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Lake Geneva — Santé!

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Lake Geneva — Santé!

Hiking Collection by MySwitzerland

7

Tours

27:39 h

58.6 mi

8,600 ft

Endless rows of grapevines stretch into the horizon against the backdrop of Lake Geneva – welcome to Vaud. As one of the most important wine regions in Switzerland, the "Balades Oenotouristiques" offer various terroirs, specialties, the possibility to meet the winemakers and, of course, taste their wines such as Chasselas, Pinot Noir or Gamay – santé!

In this Collection, you will visit one of the “Balades Oenotouristiques”. The beautiful walk takes about 4.3 miles (seven kilometers) from Vufflens-le-Château to the medieval Morges on Lake Geneva. Along the way, traditional wine growing families such as the Pereys or the Cruchons invite you to taste their fine wines at their wineries. For example, listen as the winemaker Catherine Cruchon explains the specialties of the terroirs at the Henri Cruchon estate or taste a Chasselas with Tristan Perey.

In the Lake Geneva region, you will not only find excellent wines in the Morges area but also beautiful landscapes and unforgettable experiences away from the wine-growing regions. This is why we have also included seven unique experiences in the Lake Geneva region in addition to the Balade Oenotouristique. On the individual hikes, you will discover glistening mountain lakes, breathtaking peaks with spectacular views, fairytale castles and an open-air art gallery. With art, culture, enjoyment, and adventure on offer, everyone is guaranteed to find the right experience here.

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    Entlang der „Balade Oenotouristique“ – Santé

    Intermediate
    02:06
    4.85 mi
    2.3 mph
    225 ft
    575 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Easily-accessible paths. Suitable for all skill levels.

    The leisurely walk takes you along the "Balade Oenotouristique" from Vufflens-le-Château to the medieval town of Morges. You will pass beautiful vineyards, pass important wineries and castles and enjoy the view of the picturesque Lake Geneva. At the Balades Oenotouristiques you can discover everything

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  • Intermediate
    03:20
    7.93 mi
    2.4 mph
    275 ft
    325 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Easily-accessible paths. Suitable for all skill levels.

    From Prangins Castle a historical nature trail leads to the estate La Lignière. At ten stops you will learn all about the history of the Baronat, the rich cultural heritage of the area and interesting connections between yesterday and today.

    

    Starting point of the hike is the castle Prangins. It was built

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  • Difficult
    05:35
    12.2 mi
    2.2 mph
    1,375 ft
    1,375 ft
    Expert Hiking Tour. Very good fitness required. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.

    The approximately 20 kilometer long circular route leads you through the heart of the Vaud countryside. Here, where the Jorat Plateau meets the Broye Valley, you will hike along the three rivers Broye, Carrouge and Bressonne.

    

    In Moudon at the train station you walk away. After passing Castle Carrouge

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  • Intermediate
    04:12
    7.43 mi
    1.8 mph
    1,900 ft
    1,900 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.

    This 12-kilometer circular walk takes you from Sainte-Croix to the heart of the Jura, to the Chasseron peak.

    

    From the train station in Sainte-Croix, head towards La Casba and Les Avattes. Then the trail will take you to the Petites Roches. Over the ridge you reach the summit Chasseron. On the way there

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  • Difficult
    05:56
    14.2 mi
    2.4 mph
    500 ft
    500 ft
    Expert Hiking Tour. Very good fitness required. Easily-accessible paths. Suitable for all skill levels.

    The approximately 22-kilometer hike takes you around the Lac de Joux. The starting point is the train station Solliat-Golisse. If the track is too long for a day, you can divide the hike into two stages and overnight in Le Pont, or return to the starting point by train or boat.

    

    On the hike around the

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  • Intermediate
    03:44
    6.66 mi
    1.8 mph
    1,925 ft
    1,925 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Easily-accessible paths. Suitable for all skill levels.

    From Villars you can take a guided hike through the alpine pastures of the region. The mountain guide Hélène Lavaux shows you the variety of native flowers and plants. By the way, these are not only nice to look at, but they also taste good. Many of the plants are edible. Together with Hélène you can

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  • Intermediate
    02:46
    5.30 mi
    1.9 mph
    2,400 ft
    2,350 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.

    Around Leysin you can discover great works of art during a hike in the summer months. In exceptional locations such as the Berneuse or Mayen summit station, you will find unique works in harmony with nature. Some are temporary, others have their place along the trails. From big faces on rock faces to

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Collection Stats

  • Tours
    7
  • Distance
    58.6 mi
  • Duration
    27:39 h
  • Elevation
    8,600 ft

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