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Schwarzsee to Montreux 7-day Self-guided Walking Tour Level 2

  • 7days
  • Switzerland

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Alpine Panoramic Walking Tour in unspoilt country

The first highlight of this walk is the sparkling waters of lake “Schwarzsee”. This is an unspoilt and scarcely populated area–no wonder that tales and legends of giants and dragons take place in the surroundings of this lake. Your walk leads you through the wild scenery of the gorge of river Jaun towards the lovely village of Gruyères. A walk past its castle leads you towards the village Les Paccots–in winter a lively skiing destination, in summertime a quiet village. Then you reach the waters and vineyards of Lake Geneva. A stroll on the promenade of Montreux, and a marvellous last hike through the vineyards of Lavaux to the charming town Lausanne are the last highlights on this idyllic walking tour.

Tour character: level 2

Alpine Panorama Trail, Route Nr. 3 A charming tour through the picturesque pre-alpine landscape. Stamina and a good physical condition is required for some of the longer legs

Included in the Walking Tour:

  • 6 nights accommodation in mid-level hotels & inns with breakfast
  • Luggage transfer (one piece of luggage per person, 20 kg)
  • Carefully elaborated route
  • Entrance Maison Chocolatier in Broc
  • Detailed route instructions(1 x per room)
  • GPS tracks available
  • Service Hotline

Not included in the tour:

  • Tourist tax, if due, is not included in the price

Arrival / parking / departure:

  • Parking at Schwarzsee, CHF 15.-per day
  • Return travel by train and bus via Fribourg to Schwarzsee. Duration: approx.. 3 hour
  • Departure any day 
  • No minimum number of participants

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  • Day 1

    Arrival at Schwarzsee

    Settle in to your hotel

  • Day 2

    Schwarzsee-Jaun approx. 14km 4.5hrs | +715 m -770 m

    From charming Schwarzsee to Breccaschlund and into the jagged limestone landscape of the Greyerzer Alps, over the relatively low Euschelspass, carved out by glaciers, to Jaun, the only German -speaking village in the Gruyère region.

  • Day 3

    Jaun-Gruyères approx. 23.5km 6.5hrs | +570 m -775 m

    A valley hike alongside the babbling Jaunbach crossing the language boundary to Charmey, following Lac de Montsalvens, with its many coves, to the dam and the spectacular Jaun-Schlucht gorge down to Broc and the famous Gruyère Castle. After a visit of the chocolate production in Maison Cailler you continue to the famous village of Gruyères.

  • Day 4

    Gruyères-Les Paccots approx. 17km 5hrs | +925 m -670 m

    With the mighty Moléson in view and the town of Gruyère left behind, you climb to the middle cableway station at Plan Francey. Then hike along the north-west flank of the Moléson and descend to the richly-forested pre-Alpine landscape of Les Paccots.

  • Day 5

    Les Paccots–Montreux approx. 14km 4hrs | +435 m -940 m

    The hallmarks of Les Pléiades are a white carpet of narcissi in May and fantastic, all-year-round views of Lac Léman and the surrounding Alps. The steep ascent to Blonay can be eased by taking the cogwheel railway.

  • Day 6

    Montreux–Lausanne approx. 19km 5hrs | +380 m -440 m

    A pleasant hike through the steep Lavaux vineyards, a UNESCO World Heritage since 2007. Along the way you meet the old traditional wine villages of St-Saphorin, Rivaz and Epesses, and the lovely little towns of Cully and Lutry on Lac Léman.

  • Day 7

    Departure or extra night

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Car rental in Switzerland

If you prefer to drive yourself but would like to follow our itineraries and hotel choices we can help you with a brand new Renault vehicle - minimum 21 days - and have your itineraries and hotels ready for you.

Please email [email protected] for your choice of vehicle and pick-up and drop-off points in European countries.

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