Trail Olivier Fatzer
Cabane du Scex ©Roman Tyulyakov

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 (start of the fox cub educational trail).
Continue to the Scex mountain refuge which offers spectacular views of the Vaud Alps 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.
Difference in height
272 Metres


From May 1, 2019 to Oct 31, 2019

Along your way

View all steps
Villars Sports Centre

Villars Sports Centre


With its stunning views of the Vaudois Alps, 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!

Terms and conditions

What if our personalised recommendations don’t suit you?

you can choose to base the recommendations displayed on your own requirements and interests. Whether you’re looking for a solo adventure, family activities or a gourmet trip with your spouse, the suggestions made will be based on your own preferences.

You want to find out what the local tourist attractions are based on your current location?

You can use the map on each page to establish your location and find local points of interest. So you’ll be able to explore the canton, region by region, select the places you’re going to visit along a planned route and get a quick idea of what a town has to offer you.

You want to make your own selection? Just store your top picks in favourites!

If you want to store your selection, print it, export it to your free smartphone app "Vaud:Guide” or share it with your friends, you'll can do all this with “Favourites”.

You want to share your wish list And your choices with your friends? That’s simple!