Mar 23, 2018 - 4:36 PM
in reply to Lucas
I just read your excellent report on your visit to Glacier 3000, and I enjoyed your nice photos and the various comments. You certainly were blessed with a great weather day.
What I would like to add is that this is a much more doable trip time-wise if one is based in or around Montreux (or even Lausanne). From the Montreux Gare CFF it is about a twelve minute ride by train to Aigle VD. There are over a dozen trains running each way between Aigle and Les Diablerets VD, along a very picturesque route, as you are rising quite steeply from the Rhone valley, and these runs are less than an hour in duration. From Les Diablerets it takes about 16 minutes by bus to get to the base of the gondolas at le Col du Pillon. I found this bit on the internet as I have never been to the Col du Pollon. However, I lived for a time in a village below Villars VD and I can tell you that the scenery around there is lovely. I used to zoom around by motorcycle and that was great fun. There are also buses running up from Aigle and Bex VD (the next CFF stop south of Aigle) which will get you to Les Diablerets via either Leysin VD or Villars. I suspect that there is also a train running from Bex to Villars but am not sure if and when it runs. There is no train from Aigle to Villars. Thank you for for directing me to this thread.
Last modified on Mar 23, 2018 - 4:44 PM by Peterli