Winter walk from Rougemont to Saanen

Route Information

Category
Region
Status
Open
Difficulty
Easy
Length
Duration
Ascent
Descent

Description

This walk leads from Rougemont to Saanen, along the Sarine and impresses with winter wonderlands as well as with the constant view of impressive mountain sceneries. A perfect moment to recharge your batteries in close contact with nature!

Your starting point is the charming village of Rougemont in the Vaud Alps. This one is famous for its wooden chalets with facades over a hundred years old! Walk down the main street and follow the direction of the castle. Then take the wide packed path from the start of the La Videmanette cable car. The path takes you along the banks of the Saane into the heart of nature. At the place called "le Vanel", cross the "Röstigraben": the name Swiss people use to refer to the cultural and language border between German and French-speaking Switzerland. The next part of the trail takes you through the forest to the village of Saanen. With its village centre of chalets dating from the 15th to 18th centuries, it is considered one of the most beautiful villages in the Bernese Oberland.

Practical Information

- Suitable for families - Packed path - Bring good shoes as the path can be icy GETTING THERE - By car: a free parking area is available at the Rougemont railway station. - By train: accessible via the MOB line (stop "Gare de Rougemont"). The return journey can be made via the MOB train line.

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Find out more about winter hiking in the Alpes vaudoises

This walk leads from Rougemont to Saanen, along the Sarine and impresses with winter wonderlands as well as with the constant view of impressive mountain sceneries. A perfect moment to recharge your batteries in close contact with nature!

Your starting point is the charming village of Rougemont in the Vaud Alps. This one is famous for its wooden chalets with facades over a hundred years old! Walk down the main street and follow the direction of the castle. Then take the wide packed path from the start of the La Videmanette cable car. The path takes you along the banks of the Saane into the heart of nature. At the place called "le Vanel", cross the "Röstigraben": the name Swiss people use to refer to the cultural and language border between German and French-speaking Switzerland. The next part of the trail takes you through the forest to the village of Saanen. With its village centre of chalets dating from the 15th to 18th centuries, it is considered one of the most beautiful villages in the Bernese Oberland.

Practical Information

- Suitable for families - Packed path - Bring good shoes as the path can be icy GETTING THERE - By car: a free parking area is available at the Rougemont railway station. - By train: accessible via the MOB line (stop "Gare de Rougemont"). The return journey can be made via the MOB train line.

Links

Find out more about winter hiking in the Alpes vaudoises

Course profile

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