Soak up the sun in the Vaud Alps


Villars - Bretaye 360° Panorama

Villars - Bretaye 360° Panorama

Chalet Turrian Villars VD Suisse

Chalet Turrian Villars VD Suisse

Winter hike to the sunny mountain terraces high above Villars with spectacular views of the Valais and Savoy Alps.

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Technical information

Begin of tour:Villars-sur-Ollon Railway Station
End of tour:Villars-sur-Ollon Railway Station Golf
Access starting point:Trains from Bex, buses from Aigle
Access point of arrival:Trains to Bex, buses to Aigle
Technical requirement:easy
Physical fitness:medium
Hiking time:2 h 45 min.
Length:8 km
Gastronomy:• Buvette de la Verneyre
• Restaurant du Golf-Club Villars


Soak up plenty of sunshine even on short winter days while hiking on the Col de la Croix towards the Golf Club. Starting at the Villars-sur-Ollon station, you pass through the village centre before following the road to Col de la Croix. The mountain pass is closed in winter to motorised traffic. The trail slopes gently upwards and before long you enter a pristine winter wonderland while the mighty rocky bastion of the Diablerets massif rises up ahead of you. After passing the Buvette de la Verneyre mountain restaurant the route branches off from the pass road a little further up the valley and leads, now somewhat more steeply, to the snow-covered Villars golf course. Your destination is the Restaurant Golf Club House with its fantastic views of the mountain chain of the Valais and Savoy Alps. There you can take the cog railway from Villars-sur-Ollon Golf station back to Villars.

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The careful planning of a tour will ensure that you also derive the maximum pleasure and enjoyment from it. Please take the time to contact the local information centre and enquire about route and weather conditions before setting off. Your intended trail may be fully or partially closed, depending on the time of year and weather conditions.

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