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Surmount pristine peaks, hike alpine meadows, capture breathtaking scenery

Climb among the classic mountain landscape of Switzerland as you head into the rugged terrain of Vaud in the west. Conquer the wilderness of the Grand Muveran mountain in the Bernese Alps, the isolated slopes of Noirmont, and the sublime protected scenery of the Haut Jura natural park shared with France. Visit between June and September for prime hiking conditions.

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FAQs: Hiking in Vaud

What should I know about Hiking Vaud?

The canton of Vaud is located in the western section of Switzerland, and is the third-largest canton in the country. The French-speaking region borders Auvergne-Rhone-Alpes and Bourgogne-Franche-Comte of France to the west. While to the north it borders the Swiss canton of Neuchatel, to the east Fribourg and Bern, and to the south Valais and Lake Geneva.

Why should I choose Vaud for my Hiking adventure?

Treasure trove of trails

Covered in glistening glaciers and dramatic towering peaks, the landscape of Switzerland is superbly suited for quality hiking. Located in the western canton of Vaud, from the classic mountain of Grand Muveran (3,051 meters) and the summit of Noirmont close to France to the stunning natural park of Haut Jura.

Cultural crossroads

German, French and Italian swirl through the mountainous country and characterise the cocktail of Swiss culture. From its cuisine and customs to its habits and attitudes, the national culture has also been largely shaped by the dominance of the Alps. The canton of Vaud has been heavily influenced by the French language.

Mythical mountains

The rolling mountains of Switzerland cradle many of the myths that have survived the centuries. Like the witch burned at the stake which today is commemorated by a skiing event; or the dragons of Mount Pilatus with healing powers that live in the mountain crevices.

What can I expect from the weather during my Hiking trip in Vaud?

Switzerland generally has temperate weather, yet varies between specific locations. Summer months tend to be warm and humid with occasional rainfalls. From July to August the daytime temperature ranges from 18 to 28°C.

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What currency is accepted around Vaud?

Swiss franc.

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When is the best time to travel to Vaud for Hiking?

Visit between June and September for prime hiking conditions.

What people are saying about Hiking | Vaud



Matthew is one of the best...knowledgable, personable, very aware of clients abilities and interests. This is an all-time favorite trip...



We had a weeklong tour with Matthew in 2017 and of all the trips we have made, hiking and otherwise, this was the best. Matthew found beautiful and varied types of hikes for each day, and the restaurants and vineyards he found were superb. His knowledge of the wine and geography is deep and he has a wonderful sense of humor. The trip was a joy from beginning to end.

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