We begin our journey from the fashionable skiing and summer
resort of Gstaad by travelling through the pretty, chalet-filled
villages of the German-speaking Saanenland region. As we leave the
Saanenland, you will notice that the village names become French.
One of the first villages we come to is Châteaux d'Oex - a popular
destination for hot air ballooning. We continue through the Pays
d'Enhaut valley to the village of Montbovon before ascending
through wild, Alpine scenery towards the Jaman Tunnel.
During our journey through the tunnel, the longest on the line,
we leave the Alps behind and emerge to a more Mediterranean
landscape. From here the train encounters the steepest gradient on
the line - a descent of 1 in 37 - through woodland to the winter
resort of Les Avants. The GoldenPass
Line reaches Lake Geneva, offering magnificent views of
the lake's glittering waters and the surrounding peaks. The train
makes its final descent through vineyards, twisting and turning
through a series of impressive horseshoe curves to our final
destination, lively Montreux.