The hike starts at Col du Pillon and leads you towards the pastures around Lake Retaud which offers breathtaking views of the Diablerets Massif. The tour then continues opposite the Tours Aï and Mayen and leads you to Chalet la Marnèche located in front of the foothills of the Para massif and, on the other slope, Meilleret and Chamossaire. Sounds of cow bells and bleating sheep accompany you on your way along rhododendrons towards Isenau Chalet, a superbly located large Alpine chalet which is decorated with all kinds of bells.
After going up to Col des Andérets, you will turn right in the direction of the summit of La Palette. Your eyes will instantly be drawn towards a blue spot formed by Lake Arnon nestling in a dark green forest. Feutersoey, Pays de Gessenay and the Bernese Oberland are located beyond this point. The red roof of Chalet Vieux below stands out from the surrounding green pastures. In the north a path leads towards Lake Arnon.
The initially rather steep descent with high steps carved into the ground turns into a beautiful hill path among flowers and butterflies leading towards Retaud and the point of departure.
Lac Retaud is situated at 1,685 metres, directly opposite Glacier 3000. This haven of peace and its restaurant await you for winter and summer hikes.
Route du Lac Retaud 4 - 1865 Les Diablerets
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A little paradise in the Vaudois Alps: nestled in a basin on the south face of the Palette.
Office du Tourisme des Diablerets
Chemin du Collège 2 - 1865 Les Diablerets
+41 (0)24 492 00 10
From this alpine chalet enjoy stunning views of the Ormonts valley: Diablerets, Muverans, Dents du Midi, Leysin, Tours d'Aï and Mayen.
Buvette de la Marnèche - Isenau - 1865 Les Diablerets
+41 (0)24 492 13 45
Situated at the top of the Col du Pillon near the Glacier 3000 cable car, this restaurant is a lovely stop for skiers and hikers, summer and winter.
Route du Col du Pillon 251 - 1865 Les Diablerets
+41 (0)24 492 10 00