Trekking - From Barboleuse to Bovonne through Solalex

Barboleuse - Les Ernets - La Poreyre - Solalex - Le Fratchi - Bovonne

A panoramic hike between Barboleuse and Bovonne, via Solalex

Starting from the Place de Barboleuse, walk along the road and past the gondola lift. Keep going for 500 m, then head left up to the Route de l'Alpe des Chaux. Take a right and continue for 50m down to Les Ernets car park and then up to La Poreyre.
From the little hamlet of green-roofed chalets, you can admire one of the most beautiful views of the Argentine. Continue along the hillside to Solalex, then walk back down to the Pont de Cergnement. Just before the bridge, head down towards Les Pars and continue along the little road for 1 km. Tale a left up towards Le Fratchi, then keep going to the hamlet of Bovonne, where your efforts will be rewarded by a spectacular panoramic view.

Return to Gryon and Barboleuse via Les Pars.

Practical information

A few pointers:
- Stay on the marked paths
- Make sure you know your route and the weather conditions
- Respect flora and fauna
- Take your rubbish home with you
- Respect private property
- Close all gates behind you
- Keep dogs on leads

Technical data

Start point
Gryon
Distance
9.6 km
Duration
2h30
Positive altitude difference
981 Metres
Negative altitude difference
510 Metres
Difficulty
Medium

Dates

From May 1, 2021 to Oct 31, 2021

Along your way

Gryon Tourist Office

Gryon Tourist Office

Gryon

Gryon Tourist Office here to welcome, guide, advise and assist you during your stay.

Refuge de Solalex

Refuge de Solalex

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The Refuge of Solalex is located in the heart of a charming mountain pasture just a few miles from the villages of Gryon and Villars. It offers terroir dishes in a typical mountain setting with a cordial atmosphere and a fireplace.

Restaurant du Miroir d'Argentine

Restaurant du Miroir d'Argentine

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The restaurant Miroir d’Argentine sits surrounded by the lush mountain pastures of Solalex in the Alpes vaudoises, about 15 minutes from Gryon and Villars. Open all summer, the restaurant welcomes you in an unspoilt natural setting and offers authentic, creative cuisine at the foot of the Miroir d’Argentine.

Alpage de Bovonne

Alpage de Bovonne

Bex

Bovonne alpine pastures are a popular place to stop during a hike or a destination in itself to watch Bovonne cheese being made.

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