Discover The Vaud Alps Switzerland

Although for winter sports the Vaud Alps are not of the same quality as the Valais resorts, the Chateaux-d'Oex, Gstaad and Diablerets regions are ideal destinations in the summer months, when a large range of sporting activities are on offer. From Leysin, a highly renowned health resort for its saunas, you can go for a walk from the heights of the Berneuse gondola lift down to the Aï and the Mayen lakes, go for a mountain bike, or a mule back ride, fish in the rivers and mountain lakes. The Diablerets, with its glacier lying at an altitude of 9845 ft, accessible via gondola lift, is the capital of adventure sports of French-speaking Switzerland. Mountain biking, paragliding, mudbiking, skiing and summer snowboarding, canyoning, rafting, kayaking, climbing, trekking... Unforgettable excursions are likewise on offer from Villars and Gryon. At Château d'Oex, lovers of traditions will follow the path to the Alpage cheese, while church lovers will pay a visit to the Romanic abbey at Rougemont.

  • The Vaud Alps , Switzerland
    The Vaud Alps

    A typical house that you will come across in the Vaud Alps.

    © BOUVET Laurent / age fotostock
  • The Vaud Alps , An aerial view , Switzerland
    An aerial view

    There's nothing better than a hot-air balloon ride for grasping just how majestic these mountains are.

    © Guenter Fischer / age fotostock
  • The Vaud Alps , Switzerland
    A warm welcome in both summer and winter

    A multitude of activities, deals for families and a magnificent natural setting: this is what the Vaud Alps have to offer to the delight of tourists.

    © Guenter Fischer / age fotostock
  • The Vaud Alps , Lush valleys , Switzerland
    Lush valleys

    The valleys of the Vaud Alps are paradise for hikers between the months of May and September.

    © Guenter Fischer / age fotostock
  • The Vaud Alps , Perching churches , Switzerland
    Perching churches

    Churches such as this one in the mountains remind us of the Catholic tradition which predominates in the area.

    © Guenter Fischer / age fotostock
  • The Vaud Alps , Traditional chalets , Switzerland
    Traditional chalets

    This type of chalet is common in this region. They have been passed down from former generations.

    © A.Lorgnier
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