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Hiking holidays Alpine Panorama Trail Schwarzsee - Lausanne TO

Hiking: Alpine Panorama Trail

From Lake Schwarzsee to Lake Geneva

First highlight of this walk are the sparkling waters of lake “Schwarzsee”. This is an unspoilt and scarcely populated area – no wonder that tales and legends of giants and dragons take place in the surroundings of this lake. Your walk leads you through the wild scenery of the gorge of river Jaun towards the lovely village of Gruyères.

A walk past its castle leads you towards the village Les Paccots – in winter a lively skiing destination, in summertime a quiet village. Then you reach the waters and vineyards of Lake Geneva. A stroll on the promenade of Montreux, and a marvellous last hike through the vineyards of Lavaux to the charming town Lausanne are the last highlights on this idyllic walking tour.  

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Itinerary

From charming Schwarzsee to Breccaschlund and into the jagged limestone landscape of the Greyerzer Alps, over the relatively low Euschelspass, carved out by glaciers, to Jaun, the only German-speaking village in the Gruyère region. 

approx. 4.5 h
approx. 14 km
715 m
770 m

A valley hike alongside the babbling Jaunbach crossing the language boundary to Charmey, following Lac de Montsalvens, with its many coves, to the dam and the spectacular Jaun-Schlucht gorge down to Broc and the famous Gruyère Castle. After a visit of the chocolate production in Maison Cailler you continue to the famous village of Gruyères.

approx. 6.5 h
approx. 23.5 km
570 m
775 m

With the mighty Moléson in view and the town of Gruyère left behind, you climb to the middle cableway station at Plan-Francey. Then hike along the north-west flank of the Moléson and descend to the richly-forested pre-Alpine landscape of Les Paccots. 

approx. 5 h
approx. 17 km
925 m
670 m

The hallmarks of Les Pléiades are a white carpet of narcissi in may and fantastic, all-year-round views of Lac Léman and the surrounding Alps. The steep ascent to Blonay can be eased by taking the cogwheel railway. 

approx. 4 h
approx. 14 km
435 m
940 m

A pleasant hike through the steep Lavaux vineyards, a UNESCO World Heritage since 2007. Along the way you meet the old traditional wine villages of St-Saphorin, Rivaz and Epesses, and the lovely little towns of Cully and Lutry on Lac Léman. 

approx. 5 h
approx. 19 km
380 m
440 m

Tour character

A charming tour through the pitoresque pre-alpine landscape. Stamina and a good physical condition is required for some of the long legs.  

The Alpine Panorama Trail at SwitzerlandMobility

Price & Dates

All data at a glance
Place of arrival: Schwarzsee
  Season 1
10.04.2021 - 07.05.2021
18.09.2021 - 17.10.2021

every day
Season 2
08.05.2021 - 17.09.2021

every day
Alpenpanorama-Weg Schwarzsee - Lausanne TO, CH-FRWSL-07X
Base price
885.-
949.-
Surcharge Single Room 239.- 239.-

Category: 3*** & 4**** hotels, B&B or inn in Les Paccots

Season 1
Apr 10, 2021 - May 7, 2021
Sep 18, 2021 - Oct 17, 2021
every day
Season 2
May 8, 2021 - Sep 17, 2021
every day
Alpenpanorama-Weg Schwarzsee - Lausanne TO, CH-FRWSL-07X
Base price
Surcharge Single Room
885.-
239.-
949.-
239.-

Category: 3*** & 4**** hotels, B&B or inn in Les Paccots

Season 1
Apr 10, 2021 - May 7, 2021
Sep 18, 2021 - Oct 17, 2021
Season 2
May 8, 2021 - Sep 17, 2021
Schwarzsee
Extra night double room (BB)
Extra night single room (BB)
Lausanne
Extra night double room (BB)
Extra night single room (BB)
79.-
119.-
89.-
159.-
79.-
119.-
89.-
159.-
Additional nights
Place of arrival: Schwarzsee
  Season 1
Apr 10, 2021 - May 7, 2021
Sep 18, 2021 - Oct 17, 2021

every day
Season 2
May 8, 2021 - Sep 17, 2021

every day
Schwarzsee
Extra night double room (BB) 79.- 79.-
Extra night single room (BB) 119.- 119.-
Lausanne
Extra night double room (BB) 89.- 89.-
Extra night single room (BB) 159.- 159.-
Prices per person in CHF

Services & Information

Services

Included:

  • 6 overnight stays incl. breakfast
  • Luggage transfer (one piece of luggage per person, 20 kg)
  • Carefully elaborated route
  • Entrance Maison Chocolatier in Broc
  • Detailled route instructions (1 x per room)
  • GPS tracks available
  • Service Hotline

Please note:

  • Tourist tax, if due, is not included in the price! 

Information

Arrival / Parking / Departure:

  • Parking at Schwarzsee, CHF 15.- per day.  
  • Return travel by train and bus via Fribourg to Schwarzsee. Duration: approx. 3 hours.  
Travel Documents

Travel documents "analogous"

By default, your travel package includes a set of travel documents, which we will transmit you in advance. The following documents will inform you about your tour:

  • Travel program with all organizational details
  • Official guidebook «Cycling Switzerland»
  • Maps for your biking and/or hiking routes
  • Detailed maps about your stage locations
  • Detailed programme day-by-day

Travel documents "digital"

If you select the option "digital travel documents" when booking, we will provide you with all documents for your trip in a digital form. You will receive a small set of documents with the following content:

  • Manuals for the use of necessary apps
  • luggage tags
  • eventual vouchers

En route you will inform yourself easily with the app of SwitzerlandMobility and other free apps. Background information and all other documents are electronically assigned and can be downloaded to your mobile phone in advance.

Since this option saves resources and costs, a discount of CHF 30.- per room is offered.

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