Trekking - Chaux Ronde (Croix des Chaux) - Taveyanne (par la crête)

Les Chaux - Chaux Ronde (Croix des Chaux) - Taveyanne

An alternative for mountain hikers, from Les Chaux to Taveyanne

Starting from the building at the top of Les Chaux gondola, head up the concrete slope towards Croix des Chaux (Chaux Ronde), walk round the left side of the lake, then keep going up to Croix des Chaux (top of Chaux Ronde), one of the finest panoramic viewpoints in the region.
Carefully cross the little ridge, then follow the path that ends in Taveyanne (only when weather is good and the ground dry).
From Taveyanne, you can return to La Barboleuse by the Chemin des Raies or continue on to Villars (via Coufin) or Les Diablerets.

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
3.9 km
Duration
1h45
Positive altitude difference
333 Metres
Negative altitude difference
450 Metres
Difficulty
Hard

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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