Meilleret été M.Barrand
Meilleret été M.Barrand

Randonnée - Tête de Meilleret

Col de la Croix - Encrène - Tête de Meilleret - Les Mazots - Col de la Croix

A moderately difficult route with different views of Les Diablerets, the mountains and the hills of Villars

Starting from Col de la Croix, follow the path to Col d'Encrène, then continue along the ridge to the Tête de Meilleret. To return, follow the path to the Restaurant Les Mazots, then along the road to Col de la Croix (approx. 1 km).

Starting from the path at Col de la Croix, make a little detour to admire the gypsum pyramids, a geological curiosity formed by erosion.
At Col de la Croix, take the time to stop at the “Chez la Francine” snack bar or make a short detour to the La Croix Mountain Chalet.

Practical information

Transport :
By car or bus to Col de la Croix (15 min from Les Diablerets).
On foot from Les Diablerets via Tréchadèze (2 hr 30).

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


Summer hiking map (application/pdf)
Summer hiking map (application/pdf)

Technical data

Start point
5.7 km
Difference in height
331 Metres


From Jun 1, 2019 to Nov 30, 2019

Along your way

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The ‘Pyramides de gypse’ (Gypsum Pyramids)

The ‘Pyramides de gypse’ (Gypsum Pyramids)

The gypsum pyramids are a geological curiosity formed by erosion, near the Col de la Croix between Villars and Les Diablerets. What an amazing discovery to make while out hiking!

Restaurant Les Mazots

Restaurant Les Mazots

Les Diablerets

Open in winter and summer, Les Mazots offers typical terroir dishes and children's menus. Located in the great outdoors near Meilleret, it offers a stunning view of the Vaudois Alps from its sunny terrace next to the ski slopes.

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