Discover Vaudois Alps, Switzerland
Stretching from the eastern shores of Lake Geneva to the Les Diablerets glacier at 9,842 feet, the Vaudois Alps is an area of beautiful mountain scenery and attractive alpine villages. Home to the popular ski resorts of Chateau-d’Oex, Leysin, Rougemont, Villars and Les Mosses, the landscape is criss-crossed by hiking paths and biking trails, and is an ideal destination for active travellers both in summer and winter.
4 Star Hotels near Vaudois Alps’ Ski Lifts, Scenery and Sightseeing
You’ll find a good number of four-star hotels in the Vaudois Alps. From luxury alpine lodges to contemporary resort hotels, most four-star accommodation has your whole holiday covered, with ski equipment and mountain bike rentals, kids’ playrooms, on-site spas and places to eat and drink in the hotel. At the luxury end of the four-star market, you have the choice of a wide range of guestroom set ups. If you are a family or in a group, you might take advantage of connecting rooms or five-bed family suites.
Things to Do in Vaudois Alps Resorts
While the skiing is the main attraction in winter, hotels in the resorts of Les Diablerets, Villars and Leysin have plenty to do all year round. Stay in a four-star hotel in Leysin to be near a tobogganing park, a revolving mountain-top restaurant and two major sports centres with swimming pools, squash courts, and a climbing wall. Les Diablerets, down the road, is best known for its paragliding school and Glacier 3000 mountain station, where you can challenge yourself to Peak Walk by Tissot, a suspension bridge between two snow-capped peaks.
If you fancy something a little more relaxing, take some time to see Leysin’s Gentiana Botanic Garden, or the Fondation Pierre Gianadda art gallery in nearby Martigny. Another option is the 17th-century salt mines at Bex, where you can take a ride on the miners’ train through the underground labyrinth. All of the Vaudois Alps’ sights are within easy reach, wherever you decide to stay, so after a full day of exploring you’ll never be too far from the comfort of your four-star hotel.