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Make a holiday rental villa or lodging in Vaud, Switzerland your home away from home

Vaud is one of the 26 cantons of Switzerland, which is split into two informal regions, one around the chores of Lake Geneva and the other containing the towing Alpine peaks of the canton. Vaud borders France in the North West region of Switzerland, and its exquisite cuisine and fine locally produced wines are certainly a match for anything produced across the border.

Things to do on holiday in the Alps of Vaud, Switzerland

Holidays in Vaud, Switzerland, come in two distinct styles. In summer, the snow topped peaks of the Alps of Vaud draw a huge range of people will all sorts of interests. Holiday rentals in Vaud are filled with artists, rock climbers, hikers and mountain bikers all here to enjoy the natural facilities, and those just hoping for a blissfully relaxing holiday, surrounded by breathtaking scenery and fantastically clean mountain air.

In winter however, the self catering chalets of Vaud’s Alpine regions are filled with adventure sport enthusiasts. With over 500km of fearsome downhill slopes and huge regions of plateaus, perfect for cross country skiing, winter sports enthusiasts flock from acrossEuropeto ski in one of the most beautiful regions of the Alps.

Places to holiday in the Alps of Vaud, Switzerland

Villars is situated between the vineyard covered plateaus and the soaring mountains. It is a great place to holiday in Vaud, both in winter and in summer, as it offers a vast array of sports and activities all year round, from Nordic walking to paragliding, and from mountain climbing to mini golf, and is also home to a vast number of sports schools and one of Europe’s most delightful water parks.

The Chateau d’Oex is a great little Alpine skiing resort, but it has a difference from most resorts; it has a real small town atmosphere, not one of a ski resort. It has a range of important museums and excellent restaurants within it bounds and many activity centres, including a hot air balloon centre, indoor riding school and a mountaineering and paragliding school.

Leysin is a charming mountain village in the Vaud Alps, which is home to five international ski schools and plenty of great venues for live music.

Weather in the Alps of Vaud, Switzerland

There are two distinct seasons in the Alps of Vaud. Summers are blissfully hot, averaging around 23˚C, but temperatures drop with altitude. Winters are much harsher, but of course, that is great for the skiing conditions!

Travel to the Alps of Vaud, Switzerland

Geneva Airport (GVA) is located on the Swiss side of the border, just within the Vaud canton. Transfer from Geneva Airport to the Alpine region does not take long, and there are many options available.

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                                                                              Good location with comfortable accommodation.

                                                                              4 of 5
                                                                              We had a very nice stay apart from being snowed in for 3 days. Well epuipped and really comfortable bed and pillows, which is absolutely essential after a hard days skiing. The owners have been very helpful throught the booking process and whilst we were there. Happy to recommend this apartment.
                                                                              • Review Submitted: 23-Mar-2017
                                                                              • Date of Stay: Mar 2017

                                                                              That. View.

                                                                              5 of 5
                                                                              This is definitely the house with the best view ever. Comfortable, clean, complete and close to skiing-area. After skiing, there is plenty of room for a cozy evening in the kitchen or by the fireplace, or warming up and relaxing in the sauna. Oh, and did I mention the view?
                                                                              • Review Submitted: 21-Mar-2017
                                                                              • Date of Stay: Feb 2017

                                                                              Beautiful apartment with a view to die for….

                                                                              5 of 5
                                                                              This lovely apartment has everything you need for the perfect holiday, whether you want to be active (skiing/walking/etc) or simply chill out and enjoy the peace and quiet and gorgeous view. A huge attraction for us is this apartment’s fabulous terrace - far larger and better than the more usual balconies some apartments have. We’ve spent many happy hours just sitting with a glass of wine watching the birds and sunsets. Even when the weather isn’t so great, the big picture window still enables easy viewing of the idyllic scenery. There are only two very slight draw-backs as far as we are concerned and they are very minor indeed and certainly not the fault of apartment itself: 1. We find the swimming pool water too cool to be pleasant and we usually only manage one ‘dip’ per stay just to say we tried it. 2. Although the apartment block is only a short walk from the town centre and is all downhill going out, it’s quite a steep climb for the last few hundred yards on the way back. Helps to get us fit though! We’ve stayed here twice now and certainly hope to be back again, and again……need I say more?
                                                                              • Review Submitted: 18-Mar-2017
                                                                              • Date of Stay: Feb 2017