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.
SBB RailAway leisure shop
Combined offer: journey using public transport and leisure offer (also for existing tickets) to Lavaux, Vineyard Terraces
Typically Swiss - Cycling in SwitzerlandThere 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
Rode through this area last year with purevelo.com on first day of cycling tour and it was breathtaking. If you're in the area, you have to ride up through the vines with the view of the lake and the mountains as a backdrop.
nice neighborhood walk