Tour: Urban hiking in Montreux

Easy city tour
Start of the tour:
Train Station Montreux
End of the tour:
Train Station Montreux
01:00 hours
5 km
30 m
Snug shoes and clothing, possibly rain gear, sunscreen and sunglasses

No other Swiss city is connected to music like Montreux, the metropolis whose jazz festival has inter­na­tional drawing power. Anybody who decides to explore the city on the Riviera by foot will thus be walking in the footsteps of music. On the way to the Auditorium Stravinsky, the former recording studio of the legendary band Queen (Queen Studio Experience), or to the Casino Montreux, the place memori­alised by Deep Purple’s smash hit “Smoke on the Water”. The stroll starts and ends at one of Switzer­land’s most iconic castles: Château Chillon. This easy urban stroll from the castle to Montreux – along the banks of Lake Geneva and past carefully manicured gardens and the swank hotel palaces from the Belle Époque era – is a real treat regardless of the season. This is not just because you will pass by countless places where you can pause and enjoy a snack. You will also have fantastic views from Lake Geneva of the striking spikes of the Dents du Midi mountain range.


Montreux Train Station (400 m) – stroll to the port of Montreux (Quai de la Rouvenaz 2) – take the boat to Chillon Castle (384 m) – return to Montreux by walking along the lakeside

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