Mont Pelerin or Mont Pèlerin is a 1080 meter (3540 feet) high mountain and is part of the Swiss Prealps. It is just a stone throw away from Lavaux wine country and the magnificent Lake Geneva. Geographically it falls within the Swiss canton of Vaud. This hike is by far my favorite one in the Canton of Vaud
Mont Pèlerin: A hidden gem near Vevey
Located on the northern shore of Lake Geneva, This little mountain is accessed by the funicular rail that will take you to the top. If you are in Lavaux or basking in the sunshine near Lake Geneva all you have to do is hop on to the funicular rail from Vevey. Mont Pèlerin is accessible the year round by road or rail. This is, therefore, a year round attraction.
Mont Pèlerin is famous for its romantic pathways and beautiful hiking trails. If you are a photographer you’d simply fall in love with the place. Consequently, cameras are a must bring and with it bring along a small travel tripod for better stabilized shots. There are plenty of opportunities to shoot panoramic shots of Lake Geneva as well as the surrounding mountains.
Mont Pèlerin – one of the best hiking destinations in Switzerland
Mont Pèlerin is one of the best hiking destinations in the whole of Switzerland and a hidden gem. It has some of the most pristine hiking paths. In Autumn the whole forest simply lights up in a hues of orange and bright yellow. For landscape photographers Mont Pèlerin is probably one of the top five destinations to make images of breathtaking pathways.
There are a number of hiking trails to choose from. You can start right from the Funicular station reached from Vevey, taking a round hike of the entire mountain while enjoying the breathtaking views of Lake Geneva. Some of the paths are really picturesque, passing through woods and meadows. So, you must bring along a small travel tripod and a camera.
The word Mont Pèlerin literally means ‘Pilgrim Mountain’, is a destination no landscape photographer can resist not going to. As a result, if you are here in Lavaux or enjoying Lake Geneva, this hiking path is a must go. At 1080 meters it is not the highest around and certainly does not pose too much of a challenge to hike, but it will definitely make you out of breadth. The view from the top of the mountain, however, are worth every bit of pain.