Trekking - The Ridge Trail

Télécabine du Roc D'Orsay - Col de Soud - Bouquetins - Bretaye - Crêta - Le Chamossaire - Roc D'Orsay - Bouquetins - La Roche - Télécabine du Roc D'Orsay

This demanding trail running route, with a climb of over 1,000 metres, offers spectacular views of the Vaud Alps.

Starting from the bottom station of the Roc d'Orsay gondola lift, take the Chemin de la Cousse and head towards the Col de Soud.
Then, follow the path to Bretaye. Head towards the top of the Roc d'Orsay gondola lift on your right just before the Bretaye train stop. A good climb brings you to the top of Le Grand Chamossaire. Then continue along the ridges to Le Petit Chamossaire, taking the time to admire the view of Leysin on one side and the plunging views of Bretaye Lake on the other. Start the descent to the bottom of the Petit Chamossaire chairlift then head for Bretaye on your right. Pass Noir Lake then Bretaye Lake and head for Les Bouquetins. Cross the tracks and follow the path down on the left of the Crumbs Café.
After a descent through the woods, you arrive at the neighbourhood of La Résidence, and continue down along the stream and through pretty chalets. Finish your trail at the bottom of the Roc d'Orsay gondola lift.

Documents

Trail des crêtes (application/pdf)

Technical data

Start point
Villars-sur-Ollon
Distance
12 km
Duration
3h30
Positive altitude difference
1030 Metres
Negative altitude difference
1027 Metres
Difficulty
Hard

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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.

Restaurant du Roc 2000

Restaurant du Roc 2000

Villars-sur-Ollon

Kitchen from our mountains, typical dishes, hamburgers, pizzas, pasta. The highest terrace from Villars, right in front of the Mont Blanc at an altitude of 2000m.

Bretaye Alpine pasture

Bretaye Alpine pasture

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The Crazy Moose

The Crazy Moose

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