44 Le Jorat–Trois Lacs–Emme
44 Le Jorat–Trois Lacs–Emme

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Le Jorat–Trois Lacs–Emme

Le Jorat–Trois Lacs–Emme

Lausanne–Burgdorf (Kirchberg)

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Le Jorat–Trois Lacs–Emme

Le Jorat–Trois Lacs–Emme

At the start, wide cornfields followed by vegetable fields. The easy-going French-speaking lifestyle followed by Bernese pragmatism. Numerous historical towns along the route, refreshing waters of the Broye, Murtensee, Aare and Emme.
With the lake behind, the route climbs steeply from Lausanne through the Jorat forest to the wide Broye Valley, where wheat and tobacco are grown. Underrated Moudon, perfect peace in the Roman Payerne Abbey, the noisy airfield on the plain, and ruins in Avenches as evidence of a large Roman town.

Soon the shallow shores of Murtensee offer an invitation to bathe; several battlements can be scaled in Murten’s old town walls. An easy pedal through Grosse Moos, once marshland, now Switzerland’s vegetable garden. You visit the Aare towns of Aarberg and Büren, then an undulating route with views of the winding Aare and the silhouette of St. Ursen Cathedral in Solothurn, Switzerland’s most beautiful baroque city, flirting with a southern ambience.

Along the Grosse Emme, passing Switzerland’s once largest iron and steel works. Bernese farmhouses appear again, unreal the above and below ground high-tech traffic network in Kirchberg. Soon you see the sandstone cliffs of Burgdorf, gateway to the Emmental.
At the start, wide cornfields followed by vegetable fields. The easy-going French-speaking lifestyle followed by Bernese pragmatism. Numerous historical towns along the route, refreshing waters of the Broye, Murtensee, Aare and Emme.
With the lake behind, the route climbs steeply from Lausanne through the Jorat forest to the wide Broye Valley, where wheat and tobacco are grown. Underrated Moudon, perfect peace in the Roman Payerne Abbey, the noisy airfield on the plain, and ruins in Avenches as evidence of a large Roman town.

Soon the shallow shores of Murtensee offer an invitation to bathe; several battlements can be scaled in Murten’s old town walls. An easy pedal through Grosse Moos, once marshland, now Switzerland’s vegetable garden. You visit the Aare towns of Aarberg and Büren, then an undulating route with views of the winding Aare and the silhouette of St. Ursen Cathedral in Solothurn, Switzerland’s most beautiful baroque city, flirting with a southern ambience.

Along the Grosse Emme, passing Switzerland’s once largest iron and steel works. Bernese farmhouses appear again, unreal the above and below ground high-tech traffic network in Kirchberg. Soon you see the sandstone cliffs of Burgdorf, gateway to the Emmental.
155 km | 3 Stages
Asphalted: 135 km
Natural surface: 20 km
1550 m | 1450 m
medium

Arrival | return travel

Arrival / return travel Lausanne
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Arrival / return travel Kirchberg-Alchenflüh
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Services

Accommodation

Hôtel Agora Swiss Night
Hôtel Agora Swiss Night
Lausanne
Hôtel Alpha-Palmiers by Fassbind
Hôtel Alpha-Palmiers by Fassbind
Lausanne
Auberge de Jeunesse Lausanne-Jeunotel
Auberge de Jeunesse Lausanne-Jeunotel
Lausanne
Hôtel Lausanne by Fassbind
Hôtel Lausanne by Fassbind
Lausanne
Hôtel AlaGare
Hôtel AlaGare
Lausanne
Hôtel Bellerive
Hôtel Bellerive
Lausanne
Hôtel du Marché
Hôtel du Marché
Lausanne
Hôtel du Port
Hôtel du Port
Lausanne
Royal Savoy Hotel & Spa
Royal Savoy Hotel & Spa
Lausanne
Le Bochet
Le Bochet
Granges-près-Marnand
Magie de la ferme
Magie de la ferme
Dompierre FR
Auberge de Jeunesse Avenches
Auberge de Jeunesse Avenches
Avenches
TCS Camping Salavaux Plage
TCS Camping Salavaux Plage
Salavaux
perron13
perron13
Murten
Hotel Schiff am See
Hotel Schiff am See
Murten
Hotel-Restaurant Mont-Vully
Hotel-Restaurant Mont-Vully
Lugnorre
Hôtel Restaurant Cave Bel-Air
Hôtel Restaurant Cave Bel-Air
Praz (Vully)
Hôtel de la Gare
Hôtel de la Gare
Sugiez
Romantik Hôtel de l’Ours
Romantik Hôtel de l’Ours
Sugiez
Hotel Bad Murtensee
Hotel Bad Murtensee
Muntelier
Hotel Restaurant Jura
Hotel Restaurant Jura
Kerzers
B&B Friedrich
B&B Friedrich
Kappelen
B&B Känel
B&B Känel
Bargen b. Aarberg
B&B Schärer
B&B Schärer
Bargen b. Aarberg
B&B Solarhaus Mühlethaler
B&B Solarhaus Mühlethaler
Bargen b. Aarberg
Hotel-Restaurant Krone
Hotel-Restaurant Krone
Aarberg
Hotel + Tropenpflanzen-Restaurant Florida AG
Hotel + Tropenpflanzen-Restaurant Florida AG
Studen BE
Hotel Restaurant Linde
Hotel Restaurant Linde
Studen BE
Bei Käsers
Bei Käsers
Meienried
Seeland Camp / Campingplatz mit Schwimmbad
Seeland Camp / Campingplatz mit Schwimmbad
Meinisberg
Wolke 4 Guesthouse
Wolke 4 Guesthouse
Büren an der Aare
Airporthotel
Airporthotel
Grenchen
Restaurant-Camping 'Strausak' Staad
Restaurant-Camping 'Strausak' Staad
Grenchen
Kulturhof Weyeneth
Kulturhof Weyeneth
Nennigkofen
B&B Aarhof
B&B Aarhof
Bellach
Jugendherberge Solothurn
Jugendherberge Solothurn
Solothurn
B&B Maison Aimée
B&B Maison Aimée
Solothurn
Hotel Ambassador
Hotel Ambassador
Solothurn
Hotel Bären
Hotel Bären
Solothurn
Hotel Roter Ochsen
Hotel Roter Ochsen
Solothurn
Hotel Roter Turm
Hotel Roter Turm
Solothurn
Hotel an der Aare
Hotel an der Aare
Solothurn
Klosterhotel - Porta Secunda
Klosterhotel - Porta Secunda
Solothurn
Restaurant und Hotel Baseltor
Restaurant und Hotel Baseltor
Solothurn
TCS Camping Solothurn
TCS Camping Solothurn
Solothurn
Zunfthaus zu Wirthen
Zunfthaus zu Wirthen
Solothurn
Wieland’s Bed & Breakfast
Wieland’s Bed & Breakfast
Utzenstorf
B&B Schwab
B&B Schwab
Ersigen
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Bookable offers

Round Trip Fribourg
Round Trip Fribourg
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Places

Lausanne
Lausanne
Moudon
Moudon
Payerne
Payerne
Avenches
Avenches
Murten
Murten
Kerzers
Kerzers
Aarberg
Aarberg
Lyss
Lyss
Büren a.A.
Büren a.A.
Solothurn
Solothurn
Bätterkinden
Bätterkinden
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Places of interest

Bois de Peccau (Epalinges)
Bois de Peccau (Epalinges)
The Olympic Museum
The Olympic Museum
Rampe de Syens (Vucherens–Syens)
Rampe de Syens (Vucherens–Syens)
Vieux-Moudon Museum
Vieux-Moudon Museum
Abbey of Payerne
Abbey of Payerne
Roman Museum Vallon
Roman Museum Vallon
Aventicum - roman city
Aventicum - roman city
Bois Domingue - Viewpoint and exhibition
Bois Domingue - Viewpoint and exhibition
Mount Vully - Home of good food and wine
Mount Vully - Home of good food and wine
Althuus Farmhouse Museum
Althuus Farmhouse Museum
Papiliorama
Papiliorama
Aarberg: once important traffic junction
Aarberg: once important traffic junction
Velodrome Suisse / BMX and pump track
Velodrome Suisse / BMX and pump track
The glacial erratics exhibition
The glacial erratics exhibition
Altreu stork colony
Altreu stork colony
Solothurn Churches
Solothurn Churches
Solothurn Clock Tower
Solothurn Clock Tower
Verenaschlucht canyon
Verenaschlucht canyon
Waldegg Castle
Waldegg Castle
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Swimming

Bellerive outdoor pool in Lausanne
Bellerive outdoor pool in Lausanne
Montchoisi outdoor pool in Lausanne
Montchoisi outdoor pool in Lausanne
"Mon-Repos" indoor swimming pool in Lausanne
Outdoor swimming pool de la Fleur-de-Lys Prilly
Outdoor swimming pool de la Fleur-de-Lys Prilly
Swimming baths Grenchen
Swimming baths Grenchen
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Signalization

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