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Mar 19, 2020 - 12:45 AM

Hello, I've read a few previous forums that sort of helped but I'm looking for suggestions on how best to visit with my particular schedule (if my trip isn't cancelled due to the current climate). I appreciate any feedback.

I am staying in Montreux on a Wednesday this August for 1 night. I will be travelling with luggage and the place I am staying has check in at 3pm. I am hoping they have luggage drop off otherwise I will be re-booking elsewhere. Any suggestions for alternate places to stay would also be appreciated. I am hoping to drop off my luggage by late morning and head out to tour the terraces.

I am hoping to do a self guided tour. I have not found a good suggestion for this yet. I am looking to tour 2-3 wineries or more if time allows. Is there a location that is highly recommended to eat for lunch that would be a part of your suggested route?

Thank you for your suggestions :)

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Mar 19, 2020 - 3:18 AM in reply to justtina

Hello Tina,

Have you seen this thread - www.myswissalps.com/forum/topic/walking-the-terraces-lavaux?

Most hotels will allow you to drop off bags prior to check-in. AirBnB not so much.

Last modified on Mar 19, 2020 - 3:20 AM by Victoria
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Mar 19, 2020 - 9:12 AM in reply to justtina

Hi Justtina and welcome to MySwissAlps!

You'll find a list of recommended accommodations in Montreux at www.myswissalps.com/montreux/hotels and www.myswissalps.com/montreux/rentals.

We do not support AirBnb, please find the reasons here: www.myswissalps.com/accommodation/airbnb.

You'll find a self-guided walking route at www.myswissalps.com/hiking/lutry-epesses.

My favorite route is: Vevey (you can get there even by boat from Montreux) - take the train to Chexbres. From there walk down to Rivaz. You can have a detour to Lavaux Vinorama. After that take the train from Rivaz back to Montreux.

My experience is that it is hard to find wineries open (unless there are open doors or festivals). At Lavaux Vinorama you can try different wines from the region there.


Last modified on Mar 19, 2020 - 9:13 AM by Ildiko
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Mar 20, 2020 - 1:45 AM in reply to justtina

Bonjour Justtina,

You have chosen a beautiful area to visit, that is for sure. You haven't stated how long you are planning for your visit to the Lavaux. Is it a full day ? If it is a full day, and a nice day weather-wise, and you don't mind doing some walking, I would suggest that that you take the train from Montreux and descend at the Bossière stop, which is up the slope from Lutry, and then set off walking towards the east. Make sure you have a map because some of the little roads are culs-de-sac and so you might have to do some back-tracking. By the way, if you think walking back from Bossières is too ambitious you could get off the train at Grandvaux, which is up the slope from (you guessed it) Grandvaux. Either way, just keep walking in the direction towards Montreux. Sometimes the views from higher up are more spectacular, with the Dents-du-midi and the French shore of the Léman (Lake Geneva) in the distance. You will pass through Riex and Epesses and Bellevue before you get to Rivaz. If you want to visit the Vinorama you will have to walk a bit (not far) along the old highway (La Route du Lac) west of Rivaz. In any case, after Rivaz, be sure you continue on as far as St.-Saphorin. You won't regret doing this part of the tour. If you feel really ambitious you can continue walking to the next train station in Corseaux.


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