Nov 21, 2010 - 9:59 AM
Hi plumbly! The Swiss timetable
will help you find out how long your trips take and decide which day trips can be made from Geneva. Some of the plans you mention are doable, but they do require very long travelling and early departure. For example: the trip to the Jungfraujoch takes over 5 hours. Leaving around 6am will allow you to be up at the Jungfraujoch about 11am. You could spend a few hours there and then get back. Roughly the same goes for viewing points near Zermatt, for example the Gornergrat. The trip between Geneva and the Gornergrat takes about 4h30.
There are several viewing points closer to Geneva though. From Montreux, a mountain train leaves for the small village and viewing point of Rochers-de-Naye
. There's even a cable car leaving from Geneva itself. It will get you to the viewing point of Salève
, from which you can see the Alps and the city below. A very spectacular trip is the one to the Lac d'Emosson
, a reservoir with a huge dam high up in the mountains. You can get to Finhaut in about 2h30 and make the trip to the lake from there.
I hope this provides you with some ideas! Kind regards,
Okay, thanks for that Annika. Looks like I need to be less ambitious. I've been on the telepherique on the Saleve, and want something more mountainous than this. I will check out your other suggestions and I'm also wondering about Gstaad, which is 2h 30 as well. Does anywhere have a horse-drawn sleigh? thank you for your help.