The hills of the Broye (481)

Vélo-Estavayer. © Pascal Gertschen
  • Length
    • 56 km
  • Ascents | Descents
    • 705 m | 706 m
    Ascents | Descents
  • Duration
    • 4 h 15
  • Technical | Fitness level
    • Sporty | Moderatly difficult
    Technical | Fitness level

Payerne, its avitation museum and abbey.
Payerne – Avenches – Estavayer-le-Lac - Payerne

This trail crosses the Broye valley and follows the shores of Lakes Neuchâtel and Morat that lend the area a relaxing and delightful charming and relaxing Mediterranean atmosphere. This marked itinerary crosses the beautiful Broye valley and leads along its lakes that lend the area a relaxing and delightful charming mediterranean atmosphere. Visitors will discover historical sites such as Payerne and its Romanesque abbey church, Avenches and its Roman vestiges, not to mention the medieval town Estavayer-le-Lac.

Starting out from Payerne, we cycle in the direction of Corcelles-près-Payerne and make for Avenches up hill and down dale. All along the way we can admire the Broye valley with the Fribourg Alps as a backdrop. Lake Morat and Lake Neuchâtel are discernible in the distance. We cross Avenches and cycle to Salavaux along the shore of Lake Morat.

Then we climb up towards the vintners’ villages of Vully, cross Constantine and Montmagny before coming back down to Chabrey. Splendid panoramic views of Lake Morat and Lake Neuchâtel open up before us.

We continue in the direction of the medieval town Estavayer-le-Lac by following the southern shore of Lake Neuchâtel. Once we arrive in Estavayer-le-Lac, we cycle back up to Payerne via agricultural paths.

At the Gletterens marina, a wooden landing stage crosses the reed beds of the Grande Cariçaie nature reserve, which are teeming with reed warblers, and leads to a gorgeous, sandy beach.

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Rally through the town of Estavayer-le-Lac
Rally through the town of Payerne
Gletteren's pile dwelling village
The Grande Cariçaie
The hills of the Broye (481)
The hills of the Broye (481)
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