Villars Rando Festival Trail
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Hiking - Le Grand Chamossaire Circuit Trail Run

Les Plans de Chesières - La Roche - Les Bouquetins - Bretaye - Crêta - La Loudze - La Séleyre -Bois du Dard - Les Plans de Chesières

A trail running route that takes you to the highest peak in Villars (2112 m) along the Le Grand Chamossaire Circuit.

Starting from Les Plans de Chesières (near the bottom of the Roc d'Orsay gondola lift), follow the stream running through the La Résidence area then head for Les Bouquetins. From here continue to the Maison de Montagne de Bretaye. Once you get to Bretaye, passing by the lake of the same name, keep going to Noir Lake and head for Les Fontaines, on your right, just before Les Chavonnes Lake.

Continue your run through Les Cougnons and head back down to Lurtier towards Bois du Dard. This brings you to the foot of the imposing Grand Chamossaire. Head for Les Ecovets and finally go left towards Villars and return to your starting point along the Sentier des Chavasses.
This route includes a climb of almost 1000 metres.

Practical information

Free parking at the bottom of the Roc d'Orsay lift.

Technical data

Start point
Villars-sur-Ollon
Distance
15.9 km
Duration
3h30 - 5h15
Difference in height
1072 Metres
Difficulty
Hard

Documents

map.geo.admin.ch (application/pdf)

Along your way

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Roc d’Orsay gondola

Roc d’Orsay gondola

Villars-sur-Ollon

The modern Roc d’Orsay gondolas take you to the heart of the Villars-Gryon-Les Diablerets ski area, to the start of some fantastic hikes or ski rides or just to a mountain terrace.

Alpage de Bretaye

Alpage de Bretaye

Villars-sur-Ollon

Tommes de chèvre, snacks with local products, visits to animal sheds. Sheep, cows and goats. Milking from 4 to 6 p.m.

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