Best bird watching trails in Vaud, Switzerland

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Explore the most popular bird watching trails in Vaud with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.
Map of bird watching trails in Vaud, Switzerland
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#1 - Tour D’Aï
Leysin, Vaud, Switzerland
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Length: 6.9 mi • Est. 4 h 33 m
A beautiful hike, the first part of which is fairly easy to the small refreshment bar. Then it becomes more difficult to climb the mountain of the Tour d'Aï. The mountain itself has some parts that you can only climb with the help of ladders attached to the rock. At the top, you will have a breathtaking view of the Bernese Alps, as well as of Lake Geneva.Show more
#2 - Tooth of Vaulion
Jura Vaudois Regional Nature Park
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Length: 4.8 mi • Est. 1 h 57 m
Very nice tower which offers a magnificent view of the Joux valley and the lakes of Neuchâtel, Bienne and on Lake Geneva. There is also a small refreshment stall which offers drinks. In winter there is a cable car which allows a nice descent on skis.Show more
#3 - Le Sentier de la Cascade
Crissier, Vaud, Switzerland
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Length: 2.6 mi • Est. 1 h 17 m
with this path you go from the city to a little paradise instantly. The sometimes muddy route goes up the course of the Mèbre, a charming little river. The path is particularly well maintained, surrounded by cliffs. The highlight is at the end of the trail, the waterfall! The return is partly by the same path.Show more
#4 - Tour du Noirmont
Jura Vaudois Regional Nature Park
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Length: 10.9 mi • Est. 6 h 14 m
The Noirmont tour is located in the Jura massif. It is a walk in the forest that awaits you. By car from Saint -Cèrgue follow the Route de France to La Cure. There is also a train line from Nyon. This beautiful hike offers varied views of Lake Geneva, Lac des Rousses and the Alps. Take a tour of the Baronne's farm to taste good mountain cheeses.Show more
#5 - Les Diablerets - Lac Retaud - Dar’s Waterfalls
Les Diablerets, Vaud, Switzerland
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Length: 7.2 mi • Est. 3 h 56 m
Fantastic trail! In August 2020, a small part of the trailhead (at the exit of Les Diablerets) was closed: follow the trail markings in black dashes on the map and detour signs. This route starts in downtown Les Diablerets and follows the Dar River to the falls. In summer you can even take a shower. From there, head towards the Col du Pillon then towards Lake Retaud. From June to October, a bus brings visitors back from the lake to the village.Show more
#6 - Hotel du Marchairuz - Mont Tendre
Jura Vaudois Regional Nature Park
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Length: 8.9 mi • Est. 5 h
Very nice hike, the summit of which offers a beautiful view of Lake Geneva. Recommended for walkers who do not want to take a big drop. On the way it is possible to stock up on cheese (self-service box). Access to the hike is via the Route du Col du Marchairuz. The Hotel du Marchairuz serves delicious regional dishes such as cheese crusts, dried meat and fondue.Show more
#7 - Tour of the Palette d'Isenau
Les Diablerets, Vaud, Switzerland
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Length: 6.1 mi • Est. 3 h 34 m
It is possible to park near the lake. The trail is fantastic thanks to the incredible views of the Bernese Alps. Along the way there are two farms where you can buy refreshments. In summer it is possible to end with a deliciously refreshing swim.Show more
#8 - Lac de Joux tour
Jura Vaudois Regional Nature Park
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Length: 13.6 mi • Est. 6 h 29 m
very nice walk in the Jura massif with a little difficulty towards Le Lieu; you can easily take the wrong path and be on a steep path overlooking the lake. Open your eyes as you may spot chamois and admire works of art. ideal walk if you come from Geneva or Lausanne.Show more
#9 - Tour de Mayen
Leysin, Vaud, Switzerland
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Length: 8.9 mi • Est. 5 h 44 m
the tour of Mayen is a superb sunny path which follows an alpine road to the Mayen refuge. The refuge serves local specialties and sells homemade cheeses. The last part is steeper and stony. From the top you will have a magnificent view of Lake Geneva and the Aiguilles du Midi.Show more
#10 - Lake Bret - Lake Geneva - Châtel-Saint-Denis
Puidoux, Vaud, Switzerland
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Length: 45.6 mi • Est. Multi-day
This very beautiful 74km drive with start and finish at Lac de Bret and towards Lake Geneva and a little up and down.Show more
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