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Fitness
Hiking Trail

The challenging mountain hike

Hiking Trail · Switzerland
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alpine route for athletic hikers
difficult
6.3 km
4:30 h
1400 m
21 m
The hike, for those who are in good condition, begins at Col du Pillon near the Glacier 3000 valley station and takes over 4 hours. A windy mountain path takes you to the SAC hut Cabane des Diablerets at 2’500 metres. Afterwards the path continues to climb steeply. After a passage over the eternal snow of the glacier, you arrive at the goal: the mountain station Scex Rouge. Enjoy the spectacular panorama and let yourself be spoiled by culinary delights on the Restaurant Botta terrace. The cable car to the valley station departs every 20 minutes. Whoever has enough energy left, can hike back down to valley in about two and a half hours. 

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Updated: August 18, 2020

Difficulty
difficult
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
Scex Rouge, 2940 m
Lowest point
Col du Pillon, 1540 m
Best time of year
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Tips, hints and links

www.glacier3000.ch

Start

Col du Pillon (1’540 m) (1556 m)
Coordinates:
DD
46.353515, 7.205332
DMS
46°21'12.7"N 7°12'19.2"E
UTM
32T 361923 5134891
w3w 
///scavenger.headache.stammer

Destination

Scex Rouge (2’940 m)

Note


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

The are two main routes to get to Les Diablerets or Gstaad, from which the Postauto departs to Col du Pillon on a regular basis. The route from Geneva via Lausanne, Montreux and Aigle takes you to Les Diablerets. The route from Zurich via Bern, Spiez, Zweisimmen takes you to Gstaad.

Getting there

Glacier 3000 is easily reached by car from the Lake Thun (Spiez), Lake Geneva (Aigle) and Gruyère (Bulle) areas.

Parking

You will find a large lot with free parking next to the Col du Pillon cable car station, located directly on the mountain pass road between Gstaad and Les Diablerets.

Coordinates

DD
46.353515, 7.205332
DMS
46°21'12.7"N 7°12'19.2"E
UTM
32T 361923 5134891
w3w 
///scavenger.headache.stammer
Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

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Difficulty
difficult
Distance
6.3 km
Duration
4:30h
Ascent
1400 m
Descent
21 m
Scenic Refreshment stops available

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