A Trip By Cogwheel Railway to the Top of
The Stunning Rochers de Naye
The Cogwheel Train From Montreux
When you’re next visiting Montreux and wondering what to do why not take a train ride to the top of Rochers de Naye? From the summit you get phenomenal views and it’s the perfect trip to make anytime of year.
To get there you take the cog wheel railway for a 55 minute scenic journey to reach the top of the the 2,000 meter high peak. When we visited in Winter, the train departed Montreux railway station every hour from 9.17 am until 3:17 pm and was a steep but hugely picturesque experience.
We have also visited in Autumn and whatever season you go as you get higher and higher up, the scenery changes. In Winter you’re soon met with a deep blanket of snow. There is no need to worry though as the cog wheel train can cope really well with the conditions and it is in fact open all year round.
If you visit in Winter, close to Christmastime, there is a series of long tunnels place when you get you to the top which take you directly to see Santa in his Grotto. However, if you step outside and walk along the snow you get to see the most magnificent mountain views and a superb snowy panorama. It can be a little icy when visiting at this time of year, so do make sure to come well wrapped up and to wear good shoes with a firm grip.
The views over the Alps, the Riviera and Lake Geneva are majestic and definitely worth experiencing. If you’re visiting in the Summer months from June to the end of September you can also visit “La Rambertia” alpine garden which boasts over 1,000 alpine plants and the Marmots Paradise, a small animal marmot for children.
At the top you can dine in the Panorama restaurant “Plein Roc” in the rock face which serves a delicious range of traditional mountains dishes or there is also a small restaurant next to the railway station. On the other hand you could take the cogwheel railway a couple of stops down the mountain to the Le Coucou Restaurant at Hauts-de-Caux.
Rochers de Naye & The Cogwheel Train
For more information on the Cogwheel Train ride please visit the website here.
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All photos by Carmen Sirboiu
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