Open Skies on Mont Pélerin

Vevey

Place du Marché

Place du Marché

Hôtel des Trois Couronnes, Vevey

Hôtel des Trois Couronnes, Vevey

Musée suisse de l'appareil photographique

Musée suisse de l'appareil photographique

Vevey, Quai Maria-Belgia

Vevey, Quai Maria-Belgia

"Celestial World" is the slogan of Mont Pélerin and indeed, the slogan holds some truth. It is considered one of the best vantage points onto Lake Geneva. The elevator that brings guests up is called "Plein Ciel" (Full Skies) making getting up as easy as pie. Once on top, charming inns that offer lunch and snacks and intact nature make this a perfect experience.

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Technical information

Starting point: Cable-car station Mont Pélerin.
Destination: Cable-car station Mont Pélerin.
Take the train to Vevey and from there, the cable-car to Mont Pélerin.
Walking time: 3 h 15 min
Season: May through October
Altitude difference: 200 m ascent/descent
span class="txtb">Condition: easy
Place to eat: Mont Pélerin, Mont-Cheseaux

Description

Begin the loop around Mont Pélerin at the mountain station of the cable-car Vevey - Mont Pélerin. But before starting, it is worth admiring the views from this promontory: the steep vineyards of the Lavaux fall off into glittering Lake Geneva, which sparkles all the more against the impressive backdrop of the Savoy Alps. Start hiking towards Mont-Cheseaux, crossing forests and meadows. Here is the switching point: continue along the other side of the mountain. The last part of the hike follows the Route de Praz Valey, which eventually winds back up at the mountain station. Whoever still has the energy may want to visit the actual mountain peak that is nearby.

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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.

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