Daniel wanted to do some specific race training in the mountains so we caught the train to Les Diablerets. We changed train at Aigle onto a tiny two-carriage train which chugged its way through the vineyards and forests and up the mountain. It was a spectacularly scenic train route and we saw a chamois on the way!
Les Diablerets is very similar to the villages in the Saas Valley but it is French-speaking. Although it is busier in winter, there were a fair number of people out and about running, biking and even paragliding. And we got to hear another alphorn performance which was fun :)
Daniel ran for 55km in the mountains completing 3,500m of altitude gain. It was a great experience for him to train on the trails and live the dream of running in the Swiss Alps.
|Paragliding in the Swiss Alps|
|The charming village of Les Diablerets|
|A pretty bridge|
|Daniel coming in to the finishing straight looking strong after 55km|
|An alphorn band!|