N°04 Hiking through nature


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An all-terrain hike will take you from "Vieux Moudon" to the forest and, after a nice walk of less than 3 hours, to the villages of L'Abbaye and Rossenges. The second, more leisurely, part of the walk takes you through the fields to Bressonnaz, then along the Broye to Moudon.

From the station of Moudon, you join the "Vieux Moudon". A Helvetian and then Roman village, the judicial capital of the Savoyard Pays de Vaud (1263 to 1536), and then a Bernese bailiwick (1536 to 1798), the Upper Town of Moudon boasts a rich history and a unique built heritage, which is classified a site of national interest.

The next part of the hike takes you through a wooded area, a driveway and then a path in the Péquinsin natural forest reserve. A relatively steep ascent allows you to reach the villages of L'Abbaye and Rossenges. Don't miss to take a look at the Upper Town of Moudon during your ascent, the viewpoint is worth it! These two villages form the highest point of the hike.

The second part will be a gentle descent in the direction of Bressonnaz, punctuated by countryside landscapes and small passages in the forest. In Bressonnaz, follow the Broye river to Moudon. The hike ends quietly and gives you ample opportunity to admire the richness of the fauna.

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  • Distance : 12 km
  • Length : 4h15
  • Start : Moudon, Train station
  • End : Moudon, Train station
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  • Height difference : +250m