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Trip Report

Discover Villars-sur-Ollon, Switzerland and all it's beautiful nature

2 months adventuring in the Swiss Alps, climbing peaks and eating cheese

by jschnewlinAtlasGuru Contributor

Switzerland2 days / July - August 2021

Highs & Lows

The view from the top of Dent de Morcles

Switzerland is expensiveeeeee

Itinerary Overview

I arrived in Villars in early July of 2021, ready to experience the beautiful nature that the "Alpes Vaudoises" region has to offer.  While I did have the luxury of staying at my parents' house this summer, I believe much of the information is present here will be valuable to travellers and backpackers who seek mountaineering adventures.

 

  • 1 Night: Cabane de Plan - Névé
    3-hour hike and beautiful views
  • 1 Night: Dent de Morcles
    Climbing the Grande Dent de Morcles
  • Day trip: Col de la Croix
    Watching the sunset
  • Day trip: Lac des Chavonnes
    Swim in a mountain lake and bask in the sun

Q & A

  • What would you have changed?

    Stay the night at Cabane Plan Neve (we hiked up for dinner and hiked back down the same night - rough)

  • Anything go wrong during the trip?

    Not for me

  • How was the food?

    - Resto de Taveyanne - Alpage de Bovonne (very simple, but cheap and a great view!)

  • What tips would you give a friend?

    Go for a fondue at Restaurant de Taveyanne. It's a great vibe. Solalex is a good alternative.

  • Packing tips?

    - Plenty of warm clothes, seriously. Especially if you're planning to spend the night outside in the mountains. It gets very cold! - Cash for mountain huts (not all take card) - Bring lots of water!! There are not always water sources even if you have a filter.

  • Transportation Tips?

    Definitely rent a car or motorcycle. Public transport will not get you to most trailheads

  • Any surprises?

    No

  • Booking details?

    N/A

Lodging

  • Cabane Plan Névé. Simple but gorgeous mountain hut, with a stunning sunset view over the Argentine range and the Rhone Valley. 70CHF per night per person in a shared dorm. Dinner and breakfast included.

  • Cabane de la Tourche. Relatively new Cabane with giant panoramic windows and a great view over the Rhone Valley. The bill came to 180 CHF for 2 people for the night including drinks, dinner, breakfast and a tip for the staff.