Paysage été - Col de Soud M.Barrand
Cabane du Scex ©Roman Tyulyakov
Auberge du Col de Soud ©Col de Soud
Bretaye été © Roman Tyulyakov

Trekking - Bretaye-Col de Soud-Villars

Set off on a walk through nature starting from Bretaye and arriving in the centre of Villars. Several variants are possible.
Bretaye - Col de Soud - Villars

Set off on a walk through nature starting from Bretaye and arriving in the centre of Villars. Several variants are possible.

Along this lovely walk, you’ll pass the Les Bouquetins train stop and its legendary stone Maison de Montagne, a former Military Cabin. Several variants are possible from here.

Variant 1: The route then continues along the ridges towards Col de Soud to the Le Scex Cabin with its magnificent panoramic views. The advantage of this walk is that it stays close to the train line so you can take the train back down if you feel tired. You’ll also have the chance to refuel at one of the alpine restaurants at the train stops.

Variant 2: From Les Bouquetins, walk down in the direction of Villars. After a few hundred metres, you’ll come to a crossroads. If you head left, you’ll come to the Col de Soud and the rest of variant 1. If you head right, after the crossroads, you’ll get to the top of the Domaine de la Résidence. This variant also brings you back to Villars.

This 5.5 km walk is perfect for families with children.

Technical data

Start point
Bretaye
Distance
6.1 km
Duration
2h00
Difference in height
203 Metres
Difficulty
Medium

Documents

Summer hiking map (application/pdf)

Along your way

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Restaurant du Lac de Bretaye

Restaurant du Lac de Bretaye

Bretaye

The Restaurant du Lac is situated in the midst of the Bretaye runs in the Villars-Gryon-Diablerets ski area. At an altitude of 1,800 metre, it offers stunning views of the Alps and is 20 minutes by cogwheel train from Villars.

Crazy Moose

Crazy Moose

Villars sur Ollon

The Crazy Moose restaurant in the Maison de Montagne de Bretaye at 1,700 m is the ideal place for socialising in a unique location. In the heart of the Vaudois Alps and the Villars-Gryon-Les Diablerets ski area, it's an exceptional location accessible by train, on foot or on skis.

Auberge du Col de Soud

Auberge du Col de Soud

Villars-sur-Ollon

The Auberge du Col de Soud is the ideal place for a refuel during the day. In winter, you can ski to the restaurant on the Populaire run or snow shoe there on the official trail while in the summer, you take the Renardeaux trail. All year round, the cogwheel train drops you right outside the Auberge du Col de Soud.

Le Scex Cabin

Le Scex Cabin

Villars-sur-Ollon

A unique location above Villars offering spectacular views of the Vaud Alps and Mont Blanc: the Scex Cabin!

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