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Experience an unforgettable summer in the Vaud Region: bike and explore

Experience an unforgettable summer in the Vaud Region: bike and explore

The Vaud Region in Switzerland during summer is a stunning sight, encompassing a vast area with a sizeable population. It boasts breathtaking and typically Swiss landscapes, including the Alps, the Swiss Plateau, and the Jura Mountains. Sharing its western border with France, Vaud is one of the few cantons where French is the official language. The region is a haven for outdoor enthusiasts, with a strong focus on outdoor summer activities.

Glacier 3000 is a destination that offers winter activities throughout the year, making it a rare find among global tourist spots. The place is blessed with sunshine and snow and offers a plethora of options designed to cater to visitors seeking fun and adventure.This winter wonderland is situated at the highest point of the Vaudois Alps, with an elevation of just above 3,000 meters. The place is anchored by a modern building designed by the Swiss architect Mario Botta, offering breathtaking views of the surrounding mountains, including the Eiger, Jungfrau, and Matterhorn.

Undoubtedly, the most impressive feature of Glacier 3000 is the Peak Walk by Tissot - the world's sole suspension bridge linking two mountain peaks. The bridge, measuring 107 meters in length and 80 centimeters in width, links the peaks of View Point and Scex Rouge. It is open all year round and free of charge, offering adventurers a bird's eye view of the stunning Alpine landscape in all directions. Standing on the bridge, visitors can revel in the sense of freedom and soak up the breathtaking scenery that surrounds them. The Ice Cathedral, a seasonal natural wonder, takes shape when water from spring and summer fills the cave and then drains during autumn, resulting in a 20-meter cavern with stunning ice walls that reflect light in a surreal manner.

Families visiting Glacier 3000 often consider the dogsled ride as a highlight, which takes them through the breathtaking glacial landscapes while being pulled by Huskies, a delightful experience for both young and old. For those seeking more thrills, the Alpine coaster awaits, offering an action-packed ride on the world's highest toboggan run, featuring 520-degree circle turns, ten curves, six waves, and three jumps that provide moments of weightlessness and breathtaking vistas, with speeds reaching up to 40 km/h along the one-kilometer stretch. Even the most seasoned traveler will be left breathless by this high-adventure experience.

At Glacier 3000, the possibilities for adventure are endless. Guests can embark on various excursions, including riding in a Snow Bus that can hold up to 20 people and provides forays into the glacial landscapes, walks on the glacier, skiing, snowboarding, cross-country skiing, and scenic flights above the majestic, snow-capped mountains. The question on everyone's mind is whether the fun will ever end?

For a unique experience in the Swiss paradise, visitors can also hop on the cheese and chocolate trains that run into early summer and restart at the end of summer. The adventure begins with the GoldenPass-MOB scenic train journey from Montreux or Zweisimmen, leading to Château-d'Oex. Here, guests can learn about the traditional method of making Swiss alpine cheese at the Le Chalet restaurant. The farmer creates one Le Chalet Bio cheese per day from 400 liters of fresh milk cooked over an open wood fire. The demonstration is performed in a rustic setting that adds to the charm of the experience, and guests can also savor a delicious fondue. A delectable journey by train awaits visitors to the Vaud region, with the Chocolate Train being a highlight.

This trip offers stunning views of the region's scenery and runs from early May to late September. The adventure commences with a ride in a Belle Epoque carriage from Montreux to Montbovon, followed by a transfer to a luxurious bus.The journey on the Chocolate Train begins with a trip aboard a Belle Epoque carriage from Montreux to Montbovon, before transferring to a luxury bus. The first destination is the medieval town of Gruyères, famous for its creamy, nutty cheese that bears the same name. Visitors can observe the cheese production process at La Maison du Gruyère cheese factory before exploring the charming village. Next up is Broc, home to the Maison Cailler chocolate factory, an interactive and multi-sensory journey through the history of chocolate. The visit concludes with a delicious chocolate tasting, adding a sweet touch to the already delightful experience.

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May 26, 2023
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