Rochers de Naye

NileGuide Expert Says:

Local expert, Sonja Holversonsuggests:if you want to hike, take the easier trail from "Hauts de Caux" via Liboson which meanders more and is not straight up as the other trail. Have food and water. It takes 2.5 hours to go up and a lot of energy, especially in the rocky areas at the top.


Lausanne, Switzerland

NileGuide Expert tip:

Local Expert, Sonja Holverson advises: The trailheads are located just above Caux and you can get off the coggwheel train at "Hauts de Caux" and start your hike there. Or if you do want to hike, you can continue on the cogwheel train from Caux to the top of Rochers de Naye (in which case this attraction is not rated Strenulous). To really view all of the Alps in Switzerland, you still need to hike up from the station at Rochers de Naye to the lookout point (not easy but well worth it!). You can bring your own lunch or dine at the Plein Roc Restaurant. Whether you hike or arrive on the cogwheeled train, you will need a jacket as it can be chilly even in the summer.


Once at the top of Rochers de Naye, you have a fabulous panoramic views of the Swiss and French Alps including Mont Blanc, the highest peak in Europe located on the French side of Lake Geneva. On the way up as well as at the top, you will see paragliders and hang-gliders jumping off. Don't miss the La Rambertia Alpine Garden, where around 1000 various species of plants from all over the world are on display. For families with children there is a Marmot Paradise exhibition as well as Mongolian Yurts which hold up to 8 persons in which to spend the night. There are also rooms in the "Plein Roc" facility as well as full restaurant service. Picnickers are welcome to eat on the deck if the restaurant is not busy but sometimes it's nice to find a spot on the slopes and absorb the natural beauty in peace.
Sonja Holverson

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