Join UIMLA mountain guide, Matthew, on this private tour of Lake Geneva's picturesque villages. Sip local wines and explore the Swiss history and culture as you hike around the lake.
Apr, May, Jun, Sep, Oct
There are many things to discover all around Lake Geneva, also known as Lac Léman. One can explore cozy villages with rolling green hills and enjoy views of the snow-capped Alps, majestic castles, gorges, and vineyards.
Join me on this private, fully customizable tour and visit the best sites around Lake Geneva. The walks can be more leisurely or challenging depending on your group’s preferences. With so much to see, any route we take is sure to be interesting.
Every day, we will taste a different local wine, on a picnic or at the end of the day. You will discover the unique Chasselas varietal, which you will find nowhere else in the world, as well as other grape types developed on the shores of the Leman (Lake Geneva).
This tour is ideal for people of all ages who enjoy being active and are curious about the local cultural and gastronomic traditions around Lake Geneva. This tour is an active yet relaxing way to discover Lake Geneva.
In my opinion, the best time to visit Lake Geneva is in the early summer or fall. This way, you’ll avoid the peak summer season and its high temperatures. Regardless of when you come, I hope you’ll make some fond memories as you hike along the shore!
I would be pleased to be your guide. Get in touch with me to start planning your tour today! You can also visit my profile to see the other tours I offer in the area.
- Guiding fee
- Transport during the trip
The price includes the guiding fee, a local wine tasting for every day of the hike, minibus transportation during hiking days (if required).
Accommodation, food, and beverages during the stay, transportation from and to airports, and additional fees such as public transportation (trains, cable cars) or museums are not included.
Cully-Cully. Straight from your hotel, walk from village to village around Cully, ideal to discover your surroundings for the week, or as an easy day. Return back along the shores of the lake. Lunch at a local, unique gastronomical café.
Rochers de Naye summit and hike down. Catch a train to the top of Rochers de Naye (good weather only). Hike to summit (2000m, easy). Afternoon walk down to Caux, a spectacular walk down the mountain. Train back to Cully.
Train trip and walk to medieval Abbey (Clunisian style and period). Visit abbey and « Maison du Prieur » (13th century building), an exceptional building unique in Europe. Afternoon hike down to the Nozon River, soothing and calm, lots of flowers. Light lunch at Maison du Prieur. Return to Cully by train.
Train and minibus to Diablerets mountain resort. Visit of preserved and out-of-the-way mountain village (1h). Col du Pillon (1550 m) and walk up to Lac Retaud, spectacular views over the high limestone peaks. Walk back down to Col du Pillon on forest paths. Lunch at Lac Retaud. Return to Cully by minibus and train.
Groups of up to 4 people are welcome. Every day can be adapted to the group's desires and will also be adjusted depending on the weather. You can also make special requests.
I am a trained International Mountain Leader with international certification (UIMLA) and also swiss Federal authorisation. I enjoy taking my clients to places that are not necessarily the most famous but are very rewarding and out of the usual paths! I am very fond of the Jura range, especially in winter, with snowshoes! I also love the Prealp peaks in autumn and summer, and the higher Alps range at the end of summer when we can go really HIGH (because the snow is gone). I am fond of 2 day hikes or longer hikes, and also short assignments, such as half days or evenings. I am also a keen wine enthusiast (I am a certified Lavaux UNESCO guide), and I enjoy taking my clients out and tasting a good wine with typical swiss food after the hikes. If you're into learning about European history, hiking the hills and discovering old castles and forgotten passage-ways, then you're in good hands, because I'm really passionate about the cultural aspects of mountain and hill hiking. Get in touch with me to plan your adventure!
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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.
Ed and Anne E.
Matthew is one of the best...knowledgable, personable, very aware of clients abilities and interests. This is an all-time favorite trip...
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