I was lucky enough to have a few friends living in Lausanne, Switzerland to be able to have companions for some hiking. This is the first hike we did, to Le Grammont. The hike was very physical for the first kilometers. Then we contemplated for a few minutes the magnificient lake Tanay and we continued our route.
To recover from the hike of the day before, we wandered in Lausanne. We went on top of the Sauvabelin Tower where we could see both ends of Lake Geneva then drank a few beers on the jetty "Jetée de la compagnie" while looking at the mountains and boats sailing until the sun set.
On the advice from one friend, we went to hike to Creux du Van which is a cirque not so far from Neuchâtel. For this hike, the clear blue sky was there. The ascent was calming with the forest surrouding the trail but steep enough to make us sweat in the heat and excitation to reach the cirque. The cirque itself and the view from it is worth the hike but the cirque is apparently reachable without hiking considering the number of people and the few in hiking gear or the few we met during the ascent or descent. We then went to walk by les Gorges de l'Areuse where you could see the Saut de Brot bridge. The walk was interesting but way too flat for our taste and we gave up quickly, at the station Champ du Moulin where we took the train back to our starting point, Noiraigue, where we discovered that we let the car lights on and its battery was dead.
As a day off, we took our bikes and went for an afternoon on the roads of Lavaux-Oron district. We went to Epesses and back. It was a hard day for my legs as I'm not used to cycle a lot and definitely not with the sloping roads of Switzerland. Nonetheless, the landscape was fantastic as the weather and definitely worth the sweat :)
I finished my vacations with a hike to a popular peak, Niederhorn which you can reach either by hiking or with a cable car. The hike is accessible and we could talk during the whole journey while walking fast. The ascent lets the hiker contemplate the landscape until the peak where you have a splendid panoramic view on the valley. We lunched there and after a long break for shooting butterflies and playing with my friend's drone, we started the descent. The trail was absolutely gorgeous, with admittedly less view on the landscape but beautiful nature with a lot of different kinds of trees, rocks, bushes, flowers and nobody around.