Trekking - Le Renardeau Trail Run

Route du Col de la Croix - Le Scex - Bois du Bilioley - Les Avenerys - Route du Col de la Croix

This beginners’ trail running route is a chance for you to try this discipline on the slopes above Villars.

It starts on the Col de la Croix road, along the little forest path marked by a wooden sculpture of a fox cub.
Continue to the Scex mountain refuge which offers spectacular views of the Dents du Midi and Mont Blanc. Keep going along the Chemin du Bretaye and after a few hundred metres along the road, take the path on your left signposted “sentier des renardeaux” (fox cub trail). As you run down through the forest, you’ll spot the tracks of the cogwheel train line between Villars and Bretaye. Leave the tracks on your right and head in the direction of the Col de la Croix, the starting point of this route.

Practical information

There’s free parking (10 hr maximum) near the Villars Sports Centre, 400 m from the start of this route.


Trail des renardeaux (application/pdf)

Technical data

Start point
3.6 km
45 min.
Positive altitude difference
272 Metres
Negative altitude difference
271 Metres

Along your way

Villars Sports Centre

Villars Sports Centre


With its stunning views of the Alpes vaudoises, the Villars Sports Centre is open all year.

Le Scex Cabin

Le Scex Cabin


A unique location above Villars offering spectacular views of the Vaud Alps and Mont Blanc: the Scex Cabin!

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