Château d'Aigle

Aigle - Leysin
Col des Mosses

Aigle - Leysin
Col des Mosses -

A dynamic offer in a fairy-tale landscape

Surrounded by the vineyards and the Alps, the castle of Aigle invites visitors to a customised and unforgettable stay between the plain and mountains.

On the road from Lake Geneva to the Alps, a stop at Aigle is simply a must. Its old town full of wine cellars and inns and its medieval castle surrounded by vineyards is the symbol of the local art of living. Aigle cherishes its heritage and lives with its time, for example with its World Cycling Centre.

As a gateway to the Alps, Aigle leads to the resorts of Leysin and Les Mosses. There are no more medieval lords here, but one lady only: nature. It invites sports fans to spend their energy, whatever the discipline and season. On offer: hiking, biking, biathlon, cross-country skiing, snowtubing and, above all, skiing on the sunny slopes below the Kuklos, the revolving panoramic restaurant.

Tour d'Aï from Chaux-de-Mont - winter - Leysin

Snow and sun

The ski slopes of Leysin are renowned for their plentiful sunshine. They are linked to the ski area of Les Mosses and La Lécherette, a paradise for families and cross-country fans.

The infrastructure and magnificent natural setting of the ski area of Leysin-Les Mosses-La Lécherette caters to all tastes. The south-facing ski slopes of Leysin combine snow and sun. Much to the delight of the young athletes who will be the guests of the resort during the Youth Olympic Games in 2020! Connected to Leysin, the region of Les Mosses-La Lécherette offers slopes and cross-country tracks that are useable throughout the winter and are therefore particularly attractive to families.

Château d’Aigle Vine and Wine Museum - Aigle

Craftspeople at the heart of culture

The history of the region of Aigle-Leysin-Les Mosses is closely linked to wine, terroir products and life in the mountains.

To become familiar with the origins of this region, it is sometimes enough to observe wine growers or farmers during their work. Sites steeped in history facilitate this exploration of the regional heritage.

In the old town of Aigle and near its medieval castle - whose museum is dedicated to vines and wines - a special energy allows us to take a leap in time. There is a different but just as authentic an atmosphere in Leysin where you can discover the daily life and products from the mountain pastures.

Castle with glasses of wine - Autumn - Aigle

Wine from the mountains

The region of Aigle is proud of its excellent wines, which can be enjoyed from the plain to the summits in a revolving panoramic restaurant.

Aigle, Yvorne, Ollon: these towns and villages have become guarantors of quality for all wine fans. Various varietals bearing the Chablais AOC denomination delight visitors’ palates, especially “King Chasselas”, a delicious dry white wine. It can be enjoyed in traditional or more contemporary inns offering a view of the mountains, such as Kuklos, the revolving panoramic restaurant in Leysin. There’s no need to drink it to appreciate the grape: a fun walk on the winegrowers’ path attracts the whole family.

Les Mosses, Randonnée - n°110

The mountains as a playground

Shaped by mountains, forests and mountain lakes, the natural setting is ideal for contemplation and sports activities.

Walk along a mountain lake, get to the summits or take a stroll in a garden featuring Alpine plants: hikers are spoilt for choice in the magical landscapes of Leysin-Les Mosses-La Lécherette. The more adventurous-minded climb a via ferrata or have fun in a treetop adventure park.

Cycling fans and professionals appreciate the town of Aigle above all for its World Cycling Centre. Many marked trails or mountain routes can be explored throughout the region.

AILYOS - Straw giants - Leysin

Festivals to suit all tastes

Leysin is reputed for its celebrations and music festivals, but sports events are also on the increase.

A whole generation of festivalgoers has wonderful memories of the rock anthology concerts in Leysin. Several years later, rock was replaced by electro music, but the festive spirit prevails. During the Worldwide Festival, the rhythm and the shouts of joy fill the bars on the slopes and in the resort. Amateur and professional sports competitions always attract crowds. In winter people are delighted to watch cross-country skiing or dog sledding competitions. In summer, works of art take to the mountains to be exhibited.

Le Kuklos - Revolving panoramic restaurant

Aigle-Leysin-Les Mosses

Just one and a half hours from Geneva airport, the Aigle-Leysin-Les Mosses region offers original innovative ideas for business tourism and incentive trips. A revolving restaurant, velodrome, mediaeval chateau: surprise your guests!

Accessible both by car (A9 motorway) and train from Geneva airport, Aigle-Leysin-Les Mosses attracts groups and companies given its large-capacity and well-adapted facilities in original – in fact stunning - settings. Seminars and conferences are held at inspiring sites such as the World Cycling Centre in Aigle or the Kuklos revolving restaurant, unique in French-speaking Switzerland, at the summit of La Berneuse (2048 m). Sumptuous banquets for fine ladies and their noble lords at the Chateau d’Aigle, and all the secrets of the famous fondue are revealed at La Fromagerie in Leysin. Whether for relaxation, team building or incentive trips, challenge your colleagues at curling, a ‘mini-olympics’ or simply enjoy the sparkling frosty Tobogganing Park and Snow Village.

Château d'Aigle

Flash visits to miss none of it

Better a flash visit than a missed opportunity! Thanks to our suggestions, the region of Aigle-Leysin-Les Mosses adapts to your full agenda.

For modern walkers who are into original, interactive and fun visits, the winetouristic stroll with a smartphone in the vineyards of the Chablais AOC is ideal.

Feel like seeing other natural wonders of the Vaudois Alps? Our selection of exceptional panoramas will leave you with more than an eyeful! Or check out our vast choice of family activities!

Leysin Tourisme
Rte de la Cité 27 - 1854 Leysin
T. +41 (0)24 493 33 00
info@leysin.ch

Aigle Tourisme
Rue Colomb 5 - 1860 Aigle
T. +41 (0)24 466 30 00
info@aigle-tourisme.ch

Les Mosses Tourisme - Rte du Col des Mosses 106 - 1862 Les Mosses
T. +41 (0)24 491 14 66
info@lesmosses.ch

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