May 16, 2018 - 12:12 AM
Villars is part of the 'Chablais' area. There is a network of scenic narrow gauge railways based on Aigle and Bex. You will be on the BVB line (Bex - Villars - Bretaye). Go down to Bex on this railway for the salt mines, and also to change onto the main line railway Geneva - Simplon.
Zermatt can be done but it is 3 hours from Villars, because there are two slow mountain routes linked by a fast main line train (Bex - Visp).
Otherwise do all the other local railways (Aigle - Champery, Aigle - Leysin, Aigle - Les Diablerets)