Quille du Diable: Glacier des Diablerets

Col du Pillon - Sanetsch

It is a veritable kingdom of contrasts, Glacier3000. The modern large volume gondola cable railway runs at an altitude of almost 3000 metres straight into the futuristic mountain station, and on the glacier there is a small amusement park.

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Technical information

Starting point:Glacier 3000, Les Diablerets
Getting to the starting point:Cableway
Getting to the destination:Cableway
Physical fitness:challenging
Hiking time:4h20
Season:June till August


Here in the mountains they say that the devil roams free on the glacier plateau of Les Diablerets. This is because on stormy days the devils slip out of their holes and throw stones at the forty metre high rock tower, which for the most part they miss. No wonder that the people on Alp Derborence, 1500 metres below, are so scared of landslides.

Here there are however also enchanting walks through the eternal snow, romantic dog sled tours and for an adrenaline rush the world's highest toboggan run.

Meanwhile, experienced hikers cross the firn snow plateau and follow the scenic trail marked as a mountain route to Cabane Prarochet, where wonderful cakes are served. Then onwards to the source of the River Saane and over the pass (passing the Sanetsch dam) to the works cable railway that goes back to Gsteig.

Leave enough time for a detour to Auberge Sanetsch and you'll be rewarded at Luyet with a glass of Valais wine from their own vineyards!

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Tour Overview

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There and back

Arriving: Cable car from Col du Pillon to the mountain station Glacier des Diablerets (Sex Rouge)
Returning: Cable car from Sanetsch Stausee

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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