Best Activities and Best Places to visit in Switzerland

Best Activities and Best Places to visit in Switzerland: Route Corniche, Writers in the Lavaux, La Rambertia Alpine Garden, Rochers de Naye, Rochers-de-Naye: the mountain with a view, Les Avants – Sonloup funicular railway.

Route Corniche

Picturesque narrow lane through the Lavaux vineyards. Starting in Lutry, the panoramic route winds its way via Riex and Epesses to Chexbres. Breathtaking views over Lake Geneva to Haute Savoie and the Alps. Ideal for a lovely drive or for cycling (some very steep sections). Continues from Chexbres through equally beautiful terraced vineyards, past the wine-growing village of St-Saphorin to Vevey.

Writers in the Lavaux

Some celebrated people have visited this region. Writers, musicians, actors, politicians and sculptors have all succumbed to the magic of this beautiful scenery. You can follow in the footsteps of famous visitors as you stroll through the vineyards: the works of Charlie Chaplin, Graham Greene, Victor Hugo, Ernest Miller Hemingway and Jean-Jacques Rousseau are like tour guides to the places that inspired them.

La Rambertia Alpine Garden

On the peak dominating the Rochers de Naye valley, this high-altitude botanical garden with magnificently laid-out rock gardens has a rich collection of specially-cultivated plants, in addition to its reserve containing over 600 varieties of native plant life.

Rochers de Naye

A singular panoramic view awaits: over the Swiss and French Alps from Eiger to Mont-Blanc and further to Lake Geneva.

Rochers-de-Naye: the mountain with a view

Opposites are fascinating. And no two worlds could contrast more than those at the beginning and the end of the thrilling train ride from lively, sophisticated Montreux to the austere summit of Rochers-de-Naye.

Les Avants – Sonloup funicular railway

Part of the route of the GoldenPass Line from Montreux to Gstaad. The funicular railway takes passengers up to the “Sonloup” top station in eight minutes; the line is 532 meters long and covers a difference in altitude of 184 meters. From the top, there’s a beautiful view over Lake Geneva. In May, the narcissi are in flower and turn the meadows white. In winter, the area is a sledgers’ paradise.