Excursions

From the Jorat plateau to the Broye valley, picturesque villages and lovely Vaud style farms dot a partially-wooded landscape, offering surprising panoramic views of the Pre-Alps or the Jura. Situated right in the heart of the Vaud countryside, our area offers numerous possibilities for walks; discover it on foot, on donkey back or in a carriage.

N°01 Along the waterway
(Moudon • Chavannes-sur-Moudon • Bressonnaz • Moudon's outdoor pool • Moudon)

N°01 Along the waterway
  • Distance : 8Km
  • Length : 2h45
  • Start : Moudon, Train station
  • End : Moudon, Train station
  • Difficulty :
  • Height difference : +170m

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Discover the charm of the Moudon countryside on this signposted walk. From leafy forests to picturesque villages, there is no shortage of attractions. Then return to the valley as far as Moudon, following the banks of the river Broye, a refuge for wildlife.

N°02 Beauregard
(Moudon • Carrouge castle • Péquinsin natural forest Reserve • Beauregard refuge • Vaux Wood • Moudon)

N°02 Beauregard
  • Distance : 12 km
  • Length : 4h25
  • Start : Moudon, Train station
  • End : Moudon, Train station
  • Difficulty :
  • Height difference : +360m

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On the heights of Moudon, Beauregard lives up to its name, offering a marvellous panorama of the Pre-Alps, the Alps and the surrounding countryside. A hike that starts through the town of Moudon and reaches the Péquinsin natural reserve in about 30 minutes. A change of scenery.

N°03 The 6 bridges
(Ropraz • Hermenches (Chapel) • La Râpe • Vucherens • Ropraz)

N°03 The 6 bridges
  • Distance : 12.5 km
  • Length : 4h25
  • Start : Ropraz car park
  • End : Ropraz car park
  • Difficulty :
  • Height difference : +270m

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Between the Jorat and the Broye, this loop takes you to discover small forest bridges. Six times you cross the wild waters of the Bressonne and then the Corcelles and Méleries. A beautiful walk in the middle of nature, made up of small ascents and descents interspersed with memorable panoramas of the Pre-Alps and the Alps.

N°04 Hiking through nature
(Moudon • Carrouge castle • Péquinsin natural forest Reserve • Vaux Woods • Rossenges • Bressonnaz • Moudon)

N°04 Hiking through nature
  • Distance : 12 km
  • Length : 4h15
  • Start : Moudon, Train station
  • End : Moudon, Train station
  • Difficulty :
  • Height difference : +250m

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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.

N°05 Jorat hike
(Syens • Hermenches • La Râpe • Seppey • Syens)

N°05 Jorat hike
  • Distance : 12.5 km
  • Length : 4h30
  • Start : Syens village
  • End : Syens village
  • Difficulty :
  • Height difference : +320

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Under the sign of water, this hike invites you to explore the wooded slopes of the Jorat, its rivers and waterfalls. A very natural itinerary of a dozen kilometres which takes you to discover the two tributaries of the Broye, the Bressonne and the Carrouge.

N°06 The Three Rivers
(Moudon • Carrouge castle • Bressonnaz • Seppey • La Râpe • Hermenches • Syens • Bressonnaz • Moudon)

N°06 The Three Rivers
  • Distance : 20 Km
  • Length : 6h35
  • Start : Gare de Moudon
  • End : Gare de Moudon
  • Difficulty :
  • Height difference : +460m

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In the heart of the Vaud countryside, where the Jorat plateau meets the Broye valley, this itinerary takes you on a discovery of three rivers that have shaped the geography and communication routes of the Moudon region over the centuries: the Broye, the Carrouge and the Bressonne.

N°07 From the Land to the Artist
(Carrouge • Viewpoint called ''La Croix'' • Ropraz • La Râpette • Les Vaux • Carrouge)

N°07 From the Land to the Artist
  • Distance : 12Km
  • Length : 3h10
  • Start : Carrouge, house of Gustave Roud
  • End : Carrouge, house of Gustave Roud
  • Difficulty :
  • Height difference : +289m

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Focus on the Jorat and its typical rural landscapes, between fields, country roads, villages and forests. This 12-kilometre walk takes us successively in the footsteps of the poet Gustave Roud, whose Carrouge farm is located at the beginning of the itinerary, and of the writer Jacques Chessex, who was well known under the name of Ropraz.

N°08 At the Horizon
(Vucherens • Seppey • Vulliens • Mézières • Vucherens)

N°08 At the Horizon
  • Distance : 14km
  • Length : 4h25
  • Start : Vucherens, chapelle
  • End : Vucherens, chapelle
  • Difficulty :
  • Height difference : +260m

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Starting from Vucherens, this very beautiful hike takes us to new heights! Not because of its difference of altitude, which is accessible to most people (+260m), but because of the majestic views it offers of the surrounding villages, the Pre-Alps and the Alps. Escape guaranteed.

N°09 The Uptown
(Moudon • Uptown • Broye • Moudon)

N°09 The Uptown
  • Distance : 2,5Km
  • Length : 45 min
  • Start : Moudon, Station
  • End : Moudon, Station
  • Difficulty :
  • Height difference : +40m

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Discover the charm of the town of Moudon on this walk which takes you past the magnificent houses of the Ville-Haute, its museums and the banks of the river Broye. This walk is ideal for people who want to make a short visit to the town. It is accessible to the whole family (with or without prams), as well as to people with reduced mobility or in wheelchairs.

N°10 Moudon-Express
(Moudon • Parc aux biches • Moudon)

N°10 Moudon-Express
  • Distance : 1,4Km or 1,8Km
  • Length : 40 min or 60 min
  • Start : Moudon, Station
  • End : Moudon, Station
  • Difficulty :
  • Height difference : +10m

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Discover the charm of the town of Moudon, its small green parks and its various bridges. This walk is ideal for families (with or without prams), people with reduced mobility or in wheelchairs. If you’re lucky, you may observe some beautiful birds swimming in the Broye.

N°11 Some like it cool
(Moudon • Piscine de Moudon • Bressonnaz • Moudon)

N°11 Some like it cool
  • Distance : 5,5Km
  • Length : 1h30 to 3h00
  • Start : Moudon, Vallon Park
  • End : Moudon, Vallon Park
  • Difficulty :
  • Height difference : +40m

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This walk will take you on an expedition of beautiful landscapes at the gates of the city. A peaceful stroll along the Broye will allow you to contemplate the famous molasse cliffs and observe various kinds of birds such as herons, ducks and sparrows. This walk is ideal for families (with or without prams), people with reduced mobility or in wheelchairs.

Parcours Vita de Lucens
(Lucens • Refuge de Lucens • Parc Vita • Lucens)

Parcours Vita de Lucens
  • Distance : 5.5Km
  • Length : 1h30
  • Start : Lucens
  • End : Lucens
  • Difficulty :
  • Height difference : 236m

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Circuit bleu. Parcours Vita au milieu du Vallon des Vaux. Profitez de la fraîcheur des bois au-dessus de Lucens.

Praz Callaz
(Lucens • Sentier des Chèvres )

Praz Callaz
  • Distance : 6.5Km
  • Length : 1h30
  • Start : Lucens
  • End : Lucens
  • Difficulty :
  • Height difference : 206m

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Green circuit. Through fields and forests, admire the view of the Pre-Alps and the Alps as well as the surrounding villages.

Bois de l'Hôpital
(Lucens • Cerjaulaz • Lucens)

Bois de l'Hôpital
  • Distance : 5Km
  • Length : 1h30
  • Start : Lucens
  • End : Lucens
  • Difficulty :
  • Height difference : 187m

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Purple circuit. Start from Lucens. On the heights of Lucens, let yourself be charmed by the surrounding forest. This hike is equipped for mountain bike as it runs alongside the official course with its obstacles. Several benches on the course.

Curtilles
(Curtilles)

Curtilles
  • Distance : 6Km
  • Length : 1h30
  • Start : Lucens
  • End : Lucens
  • Difficulty :
  • Height difference : 112m

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Red circuit. This trail winds through the countryside overlooking the village of Lucens. You get a magnificent view of the castle as well as the beautiful church of Curtilles.

Adventure Hike
(Sentier Aventure)

Adventure Hike
  • Distance : 7.5Km
  • Length : 2h00
  • Start : Lucens
  • End : Lucens
  • Difficulty :
  • Height difference : 265m

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Yellow circuit. Departure from Lucens. Through forests, fields and the village, take advantage of the opportunity to escape to the heights of Lucens. Several benches and picnic spots welcome you along the way.

Oulens
(Lucens • Oulens • Lucens)

Oulens
  • Distance : 5Km
  • Length : 1h30
  • Start : Lucens
  • End : Lucens
  • Difficulty :
  • Height difference : 238m

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Black circuit. Start from Lucens. Relax in the beautiful forest above Lucens, the Vaux valley and the Bois à Ban. Freshness and humidity await you along the Cerjaulaz.

Trail N°1 - Les Berges
(Granges-Marnand • Le Pont sur la Broye • La passerelle des Îles • Granges-Marnand)

Trail N°1 - Les Berges
  • Distance : 10,85Km
  • Length : 2h30
  • Start : Granges-Marnand
  • End : Granges-Marnand
  • Difficulty :

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An excursion for the whole family is the beautiful and quiet walk along the Broye, revealing various points of interest. Part of the trail is accessible for pushchairs. Walk proposed by the community of Valbroye.

Trail N°2 - La Pierre à Sapenard
(Granges-Marnand • Les Moulins de Granges • La plaine de Brit • Le pont sur la Lembe • Granges-Marnand)

Trail N°2 - La Pierre à Sapenard
  • Distance : 7,15Km
  • Length : 1h50
  • Start : Granges-Marnand
  • End : Granges-Marnand
  • Difficulty :
  • Height difference : +142m

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Conquering the stone in Sapenard! This trail takes you through the forest or along the river Broye. You’ll discover beautiful landscapes, one more stunning than the other. The path is not suitable for pushchairs.

Trail N°3 - le Château de Surpierre
(Granges-près-Marnand • Surpierre • Cheiry • Granges-près-Marnand)

Trail N°3 - le Château de Surpierre
  • Distance : 9Km
  • Length : 2h10
  • Start : Granges-près-Marnand
  • End : Granges-près-Marnand
  • Difficulty :
  • Height difference : 228m

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Take a walk along the banks of the Broye to discover the castle of Surpierre plus a magnificent view across the fields and forest. The path is not suitable for pushchairs. Walk proposed by the community of Valbroye.

Trail N°4 - Le Chemin des Corvets
(Granges-près-Marnand • Villarzel •Marnand • Granges-près-Marnand)

Trail N°4 - Le Chemin des Corvets
  • Distance : 8Km
  • Length : 2h10
  • Start : Granges-près-Marnand
  • End : Granges-près-Marnand
  • Difficulty :
  • Height difference : 285m

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This splendid trail starts at the railway station in Granges-Marnand, continues to the village of Villarzel, passing through Marnand, before it returns to its starting point. A landscape suitable for hikers who like nature as well as a challenge! The trail is not suitable for pushchairs. Walk proposed by the community of Valbroye.

Grand Tour of the Community of Oron
(Oron-la-Ville •Chesalles •Bussigny • Ecoteaux •Palézieux-Gare • Les Thioleyres • Les Tavernes • Châtillens • Oron-la-Ville)

Grand Tour of the Community of Oron
  • Distance : 25,5 km
  • Length : 6h20
  • Start : Oron-la-Ville
  • End : Oron-la-Ville
  • Difficulty :
  • Height difference : +436

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Discover the 10 villages rich in heritage belonging to the community of Oron, its history and its landscapes, thanks to the itineraries of varying length proposed by the municipality.

East Tour of the community of Oron
(Oron-la-Ville • Chesalles • Bussigny • Ecoteaux • Palézieux-Gare • Palézieux-Village • Oron-la-Ville)

East Tour of the community of Oron
  • Distance : 15km
  • Length : 3h45
  • Start : Oron-la-Ville
  • End : Oron-la-Ville
  • Difficulty :
  • Height difference : +268m

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Explore the community of Oron, its history and its landscapes thanks to the itineraries proposed by the municipality. These trails of varying length take you through some villages rich in heritage.

Northeast Tour of the community of Oron
(Oron • Chesalles • Bussigny • Palézieux-Village • Oron)

Northeast Tour of the community of Oron
  • Distance : 12km
  • Length : 3h00
  • Start : Oron-la-Ville
  • End : Oron-la-Ville
  • Difficulty :
  • Height difference : 231m

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Discover the community of Oron, its history and its landscapes, thanks to the itineraries proposed by the municipality. These loop walks of varying length will take you around many villages rich in heritage.

Northwest Tour of the community of Oron
(Oron • Châtillens • Les Tavernes • Palézieux-Village • Oron)

Northwest Tour of the community of Oron
  • Distance : 13km
  • Length : 3h20
  • Start : Oron-la-Ville
  • End : Oron-la-Ville
  • Difficulty :
  • Height difference : 211m

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Discover the community of Oron, its history and its landscapes, thanks to the itineraries proposed by the municipality. These loop trails of varying length will take you around several villages rich in heritage.

West Tour of the community of Oron
(Oron-la-Ville • Palézieux • Les Thioleyres • Les Tavernes • Châtillens • Oron-la-Ville)

West Tour of the community of Oron
  • Distance : 16km
  • Length : 3h55
  • Start : Oron-la-Ville
  • End : Oron-la-Ville
  • Difficulty :
  • Height difference : +213m

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Discover the community of Oron, its history and its landscapes, thanks to the itineraries proposed by the municipality. These loop walks of varying length will take you around many villages rich in heritage.

Southeast Tour of the community of Oron
(Palézieux-Village • Les Indévis • Ecoteaux • Palézieux-Gare • Palézieux-Village )

Southeast Tour of the community of Oron
  • Distance : 9,5km
  • Length : 2h20
  • Start : Palézieux-Village
  • End : Palézieux-Village
  • Difficulty :
  • Height difference : 184m

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Discover the Commune of Oron, its history and its landscapes, thanks to the itineraries proposed by the municipality. Several loop trails of varying length will take you to villages rich in heritage.

Southwest Tour of the community of Oron
(Palézieux-Village • Les Tavernes • Les Thioleyres • Palézieux-Village)

Southwest Tour of the community of Oron
  • Distance : 8km
  • Length : 2h00
  • Start : Palézieux-Village
  • End : Palézieux-Village
  • Difficulty :
  • Height difference : 144

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Discover the community of Oron, its history and its landscapes, thanks to the itineraries proposed by the municipality. These loop trails of varying length will take you around several villages rich in heritage.