Hike Through the Lavaux Vineyard Terraces in Switzerland

Hike Through the Lavaux Vineyard Terraces in Switzerland

Stretching over 30 kilometres of land, the Lavaux vineyard terraces is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of Switzerland’s best wine-growing sites.

Lavaux Vineyard Terraces

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Hiking through 830 hectares of terraced wine yard might be a dream come true for those who love both wine and hiking. Stretching over 30 kilometres of land, the Lavaux vineyard terraces is one of Switzerland’s best wine-growing sites. The vine terraces can be rooted back to the 11th century, when Benedictine and Cistercian monasteries took control of the region. Today, most of the Lavaux vineyards are owned by the same families for many years. One of the oldest owners is the Chappuis family who tended their vineyards since 1335.

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The Lavaux region includes a number of lakeshore villages where visitors can stay in traditional accommodations and dine in local restaurants. The Lavaux vineyard terraces can be best appreciated by hiking along a trail from Saint-Saphorin to Lutry. Magnificent views of Lake Geneva and the surrounding mountains await every hiker. In 2007, part of the area was listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site – another great addition to your list of must-visit heritage sites around the world.

46.487749, 6.752811,Lavaux, Vineyard Terraces, Puidoux, Switzerland

Don’t miss this breathtaking site when you visit Switzerland.

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