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Montreux from a different perspective

Montreux, Switzerland

Experience hosted by Yury

12 hours
Includes food, drinks, equipment
Up to 7 people
Hosted in English

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…

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What's included

  • Food
    Snacks
  • Drinks
    Water
  • Equipment
    Equipment (mountain shoes, backpacks etc.)
From $165
/ person
Mon, 12 Apr
$206 per person
$206 per person
Thu, 15 Apr
$206 per person
$206 per person
Fri, 16 Apr
$206 per person
$206 per person

Meet your host, Yury

Host on Airbnb since 2015
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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.
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.
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…
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!
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…
Sean
September 2019
My fiancée and I have spent two weeks in Europe (Portugal, Italy, and Switzerland) and his was by far the most fun and rewarding activity we did. Yury was friendly, knowledgeable, and fun-loving. He also knows a lot of great information about Montreux, the Swiss Alpes, and the Swiss Riviera as a whole. We did this activity when we first arrived which was a great choice. He gave us lots of local recommendations for restaurants and other activities. The hike itself is breath-taking, and not crowded with tourists. It’s mostly locals, and we even stopped at a charming cafe in the mountains for a quick refreshment before finishing the hike. Lastly, we rode back on a boat in lake Geneva which gave us awesome views of Chateau de Chillon and Montreux from the water. For the price he is charging this is one of the best ways you could spend a day in the Swiss Riviera, especially for lovers of hiking or people who are new to the area!
My fiancée and I have spent two weeks in Europe (Portugal, Italy, and Switzerland) and his was by far the most fun and rewarding activity we did. Yury was friendly, knowledgeable,…
Rena
August 2019
Wow what an amazing experience that was so well organized even though we were a bit scattered! Our hike exceeded our expectations and it challenged us in an very accomplished way. When we got to the top the feeling cannot be described! Our stop for lunch after the hardest part of the climb was perfect in the Hamlet restaurant. Being able to then purchase the local farmers cheese (and a small ice cream) was even special. We cannot wait to return again and try another hike with Yury!!! He was like finding a gem in the midsts of the beauty of Montreux!!
Wow what an amazing experience that was so well organized even though we were a bit scattered! Our hike exceeded our expectations and it challenged us in an very accomplished way.…
Genevieve
August 2019
This is an incredible experience, if you are considering it and are prepared for the workout I would 100% recommend it! Yury is extremely helpful and the trip is definitely a once in a lifetime experience.

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Cancellation policy

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Guest requirements

Up to 7 guests ages 18 and up can attend.