Vevey-Les Pléiades - Lake Geneva (Vaud)

Magnificent views and meadows full of flowers

 
About Vevey-Les Pléiades

Available: all year round.

Costs

Swiss Travel Pass: FREE 

Montreux Riviera Card: FREE to Chevalleyres, then 50% reduction to Les Pléiades

Half Fare Card: 19 Sfr from Vevey

A magnificent view awaits you on the line which carries you from Vevey to Blonay and then on to the summit of the Pléiades at 1,348m. altitude. Each season is an event in itself. From the window of the train, discover multi dimensional landscapes, such as Lake Geneva, the fields of narcissi in flower and in winter, the glistening snow covered slopes.


Highlights

Restaurant

Hôtel-Restaurant Les Pléiades sits at an altitude of almost 1,400m and is open all year round to welcome visitors with its traditional chalet ambiance. The menu includes typical Swiss dishes such as fondue, rösti, meringues and tasty seasonal delights.

From the terrace with its view of Lake Geneva to the dining room with its huge wooden beams and its comfortable rustic rooms, Hôtel-Restaurant Les Pléiades is the perfect place to stop and relax.

Hiking

The 'Ermite' (Hermit), 'Des Biches' (Hind) and '700e' (700th) trails are just some of the seven poetically named walks that you can do at Les Pléiades. From short strolls to walk off a meal to more challenging routes, there is something to suit everyone.

Path to the stars

Les Pléiades is another name for the Seven Sisters constellation, and here on the mountain you can follow a path through an outdoor, interactive exhibit dedicated to astronomy. Increase your knowledge of the stars as you try out the astro devices in this unique location.

Nordic walking

Nordic walking is an outdoor sport that is becoming increasingly popular. It is an excellent way to combat stress, improve your cardiovascular fitness and tone your muscles, not to mention being great training for cross-country skiing. Equipment is available for hire from Blonay railway station.

Mountain biking

Sustainable modes of transport are a key priority at Les Pléiades. From a downhill marathon to cross-country or simply riding for pleasure, mountain biking enthusiasts are spoilt for choice. An easy, well-marked circuit is available for those who are looking for a gentle introduction.


Directions

The mountain railway to Les Pléiades departs from Vevey and can be easily reached from Montreux, La Tour-de-Peilz and Lausanne by train.

Direct trains depart Vevey every hour and takes approximately 40 minutes.

More excursions in the region

This delightful region offers everything from vineyard walks and lake cruises to nostalgic rail journeys and mountain beauty spots overlooking Lake Geneva. There are also higher mountain visits to enjoy, with plenty of scenic trails and alpine restaurants. 

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Your choice of resorts

You can choose to stay in an elegant, lively resort such as Montreux or Lausanne or find a quieter holiday in Vevey and nearby La Tour-de-Peilz. All have excellent access to beautiful Lake Geneva. For a mountain holiday, we recommend delightful Villars.

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