Trekking - Les Chaux - Solalex

Les Chaux - Solalex

One of the classic hikes of the region, with its unique view of the Argentine mountain

Starting from the building at the top of the Les Chaux gondola, head down to the hillside path up to Frience. Head back down towards La Poreyre, then fork left again towards Solalex, in front of a wooden barn.
You arrive at the little hamlet with green-roofed chalets, with some of the most beautiful and impressive views of the Argentine in the region. Continue along the hillside to Solalex.
From Solalex, you have the option to head back down to Gryon or Barboleuse.

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
4.3 km
Positive altitude difference
109 Metres
Negative altitude difference
417 Metres

Along your way

Barboleuse - Les Chaux gondola lift

Barboleuse - Les Chaux gondola lift


The Les Chaux gondola lift takes you to the heart of the Villars-Gryon-Les Diablerets ski area, the start of some beautiful walks or maybe just an alpine terrace.

Refuge de Solalex

Refuge de Solalex


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.

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