Bernina or Glacier Express vs Lake Geneva scenery

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Apr 24, 2019 - 2:00 PM

I will be hiking mont blanc, most probably whole circuit, n spending a few days in switzerland. Is it worthwhile for me to take glacier or bernina express (as scenery may be similar when i hike) or do i see something different? Or should i go around lake geneva instead

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Apr 24, 2019 - 10:29 PM in reply to Khawbl

The Glacier and Bernina Expresses won't get you any different 'type' of scenery in terms of snowy Alpine mountains than around Mont Blanc, just a view of a different region's mountains. The highest peaks in the Swiss Alps are at the western end of the Alpine chain so just visiting Zermatt would get you the the '4000'ers

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Apr 25, 2019 - 5:59 AM in reply to Khawbl

Hello Khawbl,

What a nice hike you've planned! Fabulous.

As 1960man says, if you think you might be in need of a change of scenery then the two scenic train trips will not offer lots of variety to what you experience when hiking, apart from the different way of transportation, this is.
- acierexpress
- rninaexpress

In the Lake Geneva Region you could find some different scenery, vineyards and water, e.g.
For inspiration go here:
- uthwestswitzerland
- kegeneva
- kegenevawest
- neva
- ntreux

If you would like to add some hiking/walking during that time here an easy idea:
- king/lutry-epesses

Hope this helps your decision.


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