From Aigle, the gateway to the Vaudois Alps, this route – open from May to November – takes you on a detour from the Grand Tour so you can experience everything the mountains have to offer. Before you start climbing, visit the castle and Vine and Wine Museum in Aigle, where you’ll learn to appreciate the wines of Chablais, served in all good restaurants on this alpine detour.
After a climb of a few kilometres, Villars-sur-Ollon and Gryon welcome you to the Vaudois Alps. This stylish resort and rural village combine everything you need for a great stay, with hiking trails and golf course. Further on, in the authentic mountain village of Les Diablerets, visitors can take the cable car to the highest point of the Vaud region: Glacier 3000. The final destination of this alpine detour, Leysin–Les Mosses is known for its nature activities and completely glass revolving restaurant, the Kuklos.
Bex has Switzerland’s still active last salt mine.
Route des Mines de Sel 55
CP 277 - 1880 Bex
+41 (0)24 463 03 30
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Thermal spa and hotel offering a range of wellness treatments and therapies in the hottest thermal waters in Switzerland.
Route des Bains 48 - 1892 Lavey-les-Bains
+41 (0)24 486 15 15
The gypsum pyramids are a geological curiosity formed by erosion, near the Col de la Croix.
The Musée des Ormonts, in Vers-l’Eglise in the Vaudois Alps, includes a collection reflecting the heritage of the Ormonts Valley.
Ancienne Poste - 1864 Vers-l'Eglise
+41 (0)24 492 17 71
Glacier 3000 at Les Diablerets, for year-round skiing and winter activities !
Route du Pillon 253 - 1865 Les Diablerets
+41 (0)24 492 33 77
An impressive site for walking and fishing.
Route du Col des Mosses 106 - 1862 Les Mosses
+41 (0) 24 491 14 66
For classic car enthusiasts the Vintage Car Museum in Aigle boasts some extremely rare models in its unique collection.
Chemin de Marjolin - 1860 Aigle
+41 (0)24 495 12 27
An enjoyable, slightly aerial but challenging via ferrata, for seasoned climbers only.
Route de la Cité 27 - 1854 Leysin
+41 (0) 24 493 33 00
A tour offering a view of Lake Geneva and the Alps that delights good climbers.
Unique in French-speaking Switzerland, Le Kuklos revolving restaurant offers diners breathtaking views and activities for the whole family.
Route du Belvédère 8 - 1854 Leysin
+41 (0) 24 494 31 41
At the foot of the Alps, the Chablais AOC wine region produces some of Switzerland’s finest and best-known wines.
Vins du Chablais
p.a. Office du Tourisme d'Aigle
Rue Colomb 5 - 1860 Aigle
+41 79 826 78 41
Located at the Glacier 3000, the Peak Walk by Tissot is the world’s only suspension bridge connecting two summits.
The Aigle Adventure Park has 11 tree-top circuits, suitable for both adults and children.
Case postale 124 - 1860 Aigle
+41 (0) 24 466 30 30