Grand Hotel Excelsior Montreux
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... in the lounge and looked at my maps and tried to work
out a plan for the day.
found a great Alps ride down south of Grenoble in France and thought that would
at the photos of the route in my Alps book it somehow reminded me of a old road
in the Andes in South America. The picture shows one section cut into the cliff
wall like a tunnel and that was what attracted me to that route.
much as this route was only a ...
... the USA, including Route 66 and the western states.
Since rain was forecast again for the following day, Dominique suggested we leave the bike behind and take the funicular train down the mountain from Leysin to Aigle to visit the castle which houses a local vineyard and wine-making museum. The castle and museum were fascinating. We enjoyed lunch in Aigle then returned home via the funicular in time for the storm to break up in the ...
... After a change of trains we took the final leg to Montreux, but got off just before at Les Avants, where we were to stay for three nights.
The scenery was beautiful with large mountains in the background and the foreground with lakes and green pastures or forests as vegetation. Swiss houses are unique. Every 2nd house seems to have a flagpole with a Swiss flag and most have planter boxes ...
... in silence". Hmmm didn't know wine was noise sensitive. They also claim the salt in the air ads a unique bouquet to their premium wine. Double hmmmm, at only Euro 18 per bottle we're thinking it's not that great actually! Seeing we still had several hours of sunlight left and the day was lovely and sunny, we decided to take a trip over to Chamonix. When we visited in 2008 it rained a fair bit so we were quite keen to see it in sunshine. Border control ...
Walked back to our hotel along the lakeshore then up the hill in what felt like 100% humidity. Very soggy travelers by the time we walked in the front door!
After having a rest and showers to cleanup we drove to a different part of Montreux to have dinner at a Middle Eastern restaurant we'd read about in the region guide. A bit better organised than last night when we ended up in a cruddy food court. It's hard ...