Ensex M.Barrand
Lac des Chavonnes © Eva Jungo
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Trekking - Bretaye-Ensex-Encrène-Lac des Chavonnes

Bretaye-Ensex-Encrène-Lac des Chavonnes-Bretaye

Discover a panoramic hike

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

Start point
9.2 km
Difference in height
416 Metres


Summer hiking map (application/pdf)

Along your way

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Alpage de Bretaye

Alpage de Bretaye


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


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.

Restaurant du Lac des Chavonnes

Restaurant du Lac des Chavonnes


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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