Randonneurs à Isenau © Iwan Schuwey

Trekking - La Para Summit

Isenau - Metreile - Arpille - La Para (2'540m)- Col de Seron - Arpille - Chalet d'Isenau - Isenau

A challenging route with an impressive 360 vista at the summit

From Isenau, follow the road for about 200 metres then the footpath to La Crua and keep going to Metreile. From Metreile, climb the steep path to Arpille, then keep going to the summit of La Para. From the summit, the path heads down to Col du Seron, then to Arpille. From here, keep going on the narrow path that crosses below the summit of La Chaux to the Isenau Mountain Chalet, then back to your starting point in Isenau.

Try some of the local produce at the Isenau Mountain Chalet (cheese, serac, etc).
On your way to La Para, you might be lucky to get a glimpse of some ibex and marmots while you walk.
Stop at the La Marnèche snack bar with its beautiful terrace offering stunning views of the Les Diablerets mountains.

Practical information

Transport:
Take the postbus from Les Diablerets railway station to Col du Pillon then Diablobus from Col du Pillon to Lake Retaud (during the Free Access Card period). Then walk from Lake Retaud to Isenau (30 minutes).
Isenau can also be accessed on foot from the village (about 2 hrs).

Parking :
Free parking at Col du Pillon and Lake Retaud.
Follow the official footpath signs

A few tips and recommendations:
- Plan your walk (route, length, weather).
- Dress appropriately: sturdy footwear (climbing boots preferable), suitable clothing and wet weather gear
- Take sufficient food and drinks.
- First aid kit
- Be attentive to changes in weather
- Do not trample on grass or crops
- Close all gates behind you
- Put out fires, and do not make fires in the event of drought
- Take your rubbish with you
- If in doubt, turn back early

INFORMATION

Office du Tourisme des Diablerets
Chemin du Collège 2
1865 Les Diablerets

Tel : +41 (0)24 492 00 10
info@diablerets.chwww.diablerets.ch

Technical data

Start point
Distance
12.5 km
Duration
2h15
Difference in height
888 Metres
Difficulty
Medium
Ouverture

Dates

From 1 juin 2018 To 30 nov. 2018

Documents

Summer hiking map (application/pdf)

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