978 Chemin de Frience–Solalex–Cergnement
978 Chemin de Frience–Solalex–Cergnement

Winter hiking

Chemin de Frience–Solalex–Cergnement

Chemin de Frience–Solalex–Cergnement

Gryon, Frience–Solalex–Cergnement

Route report
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Chemin de Frience–Solalex–Cergnement

Chemin de Frience–Solalex–Cergnement

The winter walk between Frience, Solalex and Cergnement runs along a panoramic balcony facing the impressive Miroir de l’Argentine, taking you though two remote valleys and along the spectacular Anzeindaz river.
Above the town of Gryon, opposite the Muverans and Les Dents du Midi, the Frience to Solalex trail is located at the foot of the Miroir d’Argentine. This famous climbing site is the fossilised remains of an ancient tropical lagoon from the time of the Thetys sea. The impressive Miroir rock face has been standing here for several millions of years.

After this, the trail becomes wilder and wilder, climbing up to a forested area and emerging onto the impressive plateau of the Solalex Valley. An absolute delight for the eyes, the Miroir d’Argentine towers above you, with views of the Les Diablerets mountains and its steep rocks. After taking a little break on the terrace of the hut, the trail heads down to the Cergnement valley, passing some stone chalets, the former summer residence of the poet Juste Olivier, who loved the Vaud region.
The winter walk between Frience, Solalex and Cergnement runs along a panoramic balcony facing the impressive Miroir de l’Argentine, taking you though two remote valleys and along the spectacular Anzeindaz river.
Above the town of Gryon, opposite the Muverans and Les Dents du Midi, the Frience to Solalex trail is located at the foot of the Miroir d’Argentine. This famous climbing site is the fossilised remains of an ancient tropical lagoon from the time of the Thetys sea. The impressive Miroir rock face has been standing here for several millions of years.

After this, the trail becomes wilder and wilder, climbing up to a forested area and emerging onto the impressive plateau of the Solalex Valley. An absolute delight for the eyes, the Miroir d’Argentine towers above you, with views of the Les Diablerets mountains and its steep rocks. After taking a little break on the terrace of the hut, the trail heads down to the Cergnement valley, passing some stone chalets, the former summer residence of the poet Juste Olivier, who loved the Vaud region.
7 km | 1 Stage
140 m | 420 m
2 h 40 min
medium

Season

Winter season
The winter season is usually from Christmas to Easter.
Snow report
Latest information on the snow situation:
www.villars-diablerets.ch

General safety

Risk of avalanches
Attention: the stretches Frience–La Poreyre and La Poreyre–Solalex can be closed due to risk of avalanches. A route diversion is possible from Les Ernets or Cergnement. Never open or pass a fencing-off. Information on whether the trail is accessible:
www.villars-diablerets.ch

Arrival | return travel

Connection to Frience (Alpe des Chaux)
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Connection to Frience (Alpe des Chaux)
Rail, bus, boat recommendation
Gyron–Alpe des Chaux
Reason: access to route.
Timetable: Website tourism organisation

Signalization

Direction of the signposting
The route is only marked in one direction: Gryon, Frience–Solalex–Cergnement

Arrival | return travel

Arrival / return La Barboleuse, bif. Alpe Chaux
SBB Timetable Show stop and route on map

Contact

Gryon Sports et Loisirs
Maison du Tourisme de Gryon
Place Barboleuse 11
1882 Gryon
Tel. +41 (0)24 498 00 00
information@gryon.ch
www.villarsdiablerets.ch

Services

Signalization

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