Restaurant du Lac Retaud ©Roman Tyulyakov

Snowshoes - Le Rard

Col du Pillon - Le Rard - Lake Retaud - Col du Pillon

This trail starts on the winter road that heads towards Lac Retaud.

This trail starts on the winter road that heads towards Lac Retaud. After about 15 minutes, fork to the right to head in the direction of Rard, a pretty walk in the forest. You will then pass in front of the alpine chalet Rard and continue your walk to Lac Retaud. To return from Lac Retaud, two routes are possible: Follow route n°2 which goes down to Col du Pillon, or follow route n°6 which passes by the Fenil Durand to Col du Pillon.

Technical data

Start point
Les Diablerets
Distance
4.5 km
Duration
2h00
Difference in height
194 Metres
Difficulty
Medium
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Restaurant Col Du Pillon

Restaurant Col Du Pillon

Les Diablerets

Situated at the top of the Col du Pillon near the Glacier 3000 cable car, this restaurant is a lovely stop for skiers and hikers, summer and winter.

Restaurant du lac Retaud

Restaurant du lac Retaud

Les Diablerets

Lake Retaud nestles at an altitude of 1,685 metres directly opposite Glacier3000. This haven of peace offers walks in summer and winter as well as a restaurant with an adjoining, sunny terrace for fans of hiking, cross-country skiing and other winter sports.

Lake Retaud

Lake Retaud

Les Diablerets

A little paradise in the Vaudois Alps: nestled in a basin on the south face of the Palette, Lake Retaud reflects the blue sky and dark pines in its crystal water.

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