What better way to discover the Lavaux region than with a wine tasting hike through the scenic slopes and vineyards?
The 25 kilometres between Montreux and Lausanne are steeped with terraced vineyards, soaked in sun, and have a history that started in the Roman times. The region boasts a dozen medieval villages, 15th century churches, over 200 wineries, and a rich tradition of regional foods.
Spend the morning hiking the slopes of the Lavaux terraced vineyards. Then reward yourself with a delicious picnic lunch of special regional foods and an afternoon of wine tasting.
Enjoy, fresh air, views of Lac Léman, the Alps, and vineyards. There will always be amazing viewpoints and scenic photo opportunities.
Discover the wines of Gault & Millau-rated winegrowers, organic vintners, and wine growing methods steeped in tradition (3-5 vintners)
Taste local products: from breads, charcuterie, cheese, chocolates and other regional specialties
Enjoy discovering regional foods and fantastic obscure wines (wines you can only taste in Switzerland!)
Group size: 6-8
Meeting point: Grandvaux train station: Platform 1
1st guided wine tasting
11:30 – 12:30
Hike and explore region
Picnic lunch with regional products
13:30 – 14:30 Guided visit at a winery
15:00 – 15:30 Final tasting and wind down. Return to Lausanne / Montreux by train or ferry
Tastings at minimum three different wineries or wine bars
Tour of one winery (when possible)
Tastings of regional products
Gourmet picnic lunch with local wines
Knowledgable & entertaining guide
Price DOES NOT include
Tastings outside of agreed program
Purchases en route
Tour will take place rain or shine and will be adapted to the weather conditions.
Tours can be modified based on the capabilities and desires of the participants.
Can add wine tastings.
You must be able to walk a minimum 5km over the course of the day.
Must be 16 years or older to taste wine.
Please be on time for departure.
What to bring
Wear sensible shoes and layers according to the weather of the day.
A refillable water container.
A day pack for your wine. Yes. You will buy wine.