Jun 6, 2018 - 1:42 AM
in reply to Hismuzo12
I have holidayed in Gstaad a couple of times and I am spending 4 days there myself in July. Not sure when you are planning on being in Gstaad (assuming summer) so here are a couple of suggestions that may be of interest.
1. Lake Lauenen www.gstaad.ch/en/summe r/outdoor/swimming-and-bathing/mountainlakes. html A picture postcard lake approx 30 minutes from Gstaad by bus (refer www.myswissalps.com/ti metable for timetable information). You can walk around the lake, hire a boat and have lunch at the restaurant located on the lake or alternatively catch the bus to Lauenen and walk to the lake (approx 1 hour on foot) or walk back from the lake to Lauenen and catch the bus back to Gstaad. I would highly recommended this just for the scenery.
2. Gstaad to Wispile via cable car www.gstaad.ch/en/cable -cars/facilities/gstaad /wispile.html There are a number of activities (as per the webpage) that you can enjoy including the cheese trail and the opportunity to visit cheese dairies www.gstaad.ch/en/gstaa d/alpine-authenticity.html I was fortunate to visit a dairy 5 years ago and I found it to be an amazing experience.
If you are feeling really energetic you can combine both of the above suggestions by heading up to Wispile and then hiking to Lake Lauenen (approx 3 1/2 hours), haven't done this myself but by all accounts this is provides wonderful views of Saanenland (further details as per the link below) www.gstaad.ch/en/summe r/hiking/hikes.html#/d etail/B00818
If you want to venture out of Gstaad, I would recommend a day trip to Montreux via MOB Panoramic Train (1 hour 20 minutes one way). From Montreux you could visit Chateau de Chillon, www.chillon.ch/en/, take a cruise on Lake Geneva www.cgn.ch/en or alternatively head to the Lavaux Vineyards www.myswitzerland.com/ en-au/lavaux-vineyard-terraces-the-swiss-wine-route.html, and have lunch at one of the many lovely restaurants within the Lavaux region.
If you are in Gstaad from the 13th July onwards, the Menuhin Festival (classical music) takes place for 6 weeks at various venues in and around the area as well.
There are plenty of other options i.e. travelling to Interlaken or Brienz or Thun and Lake Cruises in the same vicinity on Lake Brienz or Lake Thun so I don't think you will have any trouble finding something to do over the four days.
Hope these suggestions are of some help.