Monday, April 26, 2010

Hiking through the Lavaux Vineyard Terraces

Mark hiking through the vineyards

Which way?!!

Taking in the view

The end of our hike in St. Saphorin

Mark and I set out yesterday morning for a hike through the vineyard terraces in Lavaux. Lavaux is the region located just outside of Lausanne and is famous for the vineyards that line the hillsides along Lake Geneva. It covers approximately 30 kms of terrain and was recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2007.

We took a five minute train ride to Lutry and started our hike from there. We spent 3 hours following the yellow signs along the route and enjoying the remarkable views! We got quite a bit of exercise along the way from climbing some hills which was good! We also spotted some gazebos at different points along the way so we will have to pack a picnic next time. We ended our hike in St. Saphorin and took the train back to Lausanne. It was a great hike...looking forward to more now that the weather is warm again!

1 comment:

  1. I feel like I say the same things on all your blog posts, but everything does look like fun. I love the picture of the town, exactly how I would want and expect it to look.