The best picnic spots along the Grand Tour.

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If you suddenly feel peckish while on the no. 1 road trip of the Alps, we have the perfect solution: stop at one of the many beautiful picnic areas along the Grand Tour of Switzerland.

Lake Davos, Davos Graubünden Region

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Lake Davos is situated just to the north of the town bearing the same name amidst a wonderful mountain panorama. Its shoreline has a number of leafy picnic areas where you can eat al fresco.

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Lueg barbecue area, Affoltern im Emmental Bern Region

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Enjoy your picnic and fabulous views of the Emmental Valley at the Lueg barbecue area.

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Picnic area, Riex Lake Geneva Region

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This pleasant spot in Riex has a view of Lake Geneva and is the perfect place to linger awhile over an al fresco meal. 

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Santa Petronilla Waterfalls, Biasca Ticino Region

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When taking a little break at the Santa Petronilla Waterfalls, a refreshing dip in the cool plunge pool will be hard to resist.

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Picnic area, Mont Vully Fribourg Region

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Enjoy your picnic with fabulous views over Lake Murten and the Fribourg and Bernese Alps as a backdrop.

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Lake shore, Yverdon-les-Bains Jura & Three-Lakes Region

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Between the Jura Mountains, the hills of La Broye and Lake Neuchâtel lies the small town of Yverdon-les-Bains, where you can enjoy your picnic directly by the water. 

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Heidi House, Maienfeld Eastern Switzerland Region

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You’ll find a welcoming picnic area here where the world-famous Heidi story is set. After you’ve eaten, don’t forget to take a picture at the photo spot. 

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Spa Park, Vitznau Central Switzerland Region

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Picnic in Vitznau’s Spa Park on the shores of Lake Lucerne and with a little luck, catch a glimpse of one of the five historic paddle steamers cruising on the lake.

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Stockalper Palace, Brig Valais Region

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Enjoy a picnic in the gardens of the Stockalper Palace and take a picture of yourself with the landmark of the Upper Valais in the background at the photo spot. 

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Neuhaus on Lake Thun, Interlaken Bern Region

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This lovely picnic spot between Interlaken and Thun is the perfect place to relax by the water’s edge.

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Jaunbach Gorge, Broc Fribourg Region

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There are tables and a fire pit right at the entrance to the breathtaking Jaunbach Gorge, so there’s nothing standing in the way of a delicious picnic.  

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