Montreux Riviera and the Vaud Alps will frame the first edition of the Montreux Festival Trail, the new not-to-be-missed trail event in Switzerland.
After the Montreux Jazz Festival, the Montreux Riviera will live a small revolution in July 2017 with the birth of the Montreux Trail Festival. A festive, original and one of a kind event. The shores of Lake Geneva, the largest in Western Europe, bordered by the vineyard terraces of Lavaux, classified by UNESCO and one of the best views in Switzerland.The magnificent Chateau de Chillon, provides runners a unique atmosphere and a breathtaking landscape. From the 19th century, the region was a pioneer in mountain tourism, so it is natural that two centuries later, it finally hosts a major trail running event. Once away from the banks of the Lake, the Vaud Alps will be on the runners menu, with Leysin, Villars and the Valley Ormonts as a main course.
At culinary level let’s not forget to mention the famous Etivaz cheese manufactured in wood fire heated cauldrons. The regional park Gruyère Pays-d’Enhaut that is crossed by the race, also has a cheese as one of its emblems which might be possible to discover at some checkpoints, so do not overdo it too gels to enter all the flavors.
The Vaud Alps are also famous for its many rack railway trains that go to various stations that are crossed by the race but if you prefer the way the air, you can go to the Pays-d’Enhaut, specifically Château d’Oex, world capital of the hot air balloon.
A race crossing 4 regions in a subtle combination of luxury and authenticity that allows you to discover unique sites.