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πŸš‚ Rochers de Naye Train

Address
GoldenPass, Rue de la Gare 22, CP 1426, 1820 Montreux
Phone 1
Keyword
2016 Oct
  • Date de Visite
    30.10.2017
  • FrΓ©quentation
    100'000 (2015)

Rochers de Naye train


The Rochers de Naye railway line connects the departure station in Montreux to the terminal station near the summit of the Rochers de Naye at an altitude of over 2000 metres.

Rochers de Naye are clearly visible from Montreux.
Rochers de Naye are clearly visible from Montreux.

A view from the summit of Rochers-de-Naye over Lake Geneva.
A view from the summit of Rochers-de-Naye over Lake Geneva.

Train line


The Rochers de Naye train line connects Montreux to the Rochers de Naye with the following characteristics:

  • πŸ“ Length: 10.3 km
  • πŸš‚ Operation: GoldenPass Services Group
  • πŸ—οΈ Glion-summit construction : 1892
  • πŸ—οΈ Montreux-Glion construction : 1909
  • ⚑ Electrification: 1938
  • πŸ”§ Track gauge: 800 mm

The track gauge is relatively small at 800 mm compared to that of funiculars and private trains such as Les Pléïades (1000 mm) or that of the SBB using a standard gauge of 1435 mm.

Two stations of the Rochers de Naye line have connections with other trains:

  1. Montreux departure station at 408 m above sea level is connected to the CFF station.
  2. Glion railway station is connected to the terminus of the Territet-Glion funicular.

Montreux SBB station which is also the departure station of the Rochers de Naye train.
Montreux SBB station which is also the departure station of the Rochers de Naye train.

After passing through Caux, the train circles around the Dent de Jamant and then runs along the Rhine-RhΓ΄ne water dividing line. Finally, it passes through a tunnel, then a gallery before arriving in the building housing the terminal station at 1968 m altitude as well as a hotel, a restaurant and a souvenir shop.

The terminus station of the Rochers de Naye. You can see the antenna at the top left and the marmot parks on the right.
The terminus station of the Rochers de Naye. You can see the antenna at the top left and the marmot parks on the right.

Attractions at Rochers de Naye


When you arrive at the terminal station of the Rochers de Naye train, you can enjoy several activities:

Restaurant de la gare


The restaurant is located just above the teminus train station.

The old building in which the restaurant at Les Rochers de Naye is located.
The old building in which the restaurant at Les Rochers de Naye is located.

The restaurant in the terminal station of Rochers de Naye.
The restaurant in the terminal station of Rochers de Naye.

Top of Rochers de Naye


Located at 2042 m, the summit of the Rochers de Nase is accessible in 10-15 minutes of steep slope. It is symbolized by a triangle which marks the border of 3 communes of the canton of Vaud: Montreux, Veytaux and Villeneuve. One can observe a magnificent view of the Lake Geneva basin, the French, Vaud, Valais, Fribourg and Bernese Alps. A telecommunication antenna is located right next to it.

The panoramic view from the summit.
The panoramic view from the summit. rochers de naye

The telecommunication antenna.
The telecommunication antenna. rochers de naye

“La Rambertia” Alpine Garden


The Alpine Garden “La Rambertia” is created in 1896 and is dedicated to EugΓ¨ne Rambert (1830-1886) from Clarens near Montreux and founder of the Swiss Alpine Club. The garden is located on the other side of the summit and accessible by a small path. In summer, it offers about 1000 species of mountain flowers and plants from all over the world around a rocky peak. From this place, you can enjoy a nice view of the Hongrin lake.

The alpine garden.
The alpine garden. rcochers de naye

The view towards the Hongrin lake.
>The view towards the Hongrin lake from the alpine garden. rochers de naye

Marmotte Paradise


Marmote Paradise consists of 7 parks and a free exhibition inside the hotel above the restaurant. In autumn, the landscape is beautiful but the marmots may not be visible as they may start their hibernation.

The marmot parks.
The marmot parks.

The marmot parks.

Himalayan Stupa


The Himalayan Stupa is a Buddhist architectural structure erected for the centenary of La Rambertia in 1996. It is visible along the path leading to the garden “La Rambertia”.

The Himalayan stupa with the famous Tibetan colourful flags.
The Himalayan stupa with the famous Tibetan colourful flags. rochers de naye

Mongolian Yurts


Some Mongolian yurts are available next to the restaurant to sleep in but are not available at the moment according to the Goldenpass website.

The yurts at the foot of the summit of the Rochers de Naye.
des yourtes mongoles proche de la gare d'arrivΓ©e du train des rochers de naye

“Plein Roc” panoramic restaurant


The panoramic restaurant “Plein Roc” is located under the summit of Rochers de Naye in the heart of the mountain and accessible via a tunnel in the rock from the Rochers de Naye train station. It has a magnificent view of the Lake Geneva basin.

The path that leads to “Plein Roc” decorated at Christmas.
The path that leads to "Plein Roc" decorated at Christmas.

View on the Lake Geneva basin from “Plein Roc”.
View on the Lake Geneva basin from "Plein Roc".

Ski resort


Rochers de Naye offer a small ski area in winter with 6 lifts and 8 km of tracks accessible only by train.

Two ski lifts under the summit of Rochers de Naye.
Two ski lifts under the summit of Rochers de Naye.

The Rochers de Naye ski domain. Source: bergfex.fr
The Rochers de Naye ski domain

Via Ferrata


Extremely difficult (TD+ level), the Rochers de Naye Via Ferrata is 160 m high and 450m long. It is known to be one of the most beautiful Via Ferrata. It starts near the Jaman train stop and ends about 600 m far from the restaurant located at the top of Rochers de Naye.

The nameplate about the Via Ferrata of Rochers de Naye.
The nameplate about the Via Ferrata of Rochers de Naye.

Caves of Naye


At 1.5km from the restaurant, the Naye caves are reserved for experienced climbers.

Access to the Montreux train station


Paid parking in Montreux city.

Videos


A video on the descent of the Rochers de Naye train – 1st part

A video on the descent of the Rochers de Naye train – Part 2

A video on the descent of the Rochers de Naye train – part 3

A video on the Via Ferrata.

A presentation video of Rochers de Naye by MOB.

Webcam


Webcam at the top of Rochers de Naye.

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