While living in the Montreux Region, I used to take walks to seek out views of the city and Lac Leman. Following a map or the regional train can help you find your way in the region.
If you feel like using the city train, make sure you are on tracks 5 or higher. The first tracks 1,2,3 take you out of the city of Montreux. Take the stop off at Chernex or Chamby. From there, the walking is incredible on a nice sunny day. You might find a treasure or two like did right here.
Here's a bit of a walk that I remember. Starting from the Montreux Train Station. Follow from Avenue de Belmont to the stairs leading from Route des Collondalles to Chemin de la Caldrez to Route de l'Azillere (which should pass under the highway) and following near the Route de Chernex. Route des deux fontaines to Chemin de Blanc follow to smaller roads in this area. Chemin des Bignieres to Chemin de Sollard. This should not have many houses on it and should be very peaceful. The views of all of the Lake can also be seen here. Sit down on a few benches along the way and enjoy the views!
Route de Certaillion
Here's a mapped out version. At least you can get an idea of the walk.
|1.||Head east on Place de la Paix toward Rue de l'Eglise Catholique|
|2.||Continue onto Rue de la Paix|
|3.||Slight left at Avenue des Alpes |
Go through 1 roundabout
|4.||Turn right at Rue du Ctre|
|5.||Turn right to stay on Rue du Ctre|
|6.||Turn left at Avenue de Belmont|
|7.||Turn right at Sentier de Joliment|
|8.||Slight right at Rue de l'Ancien Stand|
|9.||Turn left at Route des Colondalles|
|10.||Turn right at Sentier des Vaux de Chernex|
|11.||Slight right at Chemin de Rossillon|
|12.||Turn left at Sentier des Vaux de Chernex|
|13.||Turn left at Chemin de la Caudraz|
1.6 km – about 23 mins
Chemin de la Caudraz
1820 Montreux, Switzerland
|14.||Head east on Chemin de la Caudraz toward Sentier des Vaux de Chernex|
|15.||Turn left at Sentier des Vaux de Chernex|
|16.||Turn left at Chemin sous Villaz|
|17.||Turn right at Rue des Deux Fontaines|
|18.||Turn left at Rue du Vieux Four|
|19.||Slight right at Chemin de Cauvent|
|20.||Continue onto Chemin de Chamby|
|21.||Turn right at Route de Chaulin|
1.3 km – about 21 mins