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Walking through the Chablais vineyards (Vaud)

At the western door of the Alps lies a small but interesting vineyard. At the center stands the city of Aigle dominated by its castle. The reputation of the village of Yvorne goes way beyond Switzerland. The dominant local grape is the white Chasselas. The region is very picturesque and offers a lovely trail and many places to stop and taste the local wines.

Location: 30 minutes East of Lausanne, 15 minutes from Vevey-Montreux, start and end: Aigle train station, distance: 6.4 Km, duration: 1 hour 45 minutes (non stop), difference in levels: upward 160 meters and downward 160 meters, difficulty: easy walking (red trail) – medium (blue trail)

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Follow Nic's steps on the steep slopes of the Dezaley (Lavaux)

Nic is the founder of Swiss Riviera WIne Tour. Passionate about food and wine, he also loves his 1966 Riva motorboat to tour the upper part of the lake Geneva.

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Walking through the Lavaux-UNESCO vineyards (Vaud)

​​Located just one hour away from Geneva by train and 15 minutes from Lausanne or Vevey-Montreux, the vineyards of Lavaux have been part of the UNESCO World Heritage sites since 2007. Take a stroll through its 10'0000 terraces of vines, enjoy the fascinating landscape and breathtaking view over lake Geneva. They are plenty of opportunities on the trail to stop and taste wines from the local grape known as Chasselas.

Location: 15 minutes by train West from Lausanne, start: Cully train station, end: Rivaz train station, distance: 5.7 kilometers, duration: 1 hour 30 minutes (non stop), difference in levels: upward 214 meters and downward 225 meters, difficulty: easy walk

 

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Bündner Herrschaft, the rise of a noble county

The small wine region of the Bündner Herrschaft (Graubünden) which also happens to be land of Heidi has continuously gained momentum in the past years. Wine lovers have not only discovered its wines, but also their prices which are on average higher than those produced in the Southwestern part of Switzerland. We asked ourselves if it was due to the relative proximity of the rich metropolis of Zurich, ultimately we found out that if you consider the quality, there are still pretty good bargains available in the Graubünden.

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