Trekking - Tour of the Diablerets massif

Les Diablerets - Col de la Croix - Les Chaux - Solalex - Anzeinde - Pas de Cheville - Derborence - Col du Sanetsch - Sanetsch See - Gsteig - Col du Pillon - Les Diablerets

4 days of trekking around the Diablerets massif

3 cantons, breath-taking landscapes, 3,000 metres of positive gradients and around 20 hours of walking, 53 km of discovery for 4 to 5 days of happiness! Come and enjoy a unique experience in our beautiful region!

The first stage starts at Les Diablerets, a charming mountain village with typical chalets, situated between the impressive Diablerets massif, the Pic Chaussy mountain range and the Meilleret with the Col de la Croix.
Beautiful views will dot your hike on this route: on the heights of Les Chaux overlooking Lake Geneva, the Val d'Illiez, the Dents du Midi and the plains of the Rhône. The plateau of Tsanfleuron will make you embrace the great chain of the Pennine Alps, from the Mont Blanc to the Monte Rosa. To complete this circuit, you must also cross three cantons: Berne, Vaud and Valais.
The rating scale for the whole route is T2 (mountain hike). Only the "Poteu des Etales" passage has a T4 rating (alpine trek, the use of hands is sometimes necessary to progress).
The SAC scale for hiking ratings goes from T1 to T6.

1st stage:
Les Diablerets – Col de la Croix – Taveyanne – Les Chaux (possibility to take the bus from Les Diablerets to Col de la Croix or Villars, and the bus from Gryon to Taveyanne)
Average time: 4h15 / Attractions: The Gypsum pyramids of the Col de la Croix, Taveyanne Nature Reserve.

2nd stage:
Les Chaux – Solalex – Pas de Cheville – Anzeinde - Derborence (possibility to take the bus from Villars to Solalex and from Derborence to Godey)
Average time: 4h00 / Attractions: Solalex – Miroir d’Argentine, Derborence – rockslides of 1714 and 1749

3rd stage (the most demanding stage in endurance and technique with the "Poteu des Etales" passage):
Derborence – Miex – Cabane de Prarochet
Average time: 4h45 / Attractions: Karrenfield in the karst landscape of Lapis de Tsanfleuron, the lunar landscape of Prarochet

4th stage:
Cabane de Prarochet – Col du Sanetsch – Lac de Sanetsch – Gsteig – Col du Pillon – Les Diablerets (possibility to take the bus from Sion to Sanetsch and from Gsteig to Les Diablerets)
Average time (without bus): 6h30. Average time (with bus): 4h00 / Attractions: Dam and Lac de Sanetsch, Dar Waterfall
Departure from Les Diablerets, free parking on the square of the Maison des Congrès (several days parking possible).
Remember to book your accommodation for the stages in advance, because of high numbers of visitors during the summer months.

Practical information

Useful numbers: Weather forecast 162 – Police 117 – Ambulance 144 – REGA (Swiss Air-Rescue) 1414

Some advice:
- Plan your hike (itinerary, duration, weather).
- Equip yourself appropriately; sturdy shoes (preferably for trekking), suitable clothing and protection against the weather.
- Take enough food and drink.
- Bring a small first aid kit.
- Be aware of changes in the weather.
- Do not trample grass and crops.
- Close all pasture gates.
- Put out fires, do not light fires in times of drought.
- Take away your rubbish.

Documents

Tour of the Diablerets massif (application/pdf)

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
Les Diablerets
Distance
55 km
Duration
20h00
Positive altitude difference
3255 Metres
Negative altitude difference
3249 Metres
Difficulty
Hard

Along your way

Les Diablerets Tourist Office

Les Diablerets Tourist Office

Les Diablerets

The Diablerets Tourist office is there to welcome you and to provide you with information and assistance during your stay.

Refuge of Taveyanne

Refuge of Taveyanne

Gryon

The Refuge of Taveyanne is located in an authentic and typical mountain hamlet historically classified which still lives today without power. Savor a local cooking in a warm and family frame in this timeless place in beam and roofs of shingles.

Anzeinde

Anzeinde

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

Bex

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.

La Boille ô Chaux

La Boille ô Chaux

Gryon

Ideally located in the heart of the Villars-Gryon-Les Diablerets ski area, La Boille ô Chaux offers regional cuisine in a friendly and warm atmosphere.

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