4 ViaJacobi
4 ViaJacobi
4 ViaJacobi
4 ViaJacobi
4 ViaJacobi
4 ViaJacobi

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ViaJacobi

Stage 17, Lausanne–Rolle

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ViaJacobi

In Lausanne, the ViaJacobi leads from Notre Dame Cathedral over the Escaliers du Marché. In Vidy, it crosses an idyllic park with Roman ruins. Following Lake Geneva's shores, the route remains flat, but its length of 31 kilometres is challenging.
Lausanne is known for its rich architectural heritage, world-renowned educational and research institutions and magnificent panoramic views of Lake Geneva and the mountains. The seven-and-a-half-hour stage starts at Notre Dame Cathedral. The Gothic church, built of molasse, a soft sandstone, needed to be restored repeatedly since its completion.

Following a walk through the city, you reach the shores of Lake Geneva after about four kilometres. The beautiful sandy beach with shady trees invites the city's inhabitants to cool off in the summer. Along the lakeshore, you reach St.-Sulpice with its beautiful church. Continuing often directly on the water and shaded by old trees, you get to Morges. This small town was once an important trading centre. The harbour, constructed for this purpose at the end of the 17th century, is now home to yachts. The castle, built in 1286 by Louis of Savoy to protect the town, houses several museums today.

The path leads directly along or slightly above the shore through residential areas and vineyards to St-Prex and Buchillon. Next comes a short stretch along the banks of the Aubonne river to just before its mouth. In Perroy, a short climb leads to the village centre. Here you can enjoy fantastic views across the lake to the Savoy Alps. Almost half of the village is characterized by vineyards, which give the place its unique charm.

Now the route descends again to the shores of Lake Geneva, where the long stage ends in the pretty little town of Rolle.
In Lausanne, the ViaJacobi leads from Notre Dame Cathedral over the Escaliers du Marché. In Vidy, it crosses an idyllic park with Roman ruins. Following Lake Geneva's shores, the route remains flat, but its length of 31 kilometres is challenging.
Lausanne is known for its rich architectural heritage, world-renowned educational and research institutions and magnificent panoramic views of Lake Geneva and the mountains. The seven-and-a-half-hour stage starts at Notre Dame Cathedral. The Gothic church, built of molasse, a soft sandstone, needed to be restored repeatedly since its completion.

Following a walk through the city, you reach the shores of Lake Geneva after about four kilometres. The beautiful sandy beach with shady trees invites the city's inhabitants to cool off in the summer. Along the lakeshore, you reach St.-Sulpice with its beautiful church. Continuing often directly on the water and shaded by old trees, you get to Morges. This small town was once an important trading centre. The harbour, constructed for this purpose at the end of the 17th century, is now home to yachts. The castle, built in 1286 by Louis of Savoy to protect the town, houses several museums today.

The path leads directly along or slightly above the shore through residential areas and vineyards to St-Prex and Buchillon. Next comes a short stretch along the banks of the Aubonne river to just before its mouth. In Perroy, a short climb leads to the village centre. Here you can enjoy fantastic views across the lake to the Savoy Alps. Almost half of the village is characterized by vineyards, which give the place its unique charm.

Now the route descends again to the shores of Lake Geneva, where the long stage ends in the pretty little town of Rolle.
31 km
280 m | 420 m
7 h 30 min
easy (hiking trail) | difficult

Arrival | return travel

Arrival / return travel Lausanne
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New routing: Buchillon
Duration
18.04.2022 - 15.03.2023
Reason
Amended routing
The passage in the forest is no longer marked (private plots).
Status
validated
Data source: Swiss Hiking Federation and Cantonal hiking associations

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Guides
There is a guide available for this route in French and German.
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Arrival | return travel

Arrival / return travel Rolle
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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

Hôtel du Marché
Hôtel du Marché
Lausanne
Hôtel du Port
Hôtel du Port
Lausanne
Hôtel Alpha-Palmiers by Fassbind
Hôtel Alpha-Palmiers by Fassbind
Lausanne
Hôtel Agora Swiss Night
Hôtel Agora Swiss Night
Lausanne
Hôtel Bellerive
Hôtel Bellerive
Lausanne
Auberge de Jeunesse Lausanne-Jeunotel
Auberge de Jeunesse Lausanne-Jeunotel
Lausanne
Maison d’Igor
Maison d’Igor
Morges
Hôtel de Savoie
Hôtel de Savoie
Morges
Romantik Hôtel Mont-Blanc au Lac
Romantik Hôtel Mont-Blanc au Lac
Morges
Hôtel de la Nouvelle Couronne
Hôtel de la Nouvelle Couronne
Morges
Hostellerie le Petit Manoir
Hostellerie le Petit Manoir
Morges
TCS Camping Morges
TCS Camping Morges
Morges
Hôtel La Longeraie
Hôtel La Longeraie
Morges
Aux 4 Saisons
Aux 4 Saisons
St-Prex
Chalet au Bord du Lac
Chalet au Bord du Lac
St-Prex
Château Rochefort
Château Rochefort
Allaman
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Bookable offers

4 Via Jacobi Romont - Geneva
4 Via Jacobi Romont - Geneva
4 Via Jacobi Romont - Geneva
4 Via Jacobi Romont - Geneva
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Places

Lausanne
Lausanne
Morges
Morges
Rolle
Rolle
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Places of interest

The Olympic Museum
The Olympic Museum
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Signalization

Signalization
For hiking, follow the logo indicated on the yellow signposts. Take a printout of our web map on your hike for safety's sake.
Signalization