The gorges of Covatannaz

Gorges de Covatannaz
Gorges de Covatannaz. © OTV
  • Place

    • Sainte-Croix

This easy trail of 5 km between Sainte-Croix and Vuiteboeuf is especially suitable for families. Hikers who wish to extend their walk can descend towards Baulmes. Return to Sainte-Croix on the panoramic train. .

Leaving from the station of Sainte-Croix, the hike starts by following the marked route alongside the railway line. The hike continues across open pastures before leading into the midst of the forest running alongside the river Arnon. Over the course of time, this river that shaped the gorges of Covatannaz and its impressive cliffs. The trail then leads downward, keeping pace with large and sets of rapids and cascades before arriving at the site of Fontanet with its vast clearing, an ideal place to appreciate while having a picnic.

A few metres higher up, walkers will come to a road junction giving access to Baulmes after an extra 2 km, or follow the signs to Vuiteboeuf. From there, the panoramic train ‘Travys’ takes the hikers back to Sainte-Croix via Baulmes, or Yverdon-les-Bains.

! Due to works, the usual path of the Covatannaz gorges has been closed to all users since 14 September 2020 and for a period of 13 months. A deviation is indicated. This alternative path of the gorges is accessible for pedestrians (only) during the whole period of works. !

Opening hours

Opening hours
  • From 1 Apr 2021 to 31 Oct 2021




The gorges of Covatannaz
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