Raquettes © Sébastien Staub
Raquettes © Roman Tyulyakov
Raquettes © Sébastien Staub

Snowshoes - "Les Renards" (for beginners)

Snowshoe trail of easy level for a small flat stroll or learn about the practice of the snowshoe in complete safety.

"Les Renards" circuit

Access since the station of Barboleuse, take on the west side the "route des Renards" on env. 600m. After a short rise after the artisanal zone, put on snowshoes and follow the tagging which makes the tour of the tray of the Foxes counterclockwise.

Attractive view on Chesières and Villars.

Practical information

Possible access with the train BVB, the stop Barboleuse
Free parking lot to Barboleuse

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


WInter nordic map (application/pdf)

Technical data

Start point
3 km
Difference in height
222 Metres

Along your way

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Gryon Tourist Office

Gryon Tourist Office


Gryon Tourist Office here to welcome, guide, advise and assist you during your stay.

Train Bex-Villars-Bretaye (BVB)

Train Bex-Villars-Bretaye (BVB)

It's a 45-minute trip on the BVB from Bex to Villars, through spectacular alpine valleys.

Bakery - Tea Room Charlet-Ançay

Bakery - Tea Room Charlet-Ançay


Chez Charlet tea room is located at the Barboleuse railway station, a few minutes from Gryon and Villars in the heart of the Vaudois Alps. An ideal place to stop for breakfast, a light lunch or a sweet treat.

Restaurant-Pizzeria L'Escale

Restaurant-Pizzeria L'Escale


L’Escale restaurant and pizzeria, situated on the Place de la Barboleuse, a few minutes from Villars and Gryon, has a beautiful south-facing terrace at the foot of the slopes of the Villars-Gryon-Les Diablerets ski area. You’ll definitely find something to enjoy from the selection of world cuisine dishes and wood-fired pizzas.

La Terrasse

La Terrasse


The Restaurant La Terrasse overlooking place de la Barboleuse is perched on a little hill just a few minutes from Villars and Gryon.

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