Hiking Rochers de Naye in Switzerland

  • September 20, 2018

hiking rochers de naye in SwitzerlandHiking is one of my favorite outdoor adventures. I started hiking when I was just in college. Since the day a friend invited me on a day hike, I’ve fallen in love with the outdoors. Never did I thought, one of my dreams of hiking a swiss alps mountain would come true during our 10-day Europe road trip. I was happy when I found out that Switzerland is on our list. Even more ecstatic when I learned that we have set aside one day for hiking Rochers de Naye, a mountain of the Swiss Alps overlooking Lake Geneva.

 

How to get there

Hiking rochers de naye via Veytaux Switzerland
Photo by Google Map

Rochers de Naye has an altitude of 2,042 meters above sea level. It is located near Montreux, Switzerland. There are two ways of reaching the summit of Rochers de Naye. One is the easiest but most expensive, the other is cheaper but need more of your energy. You can either jump into a train from Montreux station and pay 70CHF or just park your car in Veytaux and take a 1 to 2-hour hike to the peak. Since we are on a budget for this trip, we opt for the cheaper option– hiking. Click here to see the route on Google Map.

 

Accommodation near Rochers de Naye

Bella Tolla Campsite, Sustens SwitzerlandIt was the start of summer in Switzerland when we hiked Rochers de Naye. The weather was warm with a slight cool breeze. We stayed in one of the cabins in Bella Tola campsite located in Susten, Switzerland. It was an hour drive to Vaud, where our jump-off point for the hike is located.  I was glad my friends had booked our accommodation at Bella Tola campsite because the place was perfect. Bella Tola is situated in the Susten mountain with a great view of Swiss Alps nearby.

 

The Hike to Rochers de Naye

We left our Cabin after having our breakfast. You don’t need to worry about parking space when you get there. There is a parking space at the jump-off point where you can park your car for free. After parking our car, we grab some snacks and water to bring on our hike, and off we go.

 

view of Lake Geneva from Rochers de NayeWe started nice and slow, enjoying the breeze and the view around us. I was mesmerized by the beauty around me. Everywhere I turned my head, all I can see are God’s beautiful creation. I couldn’t believe that these view which I only saw in travel magazine are in front of me, the Geneva lake surrounded by swiss alps mountain and pine trees. It was so beautiful.

 

looking at Lake GenevaAs we hiked our way to the summit of Rochers de Naye, we stop from time to time. Take a bunch of photos and grab some snack bars while enjoying the view in front of us. I saw some melting snow along the way and stopped to touch them. If you came from Asia, then you would understand how I feel about snow. We don’t experience snow in the Philippines, so we kind of love snow when we see one, even if it’s melting.

The Summit

View from Rochers de Naye SummitIt was an amazing view of the summit that greeted us. And there was a lot of melting snow by the way, so I’m super ecstatic. We took a bunch of photos from every angle you can imagine. And then, we decided to sit still for a few minutes to marvel over the beauty in front of us. From where we sit, we could hear the last train blowing its horn, signaling that it will start its journey going down the mountain.

 

Hiking back to our Car from Rochers de NayeIt was when we felt the air getting colder that we decided to hike back to our car. The sky started to dim. We hiked our way to our jump off point. It took us an hour to arrived at the parking, with a few minutes stop along the way. It was already sunset when we left the jump-off point and arrived safely in our cabin just in time for dinner.

 

Hiking back to jump-off point from Rochers de NayeSwitzerland is known for its beautiful Swiss Alps mountains. I never thought I could hike one of these mountains and I felt so overwhelmed by the experience. It was just a short and easy hike. Anyone can do it, but I strongly advise to do some stair climbing exercise a few days before the hike, and stretching exercise before you start your hike. These exercises will help you build stamina during the hike and minimize body sores after the hike. I guarantee you your body will thank you for it.

I hope this blog post will help you plan your hike to Rochers de Naye. If you have any questions regarding the hike, feel free to leave it in the comment section below. I would do my best to address your concern and answer your questions.

Til next adventure!

 

Hiking Rochers de Naye in Switzerland

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This Post Has 21 Comments

  1. Wow! These are some great pictures, You know, I love mountains. I mean, they are just so amazing. It is a different kind of beauty. You are so lucky you got to go there! Omg. I gotta visit this place one day ;0

  2. Rochers de Naye looks so beautiful! Switzerland is definitely one of the most beautiful countries in the world. I see that you have the same trails like here in the US. Makes hiking easier!

  3. What a fun adventure! Very beautiful scenery.

  4. I have always wanted to visit a place like this and the recommendations that you mentioned seem nice to give a try as well.

  5. What an amazing view these mountains have. I love hiking and stuff like this, specially when a little snow i involved.

  6. We visited Switzerland a few years ago and fell in love, it is just amazing.

  7. The cheaper option looks far more picturesque. Love your pictures and the viewpoints seem breath taking!

  8. This place looks so beautiful. I am sure that a weekend hiker would love coming here over and over again.

  9. This place looks very beautiful and reason is that it is part of Switzerland which is known as heaven on earth. Those pictures are awesome.

  10. I fondly recall my days in Switzerland. Hiking in scenic Swiss Alps is unparalleled indeed.

  11. Wow! Hiking in Swiss alps must have been a super experience. Your photographs are lovely. Hope to visit Switzerland soon.

  12. I was captivated and mesmerized by the beauty of Switzerland. One of my target destinations! Thanks for sharing. You brought me to Switzerland through your blog post.

  13. Pictures are really tempting me to go. Well imformatively written post on Swiss alps.

  14. Hiking is good for your health and body, and good to keep spirit refresh!

  15. To be honest, I have never liked hiking! Unless it’s in a super beautiful place. I think I’m missing out. This place is on another level! I’ll have to go there some day.

  16. The pictures show the beautiful scenery around. Exploring the Swiss Alps sure looks like a great adventure.

  17. The pictures are just simply amazing! I so love hiking too but am mostly doing some short hikes and easy treks. Hopefully one day I would be able to do a real hike. Really, great photos!!!

  18. Ohh my….Switzerland is a country that I always wanna visit it one day 😀 Thanks for sharing this, love it!! cheers, siennylovesdrawing

  19. It was amazing to see a pile of snow on the top of a mountain far away. This is a very exciting adventure …

  20. What a beautiful place! It is such a calm and collective area!

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