Stage 4/35 - 369 kms
0 km Evian
40 kms Montreux
28 kms Lausanne
56 kms Gruyère
33 kms Fribourg
35 kms Bern
57 kms Interlaken
68 kms Luzern
52 kms Zurich
Evian : A beautiful site and tourist city
Evian is located in the northern part of the French Alps, in the Haute-Savoie department, in south-eastern France. It lies on an exceptionally beautiful tourist city, on Lake Geneva’s South Shore, 45 km from Geneva. The city is located opposite Switzerland, while it nestles against the foothills of the Chablais alpine massif with its main peaks rising to heights of 2200 meters.
Ecotourism in Switzerland : A very famous Jazz Festival in Montreux
Montreux is a renowned municipality for its Jazz festival. Situated in the district of Riviera-Pays-d'Enhaut, in the canton of Vaud, Switzerland. It is located by the Lake Geneva at the foot of the Alps. The Audiorama, the Swiss National Audiovisual Museum, the Crêtes Castle, the Châtelard Castle, the train station, the Ile and Villa Salagnon, the Covered Market, the Palace Hotel, the Territet which was formerly the Grand-Hotel/Hotel des Alpes and the Villa Karma are listed as Swiss heritage sites of national significance. The whole of the urban village of Territet / Veytaux as well as the areas of Caux, Montreux and Villas Dubochet are part of the Inventory of Swiss Heritage Sites.
Lausanne : A nice small and prosperous city
Lausanne, capital of the canton of Vaud, is very well located, 40 minutes from Geneva and 20 minutes from the towns of Vevey and Montreux, at the lakeside. If you drive some kilometres in one direction or another, you will find yourself amidst vineyards villages or close to Lake Geneva. It is a very prosperous city which offers its visitors a unique experience while visiting it.
Lake Geneva Swiss side
One needs here to take into consideration not only the city, but the entire Lake Geneva region as an elegant set of extraordinary range of towns and villages, each with its own special ambience and proudly independent outlook on life, all of these wonderfully located and anchored by what has been called the world’s smallest metropolis.
Gruyères : A major tourist location
Gruyères is a town in the Gruyère district in the canton of Fribourg, Switzerland. Its German name is Greyerz. The medieval town is a major tourist location in the upper valley of the Sarine and bears the “Gruyère” famous name. Gruyère is a key factor in supporting the tourism sector in the region. A major tourist attraction is the Gruyères medieval town with its castle, housing a regional museum and an arts museum. Cultural activities are organised in the castle. There is a cheese factory in Pringy which is open to visitors. Mount Moléson is found nearby.
Ecotourism trip around Lake Gruyère : Interesting exploration
One of the most beautiful views on the lake is from the Restaurant/Restoroute Motel. It is an ideal location to have lunch on its large terrace and enjoy the Fribourg Pre-Alps at a short distance. The lakes area offers various sport activities such as golf, tennis, fishing and biking or hiking around the lake. From the village of “Le Bry”, you can enjoy a ecotourism trip on a barge to explore the lake. Discover the cliffs of Rossens and set your feet on firm ground to visit Ogoz Island, its restored chapel and medieval ruins.
Fribourg : An economic and historic city
Fribourg is the capital of the Swiss canton of Fribourg and the district of Sarine. It is located the Sarine’s both sides / Sarine, on the Swiss plateau is an important economic, administrative and educational centre on the cultural border between the German-speaking and French-speaking Switzerlands. Its old town, one of the best preserved in Switzerland, is located on a small rocky hill above the Sarine’s valley.
Our Lady of Mount Carmel
Our Lady of Mount Carmel is a title given to Virgin Mary in her role of patroness of the Order of Carmel. The first Carmelites were Christian hermits who lived on the Mount Carmel in Holy Land during the late 12th century and the beginning of the mid-13th century. They built a chapel in the midst of their hermitages that they dedicated it to the Blessed Virgin, under the name of “Lady of the place”. Our Lady of Mount Carmel is Chile’s patron saint.
Montreux : Montreux Lake View
Montreux : Hotel Bristol & Spa Bristol
Lausanne : Hôtel de la Paix Lausanne
Lausanne : Lausanne Palace & Spa
Lausanne : ibis Lausanne Centre
Gruyères : Hôtel de Gruyères
Gruyères : La Fleur de Lys
Fribourg : Hôtel Restaurant au Sauvage
Fribourg : Hôtel de la Rose
Bern : An UNESCO World heritage site where is pleasant to live
The city of Bern is Switzerland’s fifth most populous city. The Bern built-up area includes 43 municipalities and has a population of 356 000. Bern is also the capital of the canton of Bern, Switzerland’s second most populous canton. In 1983 the historic old town in the centre of Bern became a UNESCO World Heritage Site and Bern is ranked among the world’s top ten cities for the best quality of life.
Old city of Berne : medieval character
The Old City of Berne is the centre of the Berne medieval city, in Switzerland. Built on a narrow hill surrounded on three sides by the Aar River, it has a compact layout and unchanged since its construction from the 12th to the 15th centuries. Despite a major fire in 1405, an extensive part of the city was rebuilt in sandstone and after considerable construction efforts in the 18th century, Berne’s old city has maintained its medieval character.
Interlaken : a very popular tourist destination
The place is a well-known tourist destination, located near Switzerland’s centre, close to the Alps. The Aar flows through the town. Interlaken lies between Lake Brienz, to the east, and Lake Thun to the west. The town derives its name from its geographic position between the lakes.
Jungfrau-Aletsch-Bietschhorn : mountainous region
The Jungfrau-Aletsch-Bietschhorn is located in south-western Switzerland between the cantons of Berne and Valais. It is a mountainous region in the eastern part of the Bernese Alps, holding the northern wall of the Eiger and Jungfrau and the largest glaciated area in western Eurasia, which includes the Aletsch glacier. The Jungfrau-Aletsch protected region is the first World Natural Heritage Site in the Alps. It was inscribed in 2001.
Luzern : A world famous monuments city
Luzern lies on Lake Luzern’s shores and is the capital of Central Switzerland. The Prealps offer a breathtaking view on the snow-capped peaks of the Alps and Lucerne’s well preserved medieval city centre. Luzern is home to world famous monuments such as the Chapel Bridge and the Water Tower. In addition to tourist attractions, the city also offers a modern infrastructure with a wide range of cinemas, museums, theatres, restaurants, clubs and an extensive and well operated public transport system. Luzern is ideally located with good connections to many other sights and large cities like Zurich, Berne, Bâle and Geneva. Several ski resorts and hiking trails are nearby and Lake Luzern offers a range of water sports such as sailing, rowing, surfing and swimming.
Werthenstein Pilgrimage Church (about 20km from Lucerne)
You can almost hear the footsteps of pilgrims on the Saint-Jacques road between the Werthenstein pilgrimage church and Willisau. Cultural diversity, fascinating history and memorable landscapes define hiking in Lucerne’s hinterland. Small hamlets, chapels, calvaries and villages with beautiful inns, the pilgrims always enjoy a good meal. All this wealth is found along this path, rich in history and tradition, leading through meadows and forests of the small well preserved city of Willisau.
Zurich : Discovering Carolingian Imperial Palace and charming city that attracts many tourists
Zurich is Switzerland’s largest city and the capital of the Zurich canton. It is located in north-central Switzerland at the north-western end of Lake Zurich. The municipality has about 390 000 inhabitants, and the Zurich metropolitan area has approximately 1.83 million. Zurich is a hub for railways, roads, and air traffic. Zurich Airport and the railway station are the country’s largest and busiest. Most of Zurich’s sights are located within the area on each side of the Limmat River, between the main railway station and Lake Zurich. The old town’s churches and houses are regrouped here as well as the most expensive shops along the famous Bahnhofstrasse. The Lindenhof in the old town is the historical site of the Roman castle and the Carolingian Imperial Palace.
Bern : Best Western Hotel Bern
Bern : Hotel Bären am Bundesplatz
Interlaken : Goldey Swiss Quality Hotel
Interlaken : Apartment Interlaken
Luzern : Hotel Des Alpes
Luzern : Hotel Schlüssel
Zurich : Hotel Limmatblick
Zurich : Hotel City Zürich
Zurich : Swiss Night am Kunsthaus By Fassbind