The UNESCO World Cultural Heritage-listed vineyards of Lavaux on Lake Geneva are beautiful for most of the year but spectacular in autumn.
These photos of the Lavaux terraced vineyards were taken in the triangle between Rivaz, St Saphorin (Lavaux) and Chexbres during late October 2010. Even driving through the region – lakeside road from Lausanne to Vevey or Autoroute exit 9 from Chexbres to the lake – is spectacular. Trains proved great access too but hiking, even a few minutes’ stroll away from the main roads, is more than worth the effort. Seasonal hikes are often available through Airbnb.
- See Hiking in the Lavaux for tips on where to go and Getting to the Lavaux Vineyards for more on transportation options.
© Lavaux Photos by Henk Bekker