Apr 28, 2016 - 5:05 PM
in reply to Canadarocks
I see your point. I guess you'd better decide once you're there. Only then you'd know which peaks you've been able to visit in the other regions, whether you'd like another one, and what the weather is.
Chillon caste is a remarkable place if you're interested in history, and can be combined with a pleasant and easy walk along Lake Geneva. The castle will take you at least an hour for a very brief visit, but one can also spend half a day there.
The cheese and chocolate factories are very interesting as well, especially if you've never seen such facilities before. And the train ride from Montreux via Montbovon to the Gruyères area is very scenic. It's via a section of the Golden Pass line; I'm not sure if that's how you'll travel to Montreux as well.
I happened to visit Rochers-de-Naye this morning and I can tell you both the ride and the view up there is wonderful. I attached a few images. There won't be snow in August by the way. The current amount of snow is quite exceptional for late April.
I did not even mention the scenic walks across the vineyards in the nearby Lavaux region. You may have to come back to Switzerland some other time :-)
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