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Lac des Chavonnes © Eva Jungo
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Hiking - 3 - Bretaye-Ensex-Encrène-Lac des Chavonnes

Discover a panoramic hike
Bretaye-Ensex-Encrène-Lac des Chavonnes-Bretaye

From the Bretaye station, take the road that descends towards Villars for 50m. Then take the track that starts on the left and that passes beneath the Roc à l'Ours. Follow this pleasant path to the hamlet of Ensex. Cross the village and go up the little pathway on the left that comes out on the Col d'Ecrène. Then go down the track that winds between the alders and that joins the Perche track. Go to the left and, just after the hamlet of Perche, take the track that intersects to the right towards Vy Boveyre. After you have got to the little mountain path, go left and follow it until you arrive above the lac des Chavonnes. A footpath on the left will get you to the lake side where you will find a delightful restaurant. Then you can carry on to the track that passes beneath the chairlift and that will bring yu back to Bretaye.

Technical data

Town
Villars-sur-Ollon
Distance
9.2 km
Duration
3h00
Difference in height
416 Metres
Difficulty
Medium

INFORMATION

Office du Tourisme de Villars
Avenue Centrale 140
CP 100
1884 Villars-sur-Ollon - CH

Tel : +41 24 495 32 32
info@villars.chwww.villars.ch

Documents

Summer hiking map (application/pdf)

Restaurant du Col de Bretaye

Restaurant du Col de Bretaye

Villars-sur-Ollon

Ideally situated at the terminus of the Bex-Villars-Bretaye cogwheel train, the Col de Bretaye restaurant offers panoramic views of Mont Blanc. The ideal place for getting together with family or friends to share the traditional flavours on offer, the cosy restaurant also welcomes skiers in the winter while the terrace is perfect for hikers in the summer.

Alpage de Bretaye

Alpage de Bretaye

Villars-sur-Ollon

Tommes de chèvre, snacks with local products, visits to animal sheds. Sheep, cows and goats. Milking from 4 to 6 p.m.

Lac des Chavonnes

Lac des Chavonnes

Villars-sur-Ollon

This tranquil mountain lake, perched at 1,690 metres (in the heart of the Vaudois Alps), offers a unique setting in the heart of the forest. Follow the 2 kilometre path from the "Bretaye" train stop.

Pêche au lac des Chavonnes

Pêche au lac des Chavonnes

Catch yourself some trout in a magical setting at 1,690 metres. Easy to get to, Lake Les Chavonnes is a 30-minute walk from Bretaye station. Get your fishing rod and your best bait to catch some beautiful fish and, who knows, perhaps you'll manage to bring up the treasure buried at the bottom of the lake on the end of your line.

Restaurant du Lac des Chavonnes

Restaurant du Lac des Chavonnes

Villars-sur-Ollon

This restaurant is in a stunning location on the shores of the beautiful mountain lake of the same name. Perched at 1,690 metres in the heart of the Vaudois Alps right near the Villars-Gryon-Les Diablerets ski area, the restaurant is open summer and winter .

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