Maison de Montagne © Maxim Coquard/Bestjobers
Paysage Bretaye © Studio Patrick

Snowshoes - Bretaye-Villars

This varied trail through mountains and forests from Bretaye to Villars offers stunning alpine views.

Right from the start of this trail at the Bretaye train stop, you'll enjoy clear views of Mont Blanc, the Dents du Midi and all the Vaudois Alps. After a few hundred metres, you'll get to Les Bouquetins. Then head for the Col de Soud where you can make a little pit stop before returning to Villars.

Practical information

Take the train to Bretaye from Villars station

A few safety requirements :
- Always check the weather forecast and snow conditions before leaving (no departure without visibility)
- Have with you a map or a plan of the route
- Respect the road marking and the bans
- Always visualize the following beacon since the place where you are
- Be wary of false tracks and do not hesitate to turn back in case of doubt
- Watch to carry of the adequate material(equipment), the drink and if possible a mobile phone
- You make a commitment on the plans of hikes, tracks of bottom or sled under your own responsibility
- We disclaim all liability in the event of an accident, of distraction or problem inherent to forces of Nature
- By respect for the fauna and the environment, please keep your dog on a leash and collect its dropping and do not leave waste in the nature

Technical data

Town
Bretaye
Distance
5.8 km
Duration
2h00
Difference in height
122 Metres
Difficulty
Medium

INFORMATION

Office du Tourisme de Villars
Avenue Centrale 140
CP 100
1884 Villars-sur-Ollon - CH

Tel : +41 24 495 32 32
information@villars.chwww.villars.ch

Documents

WInter nordic map (application/pdf)

Along your way

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Le restaurant du Lac de Bretaye

Le 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.

The Crazy Moose

The 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.

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