Vaud Alps Circuit - 046

Beautiful scenery, eternal snows and crystal clear water; all the magnificence of the Vaud Alps in 8 stages.

130 km

Culture and Heritage

Gastronomy and Wines

Nature

Sport and Recreation

10 Activities

Starting in Aigle, in the middle of the extensive vineyards of the Rhonetal valley, the round tour links all the major destinations in the Canton Vaud Alps. Leysin, Les Mosses, Château-d'Oex, L'Etivaz, Les Diablerets, Villars and Gryon create the circle, which closes at the starting point of Aigle. Impressive natural landscapes ensure unique backdrops: worthy of mention are the plaster pyramids at Col de la Croix, where over thousands of years, water and wind have produced a diversity of weathered shapes. Anyone wanting to set their sights higher, can take to mountain transport: the Kuklos aerial cableway station above Leysin affords sweeping views. The Glacier des Diablerets offers eternal ice and is accessed with the Glacier 3000 aerial cableway. A refreshing dip in one of the crystal-clear mountain lakes, such as Lac d'Arnon or Lac Retaud, is not icy cold, but comfortably cool. Your wellbeing will also be well catered for in the typical alp dairies. Wheels of superb raw-milk cheese made over a wood fire are stored in old cellars for years. Sampling sessions are on offer in alp huts at Les Mosses and L'Etivaz, the home of the Gruyère cheese speciality of the same name. Famous far beyond Swiss borders, this is one of the best for far and wide.

Vaud Alps Circuit - 046

Beautiful scenery, eternal snows and crystal clear water; all the magnificence of the Vaud Alps in 8 stages.

Château d’Aigle Vine,Wine and Wine Labels Museum

The Vine and Wine Museum is the reference of the winegrowing culture and is headquartered at Aigle Castle.

Adress:

Place du Château 1 - 1860 Aigle

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+41 (0)24 466 21 30

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Château d’Aigle Vine,Wine and Wine Labels Museum

Castle of La Roche

Adress:

c/o Florence Bertholet Chemin en Sendey 17 - 1867 Ollon

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+41 21 624 38 71

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Castle of La Roche

Refuge de Solalex

The Refuge of Solalex is located in the heart of a charming and bucolic mountain pasture just a few kilometres away from Gryon and Villars.

Adress:

Alpage de Solalex - 1880 Bex

Phone:

+41 (0)24 498 27 09

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Refuge de Solalex

The restaurant of the Mirror of the Argentina

The restaurant of the Mirror of the Argentina, lays on the bucolic pasture of Solalex in the Alps Vaudoises, 15 min. by car away from Gryon & Villars.

Adress:

Solalex - 1880 Bex

Phone:

+41 (0)24 498 14 46

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The restaurant of the Mirror of the Argentina

The ‘Pyramides de gypse’ (Gypsum Pyramids)

The gypsum pyramids are a geological curiosity formed by erosion, near the Col de la Croix.

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The ‘Pyramides de gypse’ (Gypsum Pyramids)

Auberge du Col de Soud

The Auberge du Col de Soud is the ideal place for a refuel during the day.

Adress:

Col de Soud - 1884 Villars-sur-Ollon

Phone:

+41 (0)24 495 26 40

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Auberge du Col de Soud

Refuge of Taveyanne

The Refuge of Taveyanne is located in an authentic and typical mountain hamlet historically classified which still lives today without power.

Adress:

Route de Taveyanne - 1882 Gryon

Phone:

+41 (0)24 498 19 47

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Refuge of Taveyanne

Restaurant Col Du Pillon

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.

Adress:

Route du Col du Pillon 251 - 1865 Les Diablerets

Phone:

+41 (0)24 492 10 00

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Restaurant Col Du Pillon

The Maison de l’Etivaz and the Caves à fromage

Maison de l’Etivaz is the place where you can learn all about this AOP cheese, made in summer in Pays-d’Enhaut mountain pastures.

Adress:

La Maison de l'Etivaz Route des Mosses 72 - 1660 L'Etivaz

Phone:

+41 26 924 70 60

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The Maison de l’Etivaz and the Caves à fromage

Restaurant des Fers

Whether cosying up to the fireplace or relaxing on the terrace with its dramatic view of the mountains, Les Fers is the place to be at altitude.

Adress:

Crête du Fer Case postale 49 1854 Leysin - 1854 Leysin

Phone:

+41 (0)79 439 50 44

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Restaurant des Fers

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