Best mountain visit as a day trip from Geneva?

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Jun 29, 2018 - 3:34 PM

I have four days in Geneva. I plan to have one day to go to the mountains and back to Geneva. Which mountain train do you recommend? I have Swiss half fare card. Do I need to reserve seat? Where I can find train schedule?

I also want to see Lausanne or Montreux. Which this two you recommend? I plan to take day trip and back to Geneva the same day.

One day in Geneva to see the city. What do you recommend me to see?

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Jun 29, 2018 - 3:40 PM in reply to Daniellittle

Hi Daniellittle,

From Geneva, the closest mountain would probably be Rochers De Naye (https://www.myswissalp, near Montreux - you could combine both the city and the mountain in one day. https://www.myswissalp

You can use the Swiss railways timetable to plan the trip from Geneva to the mountain and back to Montreux and Geneva. https://www.myswissalp (about 2.5 hours one way to the mountain top)

Another mountain, about an hour further, is the Glacier 3000 (at Col Du Pillon). This is a much higher mountain if you are looking for that. You can read about my day trip to the Glacier 3000 here: https://www.myswissalp - I went from Zurich but it is much closer to Geneva.

For ideas on what to do in Geneva, look here: https://www.myswissalp s

If you tell us your interests, I'm sure some members, who are quite familiar with Geneva, can give you more detailed ideas of what to do there in the coming days.

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