Hiking at the foot of the Diablerets

Les Diablerets

© Christophe Racat

© Christophe Racat

© Eric Florent

© Eric Florent

© OTV / Laurent Ryser

© OTV / Laurent Ryser

Sex Rouge

Sex Rouge

Enjoyable high-altitude hike with stunning views of the mighty Diablerets Massif, which runs from the Col du Pillon to the local mountain at Les Diablerets.

Zoom map

Share contents

  • E-mail
  • Print
Thanks for your rating

Technical information

Begin of tour:Col du Pillon bus stop
End of tour:Isenau / Les Diablerets
Access starting point:By bus to the Col du Pillon
Access point of arrival:By bus from the Col du Pillon
Technical requirements:easy
Physical fitness:easy
Hiking time:1 h 20 min.
Length:4 km
Gastronomy:• Le Resto d'Isenau
• Restaurant Col du Pillon

Description

The Diablerets massif literally towers above the village of the same name. When, in 1714, a piece of the huge mountain detached itself and devastated the Alp Derborence in the Valais, the locals were convinced that the devil (diable) was living within and named the mountain accordingly. One of the best views of the mountain may be seen from the Lac Retaud. The hiking trail that leads up from the Col du Pillon passes this idyllic lake, which is frozen over in the winter. The starting point can be reached by post bus from Gstaad or Les Diablerets. Before you start your hike, we recommend you take the cable car from the pass to Glacier 3000 as here you have a magnificent view of the Alps. When you start your hike after your detour to the airy heights, you see that the scenery is no less spectacular. The route runs from the Col du Pillon and inclines slightly upwards over snowy meadows and through mountain forest to the Lac Retaud and onwards to Isenau. From there you return to Les Diablerets by cable railway.

Tour Overview

3D hiking map Download GPX coordinates Download KMZ (GoogleEarth)

Profile

Profile

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.

0 Comments

Comment this article

Fields marked with * are required.

Select a different view for your results: