476 Route du Vignoble de Bonvillars
476 Route du Vignoble de Bonvillars

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Route du Vignoble de Bonvillars

Route du Vignoble de Bonvillars

Grandson–Concise–Champagne–Grandson

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Route du Vignoble de Bonvillars

Route du Vignoble de Bonvillars

This circuit offers magnificent vantage points of Lake Neuchâtel. Between Grandson and Concise, it crosses lakeside sites and beaches, the Bonvillars vineyard and countless characterful villages.
Starting at the Place du Château in Grandson, the route leads to the lake. It's well worth touring the mediaeval village centre and the castle. Built in the 13th century, the castle played an important part in the Burgundian Wars fought against Charles the Bold. It houses an impressive collection of weapons and armour, as well as a museum featuring the history of the Burgundian Wars. Farther along the itinerary next to the lake and up to Concise, you can access countless lakeside sites and beaches to cool down.

There are several restaurants and accommodation possibilities in Concise, a welcome stop to take a stroll through the old town and the port. TThe route makes a turn here and continues somewhat further away from the lake, past the battlefield where Charles the Bold and the Confederates fought in 1476. The Battle of Grandson, from which the Swiss eventually emerged victorious, was one of the three great battles of the Burgundian Wars.

Then you will cross the entire Bonvillars vineyard and pass through a few typical vintners' villages, such as Champagne with its international reputation. After crossing the river Arnon, you will reach the Place du Château Grandson again via the upper town, by passing the Maison des terroirs. It is accommodated in an old building in the centre of the village. Visitors can learn useful facts about local products here, as well as sampling them.
This circuit offers magnificent vantage points of Lake Neuchâtel. Between Grandson and Concise, it crosses lakeside sites and beaches, the Bonvillars vineyard and countless characterful villages.
Starting at the Place du Château in Grandson, the route leads to the lake. It's well worth touring the mediaeval village centre and the castle. Built in the 13th century, the castle played an important part in the Burgundian Wars fought against Charles the Bold. It houses an impressive collection of weapons and armour, as well as a museum featuring the history of the Burgundian Wars. Farther along the itinerary next to the lake and up to Concise, you can access countless lakeside sites and beaches to cool down.

There are several restaurants and accommodation possibilities in Concise, a welcome stop to take a stroll through the old town and the port. TThe route makes a turn here and continues somewhat further away from the lake, past the battlefield where Charles the Bold and the Confederates fought in 1476. The Battle of Grandson, from which the Swiss eventually emerged victorious, was one of the three great battles of the Burgundian Wars.

Then you will cross the entire Bonvillars vineyard and pass through a few typical vintners' villages, such as Champagne with its international reputation. After crossing the river Arnon, you will reach the Place du Château Grandson again via the upper town, by passing the Maison des terroirs. It is accommodated in an old building in the centre of the village. Visitors can learn useful facts about local products here, as well as sampling them.
21 km | 1 Stage
Asphalted: 20 km
Natural surface: 1 km
220 m | 220 m
easy

Arrival | return travel

Arrival / return travel Grandson
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Deviazione, Grandson
Duration
05.10.2020 - 31.12.2020
Reason
Construction & maintenance work
The route is being diverted. Please follow the local signposts. See map for details.
Data source: SwitzerlandMobility / Cantonal office

Contact

Office du tourisme de Grandson
Rue Haute 13
1460 Grandson
Tel. +41 (0) 24 445 60 60
tourisme@terroirs-region-grandson.ch
www.grandson-tourisme.ch

Services

Accommodation

Gîte du Passant
Gîte du Passant
Yverdon-les-Bains
Hôtel du Théâtre
Hôtel du Théâtre
Yverdon-les-Bains
Fondation Le Camp
Fondation Le Camp
Vaumarcus
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Places

Yverdon-les-Bains
Yverdon-les-Bains
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Places of interest

Château de Grandson
Château de Grandson
Pro Natura Centre Champ-Pittet
Pro Natura Centre Champ-Pittet
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Signalization

Signalization
For cycling, follow the logo indicated on the red signposts. Take a printout of our web map on your tour for safety's sake.
Signalization