Montreux from a different perspective

Montreux, Switzerland

Experience hosted by Yury

12 hours, Hosted in English
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What you'll do

Our hike's destination is Grammont - a peak in the Chablais Alps, directly across the lake from Montreux. Grammont is also the site of 'Taurendunum event', when in 563 AD a massive landslide caused a tsunami on Lake Geneva.
The first part of the trail takes us from the small mountain village of Miex to the milky-blue waters of lake of Taney. On its shores there is an alpine inn, which is a perfect stop for a snack or a drink.
The toughest part comes next. For about 2 hours, we will be going only uphill with the path first starting as a paved road and gradually transforming into narrow path. We will cross alpine pastures used by shepherds to graze the cattle during the summer. Conquering the summit, we will be rewarded with a breath-taking view of the Swiss Riviera and Lavaux Vineyard Terraces (UNESCO World Heritage Site), unseen from elsewhere.
For the way down, we will take a barely used trail that will take us through the dense forest on the southern slope of Grammont. We will end our journey in picturesque town of Le Bouveret, where you will take a boat back to Montreux.
Other things to note
I will plan the hike in accordance with local weather forecast and adjust the itinerary if necessary.

Public transport and boat tickets not included.

The length of this hike is 20.03 km (12.45 miles) with a total ascent of 1'229 m (4'032 feet).
Our hike's destination is Grammont - a peak in the Chablais Alps, directly across the lake from Montreux. Grammont is also the site of 'Taurendunum event', when in 563 AD a massive landslide caused a tsunami on Lake Geneva.
The first part of the trail takes us from the small mountain village of Miex to the milky-blue waters of lake of Taney. On its shores there is an alpine inn, which is a perfect stop for a snack or a drink.
The toughe…

What's included

  • Food
    Snacks
  • Drinks
    Water
  • Equipment
    Equipment (mountain shoes, backpacks etc.)

Meet your Host, Yury

Host on Airbnb since 2015
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PLEASE NOTE: If you would like to participate on a date that is not available, please send a request. I will do my best to accommodate.

I am hiker with nearly 20 years of experience and have hiked every known and less known trail in the Swiss Alps. On this hike, I want to help you discover the region of the Swiss Riviera from another side, quite literally. All the while avoiding the innumerable crowds that wander Montreux promenades.
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Where you'll be

We will hike to the top of the summit of Grammont, which offers a unique and rare of Swiss Riviera and Lavaux spread before your very eyes. We pass by an alpine lake of Taney, cross alpine pastures with Swiss cows grazing them all summer long. Ending highlight of this hike is the boat ride back to Montreux - offering yet another view of the Swiss Riviera.

Rated 5.0 out of 5 from 15 reviews.

Chip
August 2021
It's a beautiful, well thought out experience that I would highly recommend. Yury was friendly, knowledgeable and fun to chat with. 10 out of 10. Thank you.
Vanessa
June 2021
This was my second hike with Yury. I highly recommend him as a guide. He is thoughtful with planning the hike and accommodates all different fitness levels without making you feel like you are slow 😀. I also like that he takes you on options that are more frequented by locals for an authentic experience.
Ares
June 2021
Yury非常友善好客,我们一路都在聊天。他带我去的地方是我无法靠自己发现的,随着海拔提升,一路上你可以体验到不同的景观和地貌,从城市到乡村,从草甸到森林,从苔原到雪原,登顶前的那段风景绝美。因为我脚程慢,Yury延长了活动时间,体验过程感觉舒服,推荐给喜欢徒步和爬山的游客。
Nadira
August 2020
Yury a été un super guide pour nous il nous a fait découvrir la beauté de la montagne il nous a expliqué les différents endroits les différents cultures . Ce fut une randonnée avec des paysages magnifiques des vue sublime. Il a su prendre le temps avec nous et a été très attentionné nous a offert un verre puis nous avons partagé un excellent repas pris en charge par Yury . Il nous a prêté tout le matériel nécessaire de randonnée (chaussure, bâton) ce qui a été très pratique pour nous je recommande Yury à 100% au plaisir de le revoir.
Nava
September 2019
Thank you Yuri for a very special wonderful day in nature. we are looking forward to our next trip with you. Arditi family
Taylor
September 2019
My mother and I booked this hiking experience with Yury and absolutely recommend this to anyone in the Swiss Riveria!! Yury kindly met us two days before our hike to make sure the hiking boots fit us properly. He then met us the morning of the hike to ensure we got on the correct train, which got us all to the start of the hike. Yury brought tasty energy bars and granola bars that filled us up and gave us plenty of energy to do the whole hike. He was patient with us (we hadn't done much hiking in our lives) and set a great pace that we could keep up with during the ascent to the top and the descent back down. The view at the top was incredible!! I wish I could do the hike every week with Yury as the guide!

Things to know

Guest requirements

Guests ages 18 and up can attend, up to 7 guests total.
All participants must wear a protective face covering and practice social distancing.
The activity level for this experience is strenuous.
The skill level for this experience is intermediate.

Cancellation policy

Cancel within 24 hours of purchasing or at least 7 days before the experience starts for a full refund.