I planned nothing for this hike beyond getting off at the Nyon train station and turning left. Here's pics of my walk from Nyon to Gland.

I set out to hike the Toblerone Trail oblivious to the fact that the first few kilometers contain no toblerones. Much like any other adventure, I planned nothing for this hike beyond getting off at the Nyon train station and turning left. By the time I got to Prangins, I knew I was in trouble. I popped into a market and bought a bottle of water about the time I found a trail sign. My path from Nyon to Gland meandered past the Swiss National Museum, housed in the Chateau de Prangins.

chateau on my way from nyon to gland, switzerland

I guzzled water and snapped a photo of the chateau, thinking I’d stumble into the blasted tank traps any minute.

gated mansions on way from Nyon to Gland, Switzerland

But no. I stumbled through a race and wound up on a narrow residential street. Gated mansions were everywhere. I feared they’d throw my sweaty butt off the street.

green blackberries on way from nyon to gland, switzerland

By this point, I was starving. I didn’t eat breakfast before I left Trélex, nor did I pack a picnic. These green blackberries looked tempting.

prangins chapel from nyon to gland, switzerland

Villages usually have one church. I walked past Prangins chapel on my route.

lake geneva on way from nyon to gland, switzerland

Had I known people swam in Lake Geneva, I would’ve brought a suit. This public swimming area cost a mere 3 francs. By this point, I was ready to take a dip in my clothes.

hiking sign on way from nyon to gland, switzerland

Hiking signs like this one are plentiful along the route. I wasn’t sure I was on the Toblerone Trail, but at least I was where people were supposed to be hiking.

La Dole in Switzerland

A view of my next ambitious hiking project. La Dôle is a mountain in the Swiss Jura. I want to climb it while I’m here.

golf sign on way from nyon to gland, switzerland

Seriously, I thought I’d never find those dang toblerones. Plus. I didn’t plan to dodge golf balls.

I did finally find the Toblerone Trail!

swiss flag on way from nyon to gland, switzerland

On my way back to Nyon, I found this Swiss flag blowing in the breeze.

Vineyards abound in the Vaud region of Switzerland

Vineyards abound in the Vaud region of Switzerland. Across Lake Geneva, one can explore French lake villages and the French Alps. Mont Blanc is covered by clouds.

P.S. Wondering what I’m doing in Switzerland? I’m at The Trelex Residency in Maison Binet!

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