Lake Emosson, Switzerland – Heroes Of Adventure

Lake Emosson, Switzerland

Four scenic railways lead to the Emosson reservoir. And adventure commences in Martigny, on through the cut out Trient Valley, finally arriving at the 180 meter-high dam walls.

Châtelard is the starting point of the “Parc d’Attraction” – and the former working railway from 1919 holds the world record as far as steep climbs are concerned (87 percent ascent) in the realm of two-carriage funicular railways. The solely 60 centimeter-wide small train to follow appears a toy in comparison. And the so-called Minifunic railway to the crowning dam is a mix between funicular rail and a lift.

Up here views over Trient and the Mont-Blanc region are truly impressive – and the return journey on the same line to Le Châtelard, or by bus from Lac d’Emosson to Finhaut offers more scenic enjoyment.

Visit Switzerland. Epic Switzerland Adventure Route © Monika Newbound

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