Welcome in autumn

Autumn brings its share of contrasts: discover our suggestions to enjoy its mild days but also the cooler and greyer days.

The Vully in autumn
The Vully in autumn. © www.rawkingphoto.ch

Autumn, "the spring of winter" according to Toulouse-Lautrec, a 19th century French artist, is dressed in its most beautiful attire to ensure a smooth transition to the cold season.

Discover the wine festivals and culinary traditions that brighten up this harvest season.

Also be inspired by our activity proposals, in the open air or warm indoors, for days in the cool mornings and bright afternoons.
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Automne - Le Jura
Automne - Le Jura. © David Carrard
Fall, lake Biel
Fall, lake Biel. © Tourismus Biel Seeland | Stefan Weber

Grape harvest festivals

Festivity, Festival | The "Trüelete" is the largest and best-known grape festival on Lake Biel. Held at the vintner's village of Twann.

Festivity, Festival | Wine festival in the streets of La Neuveville.

Autres évènements | During the second weekend in October, the wine-making village of Cheyres will be transformed into one large open-air party venue.

Autres évènements | This festival takes place in the village of Praz in September.

Festivity, Festival | The vineyards of Neuchâtel in honor! Marching bands and parades, a festival you should not miss!

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Autumn treats

Discover the "torrée neuchâteloise", the truffles of Bonvillars and the tradition of the St. Martin's Feast

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Torrée neuchâteloise

Hikes and paths in the vineyards

Trekking | Le Pont - Sagne Vuagnard - La Petite Dent - Chalet de la Dent de Vaulion - Dent de Vaulion - Pétra Félix...

Hiking | The northern shores of the Bielersee (Lake Biel) are cultivated to a high degree with vines. The hike...

Hiking | Panoramic view walk.

Hiking | Forest trails and vineyard paths take you from lake to lake.

Balades Oenotouristiques | Thanks to the Vaud:Guide application, this interactive and innovative walk makes you discover the vineyard of Bonvillars while having fun.

Randonnées pédestres | Leave Sugiez railway station, cross the Broye canal and continue until you reach a gentle slope and the...

Hiking | Les Brenets–Maison Monsieur

Hiking | After gladly escaping the high fog, we saw the plain spread out before us in the direction of Hinterweissenstein.

Before the cold returns, discover the "Route verte" by electric bike. The complete itinerary takes you from Schaffhausen to Geneva, via the Jura, Bernese Jura, Neuchâtel and the Vallée de Joux.

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Activities for rainy days

Autumn Markets

Festivity, Festival | To celebrate autumn, activities for children, crafts, music and local delicacies await you.

Marché | Une soixantaine d'exposants animent le centre du village du Sentier.

Festivity, Festival | Around the traditional wild boar on a spit, various stands and activities will be offered at the Botanical Garden.

Autres évènements | The Lavaux-Payerne Must Trail celebrates the grape harvest and showcases wines from the renowned vineyards of Vaud. Autumn fair and other animations are not to be missed!