L’Étivaz (1140 m) – Col des Mosses (1441 m), distance: 14,2 km, walking time:  5 hrs; 4 hrs 45 min

This stage passes from the hamlet of L’Étivaz to the prealpine resort of Les Mosses. It passes along the foot of the high peaks of Le Tarent (2548 m) and the Pic Chaussy (2351 m). It offers amazing panoramic views over the Pra Cornet plateau and, the Gummfluh and Les Vanils mountain ranges in the background. The path lets you enjoy the tranquil beauty of Lac Lioson before walking back down to the Col des Mosses.



Level of difficulty : experienced hikers 
Material : hiking shoes, picnic, weather-appropriate clothing (NB : mountain weather is very changeable)
Hiking map : 1:25'000 (mpa Géodistribution) : Pays-d’Enhaut
Hiking map : 1:50'000 (swisstopo - FSTP): 262T Rochers-de-Naye


Accommodation in L’Etivaz

Hôtel du Chamois, Route des Mosses 77, +41 (0)26 924 62 66 www.hotelduchamois.chThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
B&B Les Capucines, Route des Blanchettes 55, +41 (0)26 924 61 37, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Accommodation at the Col des Mosses

Hôtel Le Relais Alpin, Route du Col des Mosses 104, +41 (0)24 491 05 00,


Public transport

Information and timetables :, Bulle train station, +41 (0)26 913 05 11
L’Étivaz : PostBus (Château-d’Œx – Col des Mosses). Stop: L’Étivaz, ancienne poste
Col des Mosses : PostBus (Château-d’Œx – Col des Mosses). Stop: Col des Mosses, poste



From L’Étivaz, the path leads down into the L’Eau Froide valley. After a short walk through the forest, you will come out on to a windy road that leads up to the Le Fodéra mountain farm. It stops here. Follow the path which zigzags up to the Tête du Lévanchy. It then continues along the side of the mountain, passes over the scree-filled landscape of La Chaux Derrey, before reaching the still waters of Lac Lioson. The restaurant on the shores of the mountain lake is an ideal spot to catch your breath and soak up the scenery. The path them leads up to two other small lakes. From there, there is a pleasant descent to the mountain farm of Le Lioson d’en Bas. The last section gently leads you down to Les Mosses.



Cheese cellars and the Maison de L’É, +41 (0)26 924 62 81
Lac Lioson and restaurant,, +41 (0)24 491 11 44