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The Silk Route - World Travel: Eiger, Monch, Jungfrau, Bernese Oberland, Switzerland
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Switzerland: Two Hikes - Lavaux Vineyards & Oeschinensee
2011 & 2015

Lavaux Vineyards Oeschinensee
Oeschinensee


High above Lac Leman the Lavaux vineyards cover the south-facing slopes with immense views across the lake.

Oeschinensee is a stunning brilliant turquoise lake in the Bernese Oberland.

Lavaux Vineyards

Lavaux Vineyards

 

We had a fabulous sunny June day in 2011 walking in the Lavaux vineyards above Lac Leman. Beginning at Saint-Saphorin we climbed west to Lutry, catching the local train back.

Lavaux Vineyards
Lavaux Vineyards
Lavaux Vineyards

The most common grape grown here is probably the white Chasselas.

Lavaux Vineyards

We had a very welcome beer in a lovely traditional bar/shop in Riex which I think has now gone (2019). Great shame, it was full of character.

Lavaux Vineyards
Lavaux Vineyards

Around eleven kilometres in all, finishing with a pizza in Lutry.

Lavaux Vineyards

 

Oeschinensee

Oeschinensee

 

This most beautiful of Alpine lakes lies just east of Kandersteg in the Bernese Oberland. On another glorious June day, in 2015, we completed a long and quite strenuous walk above the lake.




Oeschinensee
Oeschinensee
Oeschinensee

 

Oeschinensee
Oeschinensee
Oeschinensee
Mountain Aven
Oeschinensee

 

 

Oeschinensee
Oeschinensee
Oeschinensee
Oeschinensee

Such stunning views down to the deep turquoise blue lake, it is more than worth the climb up.

It was a good time to see the beautiful alpine flowers too.

Oeschinensee
Oeschinensee
Oeschinensee
Heading for lunch.
Oeschinensee
The mountain restaurant, our destination for lunch, is marked by the colourful sun umbrellas

 

 

We had sausages for lunch at a small mountain restaurant above the lake before continuing on.

Oeschinensee
Oeschinensee
Oeschinensee
Oeschinensee
Oeschinensee
Oeschinensee