VTT - The panoramic

Bretaye - Col de la Croix - Villars

Including Lake Bretaye, views of the Ormonts valley and the gypsum pyramids and alpine meadows of the Col de la Croix.

Start at Col de Bretaye (take the Villars-Bretaye train), then follow route 573 through some magnificent scenery. Although this is a sports route, there are no technical difficulties and you mainly ride along forest and tarmac roads.

Practical information

Transportation :
You can get to Bretaye by train thanks to the BVB train from Villars.
SBB tickets are valid on this route.
The train journey (with mountain bike or e-bike) is included with the Free Access Card and the Magic Pass until 25 October 2020.

Signs: route number 573

A few pointers:
- Look after flora and fauna and take your rubbish with you
- Give way to hikers and treat them with respect
- Keep to the permitted tracks and control your speed at all times
- Respect private property, close gates to fields and do not ride across fields
- Wear a helmet


Mountain bike map (application/pdf)

Technical data

Start point
21 km
Positive altitude difference
485 Metres
Negative altitude difference
1046 Metres

Along your way

Bretaye Alpine pasture

Bretaye Alpine pasture


These alpine pastures stretch all around Bretaye, a delight for skiers during the winter. Farm visits and teas available.

Villars Golf Club

Villars Golf Club


Practising your swing while admiring the mountains of the Alps: an absolute dream for golf enthusiasts! This dream becomes a reality at the Villars Golf Club, the only 18-hole golf course in the Vaudois Alps, with exceptional south-facing greens offering views of Mont-Blanc.

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