Round-trip from Geneva to Zermatt
The pandemic is the opportunity to change your way to travel. In the past, I discovered so many beautiful places around the world, but I never took the time to discover my own country. This time gave us a new opportunity to travel closer, without using a plane. I'm a fan of exploring while having a low environmental impact, and spending more time in nature. I realize the Alps are really gorgeous, there are many activities to do and you can learn about the different summits of the region.
Fom Geneva to Zermatt in 3 days
After a good lunch at home next to Geneva we packed our stuff in the car and went in the direction of Lausanne. Lausanne is located on the northern shore of Lake Geneva. It is a lovely city with typical Helvetic architecture which contrasts with a very active nightlife.
Driving through the Lavaux site
The Lavaux region is one of the most beautiful in Switzerland. It is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. We drove through it and saw kilometers of vineyards overlooking the lake.
Thermal bath - Lavey-les-Bains
At the foot of the Alps, the thermal center of Lavey-les-Bains is supplied by the hottest source of water in Switzerland. In the outdoor pool, we relaxed with a breathtaking view of the mountains. The interiors are so different, that we felt as if we were transported to a parallel universe.
Catch the train for Zermatt
In the morning we parked without a problem at the train station Täsch. We enjoyed the stunning views through the train.
Ski day in Zermatt resort
We went straight up to the Matterhorn 3 883m glacier. The snow is still present for the month of April. Then we took the small train to Gornergrat which offers a magnificent view of the glaciers. Throughout the ski resort, the views are also breathtaking.
To relax after the ski day, we took advantage of the hotel’s spa. There's nothing better than the heat of the sauna to relax the muscles.
Visit Zermatt centre
I wanted to see the servin with the Zermatt city at Zermatt Matterhorn Viewpoint. Zermatt is a small town very atypicalcal. It has a very cute mountain style.
On the way back, we stopped at Sion. The peculiarity of this town is that two castles overlooking the medieval center are the main curiosity of the city. One is the castle of Tourbillon, in ruins, and the other is the basilica of Valère that is well preserved. This place offers an incredible view of the Rhone, the terraced vineyards, and the Alps with snowy peaks.
The last stop before returning to Geneva was Vevey. We strolled along the Perdonnet quay. The bank is well-appointed and has a beautiful view of the mountains. Then we visited the old town with an Italian influence. The famous picture is in front of the sculpture "La Fourchette de l'Alimentarium". If you have more time you should visit the Chaplin’s World museum.
Before you travel
- Bring food with you, such as fruits, bread, and cereal bars. In Switzerland food is expensive.
- Travel with the strict minimum, as the ski equipment itself is quite bulky.
- Book the accommodations in advance as these are highly-demanded locations.
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