Gros de Vaud – La Côte (63)
Stage 1 crosses the legendary fields of the Broye countryside. Payerne - Echallens (Goumoens-la-Ville)
Pastureland and cultivated fields stretch over wide rolling hills, sheltered hollows hide villages and hamlets, solid stone houses proudly display Burgundian archways; the peaceful Gros-de-Vaud is the granary of western Switzerland.
Don’t miss the magnificent Abbey of Payerne. It is the largest Romanesque church in Switzerland. The frescoes, capitals, the stature of the archways, and the "blondness" of the stones create a unique atmosphere.
The Bercher-Boulens section is physically difficult.