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Alpine Panorama Trail
Alpine Panorama Trail
Stage 24, Vevey (Corseaux)–Lausanne
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ViaFrancigena
ViaFrancigena
Stage 5, Lausanne–Vevey
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Terrasses de Lavaux
Terrasses de Lavaux
Route 113, St-Saphorin–Lutry
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Herzroute
Herzroute
Stage 1, Lausanne–Romont
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Tour du Léman
Tour du Léman
Stage 3, Morges–Montreux
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Rhone Route
Rhone Route
Stage 6, Montreux–Morges
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Lakes Route
Lakes Route
Stage 1, Montreux–Bulle
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Tour du Mont Pélerin
Tour du Mont Pélerin
Route 478, Chexbres–Palézieux–Chardonne–Chexbres
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On the Lavaux vineyard terraces

On the Lavaux vineyard terraces

With its seven-kilometre-long terraces, Lavaux is one of the most famous wine-growing regions in Switzerland. The first terraces were created by monks in the 12th century. The area, which is located between Lausanne and Vevey, was inscribed as a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage Site in 2007.
Lavaux is a magnificent terraced landscape on Lake Geneva. The region between Lausanne and Vevey is one of the best known wine-growing areas in Switzerland. Many painters and poets have been inspired by the picturesque wine villages and the magnificent view across Lake Geneva to the Savoie mountain peaks.

The vines benefit from the sunlight reflected by the lake and the heat that remains stored in the stone walls.

The Bishop of Lausanne gave various lands the Cistercian Order in the 12th century. The monks reclaimed the steep land by creating artificial terraces for wine growing. Today, Lavaux is a cultural landscape formed by generations of wine growers.

As an international acknowledgement of the uniqueness of this man-made landscape, the Lavaux wine-growing area was inscribed as a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage Site in 2007.
With its seven-kilometre-long terraces, Lavaux is one of the most famous wine-growing regions in Switzerland. The first terraces were created by monks in the 12th century. The area, which is located between Lausanne and Vevey, was inscribed as a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage Site in 2007.
Lavaux is a magnificent terraced landscape on Lake Geneva. The region between Lausanne and Vevey is one of the best known wine-growing areas in Switzerland. Many painters and poets have been inspired by the picturesque wine villages and the magnificent view across Lake Geneva to the Savoie mountain peaks.

The vines benefit from the sunlight reflected by the lake and the heat that remains stored in the stone walls.

The Bishop of Lausanne gave various lands the Cistercian Order in the 12th century. The monks reclaimed the steep land by creating artificial terraces for wine growing. Today, Lavaux is a cultural landscape formed by generations of wine growers.

As an international acknowledgement of the uniqueness of this man-made landscape, the Lavaux wine-growing area was inscribed as a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage Site in 2007.

On the Lavaux vineyard terraces

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Hiking in the surroundings

Alpine Panorama Trail
Alpine Panorama Trail
Stage 24, Vevey (Corseaux)–Lausanne
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ViaFrancigena
ViaFrancigena
Stage 5, Lausanne–Vevey
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Terrasses de Lavaux
Terrasses de Lavaux
Route 113, St-Saphorin–Lutry
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Cycling in the surroundings

Herzroute
Herzroute
Stage 1, Lausanne–Romont
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Tour du Léman
Tour du Léman
Stage 3, Morges–Montreux
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Rhone Route
Rhone Route
Stage 6, Montreux–Morges
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Lakes Route
Lakes Route
Stage 1, Montreux–Bulle
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Tour du Mont Pélerin
Tour du Mont Pélerin
Route 478, Chexbres–Palézieux–Chardonne–Chexbres
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