Col du Pillon

Col du Pillon, a paved road in the western Swiss Alps

Col du Pillon is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 1.546m (5,072ft) above the sea level, located within the canton of Vaud, in the western Swiss Alps.

The road to the summit is paved, in very good conditions. The pass links Aigle, Le Sépey and Les Diablerets in the canton of Vaud with Gstaad in the canton of Berne. There are 2 routes to reach the summit. Starting from Aigle, the ascent is 22.6 km long. Over this distance, the elevation gain is 1.129 meters. The average percentage is 5 %. And starting from Gsteig b. Gstaad, the ascent is 6.93 km long. Over this distance, the elevation gain is 363 meters. The average percentage is 5.2 %.

This road is usually open all year, but it can be closed anytime when the access is not cleared of snow. On the summit, a winding mountain trail leads to the SAC hut Cabane des Diablerets, at 2.500 metres above sea levell.


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