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A sea of Narcissus in Les Pléiades, Switzerland

Everybody love a field full of wildflowers. Imagine a field full of wild white Narcissus, thousands of them spread all over on green hills with mountains behind as decor. You think that I am dreaming. If I am dreaming please don’t wake me up!

When to go

Ever since I heard about the Wild Narcissus hikes around Montreaux, Blonay and Vevey area I was waiting with patience for the wild narcissus season to begin.

Like all the wild spring flowers, the narcissus flowering is dependent on height and sunshine as well as the weather conditions. Normally here around this area, they are in fully bloom between mid-may and last until mid-june.  

Don’t want to get disappointed please Click here where you can get all the information of all the six narcissus hikes and you can enter your planned date to be informed if the narcissus are in bloom for that particular hike you want to do.

A few weeks ago as the narcissus were in fully bloom at the Les Avants I was so excited to take our first hike on mountain slopes covered with white flowers also known as white daffodil. All I can say is that I was heartbroken as the flowers were not as dense and beautiful as I have imagined.

But I didn’t want to give up the thought of laying on a bed of thousands of narcissus! So when the narcissus forecast for Les Pléiades (and the weather ) seems good we decided to have a look.

And I am so happy for our decision as the place was so beautiful! 

Narcissus hike Les Pleiades Switzerland Child friendly hike Visit Switzerland Spring flower hike

Narcissus hike Les Pleiades Switzerland Child friendly hike Visit Switzerland Spring flower hike

Narcissus hike Les Pleiades Switzerland Child friendly hike Visit Switzerland Spring flower hike

Narcissus hike Les Pleiades Switzerland Child friendly hike Visit Switzerland Spring flower hike
Hike Les pleiades narcissus Switzerland

The white flowers everywhere all along the walk.
Hike Les Pleiades Narcissus Switzerland

Hike Les Pleiades Narcissus Switzerland

I wanted to lay there on that carpet of narcissus and just….. breath!

Hike Les Pleiades Narcissus Switzerland spring wild flowers

Hike les Pleiades Narcissus Switzerland

 

The hike and how to get there

It’s not a stroller friendly trail but it is very short walk, 4km round trip for about 1.5 hour with not much of elevation gain, about 150 m. For more detailed information of the hike click here.

You can take the train either from Vevey or Blonay to Les Pléiades and the train will stop right next to trail. We parked our car at the parking Motalles in Lally and then walk up 20 min to the Les Pléiades, however if you start this way, you start will have a steep climb of about 100 m.

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At the parking aux Mortalles, Lally.

Walk toward direction Les Pléiades. Or you can start the other direction, which I think would be easier!
 Hike Les Pleiades Narcissus Switzerland

Hike Les Pleiades Narcissus Switzerland Spring wild flowers

IMPORTANT ! You can pick the white flowers but only a handful without the leaf and the root.

Hike Les Pleiades Narcissuis Switzerland

Hike Les Pleiades Narcissus Switzerland Spring wild flowers

So what do you think, has you seen anything as beautiful and unique in Switzerland ? I myself find this meadow of narcissus amazing!

 

Do you want to discover more family spring walk in Switzerland? How about walking among hundreds of cherry trees in blossom? Please click Here

 

Frick Cherry blossom trail Switzerland
Cherry blossom in Frick

Or a child friendly walk to thousand of crocus in Rämisgummen? Please click here.

Spring wild flowers SwitzerlandSpring wild crocus in Switzerland.

How about a child friendly hike among thousand of Daffodils in Tête de Ran? Click Here.

Child friendly hike Spring hike Spring flowers Daffodils Tête de Ran SwitzerlandA spring hike to hills covered of Daffodils, Switzerland.

 

 

 

 

 

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57 Comments

  1. I’ve never seen such huge fields of narcissus flowers before. And I didn’t know that they could be found in Switzerland. They are absolutely beautiful. Your daughter is so adorable too!

  2. It was hard to believe that such a beautiful place exsists! This looks like a pure wonderland and your daughter in the picture playing made me think of “Alice in Wonderland”. Have to visit this place in this life because it is so amazing!!😊

  3. Oh this is so lovely! The wild Narcissus in full bloom looks gorgeous. The landscape look like a perfect background for pictures. I can see why you didn’t want to miss the opportunity to witness the bloom.

  4. Wow so many beautiful flowers! One of my fondest memories as a child has to be running and diving into daisies in flower fields – just gorgeous! Some lovely photos too!

  5. Switzerland looks like a hiker’s dream, I would love to hike amongst the Wild Narcissus simply because it looks so beautiful. it’s great you caught them while in full bloom and even luckier you seemed to have the place to yourself 🙂

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