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Lac des Chavonnes © Francesca Martini

Snowshoes - Bretaye-Les Chavonnes-Bretaye

From Lake Les Chavonnes, you follow a trail through snowy forests and meadows towards Laouissalet, through a variety of alpine landscapes.

In the land of mountain lakes, sometimes covered with snow, sometimes with ice, these popular areas for walking in the summer have a completely different look in the winter. Along this trail, you can admire Lake Bretaye, catch a glimpse of Lake Noir and take a break on the shores of Lake Les Chavonnes.
From Villars, you start this trail at Bretaye then head for the tranquil Lake les Chavonnes, with the restaurant of the same name. Then you head off in the direction of Vy-Bovyre and Conche.
Once back in Bretaye, you take the train back to Villars enjoying spectacular views of the Vaudoises Alps.

Practical information

Starting point: Bretaye, take the train from Villars then walk/snow shoe to Lake les Chavonnes

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
6.2 km
Duration
2h00
Difference in height
212 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.

Restaurant du Lac des Chavonnes

Restaurant du Lac des Chavonnes

Villars-sur-Ollon

This restaurant is in a stunning location on the shores of the beautiful mountain lake of the same name. Perched at 1,690 metres in the heart of the Vaudois Alps right near the Villars-Gryon-Les Diablerets ski area, the restaurant is open summer and winter .

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