Our hike's destination is Grammont - a peak in the Chablais Alps, directly across the lake from Montreux. Grammont is also the site of 'Taurendunum event', when in 563 AD a massive landslide caused a tsunami on Lake Geneva. The first part of the trail takes us from the small mountain village of Miex to the milky-blue waters of lake of Taney. On its shores there is an alpine inn, which is a perfect stop for a snack or a drink. The toughest part comes next. For about 2 hours, we will be going only uphill with the path first starting as a paved road and gradually transforming into narrow path. We will cross alpine pastures used by shepherds to graze the cattle during the summer. Conquering the summit, we will be rewarded with a breath-taking view of the Swiss Riviera and Lavaux Vineyard Terraces (UNESCO World Heritage Site), unseen from elsewhere. For the way down, we will take a barely used trail that will take us through the dense forest on the southern slope of Grammont. We will end our journey in picturesque town of Le Bouveret, where you will take a boat back to Montreux.
I am hiker with nearly 20 years of experience and have hiked every known and less known trail in the Swiss Alps. On this hike, I want to help you discover the region of the Swiss Riviera from another side, quite literally. All the while avoiding the innumerable crowds that wander Montreux promenades.
Equipment (mountain shoes, backpacks etc.)
We will hike to the top of the summit of Grammont, which offers a unique and rare of Swiss Riviera and Lavaux spread before your very eyes. We pass by an alpine lake of Taney, cross alpine pastures with Swiss cows grazing them all summer long. Ending highlight of this hike is the boat ride back to Montreux - offering yet another view of the Swiss Riviera.
最多可有7位年满18周岁的参与者参加。 Good physical condition
I will plan the hike in accordance with local weather forecast and adjust the itinerary if necessary. Public transport and boat tickets not included. The length of this hike is 20.03 km (12.45 miles) with a total ascent of 1'229 m (4'032 feet).