Lutry Switzerland is a wagging place to checkout
Lutry is a great place to visit for the day. Also if you plan to spend some time in the Lausanne region, this location is a great base camp for you and your dog. Lutry sits nestled along Lake
Geneva with an impressive view of the nearby Alps and offers dining, a bustling market and a lovely walk through cobblestone streets. The Village of Lutry is your typical Swiss town with beautiful architecture, a château, swans in the lake and located right on the shores of Lake Geneva with a stunning marina. The views of the alps are breath-taking, and the charm of the cobbled street village is sweet.
Airport: Geneva Airport: 45 minutes away
Ferry: Via Lausanne, Vevey, Geneva
Train: Lutry Station
There is basically one really good walk in Lutry, which is along the shore and back through the cobbled streets. It is about a good 30-minute walk and it could be even longer if your owners decide to stop at the outdoor cafe at the end of the park area.
However, if you head up into the vineyards, there are many trails to hike and explore.
Start your walk on the boardwalk near Place de Fete and head towards the village and walk along Quai Gustave Doret. This part of the walk is also where you can catch a ferry to other regions of Lake Geneva. Walking along here you will find a little cafe, a small park, and stunning views, you will also find outdoor restaurants, and the hotel Le Rivage Lutry. Continue down the Quai Gustave Doret pass the parking lot to a little park and beach area of Lutry. At the end of this walk, you will find an excellent little outdoor kiosk that serves coffee, cool drinks, beer, and wine. It also serves light fare such as burgers and the daily special. Order some drinks, a little grub and grab a seat. I can be totally content lying in the grass or sniffing the shore. Just keep an eye out that I don’t go chasing any swans…they seem to hiss and can be quiet mean when barked at, don’t even think about chasing them.
After refreshments and relaxation, head back and keep right onto Rue Friporte which leads you to the Grand Rue where there are great little shops to explore.
Where to Stay
Le Rivage Lutry– Rue du Rivage 1, 1095 Lutry, Switzerland +41 21 796 72 72
I stayed here on my last visit. I was not charged a fee for staying over with my owners. I was allowed in the common areas, bar, and restaurant indoors without a problem. I was also welcomed on the terrace for cocktails in the summer. Rooms a little small but nicely appointed. The views from the window was beautiful and it was nice falling asleep to the sound of boats in the harbour. Dog Friendly Review: 4 wags…
Other hotels nearby to consider
Le Belmont– Rue des Corbaz 1, 1092 Belmont-sur-Lausanne
Le Belmont is located in the wine area of Lavaux near Lausanne. Dogs allowed on request.
Hotel Lavaux- Opened July 2012. The hotel is located in Cully, the heart of the steep Lavaux vineyard terraces (UNESCO world heritage), overlooking Lake Geneva. Dog fee of 15.00 Swiss Franc
Where to eat in Lutry:
Pizzeria La Barca – Grand-Rue 34, 1095 Lutry, Switzerland +41 21 791 59 43
I was here in February and did not get a chance to sit on their terrace which faces the lake. However, I was welcomed inside and was treated kindly. Basic Italian food, pizza, pasta, and meat dishes. Nothing fancy. Dog friendliness review: 3 wags…
Café de la Poste – Grand-Rue 48, 1095 Lutry, Switzerland +41 21 791 18 72
This cute little restaurant has a nice terrace facing the Lake. Local fish is their specialty.
Restaurant du Léman, Denis Maillat – Grand-Rue 19, 1095 Lutry, Switzerland +41 21 791 33 87
Dog-friendly in and out, however sitting outside is much nicer. Local food fair and lunch specials.
There are quite a few restaurants and cafes to choose from. I as a dog have never felt unwelcomed.
- A quick tour of Lausanne (j0annesim.wordpress.com)