Discover the magical Canton of Vaud by road

Mountainous region’s lakes offer breathtaking scenery to nature lovers

The Canton of Vaud, in the Lake Geneva region, is the perfect place to enjoy a road trip on your next holiday. With its breathtaking scenery of winding roads through the mountain valleys, it offers a natural escape from city life, for a romantic break or a family adventure alike. Travellers can choose to self-drive or hire chauffeur driven cars and explore some of the most beautiful destinations in Switzerland including Lausanne and Montreux Riviera.

The region’s captivating lakes are a stunning backdrop to the offerings around the region, which include some of the world’s finest Michelin restaurants and wellness retreats.

In addition to the natural panorama, there is much to do in the region, from walking holidays to exploring the region’s history and culture, with the backdrop of some of the Alps’ most dramatic peaks. The popular destinations Lausanne and Montreux Riviera are both less than an hour drive from the Alps and the stunning countryside of Jura.

With world-class infrastructure, a road-trip around the region is smooth sailing, allowing visitors to taste the wide variety of offerings from the Lavaux vineyard terraces now listed as a UNESCO world heritage site, to the unforgettable Lake Geneva and the region’s highest point, Glacier 3000.

Offering year-round snow, active travel lovers can take to their skis, while the water sports, cycling and an array of thrill-seeking activities await those who prefer the warmer climes. The region hosts some of the country’s finest hotels where luxury meets heritage, such as the world-renowned awarded restaurant Hôtel de Ville de Crissier and the Lausanne Palace, which both pay homage to the region’s rich high-level gastronomy and culture.

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