Superb views from the sunny Vaud mountain terrace

Leysin

Chalet Mirval

Chalet Mirval

Leysin, Vue sur le lac depuis le Kuklos

Leysin, Vue sur le lac depuis le Kuklos

Chalet Sybil, 1854 Leysin : vue en direction du sud-ouest

Chalet Sybil, 1854 Leysin : vue en direction du sud-ouest

Winter promenade to vantage points high above the Rhone Valley with stunning views of the Diablerets Massif to Lake Geneva.

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Begin of tour:Leysin / Versmont railway station
End of tour:Leysin / Feydey railway station
Access starting point:By train to Leysin-Feydey
Access point of arrival:By train from Leysin-Feydey
Technical requirements:easy
Physical fitness:easy
Hiking time2 h 30 min.
Lenght:6 km
Gastronomy:Chalet-Restaurant de Prafandaz

Description

It’s not only the skiers and snowboarders who find winter fun amid a breathtaking setting in Leysin – this traditional mountain resort in the Vaud Alps is also home to attractive winter hiking trails. The round trip to the viewing point at Prafandaz is especially attractive. Start out at Versmont railway station and follow the gentle ascent to the edge of the village and continue through the woods and to the snow-covered pastures of Prélan. Even from here you will enjoy the lovely views of the Rhone plain and the Dents du Midi. Now back in the forest you climb with twists and turns up towards Prafandaz. The panorama that awaits you here is out of this world: Your view extends from the Diablerets massif to the Lake Geneva basin. A few steps further take you to the Prafandaz mountain restaurant. The menu here features no fewer than two dozen varieties of fondue. To continue your hike, cross the trackbed of the neighboring ski lift and then follow the gentle descent to the Leysin-Fedey railway station.

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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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