Forming a loop starting from the picturesque town of Orbe or the wine-producing villages of Valeyres-sous-Rances and Rances, this trail takes you from impressive Roman mosaics to the stunning gorges of the Orbe, via the venerable Montcherand Church and the traditional cellars of Côtes de l’Orbe AOC.
Couples, friends or families: who will get the most points after answering the multiple-choice questions, taking memorable photos and using their GPS to find hidden treasures? The vineyard walk in Côtes de l’Orbe–Foot of the Jura determines how much everyone knows about this wine region and its natural surroundings, but mostly it’s a chance to walk and have fun. Freely available on your smartphone thanks to the Vaud:Guide app, the route can be followed without an internet connection and takes you to the town of Orbe, the Roman mosaics, Montcherand church and, above all, along charming vineyard paths and through vineyard villages. A stop at a restaurant or a producer to try the finest Côtes de l’Orbe AOC wines is a must!
Good to know
- Guided by your smart phone, go on an adventure with friends, as a couple or as a family on the northern paths of the Côtes de l'Orbe AOC. Along the way, answer questions that will appear on your screen and collect a multitude of information on the area while having fun!
- If you want to shorten the walk a bit, you could take the postal buses between Orbe and Rances.
- The route is 14.4 km long and takes approximately four hours to walk.
- The walk is accessible for people of average fitness and children who can walk unaided. The bike route is not suitable for beginners, but it will appeal to seasoned cyclists.
- All along this walk, you will be guided by you smartphone (Android or iPhone). The application does not require any external connection; it works thanks to the GPS and asks that you authorise access to your location data. Before leaving, ensure that your mobile phone is fully charged or equip yourself with a battery charger.
- Good walking-shoes and a bottle of water are also advised.
- When you need a break...
- The scenery in Côtes de l'Orbe lends itself perfectly to well-deserved breaks. Be sure to respect nature and the private properties along the way; don't leave any other souvenirs of your passing-by than taking photos...
- The village cafés and restaurants along the way will gladly welcome you for a drink or a meal.
- Responsibility and security
- You undertake this stroll in the countryside, the town and the villages on your own responsibility. Please respect the countryside and the private properties. Be careful and read our safety reminder below, which ensures a safe stroll. In the event of an accident, Yverdon-les-Bains Region Tourism disclaims all liability.
- SAFETY reminders
- The stroll in the Côtes de l'Orbe vineyards takes you off the beaten track to typical villages and along the vines.
- During your discovery stroll, remember these safety instructions.
- Where should you walk?
- Preferably use the sidewalks.
- If there are no sidewalks, walk on the side of the road.
- If you walk on the road, preferably use the left-hand side in the direction you walk in. Bikers have priority on the cycle tracks.
- How to cross a road?
- Preferably use the pedestrian crossings.
- If you see no crossing, cross the road where you have good visibility, avoid sharp turns, uphill areas, bridges and parking areas.
- Be careful when you cross the road; choose a good moment and cross at a good pace.
- Thank you for your attention and caution. Enjoy your stroll in the heart of the Côtes de l'Orbe vineyards!