Excursions and Leisure-time activities
The Five Senses Route
Stages: Montricher - Pampigny - Sévery - Apples - Bussy-Chardonney - Denens - Vufflens-le-Château Discover the artisans that populate the villages along the BAM railway route, from the foot of the Jura Mountains to Lake Geneva. This entirely downhill route is particularly suitable for aficionados of products of the terroir, as well as for nature lovers.
At the summit of the Swiss Jura Mountains
Vallée de Joux This itinerary crosses the Vaud Jura National Park in the Vallée de Joux at the foot of the Jura Mountains, by way of the highest peak in the Swiss Jura: the Mont Tendre (1679m). It offers a magnificent panorama over the Alps and the Lake Geneva basin.
From the foot of the Jura Mountains to Lake Geneva
Morges – Vufflens-le-Château – Aubonne This itinerary will allow you to discover all the typical landscapes of the region: lake, vineyards, countryside and the foot of the Jura Mountains.
Culinary Tour at the foot of the Jura Mountains
Bière - Berolle - Mollens - Montricher - L'Isle - Ballens - Bière Along this entire loop, you will be tempted to stop off at each village to taste the flavourful regional specialities.
From Apples to Mollens, by way of the Marais des Monod
Mollens - Apples On this hike, you will discover this nationally important marshland. In this magnificent marshy area, one can find nearly every kind of humid environment that our country has to offer.
The sentier des Fumas (Fumas trail)
Yens All along this forest trail, you can discover the distinctive features of the forest by means of 10 interpretive panels.
From the Vallon de l’Aubonne to the vineyards
Aubonne - Bière This hike takes you on a discovery of widely different landscapes: the fields and forests along the Vallon de l'Aubonne, the vast parks of the National Arboretum as well as the vineyards that overlooking Lake Geneva.
Walk to the lookout of the Chatel Cross
Châtel – Mollendruz From the Mollendruz pass to the summit of Châtel, a lookout with a plunging view from Lake Neuchâtel to Geneva.
Bike tour of the Jura Vaudois nature park
Châtel Two itineraries – the Swiss bike route – cover the region: The Route du Pied Jura number 50 and the Route du Jura number 7. Combining the two gives you a complete tour of the Jura Vaudois Nature Park, to be done in 2 or 3 days.
Sources of the Venoge river
L’Isle Not far from the Château de L’Isle are the sources of the Venoge River. After the snowmelt or on rainy days, the flow can be quite impressive.
From the sources of the Venoge river to Lake Geneva
L'Isle - La Sarraz - Cossonay Gare - Préverenges After a brief trip on a BAM train, you arrive at the headwaters of the Venoge River in L'Isle; from there, you can follow its route through the region of the Gros-de-Vaud to its mouth at Lake Geneva.
The Abri Freymond trail
L’Isle From the sources of the Venoge River to the Col du Mollendruz, you will have a chance to discover the Abri Freymond as well as the Puits de la Zazie.
The three Castles walk
Morges - Vufflens-le-Château Go off on a discovery of the Morges vineyard and its castles. To boot, you can admire the majestic Mont Blanc above the vineyards.
The Morges trail
Morges – Vufflens-le-Château Just a few steps from the city centre of Morges, the trail of the Vallon de La Morges (name of the river) offers a varied route along the river, through woods, at the foot of the vineyards and along pastures.