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Scenic montain train journey and tulips...and good food!

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At some stage during the Easter Break, we are planning from the Vevey/Montreux area to combine a scenic train journey up the mountains, Vevey market, Morges tulips flower show, an overnight in a nice-ish place and a good couple of meals thrown in.


Any inspiration? Tips. Apart from Vevey itself and the Lavaux vineyards, don't really know this part of the lake.
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Re: Scenic montain train journey and tulips...and good food!

Morges is certainly worth a visit. I went in late April 2011
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Re: Scenic montain train journey and tulips...and good food!

I suppose the obvious scenic train ride would be the MOB line from Montreux. You could go to Gruyères, or Charmey (nice thermal baths there), or stay on the train as far as Gstaad. The whole thing is very scenic.

The train ride from Montreux up to Rochers de Naye is also very scenic, though it's nerve-wrackingly steep in parts. There are some nice places on the way up where you could hop off for lunch and a short walk.
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Re: Scenic montain train journey and tulips...and good food!

Is the Montreux Rocher de Nayes one of these panoramic trains they advertise on the Golden Pass or a funicular type of train?
Any recommendation on places to eat for lunch that you mention are available along the way?
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Is the Montreux Rocher de Nayes one of these panoramic trains they advertise on the Golden Pass or a funicular type of train?
Any recommendation on places to eat for lunch that you mention are available along the way?
I think it is operated by the Golden Pass people, yes. The other one I mentioned (towards Gstaad) definitely is. The Rochers de Naye is a cogwheel train, the other one a normal train.

I can't recommend specific restaurants, but there are definitely places to eat with nice views at Caux (on the Rochers de Naye line) and at Les Avants on the Gstaad line. From Les Avants, you can get a historic funicular up to Sonloup where there is also a restaurant in a very panoramic setting. The whole hillside up there is famous for daffodils in spring, but I think you're going to be a few weeks to early for that.

There is a restaurant at Rochers de Naye itself, but I seem to remember it's only a self-service place. I may be wrong there though.

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There is a restaurant at Rochers de Naye itself, but I seem to remember it's only a self-service place. I may be wrong there though.
It is self-service but quite good http://www.id-rando.ch/restauration/...ant-plein-roc/
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Morges is certainly worth a visit. I went in late April 2011
I prefer there, too. Morges is certainly dazzling. I hope, I will see it.
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Re: Scenic montain train journey and tulips...and good food!

Oh tulips in Morges. I was wondering how you were going to manage a scenic mountain train journey in the Netherlands.
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The Morges Tulip festival is quite famous. From Saturday 28th of March- Main season is April to 17th of May.

www.morges-tourisme.ch where they give info about whether tulips are in flower or not - free entrance.
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www.morges-tourisme.ch where they give info about whether tulips are in flower or not - free entrance.


Odile, I seem to recall that you'd stayed in Montreux once. We're after accommodation for 3. Can you remind me the name of the hotel (or was it a b&b?) you'd used? Cheers.
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Re: Scenic montain train journey and tulips...and good food!

I have stayed in Montreux twice. The first time was at the Eden Palace au Lac
http://www.edenpalace.ch/en/ That was very nice

The second time was at the Hotel Helvetie. It was much cheaper but still a pleasant traditional hotel http://www.helvetie.ch/
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Re: Scenic montain train journey and tulips...and good food!

We took the GP train up to Roches de Nayes and stayed in the yurt at the top overnight. We hiked back down to Montreux the next day, stopping for lunch in Caux.

The yurt package includes a fondue chinoise dinner in the restaurant. The whole thing was really, really fun. (The hike is not for beginners--some parts are rather strenuous).
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We took the GP train up to Roches de Nayes and stayed in the yurt at the top overnight. We hiked back down to Montreux the next day, stopping for lunch in Caux.

The yurt package includes a fondue chinoise dinner in the restaurant. The whole thing was really, really fun. (The hike is not for beginners--some parts are rather strenuous).

Yes, I saw the yurt package on the GP website and it did sound fun. This time round, because we are combining with the Morges Tulip show, we are a little pushed for time...oh, and with a 14 year-old daughter in tow, we opted for the easy option of staying where the nightlife is! But next time will be what you suggested. Thank you!
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