swiss riviera heights
Above the lakeshore, villages of the Riviera Heights are staged on the foothills of the Alps, often offering spectacular views of Lake Geneva and the Alps. It's a real paradise for hikers!

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Some good tips to make the best of your stay on the Swiss Riviera and in Lavaux.
Avants (Les)
A pretty village in the Heights of Montreux, at an altitude of 1,000 meters. Situated on the MOB narrow-gauge railway line, it is the gateway to Pays-d'Enhaut (Vaud Prealps).
Blonay
A village above Vevey, on the Pléiades Mountain slopes. It's the end station of the railway line of the Blonay-Chamby Railway Museum.
Brent
An old village of Montreux, quite famous in the region for its yearly fair, established 1486 (every year in November).
Caux
High above Montreux, at 1,000-1,200 m above sea, a small village around a beautiful ancient palace, with a breathtaking view over the Lake of Geneva and the mountains.
Chardonne
A winegrowers village at the gates of Vevey, on the slopes of Mont Pèlerin, where the Lavaux vineyards area meets the Swiss Riviera.
Chernex
The village of Chernex, the hamlet of Chamby, terminus of the scenic steam train Blonay-Chamby, Sonzier with its easy access to the natural splendours of the Gorges du Chauderon are located between lake, vineyards, and mountains.
Col de Jaman
Col de Jaman, near Dent de Jaman (Jaman Peak, alt. 1875 m), is a mountain pass connecting the Swiss Riviera to the Pays-d'Enhaut and Saanenland, in the Prealps. Bad road from Les Avants, no road to the other side.
Dent de Jaman
1,875 m above the sea, this wild peak looks unattainable when you see it from Montreux. But it's easily reachable by a trail, and the panoramic view from the summit is breathtaking!
Glion
The village overlooking Montreux, on the road to Caux and on the MGN railway line connecting Montreux to the Rochers-de-Naye summit.
Gorges du Chauderon
Only a few minutes away from Montreux Old Town, a wild track along the Baye river, a cool hike during hot summer days. Many hikes possible, up to Les Avants and beyond.
Jongny
Near Vevey, on the Swiss Riviera, Jongny is a village built on the southern slope of the Mont-Pèlerin summit, at some 600m above sea level.
Merdasson
1,858 m above the sea, this mountain situated between Dent de Jaman and Rochers-de-Naye looks like a pyramid when seen from Montreux. Easily reachable for a hike, as the train to Naye stops at La Perche, just 60 m below the summit.
Mont-Pèlerin (Le)
A mountain above Chardonne, overlooking the Swiss Riviera and Lavaux. For a panoramic view, take the lift of the Plein Ciel telecom tower!
Pléiades (Les)
A summit above Blonay, with beautiful panoramas. An ideal place for hikes in summer and cross-country skiing in winter.
Rochers-de-Naye (Les)
High above Montreux, 2,045m over the sea, only reachable by train or trek, a unique mountain paradise and starting point for many spectacular hikes. Breathtaking panoramas over lake and hinterland.
Saint-Légier
A village above Vevey, on the Swiss Riviera, on the slopes of the Pléiades Mountain.
Villard (Vallon de)
Above Montreux, on the other side of the mountain overlooking Les Avants to the west, the beautiful Villard Valley is a perfect place for hikes and, in May, to see incredible fields of narcissus.
 
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