N°11 The Broye


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A walk in the heart of the hilly Vaud countryside, with its typical small villages and churches. The panorama stretches from the Jura to the Alps and promises a beautiful spectacle. On arrival in Lucens, the castle overlooking the village is worth a look.
A fifteen-kilometre walk through woods and pastures with beautiful views of the Alps and even the Jura. From Neyruz (departure from the Collège bus stop), you head towards Thierrens along small marked trails. 

After reaching a place called Planchy, you pass in front of the refuge des Tailles to continue your way towards Villars-le-Comte. Be careful, this part of the trail is not marked! Crossing the woods and walking on the edge of the forest, you arrive at the highest point of your tour, at 803 metres (Champ du Bonhomme). There is a picnic and an orientation table. 

The rest of the trail, gently ambling downwards, takes you to Forel-sur-Lucens and then Cremin, pretty villages with beautiful Vaudois farms. Here you'll meet the "Sentier Aventures" sign again. Not far from there, you arrive at the famous Dent de Cremin, overlooking the Broye valley and then you take a 30-metre suspension bridge. 

You then have to cover three more kilometres to reach Lucens. Your reward at the end of your walk: the Sherlock Holmes Museum located in the village centre.

Point of interest


  • Distance : 15.5km
  • Length : 4h45
  • Start : Neyruz-sur-Moudon
  • End : Lucens
  • Difficulty :
  • Height difference : 150m