Les Avants – hike with perfect view on Swiss riviera

If you’re looking for a nice, easy hike with perfect view on Swiss riviera – check out this 5.3-km loop trail near Les Avants. Easy to find and navigate – this hike is considered as moderately challenging. There are enough up and downs to do some sport but you can surely do it with children. 

What is the best time to go for a hike in Les Avants with a gorgeous view on Swiss riviera?

I mostly recommend to do this hike in early May because you will have a lot of chances to see plenty of narcissus in full bloom. Once you arrive in Les Avants, you’ll be already surrounded by beautiful Swiss mountains. During the hike the landscape will vary – you will go through the forest and meadows where you’ll surely meet our lovely Swiss cows. 

While exploring the forest you will find an amazing view point. A very nice view on Geneva lake from the top. I am living here already 2 years but I can admit that it is one of the most incredible views across all of the Swiss riviera. And if you’re lucky – plenty of narcissus in full bloom on the way! 🙂

How to get there? 

The loop starts in Les Avants, Vaud, Switzerland and is accessible by car or the panoramic train from Montreux.

If you’re looking for other amazing places in Switzerland, check out these mountain lakes: Mountain lakes – Lac Bleu – Valais, Switzerland, Mountain lakes – Lac de Géronde – Valais, Switzerland

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Mountain lakes – Lac de Géronde – Valais, Switzerland

Lac de Géronde, Sierre

Lac de Géronde, Sierre, Valais, Switzerland

Lac de Géronde – mountain lake situated in Sierre (German: Siders) in the canton Valais, Switzerland is one of the favourites places to meet and relax for habitants and guests of the town.

There are two lakes in Sierre – a small, intimate one and the large one – Lac de Géronde – an ideal place for a relaxing walk or family/friends activities on the big lawn. Lake is easily accessible – it takes only 15 minutes walk from Sierre train station. It is situated between hills and vineyards – a truly beautiful landscape and breathtaking views during the tour around the lake are guaranteed.

While making a tour around the lake you will notice an ‘island of ducks’ – not surprising as there are many ducks living in the lake. Among mountains and vineyards – scenery changing colours each season but keeping its beauty all year long.

Swimming in the lake is forbidden, however in the season between June and September (always check official opening months) you can spend a day in baths of Géronde situated just next to the lake.

How you can get there?

You can take a train to Sierre in canton Valais. Lake is situated only 15 minutes walk from the train station – no hiking equipment required.

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