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.
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.
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.
Visit between June and September for prime hiking conditions.
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