The rounded form of this range of hills above Unesco’s Lavaux World Heritage site is owing to the ice age. The Rhone Glacier completely covered the original scree deposits of the alpine folds with ice, nicely smoothing them off to the gently undulating form you view today..
The 123 meter-high television tower stands on Mont Pèlerin, from the 64 meter-high viewing platform of which you spy the pre-Alps of Freiburg and Vaud and have views over Lake Geneva as far as the Jura.
Train to Vevey, on foot (15 minutes) or by bus or S31 rail to the valley station; or S31 from Puidoux-Chexbres to the valley station; funicular rail to the Mont-Pèlerin Hotel,
On foot to the highest point (1 hour) and with the tower lift to the 64-meter-high viewing platform of the television tower
View: Over all of Western Switzerland and across to Savoyen: Moléson, Rochers de Naye and Diablerets, Dents de Morcles, as far as Mont Velan, Grammont and over Lake Geneva to the Jura with La Dôle, Chasseron and Chasseral
Attractions: Funicular rail ride through the Chardonne vineyards, lift to the viewing platform of the television tower
Culinary aspects: Restaurant Au Chalet, Restaurant Gastronomique Le Trianon and Le Patio (Mirador Kempinski), Hostellerie Chez Chibrac (2 restaurants), Buvette d'alpage du Mont-Chesau
Overnight stays: Hostellerie Chez Chibrac, Le Mirador Kempinski
Groups: Seminar facilities in the hotels by the Mont Pèlerin mountain station
Winter: The funicular rail runs year-round, lift and viewing platform open from Easter to October
Special comments: Mont Pèlerin is located on the continental Rhone–Rhine watershed; lift CHF 5.– (children CHF 3.–)