Trekking - Les Chaux - Taveyanne - Barboleuse par les Raies

Les Chaux - Taveyanne - Barboleuse par les Raies

Whether you’re on your own, with family or with friends, this is definitely one of the most beautiful easy hikes in the region.

From the top of the Les Chaux gondola lift, head up the concrete slope towards Croix des Chaux (Chaux Ronde), walk round the left side of the lake, then head down at the avalanches barriers (poles).
Follow the path through the fields of alders, then head down the combe to the hamlet of Taveyanne. The view of Taveyanne and its mountain cirque is spectacular from the top of the combe.
Behind the barn below the hamlet, follow the path through the pastures, then take the left path up into the forest. Follow this path and its little bridges for approximately 2.5 km and cross the Les Chaux pastures. Follow the road back down to Croix de Gryon, then the path to Barboleuse. The view between Croix de Gryon and the Barboleuse hills is spectacular.

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
8.2 km
Duration
2h00
Positive altitude difference
129 Metres
Negative altitude difference
692 Metres
Difficulty
Medium

Along your way

Barboleuse - Les Chaux gondola lift

Barboleuse - Les Chaux gondola lift

Gryon

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.

The Refuge de Taveyanne

The Refuge de Taveyanne

Gryon

The Refuge de Taveyanne is located in a traditional mountain village, is classified as an historical monument and still operates without electricity today.

Taveyanne

Taveyanne

Gryon

The picturesque hamlet of Taveyanne, a listed historical site with timber chalets and wooden shingle roofs, still without electricity, lies nestled in the heart of a nature reserve and is well worth a visit. You can’t fail to wonder at this hamlet frozen in time, famous for its mid-summer festival, its authenticity and its natural beauty.

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