Hiking is an activity of the legs – and a state of the soul Translated with www.DeepL.com/Translator

13. April 2015 | categories: Hiking

The Easter holidays are coming to an end. Today, Châtel St-Denis – Lausanne is on the programme. At 4:30 a. m. the alarm clock rings and after a walk to the train station (the bus does not leave early on Sunday morning) I sit in the train to Châtel St-Denis.

At the beginning it goes down slowly towards Vevey. At times you can only hear the birds chirping and the brook rustling. After a short time you have a view of Lake Geneva.

After two hours I reach Vevey. According to the signpost, however, one would have to go up again. However, I decide to walk along Lake Geneva first. I pass the Nestle headquarters and pass a campsite. After another 500 meters I realize that the path ends in a private property. Since the railway tracks are on the right and on the left side of the lake, I have no other choice than to walk back 500 metres and cross the railway tracks over a bridge.

Since there is no possibility to reach the way up here, I walk along the road. Shortly afterwards comes the beautiful village of St. Saphorin and a little later Rivaz. From there it goes up 100 meters of altitude to the Hochweg.

The high path lies between the vineyards. A view of Lake Geneva with the French Alps behind it makes this hike a highlight.

From Cully, the trail runs along Lake Geneva. Meadows invite you to laze. After another two hours you reach Lausanne.

To get to Lausanne railway station, you can either take the only metro in Switzerland or walk up.

Tip: Start the hike in St-Sophorin and follow the hiking trail to the Höhenweg. If the weather is warm enough, you can go swimming in Cully. Sports enthusiasts can visit the Olympic Museum after the hike in Lausanne.

For wine lovers, there are several wine cellars in each village on the high trail. On the way it also has a railway station every few kilometres, so it is not necessary to plan the destination.

P.S. The title is from Josef Hofmiller.