Les Rochers-de-Naye - Lake Geneva (Vaud)

Spectacular views just an hour from Montreux

 
About Les Rochers-de-Naye

Available: all year round.

Costs

Lake Geneva Regional Pass: FREE 

Swiss Travel Pass: FREE travel to Haut-de-Caux and then 50% discount

Montreux Riviera Card: FREE travel to Haut-de-Caux then 50% discount

Half Fare Card: 34 Sfr from Montreux

The peaceful headland of Les Rochers-de-Naye towers over the Swiss Riviera at an altitude of 2042m. A popular day out for nature lovers and walkers, there are plenty of activities at the summit as well as simply lovely views. The scenic journey on the cog-wheel train is a joy in itself. 


Highlights

Stunning views

The view from the summit of Rochers-de-Naye is amazing. The panorama overlooks Lake Geneva and the Vaud, the Bernese mountains and you can even see as far as the French Alps.  

Alpine garden

Nestled between two rocky ridges, La Rambertia alpine garden was opened in 1896 and was named after the poet and nature lover Eugène Rambert. More than a thousand species of plants and flowers grow here, including the famous Edelweiss, one of Switzerland's national emblems. Open from June to mid-October; free of charge.  

Marmot paradise

This is a permanent exhibition and wildlife park that is home to several species of marmot, the furry little creatures that inhabit the Swiss mountains. Free of charge.

Walking

There is a whole range of walking trails here - fill your lungs with pure mountain air as you walk along paths surrounded by lush greenery. In May, the experience is even more unique as the glorious narcissi fields come into bloom.

Refreshments

Restaurant Plein Roc is built into the cliff face and offers traditional cuisine with a breathtaking view from its magnificent panoramic terrace and huge picture windows. Restaurant Alpin is a self-service restaurant with reasonable prices and a children's play area.

The House of Santa Claus

Each winter you can visit Santa Claus in his Rochers-de-Naye hideaway. Entry price includes face painting, a treasure hunt, sweet treats and admission to the fabulous Christmas Village in Caux on the return journey. Booking is essential. 


Directions

Your journey starts in Montreux and it takes just an hour to reach Les Rochers-de-Naye on the charming cogwheel railway.

There are many scenic views along the route as you ascend more than 1,600m on a magnificent journey through fields, villages and forests. 


More excursions in the region

This delightful region offers everything from vineyard walks and lake cruises to nostalgic rail journeys and mountain beauty spots overlooking Lake Geneva. There are also higher mountain visits to enjoy, with plenty of scenic trails and alpine restaurants. 

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Your choice of resorts

You can choose to stay in an elegant, lively resort such as Montreux or Lausanne or find a quieter holiday in Vevey and nearby La Tour-de-Peilz. All have excellent access to beautiful Lake Geneva. For a mountain holiday, we recommend delightful Villars.

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