diablerets A FEW TIPS: - Stay on the marked trails - Hike with knowledge of your route and the weather - Take care of the flora and fauna - Do not leave any rubbish behind - Respect private property - Close gates and fences behind you - Keep your dog on a lead

Course profile

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