Trekking - Vers-l'Eglise - Wonder of Les Diablerets

Les Diablerets - Vers-L'Eglise - Les Diablerets

This hike takes you to the typical hamlet of Vers-l'Eglise.

Vers-l'Eglise is the historical principal village of the commune of Ormont-Dessus. The church dating from approx. 1450, the cobblestone yard, the vicarage, the museum, and the hotel appear to be ageless, and offer a splendid view of the mountain range around Pic Chaussy. The sawmill Les Planches some 500 metres further on is well worth a visit, since it is one of the last in the canton to still work with traditional machines (demonstrations on Saturdays).

From the train station, the narrow road Route des Côtes takes you to Vers-l'Eglise. You can return via Les Granges and Les Bovets, from where you will enjoy the beautiful unobstructed view of the Diablerets massif. You can also get there and/or back by train.

When you’re in Vers-l'Eglise, visit the museum which regularly has exhibitions on the Vallée des Ormonts or linger for a while on the terrace of the Auberge de l'Ours. Enjoy the tranquillity of the hamlet’s pretty paved square with its church and fountain.

Practical information

Departure of the walk in the centre of the village from the Tourist Office.

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

Documents

Summer hiking map (application/pdf)

Technical data

Start point
Les Diablerets
Distance
4.5 km
Duration
1h15
Positive altitude difference
139 Metres
Negative altitude difference
139 Metres
Difficulty
Easy

Dates

From May 1, 2021 to Nov 15, 2021

Along your way

Les Diablerets Tourist Office

Les Diablerets Tourist Office

Les Diablerets

The Diablerets Tourist office is there to welcome you and to provide you with information and assistance during your stay.

Le Temple de Vers-L'Eglise

Le Temple de Vers-L'Eglise

Vers-L'Eglise

Legend has it that, when the inhabitants of the Valley des Ormonts were trying to decide where to build a church, they erected 3 wooden poles.

Vers-l'Eglise

Vers-l'Eglise

Vers-l'Eglise

Vers l’Eglise, the main centre of Ormont-Dessus, is a quiet, unspoilt little village 3 km from Les Diablerets.

Picnic area in Vers-l'Eglise

Picnic area in Vers-l'Eglise

Vers-l'Eglise

Picnic area in Vers-l'Eglise

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