A very popular attraction in the Vevey hills, the Plein Ciel tower affords one of the most beautiful views in Switzerland. From the panoramic viewing platform, open from Easter to October, you can see the whole of Lake Geneva, the Alps, the vines and the surrounding fields.
The Plein Ciel lift whisks visitors 65 metres above the ground to the top of the Mont-Pèlerin telecom tower (at an altitude of 1,080 metres), from where they can enjoy a breathtaking view stretching from Lake Geneva to the Jorat forests, across the UNESCO-listed vineyards, the Rhône valley, the pastures of the Swiss plains and the Vevey vineyards. This 360° panorama has attracted more than 50,000 people in the two years since it has been open.
The Plein Ciel lift is an hour’s walk from the Vevey-Mont-Pèlerin funicular railway station. The walk back down to Vevey, through forests, fields and vineyards overlooking Lake Geneva, takes around 3 hours.