Experience Adventure and Adrenaline
in Villars & Les Diablerets in Switzerland
Experience Adventure and Adrenaline in Villars & Les Diablerets
This Summer why not try something new and different in Switzerland? The region around Villars and Les Diablerets have got some terrific ideas – we’ve chosen four suggestions we think you will love!
The Alpine Coaster at Glacier 3000
The Alpine Coaster at Glacier 3000 is only open in Summer and is the highest bob-sled run in the world! It’s open for both adult and children and is a really fun experience! I went on it whilst visiting the Peak Walk at Glacier 3000 and although I was a little hesitant the first time round, I soon got into my stride and really enjoyed it!
Photo credit R.Tyulyakov
It loops around in a 520° spiral, has 10 bends of varying gradients, 6 waves and 3 jumps! Going up to a maximum speed of 40 km/hour, the Alpine Coaster is guaranteed to raise your heart rate and is a lot of fun!
It’s easy to manoeuvre and children over 9 can go on it on their own as long as they are 130cm tall. You simply use the brake to go faster or slower. As you’re over six metres from the ground, you feel weightless and also get some really good views of the glacier. You just need to keep at least 25 metres behind the toboggan in front. Children over 3 can ride with an adult or older child (or two adults can ride together ) and safety belts must be worn.
Mountain Carting Villars
Mountain Carting Instructions
- You simply need to reserve your cart here and buy a one way ticket on the gondola (for a departure at 9am, 10h30, 12 noon, 1.30pm, 3pm or 4.30pm).Please note that if you have a valid Magic Pass or a Free Access Card you don’t need to pay for the the cable car.
- 2. You then pick up your cart from bottom of the Roc d’Orsay gondola lift (get there at least 15 minutes prior to departure) and it with you on the gondola up to the top of the Roc d’Orsay.
- 3. At the top you simply get in and enjoy your 5-kilometre downhill ride!
Photo credit Villars Tourism
Please note that Mountain Carting is suitable for adults and for children over 12 years old and 140 cm or taller. Children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult. There are 20 carts are available per session.
Mountain Carting Villars Info
Contact Details: Mountain Cart Villars, Télécabine du Roc d’Orsay, Route des Layeux 26, 1884 Villars-sur-Ollon
Tel: +41 (0)79 131 13 71
Prices: (correct at time of publishing)
- Mountain Cart Rental – CHF 20
- Gondola ride – CHF 15, CHF 8 up to 16 years old – FREE if you have a Magic Pass or Free Access Card.
Paragliding In The Villars Les Diablerets Region
If you fancy getting a bird’s eye view of the landscape surrounding Villars and Les Diablerets there is only one thing for it – why not go paragliding? If you’ve never been paragliding before the schools here are all ready to help you make your maiden voyage. However, if you’re experienced most of them offer you the choice of either a tandem or solo flight.
In fact there are launch sites all over the Vaudois Alps. One very dramatic option is to take off at 3,000 metres from Glacier 3000 for the most stunning scenery. Do be warned though, it’s supposed to be very addictive!
There are a number of Paragliding Schools operating all over the region and you can see a list of them all here.
Prices to vary but are usually in the region of CHF 150 – but do check each one to be sure.
List of Paragliding Operators in the Villars – Les Diablerets Region
Photo credit Visualps.ch
Photo credit Visualps.ch
A Walk On The Peak Walk By Tissot At Glacier 3000
This is quite mild in comparison to the previous three suggestions. However, if you are nervous about heights it may still give you an adrenaline rush. The views from across the bridge are absolutely phenomenal and you can see for miles.
The Peak Walk By Tissot At Glacier 3000
Address: Gstaad 3000 AG, Glacier 3000 Col du Pillon, 1865 Les Diablerets
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