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Trekking - From Bretaye to Les Diablerets through the Lac des Chavonnes

Bretaye - Lac des Chavonnes - Perche - Encrènes - Tête du Meilleret - La Bierla - Les Diablerets

A hike through mountains and by alpine lakes

To get to the start of this walk, take the cogwheel train from Villars to the last stop: Bretaye. Here, the view of the Vaud Alps and Mont Blanc will absolutely delight lovers of alpine scenery.
Then walk through the hamlet of Bretaye and by the lake of the same name. Have a little walk around it if you fancy.

Continue on to Noir Lake which you pass on your right, then follow a wide track to Les Chavonnes Lake.
After admiring the different colours of this alpine lake, follow the little path between the lake and the restaurant. Continue up towards Perche and then towards the Tête du Meilleret, a viewpoint peaking at 1938 m, offering spectacular views of the surrounding mountains. Head in the direction of La Bierla, then back to Les Diablerets.
This hike can be done in both directions. From Les Diablerets, it takes about 4 hr 55 min.

Practical information

Transport :
To get to the start of this hike, the cogwheel train runs from Villars to Bretaye every hour (included in the Free Access Card).
From Les Diablerets, you can
- get to Villars on the bus running between Villars and Les Diablerets, 3 times a day during the summer months (included in the Free Access Card)
- get to Aigle on the Aigle-Sepey-Diablerets train

Technical data

Start point
12 km
Difference in height
439 Metres


From May 1, 2019 to Oct 31, 2019

Along your way

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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.

Bretaye Alpine pasture

Bretaye Alpine pasture


These alpine pastures stretch all around Bretaye, a delight for skiers during the winter. Farm visits and teas available.

Restaurant du Lac des Chavonnes

Restaurant du Lac des Chavonnes


The Restaurant du Lac des Chavonnes is located near the pretty mountain lake with the same name. Nestling at an altitude of 1,690 metres in the heart of the Vaudois Alps in Villars-sur-Ollon, this restaurant welcomes guests in summer and winter in a charming and verdant setting.

Ormont Museum

Ormont Museum


Running from Les Diablerets to Aigle in the Vaudois Alps, the Vallée des Ormonts is a region full of traditions and with a rich heritage. To preserve and share these traditions, the Musée des Ormonts in Vers-l’Eglise, near Les Diablerets, organises temporary exhibitions, open from Wednesday to Sunday.

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