Opposites are fascinating. And no two worlds could contrast more than those at the beginning and the end of the thrilling train ride from lively, sophisticated Montreux to the austere summit of Rochers-de-Naye.
Where the vast Obergoms region turns into a narrow gorge leading to the Untergoms, the Binn Valley opens up. It is popular with amateur geologists. It's not only the nearly intact Walser villages with their dark wooden houses, but also the spectacular backdrops between Grengiols and Fäld, as well as the rich vegetation and the natural mineral deposits (one of Europe's largest finds of this kind), that make this hike a superb experience of nature.
The protected Val Frisal is a 3-km long high valley situated at 1,900 m above sea level. Traversed by enchanting meandering rivulets, it is home to high moors with rare flora and fauna.
488 kilometres, 32 stages, 1 adventure: this long-distance hike culminates in four scenic stages passing through glades of ferns and forests of birch, by pretty lakes and over panoramic peaks.