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Montreux Riviera : sustainable...by nature !
The blooming of the narcissusIn spring, the " snow of May " surfaces from the earth. These traditional flowers can be seen in the upper regions of Montreux and Vevey, where there are two types of flowers: narcissus radiiflorus and narcissus poeticus. Since the 1960s, the quantity of these white flowers has decreased by almost 50%, which is why the Narcisses Riviera association is acting to save this emblematic cultural heritage.
Free public transportationIn addition to being free for travelers staying in a hotel or apartment on the Riviera, the region's public transportation network is very efficient. From Villeneuve to Vevey, leave your car at home and enjoy the ride on board a more environmentally friendly method of transportation.
The great outdoorsSurrounded by the lake and the mountains, Montreux Riviera offers an exceptional variety of outdoor activities: hiking, biking and walking in the summer, cross-country skiing, sledding and snowshoeing in the winter.
One of UNESCO's many missions is to list and promote important sites, traditions and works of art throughout the world. This recognition is fully in line with the concept of sustainability, as it aims to preserve heritage over time.
Plan your tripDiscover the different facilities and attractions in Montreux Riviera that are committed to a more environmentally friendly approach.
Facts and figures
Switzerland is one of the main water sources in Europe. In fact, it is the source of about 5% of the continent's fresh water reserves. The water supplied to Montreux Riviera must meet very strict quality standards. 80% of the water comes from underground sources, the rest is collected from Lake Geneva. It can be drunk from any tap with no risk to your health!
In Montreux Riviera and more in generaly in Switzerland, everything must be "clean and tidy". from a young age, Swiss citizens are taught differents rules on how to keep things clean. For example, throwing litter on the ground is extremely frowned upon and can be fined up to 150 Swiss francs. Fortunately, there are a numerous garbage cans and ashtrays on the public streets to avoid this kind of behaviour and to make sure everyone can enjoy a clean and tidy city.
With an average of 2'400 km travelled per year and per citizen, Switzerland holds the world record for distance travelling by train. In Montreux Riviera, mountains, beaches, exceptional locations, attractions, events, museums : everything is accessible by public transportation (train, funicular, bus, boat)! On top of that, everything - or almost everything - is free with the Montreux Riviera Card.