Lavaux, Vineyard Terraces

Lavaux

Cyclists at Rivaz, Lavaux, Lake Geneva Region

Cyclists at Rivaz, Lavaux, Lake Geneva Region

An autumnal welcome.

An autumnal welcome.

"Le Train des Vignes", Vevey, Lake Geneva Region

Place du Marché

Place du Marché

Vevey, Quai Maria-Belgia

Vevey, Quai Maria-Belgia

Hôtel des Trois Couronnes, Vevey

Hôtel des Trois Couronnes, Vevey

Musée suisse de l'appareil photographique

Musée suisse de l'appareil photographique

Mont Pélerin - Le Léman et le Chablais

Mont Pélerin - Le Léman et le Chablais

Cully - Vines

Cully - Vines

Cully Genève - Blick richtung Montreux und Martiny

Cully Genève - Blick richtung Montreux und Martiny

Epesses

Epesses

Rivaz

Rivaz

Golf de Lavaux

Golf de Lavaux

Vue sur les montagnes depuis Montpreveyres

Vue sur les montagnes depuis Montpreveyres

At 800 hectares, the terraced vineyards of the Lavaux form Switzerland's largest contiguous vineyard area with terrace after terrace offering magnificent views.

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St-Saphorin, Dézaley, Epesses - names which roll easily off the tongue of fans of fine wine. And the views from the Lavaux vineyards, set high above Lake Geneva, provide the perfect backdrop for winelovers. The natural, cultural and culinary highlights of this area are definitely well worth a visit.

The blue-yellow "Train des Vignes" is a very convenient way to travel. In just twelve minutes it winds its way from Vevey through the lush green vineyards up to Puidoux-Chexbres. Here you can sample the local produce, as tasting is available at almost every cellar.

Now, to really get a taste you need to visit one of the charming pintes. These mini-restaurants are as typical of the Lavaux as are the original winegrowers' villages and the picturesque shores of Lake Geneva at the foot of its vineyards. All in all, Unesco deserves an award - as a world heritage.

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Typically Swiss - Cycling in Switzerland

There might be less strenuous ways of exploring Switzerland, but probably none that offer as much of an adventure. The nine interconnected national touring routes of "Cycling in Switzerland" add up to 3,300 kilometres in all, and pass through every region of the country. Conditions are excellent: routes mostly follow surfaced minor roads or dedicated cycle paths, and are clearly signposted. The Rhone route ("Cycling in Switzerland" route 1), for example, covers more than 300 km from the Gotthard region to the vinecovered hillsides above Lake Geneva, and is particularly well suited for families.
For further information, see under: www.cycling-in-switzerland.ch

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