The UNESCO World Cultural Heritage-listed vineyards of Lavaux on Lake Geneva are beautiful for most of the year but spectacular for photos in autumn.
The Lavaux terraced vineyards are spectacularly beautiful in autumn with the triangle between Rivaz, St Saphorin (Lavaux), and Chexbres a particularly pleasant area for easily accessible hikes. Even driving through the region – the lakeside road from Lausanne to Vevey or Autoroute exit 9 from Chexbres to the lake – is spectacular. Trains provided 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.
Even in late autumn, the slopes get pretty hot if the sun shines, which explains why the Lavaux is used for grapes. Taking water with is a good idea — there are rarely shops or food available in the areas between small towns and residential communities.
Photos of the Lavaux in Autumn
- See more photos of the Lavaux and Grandvaux vineyards in Autumn
- See Hiking in the Lavaux for tips on where to go and Getting to the Lavaux Vineyards for more on transportation options.