Apr 26, 2016 - 6:47 AM
in reply to drvelraj
If you have any interest in paper maps, you are likely to be able to buy paper maps at most convenience stores for the immediate region near the town you are in. The may be less common with the greater use of smartphone maps these days......that used to be very common. Large cities still have stationery stores. They have all the topos.
A very detailed one-25,000 sheet that covers most of the area but does not reach all the way to St. Saphorin (#1243 Lausanne) costs about 15-18 CHF. The map border is about 1 km east of Rivaz. If you wanted complete coverage, then, you'd have to also get #1244 Chatel-St-Denis.
Map borders are always designed to make you buy two maps. ;-(
Unfortunately, the useful 1:50,000 Wanderkarte #261T Lausanne, marked to show the designated Wanderwege, and costing about 25 CHF, also has the same map boundary.
Those maps will be overkill for you.
You'll be able to see where you are going, and your only issue will be to pick amongst the pathways through the vineyards. With the online map you could get a screen grab and print it for the small area you are covering, if you wanted to.
I keep the paper maps for planning and use them frequently, so i can sort of justify the cost. And, I've been getting them a few at a time over 36 years, from long before the excellent resources of SwissTopo were available on the Internet.. ;-)
Last modified on Apr 26, 2016 - 7:17 AM by Slowpoke