Les Rochers-de-Naye - Lake Geneva
Spectacular views just an hour from Montreux
68 Sfr or 34 Sfr with your Half Fare Card. FREE with the Lake Geneva Regional Pass. FREE travel to Haut-de-Caux with the Riviera Card (issued to Montreux and Vevey guests) or the Swiss Travel Pass then 50% discount.
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.
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.
Your journey starts in Montreux and it takes just an hour to reach Les Rochers-de-Naye on the charming cog-wheel railway. There are many scenic views along the route as you ascend more than 1600m on a magnificent journey through fields, villages and forests.
You can enjoy Les Rochers-de-Naye year round.
More things to see and do in the Lake Geneva region
There are so many wonderful days out to enjoy in this beautiful area. Enjoy a leisurely cruise on a nostalgic paddle steamer, walks through vineyards and narcissi fields, historical sites and journeys to unforgettable mountain beauty spots.
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Staying in the Lake Geneva region
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