Leysin, situated less than an hour away from Lausanne, offers some fantastic day activities.
From introductory rock climbing on the friendly cliffs of Pierre de Moelle to the majestic routes on the famous Leysin tower of the Tour d’Ai, Tour de Mayen and Tour de Famelon. The mountains above Leysin have a dolomitic ambience.
Nearby we have the wilderness of the Gran Muveran massif. This very quiet corner of the Alps offers the traverse of the Argentine and the Arete Vierge a super 2 day expedition. The striking Miroir d’Argentine slab is an essential alpine classic rock route to climb.
There are also two Via Ferrata in Leysin, one of which takes you directly to the summit of the Tour d’Ai the highest peak above Leysin.
There are also easy alpine routes to tackle such as the Gros Van Mont d’Or traverse and the longer expedition Pic Chaussy to La Pare traverse.
The Gais Alpin is another alpine route situated in the middle mountain. It is situated above Montreux and accessed by the col de Jaman. The perfect training route for those wanting to tackle AD and Difficile alpine rock routes.