Tour of the Diablerets massif

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Description

4 days of trekking around the Diablerets massif via Les Diablerets, Col de la Croix, Les Chaux, Solalex, Anzeinde, Pas de Cheville, Derborence, Col du Sanetsch, Sanetsch See, Gsteig, Col du Pillon, Les Diablerets.

3 cantons, breath-taking landscapes, 3,000 metres of positive gradients and around 20 hours of walking, 53 km of discovery for 4 to 5 days of happiness! Come and enjoy a unique experience in our beautiful region! The first stage starts at Les Diablerets, a charming mountain village with typical chalets, situated between the impressive Diablerets massif, the Pic Chaussy mountain range and the Meilleret with the Col de la Croix. Beautiful views will dot your hike on this route: on the heights of Les Chaux overlooking Lake Geneva, the Val d'Illiez, the Dents du Midi and the plains of the Rhône. The plateau of Tsanfleuron will make you embrace the great chain of the Pennine Alps, from the Mont Blanc to the Monte Rosa. To complete this circuit, you must also cross three cantons: Berne, Vaud and Valais. The rating scale for the whole route is T2 (mountain hike). Only the "Poteu des Etales" passage has a T4 rating (alpine trek, the use of hands is sometimes necessary to progress). The SAC scale for hiking ratings goes from T1 to T6. 1st stage: Les Diablerets – Col de la Croix – Taveyanne – Les Chaux (possibility to take the bus from Les Diablerets to Col de la Croix or Villars, and the bus from Gryon to Taveyanne) Average time: 4h15 / Attractions: The Gypsum pyramids of the Col de la Croix, Taveyanne Nature Reserve. 2nd stage: Les Chaux – Solalex – Pas de Cheville – Anzeinde - Derborence (possibility to take the bus from Villars to Solalex and from Derborence to Godey) Average time: 4h00 / Attractions: Solalex – Miroir d’Argentine, Derborence – rockslides of 1714 and 1749 3rd stage (the most demanding stage in endurance and technique with the "Poteu des Etales" passage): Derborence – Miex – Cabane de Prarochet Average time: 4h45 / Attractions: Karrenfield in the karst landscape of Lapis de Tsanfleuron, the lunar landscape of Prarochet 4th stage: Cabane de Prarochet – Col du Sanetsch – Lac de Sanetsch – Gsteig – Col du Pillon – Les Diablerets (possibility to take the bus from Sion to Sanetsch and from Gsteig to Les Diablerets) Average time (without bus): 6h30. Average time (with bus): 4h00 / Attractions: Dam and Lac de Sanetsch, Dar Waterfall Departure from Les Diablerets, free parking on the square of the Maison des Congrès (several days parking possible). Remember to book your accommodation for the stages in advance, because of high numbers of visitors during the summer months.

Practical Information

Useful numbers: Weather forecast 162 – Police 117 – Ambulance 144 – REGA (Swiss Air-Rescue) 1414 Some advice: - Plan your hike (itinerary, duration, weather). - Equip yourself appropriately; sturdy shoes (preferably for trekking), suitable clothing and protection against the weather. - Take enough food and drink. - Bring a small first aid kit. - Be aware of changes in the weather. - Do not trample grass and crops. - Close all pasture gates. - Put out fires, do not light fires in times of drought. - Take away your rubbish.

4 days of trekking around the Diablerets massif via Les Diablerets, Col de la Croix, Les Chaux, Solalex, Anzeinde, Pas de Cheville, Derborence, Col du Sanetsch, Sanetsch See, Gsteig, Col du Pillon, Les Diablerets.

3 cantons, breath-taking landscapes, 3,000 metres of positive gradients and around 20 hours of walking, 53 km of discovery for 4 to 5 days of happiness! Come and enjoy a unique experience in our beautiful region! The first stage starts at Les Diablerets, a charming mountain village with typical chalets, situated between the impressive Diablerets massif, the Pic Chaussy mountain range and the Meilleret with the Col de la Croix. Beautiful views will dot your hike on this route: on the heights of Les Chaux overlooking Lake Geneva, the Val d'Illiez, the Dents du Midi and the plains of the Rhône. The plateau of Tsanfleuron will make you embrace the great chain of the Pennine Alps, from the Mont Blanc to the Monte Rosa. To complete this circuit, you must also cross three cantons: Berne, Vaud and Valais. The rating scale for the whole route is T2 (mountain hike). Only the "Poteu des Etales" passage has a T4 rating (alpine trek, the use of hands is sometimes necessary to progress). The SAC scale for hiking ratings goes from T1 to T6. 1st stage: Les Diablerets – Col de la Croix – Taveyanne – Les Chaux (possibility to take the bus from Les Diablerets to Col de la Croix or Villars, and the bus from Gryon to Taveyanne) Average time: 4h15 / Attractions: The Gypsum pyramids of the Col de la Croix, Taveyanne Nature Reserve. 2nd stage: Les Chaux – Solalex – Pas de Cheville – Anzeinde - Derborence (possibility to take the bus from Villars to Solalex and from Derborence to Godey) Average time: 4h00 / Attractions: Solalex – Miroir d’Argentine, Derborence – rockslides of 1714 and 1749 3rd stage (the most demanding stage in endurance and technique with the "Poteu des Etales" passage): Derborence – Miex – Cabane de Prarochet Average time: 4h45 / Attractions: Karrenfield in the karst landscape of Lapis de Tsanfleuron, the lunar landscape of Prarochet 4th stage: Cabane de Prarochet – Col du Sanetsch – Lac de Sanetsch – Gsteig – Col du Pillon – Les Diablerets (possibility to take the bus from Sion to Sanetsch and from Gsteig to Les Diablerets) Average time (without bus): 6h30. Average time (with bus): 4h00 / Attractions: Dam and Lac de Sanetsch, Dar Waterfall Departure from Les Diablerets, free parking on the square of the Maison des Congrès (several days parking possible). Remember to book your accommodation for the stages in advance, because of high numbers of visitors during the summer months.

Practical Information

Useful numbers: Weather forecast 162 – Police 117 – Ambulance 144 – REGA (Swiss Air-Rescue) 1414 Some advice: - Plan your hike (itinerary, duration, weather). - Equip yourself appropriately; sturdy shoes (preferably for trekking), suitable clothing and protection against the weather. - Take enough food and drink. - Bring a small first aid kit. - Be aware of changes in the weather. - Do not trample grass and crops. - Close all pasture gates. - Put out fires, do not light fires in times of drought. - Take away your rubbish.

Course profile

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