HOTEL AND STATION
Villars Sur Ollon (1300m)
Situated in the midst of the Alps Vaudoises at an altitude of 1,300 meters above sea level, Villars is an elegant, and charming sunny Alpine resort, less than 90 minutes by road from Geneva Airport and just 30km from the famous, sophisticated Swiss resort of Montreux on the shores of Lake Geneva.
Villars village centre, just a short stroll from the hotel, offers good shopping with several boutique stores selling clothes, jewellery and gifts as well as sports clothing and a wide range of skiing and winter sports equipment.
Recreational activities in Villars & surrounding area
Visitors can take advantage of excellent sport facilities in Villars including high altitude skiing (for experienced skiers only) in the nearby glacier of Les Diablerets (3,000m) or the famous resort of Verbier (1600m).Villars offers a variety of different sports including ice-skating, five-a-side football, tennis, squash, volleyball, badminton, golf and horse riding, nearby.
Hiking enthusiasts can enjoy walks and trails in over 30 km of marked mountain routes. There are also almost 150 km of all-terrain bicycle trails set in an enchanting landscape in a protected Alpine environment.
Children, young visitors and even adults can enjoy the Adventure Park in nearby Aigle, the mini-trains at the Swiss Vapour Park in Bouveret, close to the shores of Lake Geneva and the Fun Planet in Montey for go-karting and other youthful activities. Additionally, there are many wonderful walks to enjoy for visitors of all ages, both in and around Villars, world-renowned for its healthy and invigorating mountain air amidst the most spectacular and dramatic Alpine surroundings.
The beautiful resort of Montreux is just 30 km from Villars and reached by direct train from Aigle (the station nearest to Villars) in a little over 20 minutes. Sophisticated Montreux is famous for it’s elegant lifestyle, excellent shopping and beautiful location on Lake Geneva.Lausanne and the famous, elegant city of Geneva are popular sightseeing destinations, well worth visiting, and within easy reach from Villars by direct express train from Aigle.
Optional Tours on Chol Hamoed
We plan to operate, subject to demand, optional sightseeing tours to include Montreux, Lausanne and Geneva, then crossing in to France to the ancient village of Yvoir on the shores of Lake Geneva. Returning via Mont Blanc and Evian, crossing back in to Switzerland arriving Villars late afternoon.