Walking from Glion to Rochers de Naye

Walking from Glion to Rochers de Naye

Print this page
Create an account to receive an e-mail when someone replies to this thread
Posts: 5
This thread is closed. You are welcome to log in and submit a new thread.
twiggy321
twiggy321
90 posts
active member
Mar 12, 2017 - 5:19 PM

Hi folks

i have noticed that there is a funniuclar from Terriet to Gilion which is closer to my accommodation rather than going from Montreux main station up to the summit of Rochers de Naye.

Can anyone tell me how i find more information on this route and also how easy it would be to follow a hiking path from Gilion to the summit of Rochers de Naye

Also am i right in thinking that this funnicular is not far from Chilion Castle

Many thanks in advance

Lucas
Lucas
7082 posts
expert &
moderator
Mar 14, 2017 - 8:06 AM in reply to twiggy321

Hi Twiggy321,

I haven't used this funicular nor have I found much information on it!

There is a brief description here and another note that at its upper terminus, the funicular connects with what was the lower terminus of the Chemin de fer Glion-Rochers-de-Naye (GN) mountain railway. It is located just outside the Montreux town centre and is easily accessible on foot and you can trek down the hillside on the way back to Montreux.

Sorry I couldn't have been more help on this one....perhaps another member knows more - or you can ask at your hotel when you are there, I am sure they have more details on it.

Regards,
Lucas

Arno
Arno
10735 posts
expert &
moderator
Mar 14, 2017 - 8:56 AM

You're up for a wonderful but pretty strenuous hike Twiggy321! It's over 1200 vertical meters upwards. Not a problem if you're fit and do this sort of thing more often. If not, there are various options to have a shorter walk as there are train stops along the way. A map can be found here.

I've only done the lower section of this hike as the upper part was covered in snow when I was there. It won't be hard to find your way. There are signs and the map I linked to helps too. Technically the last part will be most challenging, but I don't have details about that. You can choose to end your walk at the train stop of La Perche and take the train for the last part.

The funicular departs next to the Territet train station and runs frequently, so no issue there.

twiggy321
twiggy321
90 posts
active member
Mar 14, 2017 - 1:16 PM

Thanks Lucas and Arno for your valuable information once again

Thanks for the info Arno yep realise the only way is up but hopefully looking back at the views will compensate for the climb and its all downhill on the way back. But yes we are good walkers living close to Snowdonia.

Arno
Arno
10735 posts
expert &
moderator
Mar 14, 2017 - 1:20 PM in reply to twiggy321

You're most welcome! I strongly recommend to take the train back down. It will be very hard on your knees, even with two hiking poles. In any case, have a great time up there, and I am looking forward to the pictures :-)

More on MySwissAlps.com

Swiss tips in your mailbox

Sign up to receive our newsletter and the latest forum messages. The best way to prepare for your trip!

Sign up

Get a customized itinerary for your trip

Let Swiss travel consultants create a customized itinerary. They will book your entire trip.

More
© MySwissAlps.com 2002-2018