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The hills of the Broye (481)

Properties of the itinerarie

Difficulty : Moderately difficult

Length : 56 km

Duration : 4.3 hours

Type of activity : Sport

Payerne, its avitation museum and abbey.
Payerne – Avenches – Estavayer-le-Lac - Payerne

This trail crosses the Broye valley and follows the shores of Lakes Neuchâtel and Morat that lend the area a relaxing and delightful charming and relaxing Mediterranean atmosphere. This marked itinerary crosses the beautiful Broye valley and leads along its lakes that lend the area a relaxing and delightful charming mediterranean atmosphere. Visitors will discover historical sites such as Payerne and its Romanesque abbey church, Avenches and its Roman vestiges, not to mention the medieval town Estavayer-le-Lac.

Starting out from Payerne, we cycle in the direction of Corcelles-près-Payerne and make for Avenches up hill and down dale. All along the way we can admire the Broye valley with the Fribourg Alps as a backdrop. Lake Morat and Lake Neuchâtel are discernible in the distance. We cross Avenches and cycle to Salavaux along the shore of Lake Morat.

Then we climb up towards the vintners’ villages of Vully, cross Constantine and Montmagny before coming back down to Chabrey. Splendid panoramic views of Lake Morat and Lake Neuchâtel open up before us.

We continue in the direction of the medieval town Estavayer-le-Lac by following the southern shore of Lake Neuchâtel. Once we arrive in Estavayer-le-Lac, we cycle back up to Payerne via agricultural paths.


Highlight:
At the Gletterens marina, a wooden landing stage crosses the reed beds of the Grande Cariçaie nature reserve, which are teeming with reed warblers, and leads to a gorgeous, sandy beach.

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Avenches Tourisme
Place de l'Eglise 3
1580 Avenches

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Estavayer-le-Lac/Payerne Tourisme
Place du Marché 20
1530 Payerne

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Estavayer-le-Lac/Payerne Tourisme
Rue de l'Hôtel-de-Ville 5
1470 Estavayer-le-Lac

Properties of the itinerarie

Difficulty : Moderately difficult

Length : 56 km

Duration : 4.3 hours

Type of activity : Sport

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