3 Alpenpanorama-Weg
3 Alpenpanorama-Weg
3 Alpine Panorama Trail
3 Alpine Panorama Trail
3 Alpine Panorama Trail
3 Alpine Panorama Trail

Hiking

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Alpine Panorama Trail

Stage 27, Aubonne–Nyon

Route report
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Alpine Panorama Trail

A morning of lovely views through the vineyards and wine villages of the Vaud La Côte region, a shady afternoon along the TobleroneTrail on the Serine stream (a former tank trap) and in the evening a visit to Prangin Castle and the medieval city of Nyon.
The town of Aubonne is situated on a ledge above the valley of the same name, at the edge of the Jura foothills, high above Lake Geneva, and it offers magnificent views. Patrician homes, narrow lanes, and a castle from the 11th century portray a picturesque, medieval town.

Once you leave the charming little town, you are immediately in the vineyards of La Côte. This is the largest wine-growing area in the Vaud region, extending across 45 km, almost as far as Geneva. With its hills, rivers and the lakeshore, the region comprises a number of different soil types and great agricultural variety - ideal conditions for both white and red grapes. Here and in the entire Canton Vaud, the Chasselas is the predominant grape.

The hiking trail passes Féchy, Mont-sur-Rolle, Vinzel, and after almost four hours you are in Begnins. These names are all well known among wine connoisseurs. Out of twelve communities, a total of four have achieved Grand Cru status in an area of 1,900 hectares.

The first half of the long hike is now behind you and you leave the sun-exposed trails and vineyards. The scenery is changing. You walk downhill on the pleasantly shaded Toblerone path along the Serine river to the shores of Lake Geneva. By the way, the name of the Toblerone path has nothing to do with the famous triangular chocolate. Instead, it comes from the anti-tank obstacles that were set up during the mobilisation between 1939 and 1945. The concrete blocks form a 10 km row. They are closely spaced and do indeed look a little like the famous Swiss chocolate. At the end you cross the Le Rancho golf course.

This is the last hour of today’s hike. You should definitely plan to spend some time in Prangins. The gorgeous Château de Prangins, high above Lake Geneva, is the headquarters of the Swiss National Museum in French-speaking Switzerland. The castle is also home to one of Switzerland’s largest historic vegetable gardens and a French park. Make sure you don’t miss it. Finally, after a long 7.5-hour, 30 km hike, you reach the long-awaited destination of Nyon.
A morning of lovely views through the vineyards and wine villages of the Vaud La Côte region, a shady afternoon along the TobleroneTrail on the Serine stream (a former tank trap) and in the evening a visit to Prangin Castle and the medieval city of Nyon.
The town of Aubonne is situated on a ledge above the valley of the same name, at the edge of the Jura foothills, high above Lake Geneva, and it offers magnificent views. Patrician homes, narrow lanes, and a castle from the 11th century portray a picturesque, medieval town.

Once you leave the charming little town, you are immediately in the vineyards of La Côte. This is the largest wine-growing area in the Vaud region, extending across 45 km, almost as far as Geneva. With its hills, rivers and the lakeshore, the region comprises a number of different soil types and great agricultural variety - ideal conditions for both white and red grapes. Here and in the entire Canton Vaud, the Chasselas is the predominant grape.

The hiking trail passes Féchy, Mont-sur-Rolle, Vinzel, and after almost four hours you are in Begnins. These names are all well known among wine connoisseurs. Out of twelve communities, a total of four have achieved Grand Cru status in an area of 1,900 hectares.

The first half of the long hike is now behind you and you leave the sun-exposed trails and vineyards. The scenery is changing. You walk downhill on the pleasantly shaded Toblerone path along the Serine river to the shores of Lake Geneva. By the way, the name of the Toblerone path has nothing to do with the famous triangular chocolate. Instead, it comes from the anti-tank obstacles that were set up during the mobilisation between 1939 and 1945. The concrete blocks form a 10 km row. They are closely spaced and do indeed look a little like the famous Swiss chocolate. At the end you cross the Le Rancho golf course.

This is the last hour of today’s hike. You should definitely plan to spend some time in Prangins. The gorgeous Château de Prangins, high above Lake Geneva, is the headquarters of the Swiss National Museum in French-speaking Switzerland. The castle is also home to one of Switzerland’s largest historic vegetable gardens and a French park. Make sure you don’t miss it. Finally, after a long 7.5-hour, 30 km hike, you reach the long-awaited destination of Nyon.
30 km
540 m | 660 m
7 h 30 min
easy (hiking trail) | difficult

Arrival | return travel

Arrival / return travel Aubonne, gare
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Arrival / return travel Nyon
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Contact

Signpost management
Signposting is managed by the cantonal hiking trail organisation on behalf of the canton.
Vaud Rando
Place Grand-St-Jean 2
1003 Lausanne
contact@vaud-rando.ch
www.vaud-rando.ch

Services

Accommodation

Chambres d’hôtes Grognuz
Chambres d’hôtes Grognuz
Aubonne
Nyon Hostel
Nyon Hostel
Nyon
Hostellerie du XVIème Siècle
Hostellerie du XVIème Siècle
Nyon
B&B Domaine de Bois-Bougy
B&B Domaine de Bois-Bougy
Nyon
Baumgartners B+B
Baumgartners B+B
Nyon
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Places

Aubonne
Aubonne
Rolle
Rolle
Nyon
Nyon
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Places of interest

Swiss National Museum Prangins
Swiss National Museum Prangins
Château de Nyon
Château de Nyon
Musée du Léman
Musée du Léman
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Swimming

Outdoor pool Colovray in Nyon
Outdoor pool Colovray in Nyon
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