Swiss Alps and Lausanne Photo Diary

Oh Switzerland, you have so much of my heart!

We ended our Switzerland trip in the Swiss Alps and Lausanne. I mean, can you really go to Switzerland and not hike the Swiss Alps?! We stayed in a village called, Les Diablerets, which is a small ski resort on the North side of the Alps. Although we didn’t get any snow, we still got to see the breathtaking views that the Alps has to offer.

The Diablerets peak is about 10,500 ft and let me tell you, this was the hardest hike I have ever done. Runyon has NOTHING on this. It was completely uphill, and let’s face it, my workout routine had been nonexistent for two months because of my travels. (I really have to work on that.)

On the hike, we saw cows, baby goats, horses and of course a few Swiss Mountain Dogs (Bernese)!

The drive from Les Diablerets to Lausanne was about an hour and a half. The drive itself was very scenic, with views of vineyards, towns and the ever so beautiful, Lake Geneva. We stopped at the cutest town called Chexbres, which sat right in front of the lake. My favorite part? The city was full of vineyards and wineries! I have always dreamt of having a Summer house in Napa and having my own vineyard. Now I want that in Switzerland too! A girl can dream, right?

 We ended the afternoon in Lausanne. Ate some delicious burgers and drank Rivella by the lake. Hashtag bliss.

Our cabin in Les Diablerets.

Pretty lake in the Alps.

How beautiful is this cow?

Restaurant nestled in the Swiss Alps. They only took cash!

These are the old Les Diablerets bubble lifts. They are replacing them this Winter. Many of the locals purchased them when they were taken down. I probably saw at least 10 of the lifts in peoples yards. How sentimental is that?

Chexbres. One of my favorite cities in Switzerland!

Grapes from one of the vineyards.

Lausanne, Switzerland

Trying Rivella is a MUST, when in Switzerland.

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20 Comments

    • simplytandya
      Author
      October 31, 2018 / 2:20 am

      It really is!! Xo

    • simplytandya
      Author
      October 31, 2018 / 2:21 am

      So lovely to grow up in a place like this!

  1. November 5, 2018 / 9:41 pm

    I’ve never been to the Swiss Alps but have always wanted to. It looks so charming and relaxing and quaint there. I love how at close to nature you are and how you can really enjoy and appreciate the scenery. Good for you for doing the hike too! I can only imagine how much I would be huffing and puffing as I haven’t been to the gym in ages too. I can’t wait to go visit one day soon!

    Christine | http://dailykongfidence.com/

    • simplytandya
      Author
      November 8, 2018 / 6:12 am

      I was definitely proud of myself! lol 🙂

  2. November 7, 2018 / 2:45 am

    This photos are so beautiful. I see this and I think of wine lol So peaceful and relaxing. It’s perfect for a getaway or a honeymoon. Thank you for sharing such amazing picts!

    XO
    Candace
    http://www.thebeautybeau.com

    • simplytandya
      Author
      November 8, 2018 / 6:17 am

      My kind of getaway! <3

  3. November 7, 2018 / 6:01 pm

    Hey Beautiful,
    How are you?
    So Beautiful and Lovely:)
    I want to Visit soo much:)
    The Nature The Photos are Stunning:)
    Love Kisses Karina
    Wish you a Beautiful Week

    • simplytandya
      Author
      November 8, 2018 / 6:18 am

      Thank you! Have a great week!

  4. November 8, 2018 / 12:48 am

    I love Switzerland so much! I definitely want to visit again in the near future and explore more of its beauty. It looks like you had an amazing time just by looking at your photo diary. Thanks for sharing, I enjoyed reading your post.

    Have a beautiful day! xx. Gina

    • simplytandya
      Author
      November 8, 2018 / 6:18 am

      Thank you lovely! Xo

  5. November 9, 2018 / 4:24 am

    Every single picture is so dreamy and beautiful! Swiss Alps is absolutely on my backlist. It’s so tranquil and relaxing and I am sure you feel totally recharged to be far away from the hustle bustle city life. Hiking sounds like an amazing idea and thanks for sharing another beautiful place.

    Xx

    Ting
    https://www.tingmystyle.com

    • simplytandya
      Author
      November 12, 2018 / 6:52 am

      Thank you! I definitely felt recharged after this trip! Xo

  6. Darya
    November 9, 2018 / 11:10 am

    Hi dear,

    Oh I’m ssoooooooooo in love with Swiss alps and so happy to read posts about Switzerland.
    It’s one of the most beautiful places in the world. Such a great choice of destination!

    xoxo

    • simplytandya
      Author
      November 12, 2018 / 6:53 am

      It really is! Xo

  7. Aurela Fashionista
    November 9, 2018 / 4:35 pm

    My husbands family friends has a ski house in the French Alps. The first time I visited it took my breath away. It looked similar to the village you went. I love this travel blog, it brings back so many of my memories. I can’t wait to go back to Europe! Glad you had a wonderful time!

    Aurela x
    http://www.aurelafashionista.com

    • simplytandya
      Author
      November 12, 2018 / 6:53 am

      Ahh so nice! Definitely a goal of mine to have a vacation home in Switzerland. Xo

  8. Vanessa
    November 15, 2018 / 9:41 pm

    Omg! How beautiful, a true paradise that reflects nature at its best. I would love to visit Swiss Alps. That place is totally breathtaking!
    Thanks for sharing girl
    Vanessa

    thefashionstatement.net

    • simplytandya
      Author
      November 15, 2018 / 9:56 pm

      You definitely should! Xo

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