Route de la Plaine de l'Orbe
Route de la Plaine de l'Orbe
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Boucle de la Plaine de l'Orbe

Boucle de la Plaine de l'Orbe

Orbe–Grandson

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Boucle de la Plaine de l'Orbe

Boucle de la Plaine de l'Orbe

This itinerary along the Orbe plain and the Jura foothills offers the opportunity to have a break in a bucolic setting between vintners' villages and charming hamlets with the extraordinary panorama of the Alps in the background.
Departure from Orbe with its reputed Roman mosaics - the vestiges of the largest villa located north of the Alps - and its historical centre. This charming little town has many attractions including the medieval Round Tower. From the top, the view over the roofs of the town and the vast Orbe plain is extraordinary.

This itinerary then leads to Agiez, a typical village in the heart of the Côtes de l'Orbe vineyards and Bretonnières. After descending towards Clées, where you will cross the famous Orbe river, you will cycle towards the picturesque villages Valeyres-sous-Rances, Baulmes and Vuite-boeuf located in the Jura foothills in a landscape of vineyards and forests.

Now you are just a short distance from the historic little town of Grandson with its winding alleys and patrician houses from the 17th and 18th centuries. The most striking building is the Château de Grandson, a mighty fortress first mentioned as long ago as 1050. Today, its attractions include an important museum of local history. The route can be extended to the vibrant spa town of Yverdon-les-Bains and onwards across the Orbe plain to the starting point in Orbe.
This itinerary along the Orbe plain and the Jura foothills offers the opportunity to have a break in a bucolic setting between vintners' villages and charming hamlets with the extraordinary panorama of the Alps in the background.
Departure from Orbe with its reputed Roman mosaics - the vestiges of the largest villa located north of the Alps - and its historical centre. This charming little town has many attractions including the medieval Round Tower. From the top, the view over the roofs of the town and the vast Orbe plain is extraordinary.

This itinerary then leads to Agiez, a typical village in the heart of the Côtes de l'Orbe vineyards and Bretonnières. After descending towards Clées, where you will cross the famous Orbe river, you will cycle towards the picturesque villages Valeyres-sous-Rances, Baulmes and Vuite-boeuf located in the Jura foothills in a landscape of vineyards and forests.

Now you are just a short distance from the historic little town of Grandson with its winding alleys and patrician houses from the 17th and 18th centuries. The most striking building is the Château de Grandson, a mighty fortress first mentioned as long ago as 1050. Today, its attractions include an important museum of local history. The route can be extended to the vibrant spa town of Yverdon-les-Bains and onwards across the Orbe plain to the starting point in Orbe.
32 km | 1 Stage
Asphalted: 32 km
Natural surface: 0 km
540 m | 580 m
medium

Arrival | return travel

Arrival / return travel Orbe
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Traffic volume
Careful: main roads very busy in Orbe and between Croy and Bretonnières.

Arrival | return travel

Arrival / return travel Grandson
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Contact

Office du Tourisme d'Orbe
Grand-Rue 1
1350 Orbe
Tel. +41 (0)24 442 92 37
tourisme@orbe.ch
www.orbe-tourisme.ch

Services

Accommodation

Hotel et Restaurant des Mosaïques
Hotel et Restaurant des Mosaïques
Orbe
Hôtel Restaurant Au Chasseur
Hôtel Restaurant Au Chasseur
Orbe
TCS Camping Orbe
TCS Camping Orbe
Orbe
Maison Junod
Maison Junod
Romainmôtier
Chalet de Grange-Neuve
Chalet de Grange-Neuve
Baulmes
BnB Les Replans
BnB Les Replans
Ste-Croix
Hôtel de France
Hôtel de France
Ste-Croix
BnB Les Rasses
BnB Les Rasses
Les Rasses
Grand Hôtel des Rasses
Grand Hôtel des Rasses
Les Rasses
BnB de la Colline
BnB de la Colline
Chamblon
Gîte du Passant
Gîte du Passant
Yverdon-les-Bains
Hôtel du Théâtre
Hôtel du Théâtre
Yverdon-les-Bains
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Bookable offers

Roundtrip nature park Jura Vaudois
Roundtrip nature park Jura Vaudois
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Places

Orbe
Orbe
Romainmôtier
Romainmôtier
Sainte-Croix / Les Rasses
Sainte-Croix / Les Rasses
Yverdon-les-Bains
Yverdon-les-Bains
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Places of interest

Mosaïques romaines d’Orbe-Boscéaz
Mosaïques romaines d’Orbe-Boscéaz
Romainmôtier Abbey Church
Romainmôtier Abbey Church
CIMA Museum
CIMA Museum
Vuiteboeuf–Ste-Croix
Vuiteboeuf–Ste-Croix
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.
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