I like to stop along the way. If I can get off a train and nose around a town for a couple of hours or pull off the highway to see something cool, I’ll do it in a heartbeat. When we had Mr. Rome and Ms. Barcelona visiting, they hiked from Chateau de Chillion (near Montreaux) to Vinorama in Rivaz. I picked them up there. Although the lakeside is beautiful, I love the views from Lavaux‘s terraced vineyards. It was a gorgeous day and I couldn’t let them miss the view of Lac Leman (Lake Geneva) and the Alps.
If you are a wine person, or even if you are not a wine person (merely an incredibly beautiful views person), when you come to Switzerland spend a day hiking around the Lavaux vinyards. They are amazing and a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Franz Weber helped to get them declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site and ensure their protection from development. He continues to oppose their development calling it the “concretization of Lavaux.” Can you imagine Del Boca Vista Phase III here?
Yep. That’s France across the water. I hear they make wine there too.