46 Tour des Alpes Vaudoises
46 Tour des Alpes Vaudoises

Hiking

Tour des Alpes Vaudoises

Tour des Alpes Vaudoises

Aigle–Château-d'Oex–Les Diablerets–Aigle

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Tour des Alpes Vaudoises

Tour des Alpes Vaudoises

From vineyards through Alpine pastures to ancient mountain villages, alp dairies with tasty raw-milk cheese, lonely mountain lakes, sweeping views and deep gorges. The 8-day round tour combines the most beautiful highlights of the Canton Vaud Alps.
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.
From vineyards through Alpine pastures to ancient mountain villages, alp dairies with tasty raw-milk cheese, lonely mountain lakes, sweeping views and deep gorges. The 8-day round tour combines the most beautiful highlights of the Canton Vaud Alps.
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.
130 km | 8 Stages
7400 m | 7400 m
medium (mountain hiking trail) | difficult

Arrival | return travel

Arrival / return travel Aigle
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Services

Accommodation

Hotel le Relais Alpin
Hotel le Relais Alpin
Les Mosses
Auberge de Jeunesse Château-d'Oex
Auberge de Jeunesse Château-d'Oex
Château-d'Oex
Hotel de la Poste
Hotel de la Poste
Château-d'Oex
Hôtel Roc et Neige
Hôtel Roc et Neige
Château-d'Oex
Les Chambres d'Hôtes du Berceau
Les Chambres d'Hôtes du Berceau
Château d'Oex
Auberge de la Poste
Auberge de la Poste
Les Diablerets
Cabane des Diablerets CAS
Cabane des Diablerets CAS
Les Diablerets
Hotel les Sources
Hotel les Sources
Les Diablerets
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Places

Aigle
Aigle
Leysin
Leysin
Les Mosses
Les Mosses
Château-d'Oex
Château-d'Oex
L'Etivaz
L'Etivaz
Rossinière
Rossinière
Les Diablerets
Les Diablerets
Villars-sur-Ollon / Gryon
Villars-sur-Ollon / Gryon
Bex
Bex
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Places of interest

Castle of Aigle
Castle of Aigle
Gentiana botanical garden
Gentiana botanical garden
Alpine cheese making - Chalet Temeley
Alpine cheese making - Chalet Temeley
Revolving panoramic restaurant Kuklos
Revolving panoramic restaurant Kuklos
The Lapies
The Lapies
Alpine cheese making
Alpine cheese making
Natural Reserve of la Pierreuse
Natural Reserve of la Pierreuse
Gruyère Pays-d'Enhaut Regional Nature Park
Gruyère Pays-d'Enhaut Regional Nature Park
Three high-altitude lakes
Three high-altitude lakes
Gypsum pyramids
Gypsum pyramids
Salt Mines Bex
Salt Mines Bex
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Signalization

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