This 88 km route skirts round Lake Morat, to the southern shores of Lake Neuchâtel with its stunning beaches. The unexpected seaside feel of this tour is the ideal complement to the many historic sites to explore in this land of lakes where the first Swiss people settled.
The Grand Tour gives a taster of the Trois-Lacs region, while this route takes you more into the heart of this land of history and holidays. From the shores of Lake Morat with its popular swimming pool and beach, you cross the Fribourg-Vaud border several times, to get to Avenches for example. History buffs will take the time to explore the capital of Roman Helvetia, as well as the Romanesque abbey church of Payerne, the Vallon Roman Museum and the lakeside village of Gletterens.
The route runs along the south side of Lake Neuchâtel with its Mediterranean feel. Relaxation is the order of the day particularly on the beaches of Portalban, Chevroux, Forel, Cheyres – also known for its wines – and Estavayer-le-Lac, which has the best water sports facilities in Switzerland. This exceptional lakeside area is part of the Grande Cariçaie Nature Reserve, the biggest lakeside marsh in Switzerland.
Ideal for all lovers of ancient history, this walk explores Aventicum, the former capital of Roman Helvetica.See more
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Located in the heart of the city of Avenches, the tourist office of Avenches welcomes you all year round to inform you.See more
The Payerne Abbey Church, a gem of Romanesque art, was built around the year 1,000 A.D., according to a typically Cluniac layout.See more
The Cheyres vineyards extend for 14 hectares along the shores of the Neuchatel lake.See more
There are two sides to the historic medieval town of Estavayer-le-Lac - the young and the old.See more
What of more pleasant to come bathing on the beach to Chevroux. There is a choice between sand and pier....See more
You can explore the biggest lakeside marshland in Switzerland by foot or bike while respecting its protected flora and fauna.See more
A beautiful and big fine sand beach, which lines a big zone of reeds. Carefull no shadow, think of the beach umbrella!See more
Situated on a Roman archaeological site, the museum traces the region's Roman heritage.See more