Trekking - From Bretaye to the Lac des Chavonnes via Vy Boveyre and Conche

Bretaye- Lac des Chavonnes - Vy Boveyre - Conche - Bretaye

Let's discover the Lac de Chavonnes along this wonderful hike !

Take the train from Villars to Bretaye and you’ll be entranced by the rich green scenery, lakes and surrounding mountaintops. When you get to Bretaye, you can admire panoramic views of Mont Blanc, the Dents du Midi or the Grand Muveran!
As you walk to Lake Les Chavonnes, you can admire the village of Bretaye and the little lake of the same name.
Take a walk around it (15 minutes approx). Then continue in the direction of Lac Noir which you can glimpse on your right.

Finally, return to Lake Les Chavonnes with the restaurant-guest house of the same name. Admire the view and the sunlight reflecting in this deep lake. (See the Lake Les Chavonnes caption).

Practical information

A few pointers:
- Stay on the marked paths
- Make sure you know your route and the weather conditions
- Respect flora and fauna
- Take your rubbish home with you
- Respect private property
- Close all gates behind you
- Keep dogs on leads


Summer hiking map (application/pdf)

Technical data

Start point
6.2 km
Positive altitude difference
222 Metres
Negative altitude difference
222 Metres


From May 1, 2021 to Oct 31, 2021

Along your way

Lac des Chavonnes

Lac des Chavonnes


This tranquil mountain lake, perched at 1,690 metres (in the heart of the Vaudois Alps), offers a unique setting in the heart of the forest. Follow the 2 kilometre path from the "Bretaye" train stop.

Restaurant du Lac des Chavonnes

Restaurant du Lac des Chavonnes


The Restaurant du Lac des Chavonnes is located near the pretty mountain lake with the same name. Nestling at an altitude of 1,690 metres in the heart of the Vaudois Alps in Villars-sur-Ollon, this restaurant welcomes guests in summer and winter in a charming and verdant setting.

Our region on social networks