- 1 Rochers de Naye train
- 2 Train line
- 3 Attractions at Rochers de Naye
- 4 Access to the Montreux train station
- 5 Videos
- 6 Webcam
- 7 Related attractions
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.
The Rochers de Naye train line connects Montreux to the Rochers de Naye with the following characteristics:
- 📏 Length: 10.3 km
- 🚂 Operation: GoldenPass Services Group
- 🏗️ Glion-summit construction : 1892
- 🏗️ Montreux-Glion construction : 1909
- ⚡ Electrification: 1938
- 🔧 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:
- Montreux departure station at 408 m above sea level is connected to the CFF station.
- 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.
After passing through Caux, the train circles around the Dent de Jamant and then runs along the Rhine-Rhône 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.
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.
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.
“La Rambertia” Alpine Garden
The Alpine Garden “La Rambertia” is created in 1896 and is dedicated to Eugène 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.
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 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”.
Some Mongolian yurts are available next to the restaurant to sleep in but are not available at the moment according to the Goldenpass website.
“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.
Rochers de Naye offer a small ski area in winter with 6 lifts and 8 km of tracks accessible only by train.
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.
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.
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 at the top of Rochers de Naye.