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Tour de La Palette

Tour de La Palette

Col du Pillon–Col du Pillon

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Tour de La Palette

Tour de La Palette

A little paradise in the Vaud Alps: Lake Retaud, which reflects the majestic Diablerets Massif. The views of Feutersoey and Lake Arnon from the foot of La Palette are also amazing. At the Isenau and Vieux chalets, the typical Etivaz cheese is available.
The hike starts at Col du Pillon, which connects Les Diablerets and Gsteig, and leads you towards the pastures around Lake Retaud which offers breathtaking views of the Diablerets Massif. The lake lies in a depression, surrounded by Alpine meadows and pine trees. The tour then continues opposite the Tours Aï and Mayen and leads you to Chalet la Marnèche. Enjoy the panoramic views over the Ormonts valley and its mountain ranges.

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. Chalet Isenau is one of the selected sites where Etivaz AOC (Appellation of Controlled Origin) is made. The chalet pub proposes products made in the Alps as well as terroir products. 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.
A little paradise in the Vaud Alps: Lake Retaud, which reflects the majestic Diablerets Massif. The views of Feutersoey and Lake Arnon from the foot of La Palette are also amazing. At the Isenau and Vieux chalets, the typical Etivaz cheese is available.
The hike starts at Col du Pillon, which connects Les Diablerets and Gsteig, and leads you towards the pastures around Lake Retaud which offers breathtaking views of the Diablerets Massif. The lake lies in a depression, surrounded by Alpine meadows and pine trees. The tour then continues opposite the Tours Aï and Mayen and leads you to Chalet la Marnèche. Enjoy the panoramic views over the Ormonts valley and its mountain ranges.

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. Chalet Isenau is one of the selected sites where Etivaz AOC (Appellation of Controlled Origin) is made. The chalet pub proposes products made in the Alps as well as terroir products. 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.
8 km | 1 Stage
560 m | 420 m
2 h 50 min
medium (hiking trail) | medium

Arrival | return travel

Arrival / return travel Col-du-Pillon, Glacier 3000
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Contact

Diablerets Tourisme
Chemin du Collège 2
1865 Les Diablerets
Tel. +41 (0)24 492 00 10
info@diablerets.ch
www.lesdiablerets.ch

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Cabane des Diablerets CAS
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For hiking, follow the logo indicated on the yellow signposts. Take a printout of our web map on your hike for safety's sake.
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