Oct 18, 2015 - 3:18 PM
in reply to Cindy
<<"I believe not able to do Lake Geneva before Golden line as schedule is not allowed. Just worry if it would be easy to find accommodation in Montreux as in Lausanne.">>
I don't understand this. However, i am especially confused because I tried to look up that route on October 29th, simply to check. Even if I put Zweisimmen in the "via" box, the routes go north to Bern before coming south. I recall that there are track repairs between Alpnachstad and Giswil about then, but there ought to be a substitute bus. Maybe Arno or Annika know what is going on?
Under ordinary circumstances, there would be some regular trains on the route which are not "Golden Pass" special trains.....I'm puzzled.
Montreux is closer than Lausanne to the southern part of Switzerland. Look at a map. it is not far from Lausanne, by the way.
It makes more sense to stay in Montreux, (if you come over the Golden Pass Route )rather than than Lausanne, and Montreux is usually considered a better tourist destination than Lausanne.
Otherwise, it's a toss-up.
At the end of October, the tourist density has diminished substantially. I'd expect that you would have no trouble finding a place to sleep in Montreux.
By the way - the Bernina Route is a super scenic ride, well worth making an effort to ride it, but from Luzern or Zürich I'd personally take the route through the Gotthard Pass. Not everyone's preference, but it is mine. Look at a map. The Gotthard Pass rail route is a major and spectacular piece of rail engineering, with great views, and a fast service.