Randonnée - From Solalex to Derborence

Solalex - Anzeinde - Pas de Cheville - Derborence

One of the region’s great hiking classics, through a rocky alpine landscape

Starting from Solalex, head in the direction of Anzeinde along the rocky path winding between a stream and larch trees.
From Anzeinde, keep going to Pas de Cheville, then cross a large open meadow.
From Pas de Cheville, the high point of this hike, you head downhill to the Derborence Valley where cows graze peacefully in the alpine pastures. You’re now in the canton of Valais.
Follow the forest path to Derborence and its glittering lake.
There’s a mountain lodge on the edge of the lake.
You can return to Solalex by the same route.
There’s a bus service between Derborence and Ovronnaz.

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
7.3 km
Difference in height
584 Metres


From Jun 1, 2019 to Oct 31, 2019

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Easily accessible, Solalex has managed to retain its charm and character. The Solalex valley sleeps cradled between the imposing Diablerets massif and the Miroir d’Argentine. Come and discover what this corner of paradise has to offer



Anzeinde is located South of the Diablerets massif, between Villars, Gryon and Derborence, in the Alpes Vaudoises. Surrounded by mountains, Anzeinde is a wonderful place to hike, between cows in pasture. From the Pas de Cheville, you have a wonderful view over the 4000 M. summits.

Giacomini Refuge

Giacomini Refuge


Get your strength back at the Giacomini refuge at a height of 1893 m, situated on the valley of Anzeindaz between Gryon and Derborence.

La Tour Mountain Hut

La Tour Mountain Hut

Anzeindaz / Bex

The La Tour Mountain Hut, also known as “Chez Léon”, is ideally located for a little stop-off during your visit to the region.

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