A short period cable car journey from Gstaad leads to the beautiful mountain of Hohi Wispile, a part of the Bernese Alps. A majestic mountain popular for its paragliding opportunities, it is frequented by visitors looking for some adventure and adrenaline rush.
Gorges de la Jogne is a nature trail in Broc, Switzerland. This over 10 mile (16 kilometer) trail is fun to explore with family, friends or all by yourself, enjoying nature and spotting the local flora and fauna. The trail is exciting with tunnels, footbridges and even stairs leading to the dam, from where the view is spectacular.
While hiking across the mountain of Col du Pillon, the scenic paths lead to one of the most beautiful mountain lakes in the region, Arnensee. It is located in the municipality of Gsteig bei Gstaad and is surrounded by magnificent mountains, whose brilliant reflection is attractively captured in the clear waters of the lake. The area offers many options open to explore the beautiful countryside and admire the varied nature along with the blooming rhododendrons covering the small hills and coloring the region in bright hues. Also worth exploring is the Restaurant Huus am Arneensee, a charming restaurant, with its terrace on the lake, and serving delectable local cuisines.
Overlooking the beautiful settlement of Montreux, the Dent de Jaman is an interesting climb. It can be accessed from the Col de Jaman and the various well-marked trails leading to the summit are absolutely stunning, with herds of sheep, lush Alpine trees and serene mountain lakes making an entry along the way. However, this mountain also poses various risks in the form of loose rocks, marshy terrain and steep ridges. Mostly popular with experienced climbers, it is advised that proper caution is taken before ascending this enchanting yet challenging mountain.
The Rochers de Naye is a mountain at a height of 2,042 meters above the city of Montreux. A haven for thrill-seekers and adventure lovers, the mountain offers a difficult via ferrata (trail equipped with ladders and bridges) from the Col de Jaman to the Rochers de Naye. You can also avail of the cogwheel train journey through the pastureland of the terrain that offers a breathtaking view of the Alpine mountain range, the Lake of Geneva and the Swiss plains. Once you reach the top of the mountain, the Rochers de Naye offers recreational, entertainment and dining facilities. The La Rambertia is an Alpine garden and the Marmot's Paradise, where you can learn all there is about the species of Marmot, are few of the must-visit attractions.
Montreux Railway Station was built to serve as the main railway station of the charming town of Montreux and was opened in 1861. It also serves as the western terminus of the GoldenPass Line narrow gauge railway lines to Zweisimmen and to Rochers de Naye. Along with its idyll location on a hillside overlooking the Lake Geneva, it is also one of the rare stations that is served by three different rail gauges. The town of Montreux in itself is a true vacation destination. With the Alps Mountains as a backdrop, Montreux offers a breath of fresh air and opportunities to discover beautiful landscapes and some great historic buildings.
An active and lively town located in the beautiful valley of Gruyere, Grandvillard is a typical mountain child. Not only are the panoramic views of the surrounding mountains spectacular, the beautiful Alpine landscape around the town make it a very attractive holiday spot. Known for its active market, there are special stores for bakery and grocery, dairy, cheese, meat, well equipped hotel and restaurants, coffee shop and a physiotherapy and fitness center. The community life is very dynamic and the municipality organizes various events regularly to ensure a healthy and happy environment all around. It is also home to various historic buildings and houses and their impressive classic architecture adds to the charm of this buzzing getaway.
An ideal family vacation destination, Moleson-sur-Gruyeres sits at the foot of the Moleson peak and is a popular holiday resort town, buzzing with visitors all year round. It is the starting point of the ascent to the peak of the same name in Canton Fribourg and the same can be accessed easily by a funicular and a cable car. The village in itself offers many attractions, with family-focused summer activities like botany, cheese-making and astronomy circuit paths, a summer sledge run, carts, scooters and crazy-golf facilities. There are also various forestry themed trails around the village which take one through its diversified natural beauty.
Picture this: idyllic alpine pastures dotted with wild flowers flow into jagged fields of scree lined with dense forest. In the Regional Park Gruyère Pays-d'Enhaut, the natural landscape shifts and changes, boasting an impressive variety of habitats. The park lies nestled between three lakes, Lake Geneva, La Gruyère and Pays d'Enhaut, and 503 square kilometers (194.2 square miles). Several hamlets and villages can be found within the park, as well as several alpine farms known for their dairy products. Aside from the natural splendors of the area, visitors to the park can also explore sites of historical importance, including the Caux Palace, the Grand Chalet of Rossinière, and Chillon Castle. A variety of hiking trails wind their way through the park's wide valleys and craggy mountains, upon which visitors may spot some of the local wildlife.
Built in the valley of the Sarine River and at the foot of the Mount Cray, Rossinière is home to many historical monuments and timber chalets. These historic structures are well painted and include intricately carved facades, making them an integral part of the village’s rich and glorious history. Two of the iconic structures are the La Maison De La Place and Le Grand-Chalet and their importance has been recognized by listing them as Swiss heritage sites of national significance. Nature lovers can find peaceful serenity in the nearby Regional Natural Park Gruyere which is home to a wide variety of flora and fauna and is a beautiful representation of the Alpine natural beauty.