146 Promenade de Montreux Riviera
146 Promenade de Montreux Riviera

Hiking

Promenade de Montreux Riviera

Promenade de Montreux Riviera

Montreux–Villeneuve

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Promenade de Montreux Riviera

Promenade de Montreux Riviera

Spectacular views of Lac Léman are the hallmark of this varied level hike. From fashionable Montreux, the route leads past the famous Chateau Chillon to Villeneuve. Along this stretch the lake shore is often less than 10 metres from the trail.
Located between Lake Geneva and steep mountain slopes, Montreux has a mild climate and subtropical vegetation along its lakeside promenade. In July the whole town lives to the rhythm of the Montreux Jazz Festival. The concerts attract around 250,000 visitors over a period of 20 days.

Chateau Chillon stands on a rocky outcrop on the shores of Lake Geneva. The moated castle is the most visited historic building in Switzerland, an architectural gem set in the most beautiful surroundings imaginable; Lake Geneva and the mountains. The building is over 1000 years old and has inspired the fantasies of artists such as Rousseau, Hugo, Delacroix and Courbet.

Because of its position at the upper end of Lake Geneva, Villeneuve has retained its old, original character. The town became famous as a tourist destination for its gastronomic specialties and excellent wines. Seeing the sunset from Villeneuve is a unique experience. Sit on the pier next to Chateau Chillon in its picturesque setting and watch the sun go down.
Spectacular views of Lac Léman are the hallmark of this varied level hike. From fashionable Montreux, the route leads past the famous Chateau Chillon to Villeneuve. Along this stretch the lake shore is often less than 10 metres from the trail.
Located between Lake Geneva and steep mountain slopes, Montreux has a mild climate and subtropical vegetation along its lakeside promenade. In July the whole town lives to the rhythm of the Montreux Jazz Festival. The concerts attract around 250,000 visitors over a period of 20 days.

Chateau Chillon stands on a rocky outcrop on the shores of Lake Geneva. The moated castle is the most visited historic building in Switzerland, an architectural gem set in the most beautiful surroundings imaginable; Lake Geneva and the mountains. The building is over 1000 years old and has inspired the fantasies of artists such as Rousseau, Hugo, Delacroix and Courbet.

Because of its position at the upper end of Lake Geneva, Villeneuve has retained its old, original character. The town became famous as a tourist destination for its gastronomic specialties and excellent wines. Seeing the sunset from Villeneuve is a unique experience. Sit on the pier next to Chateau Chillon in its picturesque setting and watch the sun go down.
6 km | 1 Stage
50 m | 60 m
1 h 30 min
medium (for wheelchair users) | medium (for wheelchair users)

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General information
The sightseeing attractions and overnight accommodation suggested by Switzerland Mobility are not necessarily wheelchair accessible. More information on accessibility is found at www.procap.ch/tourisme-inclusif or www.rollihotel.ch.

Obstacle-free routes, grade of difficulty see PDF.
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Arrival | return travel

Arrival / return travel Montreux
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Wheelchair suitable parking spaces
Three parking spaces for wheelchair users are located at Montreux railway station. Another parking space for wheelchair users is located on the lakeside promenade, approx. 700m from the railway station (directly on the route).

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WC Montreux railway station
WC Montreux railway station
There is a Eurokey toilet at Montreux railway station, located on the ground floor next to the Migrolino. WC info: door width 88cm, movement area (DxB) 155x110cm; seat height 40cm; hand grips left fixed, right moveable; access right; washbasin underside clearance 83cm.
km0 - km0.2
km0 - km0.2
The first section is on an asphalted pavement alongside the road. This section has no significant gradients.
km0.2 - km0.3
km0.2 - km0.3
The asphalted pavement has a downhill gradient of 10% on this section.
km0.3 - km4.4
km0.3 - km4.4
On this section we reach the beautiful lakeside promenade. The floral splendour along the path and the view of the mountains are unique. At km 3.9 you meet a few metres with a 7% uphill gradient. This short slope is followed by a level, asphalted section with an open view of Chateau Chillon.
WC lakeside promenade
WC lakeside promenade
A Eurokey toilet is located on the left at km1, on the lakeside promenade near the covered market buildings and the statue of Freddie Mercury. WC info: door width 107cm; movement area (DxB) 200x160cm; seat height 68cm; hand grips left moveable, right fixed; access right; mirror height 105cm (folding mirror); washbasin underside clearance 72cm.
km4.4 - km4.5
km4.4 - km4.5
This section in front of Chateau Chillon is over uneven cobblestones that create a rough ride.
Chateau Chillon
Chateau Chillon
The courtyard of Chateau Chillon is accessible, but however is also paved with cobblestones. Other rooms are not wheelchair accessible. The cafeteria has a wheelchair-accessible toilet. To use this, you must ask for the key at the entrance. No payment is required for use of the toilet only. WC info: door width 95cm; movement area (DxB) 200x198cm; seat height 43cm; hand grips: left moveable, right fixed; access right; mirror height 107cm (folding mirrors); washbasin underside clearance 70cm.
km4.5 - km7.5
km4.5 - km7.5
The last section of the route follows good, asphalted paths with no significant gradients.

Arrival | return travel

Arrival / return travel Villeneuve
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Barrier-free return travel / public transport
The return journey is made with bus No. 201 back to the Montreux Gare bus station and to the Montreux support railway station. The bus station is about five minutes away from the railway station. This time the 10% gradient to master is uphill.

Contact

Procap Reisen & Sport
Frohburgstrasse 4
4600 Olten
Tel. +41 (0)62 206 88 30
tourismus@procap.ch
www.procap.ch/tourismus-inklusiv

Services

Accommodation

Auberge de Jeunesse Montreux-Territet
Auberge de Jeunesse Montreux-Territet
Montreux
Hôtel Helvétie
Hôtel Helvétie
Montreux
Hotel du Port
Hotel du Port
Villeneuve VD
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Places

Montreux
Montreux
Villeneuve VD
Villeneuve VD
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Places of interest

Chillon Castle
Chillon Castle
Les Grangettes
Les Grangettes
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Signalization

Signalization
In general the «Barrier-free Paths» lead along the hiking routes marked yellow. Additional white signs with green route fields for «Barrier-free Paths» indicate the route at key points. The white signs should be followed where «Barrier-free Paths» differ from the hiking route network. To be certain, please take a print-out of our web map with you.
Signalization