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Hiking in the Alpes vaudoises


Vue sur le Grand Muveran depuis l'alpage au-dessus de Gryon

Do you like hiking? Are thrillers your favourite book genre? You will love this article! And in addition it’s about another of Switzerland’s gorgeous location…

Earlier this month, we hit the road towards…the “Alpes vaudoises”, a part of the Swiss Alps located in the French speaking part of the country, more precisely in the canton the Vaud, for a 4-hours hiking trail on the tracks of the “Dragon du Muveran” a murderer invented by Swiss thriller writer Marc Voltenauer.

The book takes place around the small mountain village of Gryon, a traditional alpine town as I love them. Plus thrillers are my favourite kind of books and as I had just started reading this novel a few weeks prior to the hike I was psyched by the opportunity to take part to this themed stroll organised by a local guide!

While the author himself narrated us the tale of the “Dragon du Muveran” – adding many untold anecdotes – we hiked down towards Gryon. We passed through spectacular mountain landscapes, crossing cows and tiny chalets. Pitch perfect postcard Switzerland! Moreover, midway through our journey the sun came out, highlighting the beauty of the Alps.

The journey ended with a stroll through idyllic Gryon, your typical mountain hamlet. There you get the impression time has stopped. You are welcomed by tiny streets, flowery balconies, delicately decorated chalets and pastel-coloured stone houses portraying a very peaceful atmosphere.

To sum up, if hiking is your thing or if you are looking for an outdoor activity in Switzerland this summer, sign up for one of those walks!  Although the “Dragon du Muveran” hike ceased (as Marc Voltenauer’s new book is being published this August), you will not be disappointed!!

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    26/07/2017 at 06:59

    Hello Émilie, merci pour cette jolie balade découverte d’un autre coin de la Suisse! So nice 🌞

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