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

Documents

Summer hiking map (application/pdf)

Along your way

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Bretaye Alpine pasture

Bretaye Alpine pasture

Villars-sur-Ollon

These alpine pastures stretch all around Bretaye, a delight for skiers during the winter. Farm visits and teas available.

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.

Restaurant du Lac des Chavonnes

Restaurant du Lac des Chavonnes

Villars-sur-Ollon

The Restaurant du Lac des Chavonnes is located near the pretty mountain lake with the same name. Nestling at an altitude of 1,690 metres in the heart of the Vaudois Alps in Villars-sur-Ollon, this restaurant welcomes guests in summer and winter in a charming and verdant setting.

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