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Trekking - Lac Retaud – Juwel von Les Diablerets

Lac Retaud - Col du Pillon - Cascade du Dar - Les Diablerets

Discover one of the 7 Wonders of Les Diablerets on this family hike: Retaud Lake.

Starting from Retaud Lake (take the Diablobus during the Free Access Card period), follow the footpath down through the vast meadows to Col du Pillon. Cross the road to join the Le Dar trail. This pretty route takes you through forests and pastures along the winding river to Les Diablerets.
In fine weather, you can have a swim in the lake or a picnic on the shores of this tranquil stretch of water. You can also dip your feet in the little pools at the bottom of Le Dar waterfall: fresh, cool water guaranteed!

Practical information

Follow the official footpath signs

A few pointers:
- Plan your walk (route, length, weather).
- Make sure you’ve got the right equipment; sturdy footwear (climbing boots preferably), suitable clothing and protection from bad weather
- Take sufficient food and drink.
- Bring a first aid kit.
- Be attentive to changes in weather
- Close all gates behind you
- Put out fires and refrain from lighting fires in dry conditions
- Take your rubbish with you

Technical data

Start point
Les Diablerets
Distance
6 km
Duration
2h00
Difference in height
59 Metres
Difficulty
Medium

Along your way

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Restaurant du Lac Retaud 1'685m

Restaurant du Lac Retaud 1'685m

Les Diablerets

Lac Retaud is situated at 1,685 metres, directly opposite Glacier 3000. This haven of peace and its restaurant await you for winter and summer hikes.

Stand up Paddle

Stand up Paddle

Les Diablerets

Cruise on the lake! A relaxing sport on the water. Stand up paddle on a mountain lake.

Dar waterfall

Dar waterfall

Les Diablerets

For non-mountaineers or via ferrata enthusiasts, Dar waterfall is a fantastic place for hiking, in an unspoilt region far from civilisation.

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