Gate of the Alps
For more than a century visitors have enjoyed holidays in the resorts of the Alpes vaudoises, with their extensive infrastructure and vast range of year-round leisure options.
A holiday in the Alpes vaudoises offers a gastronomic interlude of the highest quality, from vineyards and wine cellars to Alpine cheese-making such as L’Etivaz AOP. Other attractions include traditional paper-cutting, salt mines, thermal springs, charming mountain villages, fantastic mountain lakes and impressive panoramas. Add in over 500 km of beautiful hiking paths and more than 150 km of mountain bike routes, and your stay is complete.
The Alpes vaudoises are also a goldmine for fans of narrow-gauge mountain railways: four panoramic lines, some of them with cogwheel trains, include the Montreux-Zweisimmen line passing through Château-d’Oex, as well as Aigle-Leysin and Aigle-Les Diablerets or Bex-Gryon-Villars, which continues as far as Bretaye.
The main resorts of Villars, Les Diablerets, Leysin and Château-d’Oex are easily accessible, and with the famous passes of the Col des Mosses, Col du Pillon and Col de la Croix.