Impressive scenery with vineyards on the river banks of the Monts de Lavaux; from Lausanne to Vevey.
Les Pléiades, marks the beginning of the foothills and overlooks Lake Geneva and the towns and villages of the Swiss Riviera. It can be easily accessed via a cog train. Once at the upper station, the AstroPléiades tour is one that should not be missed for the world! Providing deep insights about the entire solar system, the tour starts by taking the Earth as a starting point and then moving on to exploring different phenomena occurring in space for millions of light-years apart. After a complete observation of the solar system, the visitor is transported to different fixed stars in distant galaxies. To add to the beauty of the peak, fields of blooming daffodils adorn the landscapes and are an absolute delight for walkers, hikers and avid photographers.
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.
Château de Grandson or simply the Castle of Grandson as it is popularly referred to, is actually a bunch of buildings ranging from different centuries; formerly, this castle was home to royalty. All the lovers of history will surely like to explore this structure. Each building represents different architectural style with intricate detailing that has the researchers and architectural students in awe. While you are here, do ensure that you stop by at their shop and get yourself one of the artifacts from the medieval era. To know more about the place, check the website.
Located a few miles away from Broc, the mountain of Dent de Broc in the Swiss Prealps is a popular destination among tourists for hiking and skiing. The summit lies at a height of 1,829 meters (6,001 feet) and provides breath taking views of the Swiss countryside.