Lavaux Vineyard Terraces: The Swiss Wine Route

St. Saphorin - Lutry

Place du Marché

Place du Marché

Hôtel des Trois Couronnes, Vevey

Hôtel des Trois Couronnes, Vevey

Vevey, Quai Maria-Belgia

Vevey, Quai Maria-Belgia

Mont-Pèlerin - Vallée du Rhone (Switzerland Riviera)

Mont-Pèlerin - Vallée du Rhone (Switzerland Riviera)

Mont Pélerin - Le Léman et le Chablais

Mont Pélerin - Le Léman et le Chablais

Cully Genève - Blick richtung Montreux und Martiny

Cully Genève - Blick richtung Montreux und Martiny

Cully - Vines

Cully - Vines

Epesses

Epesses

Rivaz

Rivaz

Vue sur les montagnes depuis Montpreveyres

Vue sur les montagnes depuis Montpreveyres

From St. Saphorin in a diverse route going uphill and downhill through the vines to Lutry. Indeed, it is on the Lavaux Vineyard Terraces where bon vivants get into top gear.

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Technical information

Starting point:St-Saphorin
Destination:Lutry
Getting to the starting point:by train
Getting to the destination:by train
Technique:easy
Physical fitness:medium
Length:11,7km
Hiking time:3h15
Season:March till November

Description

Covering 800 hectares, Lavaux is the largest contiguous vineyard region in Switzerland, and its daringly constructed hillside terraces have been protected by UNESCO since 2007.

Right at the start of this tour, the medieval St. Saphorin with its narrow alleys and characteristic winegrowers' houses from the 16th to 19th centuries is worth a visit. The town's original church steeple still adorns many wine labels today. It is said that the Auberge de l'Onde, an establishment that can look back at a centuries-old tradition of hospitality, and where local delicacies are served on three floors, is worth sinning for.

To carelessly pass by wine cellars and traditional pubs would be a crime. After all, those who want to experience the scenery with all the senses should also taste it. And after a glass of Chasselas the dynamic uphills and downhills of the trail to Lutry are twice as much fun. On some days of the week the "Lavaux Express" is ready to comfortably transport tired hikers through the World Heritage Region, as is the "Lavaux-Panoramic" train, which takes hikers through the same region.

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The careful planning of a tour will ensure that you also derive the maximum pleasure and enjoyment from it. Please take the time to contact the local information centre and enquire about route and weather conditions before setting off. Your intended trail may be fully or partially closed, depending on the time of year and weather conditions.

7 Comments

  • 1
    Amelie

    I have been there with my husband, see my pictures and tips on my blog. http://voyagista.com/2013/11/11/switzerland-lavaux-vineyards/

    Wednesday, Nov 13, 2013 7:15 AM

  • 2
    Kimberly Treese

    Is it best to do this hike on a weekend or weekday. I tried it on sunday, and there were no wine spots along the path.

    Thursday, Sep 19, 2013 2:06 PM

  • 3
    Irene olynyk

    My son and I will be visiting the Lavaux region next August. We plan to rrive from paris and are not sure whether we should make our base in Geneva or maybe Montreax. Also, could we walk part of the way, and do part of it by train? Thanks

    Saturday, Oct 15, 2011 7:10 AM

  • 4
    Megan

    Can you please tell me if any of the vineyards will be open for tastings on Sunday, October 16? Thank you.

    Wednesday, Oct 12, 2011 8:53 PM

  • 5
    Jesus

    Hi, Is the hiking a guided tour, or can I go on my own, I would like to know where can I stay, how long is the tour, can I go walking to Montreaux after the hiking tour?

    Tuesday, Sep 20, 2011 12:56 AM

  • 6
    Yannis Hodges

    Hello, I'm interested in knowing about accommodation in Lavaux (perhaps at a vineyard)

    Wednesday, Aug 31, 2011 2:15 PM

  • 7
    Rehab Al-Naki

    please send me more information about the hike

    Monday, Aug 29, 2011 12:01 PM

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