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Gorges du Chauderon

Sunday 15 th June 2014 - 13:57

Dificultat: fàcil
Temps: 1h 45
Desnivell Positiu: 360m
The 'Gorges du Chauderon' surprise you for many reasons. The first is that they start at the middle of the 'viex village' of Montreux. We start going up some stairs until we reach the forest. The second is that they are below the bridges of the highway. Luckily, the pillars are so tall, that at this point, you only hear the water, and you don't hear the sound of any car. Anyway, a little further, when we are at closer to the level of the highway, we begin to hear the traffic.

One of the things that surprises us is how vertical the gorge and its vegetation. It reminds you more of the caves of Batu in Malaysia than a Swiss landscape. The atmosphere is 
shady, dark and humid, which we appreciate on a day of summer heat.

Once we cross the second bridge, the gorge becomes less vertical, and the vegetation becomes more typical swiss.

Its a very pleasant walk, although you are rather lazy to start with such a slope at the beginning. On the positive side, the descent is much more comfortable and fast, perhaps in a third of the time you take to climb.

If you have time, you can continue until 'les Avants' and there take the train 'Golden Pass' to return to Montreux.
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