468 Parcours du Rard
468 Parcours du Rard

Snowshoe trekking

Parcours du Rard

Parcours du Rard

Col du Pillon–Col du Pillon

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Parcours du Rard

Parcours du Rard

Between the Col du Pillon and the delightful little Lake Retaud, this snowshoe trail takes you to the Chalet du Rard and then to Lake Retaud, in a tranquil natural setting with impressive views of the legendary peaks of the Les Diablerets mountains.
You’ll discover lots of picturesque places along this trail, like the Chalet du Rard, a mountain pasture chalet, facing the magnificent Les Diablerets mountains. Lake Retaud, a little mountain lake, will also delight you, with its stunning views of the surrounding mountains, such as the Becca d’Audon peaks, Scex Rouge, the Nägelihorn and the Les Diablerets glacier.

Start by following the winter walking trail from the Col du Pillon (access by bus/car from Les Diablerets), linking the cantons of Vaud and Berne. After a few minutes, the snowshoe trail leaves the walking trail and takes you in the direction of Le Rard, a pretty track between forest and snow-covered pastures. Once you get to the Rard mountain pasture chalet, take the time to gaze at the view in front of you.

Then, continue to Lake Retaud, a small paradise nestled in a basin on the south side of the Palette. Then return to the Col du Pillon by the winter walking trail through the forests and pastures.
Between the Col du Pillon and the delightful little Lake Retaud, this snowshoe trail takes you to the Chalet du Rard and then to Lake Retaud, in a tranquil natural setting with impressive views of the legendary peaks of the Les Diablerets mountains.
You’ll discover lots of picturesque places along this trail, like the Chalet du Rard, a mountain pasture chalet, facing the magnificent Les Diablerets mountains. Lake Retaud, a little mountain lake, will also delight you, with its stunning views of the surrounding mountains, such as the Becca d’Audon peaks, Scex Rouge, the Nägelihorn and the Les Diablerets glacier.

Start by following the winter walking trail from the Col du Pillon (access by bus/car from Les Diablerets), linking the cantons of Vaud and Berne. After a few minutes, the snowshoe trail leaves the walking trail and takes you in the direction of Le Rard, a pretty track between forest and snow-covered pastures. Once you get to the Rard mountain pasture chalet, take the time to gaze at the view in front of you.

Then, continue to Lake Retaud, a small paradise nestled in a basin on the south side of the Palette. Then return to the Col du Pillon by the winter walking trail through the forests and pastures.
5 km | 1 Stage
180 m | 180 m
2 h 00 min
medium

Arrival | return travel

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

Winter season
The winter season is usually from mid-December to mid-April.
Snow report
Latest information on the snow situation:
www.diablerets.ch

Signalization

Routing
Due to snow conditions, the locally signposted route may differ from that shown on the SwitzerlandMobility web map. If in doubt, follow the local signs.
Direction of the signposting
This route is only signposted in counterclockwise direction.

Season

Snowshoe hire
Snowshoes can be hired on site:
www.diablerets.ch

Contact

Office du Tourisme Les Diablerets
Chemin du Collège 2
1864 Les Diablerets
Tel. +41 (0)24 492 00 10
info@diablerets.ch
www.diablerets.ch

Services

Accommodation

Cabane des Diablerets CAS
Cabane des Diablerets CAS
Les Diablerets
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Signalization

Signalization
For snow shoe trekking, follow the logo indicated on the pink signposts. Take a printout of our web map on your tour for safety's sake.
Signalization