Les Diablerets Travel Guide
Things to Do
Things to Do
Off The Beaten Path
Things to Do
River behind Les Sources
We stayed at a hotel called Les Sources. This is the river behind Les Sources that gives the hotel its name. There is a trail leading behind the hotel and follows the river up into the hills. I walked up into the hills one afternoon and had a great time. This area was seemed...
You are in a remote village high in the Swiss Alps. You find a small church. Now who would be the patron saint of this church? This is St. Bernards Old Catholic Church. I really was amused at first when I read the sign. But then I thought about where I was and it all started...
The clouds settle on the village
We had one rainy day while in Les Diablarets. The rain and the clouds gave an entirely different feel to the village. I walked around in the mist and clouds and had a completely different impression of the village.
Les Diablarets is surrounded by a glacier where all of the winter sporting events take place. We went to Les Mazots one evening for a dinner. Les Mazots is at the top of one of the ski lifts in Les Diablarets. From the top you can look over at the mountains and the glacier....
View of the village from the small church
The gardens around the small chapel gave an excellent view of Les Diablarets. With all of the hills and small streets the view of Les Diablarets keeps changing as you walk.
Small church overlooking the village
This little chapel sits on a hill overlooking Les Diablarets. There is a small garden all around the chapel that has samples of plants from all over Switzerland. You can walk throught the garden and read about the various plants. There was a very modern sculpture of the Holy...
Hiking through the village
Walking and hiking are two of the most popular activities in the village. There is not a lot of other things to do. But the hiking trails are beautiful going up into the mountains. And the small streets through the town give you many wonderful views of the surrounding...
Welcome to Les Diablarets
This is the entrance to Les Diablarets. In the winter Les Diablarets is a bustling ski resort. In the summer it is a quiet little village with a small convention center attracting small conventions for the summer months. This entrance is a couple of blocks from the train...
La Mazot is a restaurant on a ski slope above Les Diablarets. The restaurant is also in the middle of a farming area and is surrounded by cows. The good part about this is that Les Mazots makes fresh cheese daily. After almost a week in Switzerland I still had not had any...
Dining at Auberge de la Poste
This is one of the larger restaurants in Les Diablarets. The food was excellent and the prices were reasonable. One thing I thought was a bit unusual is that they had horse on the menu. I hate to admit it but I was almost tempted to try it and then decided at the last minute...
Cable car.. a rip off!
We went to Les Diablerets to get the cable car and spend the day walking at the top (3000 m) with our 8-yr-old daughter and enjoying the views from there.
We asked if we could walk their "Glace et Eau" (4 hours) walk and they said we could do it... what??? Getting lost in that weather with our little daughter??? That was really putting us in danger, not just getting our money.
We bought our tickets (rather expensive, by the way) and when we arrived at the top it was impossible to see anything (clouds didn't let you see 2 meters from your nose) and walking from there was extremely dangerous.
In the way down we complained politely and they just said in a rude way it was the weather 's fault, not their fault. We had the sensation they just wanted our money.
They know the weather at the top and they wil not warn you. They just want your money!!!
Unique Suggestions: BEFORE you pay, go to the local tourist office, ask for the weather forecast and also ask for a webcam view of the top... so that you can judge for yourselves if it's worth the money to see just a cloud in front of you!
Maybe they wanted us to spend the day in the (also expensive) restaurant at the top because we had nothing else to do or see there!
Fun Alternatives: DO NOT TRUST the guys at the box office... ask other tourists coming down if it was good at the top!
You'd better visit the chocolate factory at Broc or the cheese factory at Moleson-sur-Gruyeres.
Updated Sep 5, 2004
- Related to:
- Mountain Climbing
- Family Travel
- Hiking and Walking
Les Mazot is a restaurant on a ski slope just above Les Diablarets. There is a ski lift in Les Diablarets that will take you directly to Les Mazot. Of course it was summer so the ski lift was not running. We took a bus trip up to Les Mazot. The restaurant is not only on a ski slope but is also surrounded by cattle and dairy farms. As a result they make fresh cheese here at the restaurant every day. You are also welcome to visit the cheese manufacturing area and watch the process.
Updated Jun 26, 2007
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