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.
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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!
I wanted to lay there on that carpet of narcissus and just….. breath!
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.
At the parking aux Mortalles, Lally.
IMPORTANT ! You can pick the white flowers but only a handful without the leaf and the root.
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
Or a child friendly walk to thousand of crocus in Rämisgummen? Please click here.
Spring wild crocus in Switzerland.
How about a child friendly hike among thousand of Daffodils in Tête de Ran? Click Here.
A spring hike to hills covered of Daffodils, Switzerland.