Vineyard walks around Aigle
Distance 10 km
Duration 2 h 40 min
Ascent 330 m
The wines from the Chablais region enjoy an outstanding reputation. From Aigle, this hike heads northwards into the Yvorne vineyards, continuing on hidden paths past Aigle Castle and Verchiez to the winegrowing village of Ollon.
From the centre of Aigle, follow the Grande Eau, the stream that rises in the Valley of Les Diablerets, in the direction of Yvorne. The vineyard slopes are dotted with pretty villages, and are also home to Yvorne Castle. The route crosses the vineyards before returning to the northern outskirts of Aigle where the cog railway ascends the mountainside to Leysin.
The path continues to Aigle Castle. Built in the 13th century, this much-photographed landmark is home to a winegrowing museum. The ascent to Verchiez runs alongside the narrow-gauge railway to Les Diablerets. The layout of the railway line is quite ingenious along this section and railway enthusiasts will be in their element.
The route then continues along the mountainside through vineyards and shady forests to Ollon. The distinctive profiles of the Dents du Midi can be seen on the other side of the Rhône Valley.
An enjoyable tour includes the careful planning of the same. Please inform yourself in advance at the local information center about the route and weather conditions. Depending on the season and weather conditions, this route may be blocked or interrupted
Aigle railway station
Ollon railway station
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2 h 40 min
April - November
Through a vineyard, Food along the road