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Cycling in Switzerland

Tour du Lac de Morat

Tour du Lac de Morat

Murten–Murten

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Tour du Lac de Morat

Tour du Lac de Morat

This itinerary lets visitors discover the historical site of Murten and the charming wine-growing villages of the Vully. Highly recommended for lovers of history, swimming, sun, good wines and local products.
The tour begins in the medieval town of Murten, founded by the Zähringen, with its historic Old Town of national importance and numerous arcades. The ramparts encircling the town were built between the 13th and 17th centuries and are one of the best-preserved fortifications in Switzerland.

After leaving the charming medieval town of Murten behind, you take the road in the direction of Greng and continue on a pleasant field path which offers a splendid view of the lake and the Vully region. The route takes you back to the lakeshore at Faoug, and then you cross the camping site of Avenches. After a few kilometres you will reach Salavaux, home to one of Switzerland's longest sandy beaches.

The route now runs gently uphill through a series of vineyards to Mount Vully. The hills to the north of Lake Murten offer a magnificent view of the Alps and Jura - as well as a rich historical heritage. Around 58 BC, the Celtic Helvetians built an oppidum here whose ramparts can still be seen today. More recent features include the defensive positions established by the Swiss Army during the First World War from 1914. After a rapid descent, the route runs through the Chablais, a huge woodland along the Seeland also known as the largest vegetable garden in Switzerland, before finally leading back to Murten.
This itinerary lets visitors discover the historical site of Murten and the charming wine-growing villages of the Vully. Highly recommended for lovers of history, swimming, sun, good wines and local products.
The tour begins in the medieval town of Murten, founded by the Zähringen, with its historic Old Town of national importance and numerous arcades. The ramparts encircling the town were built between the 13th and 17th centuries and are one of the best-preserved fortifications in Switzerland.

After leaving the charming medieval town of Murten behind, you take the road in the direction of Greng and continue on a pleasant field path which offers a splendid view of the lake and the Vully region. The route takes you back to the lakeshore at Faoug, and then you cross the camping site of Avenches. After a few kilometres you will reach Salavaux, home to one of Switzerland's longest sandy beaches.

The route now runs gently uphill through a series of vineyards to Mount Vully. The hills to the north of Lake Murten offer a magnificent view of the Alps and Jura - as well as a rich historical heritage. Around 58 BC, the Celtic Helvetians built an oppidum here whose ramparts can still be seen today. More recent features include the defensive positions established by the Swiss Army during the First World War from 1914. After a rapid descent, the route runs through the Chablais, a huge woodland along the Seeland also known as the largest vegetable garden in Switzerland, before finally leading back to Murten.
28 km | 1 Stage
Asphalted: 25 km
Natural surface: 3 km
380 m | 380 m
easy

Arrival | return travel

Arrival / return travel Murten
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Arrival / return travel Murten
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Contact

Murtentourismus
Franz. Kirchgasse
3280 Murten
Tel. +41 (0)26 670 51 12
info@regionmurtensee.ch
www.regionmurtensee.ch

Services

Accommodation

perron13
perron13
Murten
Hotel Schiff am See
Hotel Schiff am See
Murten
Auberge de Jeunesse Avenches
Auberge de Jeunesse Avenches
Avenches
TCS Camping Salavaux Plage
TCS Camping Salavaux Plage
Salavaux
Auberge La Sauge
Auberge La Sauge
Cudrefin
Camping de Cudrefin
Camping de Cudrefin
Cudrefin
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
BeachIN
BeachIN
Ins
Hotel Bad Murtensee
Hotel Bad Murtensee
Muntelier
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Bookable offers

5 Mittelland-Route For Families
5 Mittelland-Route For Families
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Places

Murten
Murten
Avenches
Avenches
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Places of interest

Bois Domingue - Viewpoint and exhibition
Bois Domingue - Viewpoint and exhibition
Aventicum - roman city
Aventicum - roman city
The nature reserve centre La Sauge
The nature reserve centre La Sauge
Mount Vully
Mount Vully
Mount Vully - Home of good food and wine
Mount Vully - Home of good food and wine
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Swimming

Swimming bath Les Trois Lacs camp site Sugiez
Swimming bath Les Trois Lacs camp site Sugiez
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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