268 Sentier historique du Vully
268 Sentier historique du Vully

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Sentier historique du Vully

Sentier historique du Vully

Sugiez–Pierre Agassiz–Sugiez

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Sentier historique du Vully

Sentier historique du Vully

History, vineyards, fine food: Vully has plenty of attractions. Its historical trail takes visitors on a journey to the very earliest days of French-speaking Switzerland, with superb panoramic views over the Three-Lakes Region, the Jura and the Alps as they walk through the smallest of Switzerland’s wine-growing estates.
Leave Sugiez railway station, cross the Broye canal and continue until you reach a gentle slope and the vines used to produce a wine that has AOC classification in both Fribourg and Vaud (the only bi-cantonal AOC in Switzerland). Continue along the route until you arrive at the Roches Grises caves, above the wine-growing village of Môtier. Spend a few minutes visiting the galleries dug out in the molasse before returning to the path towards the Réduit du Vully, an important infantry support base during the two great wars of the 20th century.

Next, enter an area of undergrowth to discover the Pierre Agassiz – named after a famous scientist from the region, who tracked the rock’s movements to prove the existence of glaciation – and then head back to the summit of Mont Vully, with its stunning views over the Three-Lakes Region, the Jura and the Alps.

Carry on until you reach a Celtic fortified town, called an oppidum. It dates from the Celtic period, about 124 BC. The Helvetians once occupied this hillside before they departed for Gaul and were stopped by Julius Caesar. Take a detour to the Tour des Sarrasins on the way down. Then head back towards the vines to return to the starting point, enjoying the unique view over Lake Murten. Tip: don’t miss the opportunity to taste some regional specialities, such as the local wines and the famous Vully Tart!
History, vineyards, fine food: Vully has plenty of attractions. Its historical trail takes visitors on a journey to the very earliest days of French-speaking Switzerland, with superb panoramic views over the Three-Lakes Region, the Jura and the Alps as they walk through the smallest of Switzerland’s wine-growing estates.
Leave Sugiez railway station, cross the Broye canal and continue until you reach a gentle slope and the vines used to produce a wine that has AOC classification in both Fribourg and Vaud (the only bi-cantonal AOC in Switzerland). Continue along the route until you arrive at the Roches Grises caves, above the wine-growing village of Môtier. Spend a few minutes visiting the galleries dug out in the molasse before returning to the path towards the Réduit du Vully, an important infantry support base during the two great wars of the 20th century.

Next, enter an area of undergrowth to discover the Pierre Agassiz – named after a famous scientist from the region, who tracked the rock’s movements to prove the existence of glaciation – and then head back to the summit of Mont Vully, with its stunning views over the Three-Lakes Region, the Jura and the Alps.

Carry on until you reach a Celtic fortified town, called an oppidum. It dates from the Celtic period, about 124 BC. The Helvetians once occupied this hillside before they departed for Gaul and were stopped by Julius Caesar. Take a detour to the Tour des Sarrasins on the way down. Then head back towards the vines to return to the starting point, enjoying the unique view over Lake Murten. Tip: don’t miss the opportunity to taste some regional specialities, such as the local wines and the famous Vully Tart!
13 km | 1 Stage
440 m | 440 m
3 h 35 min
easy (hiking trail) | medium

Arrival | return travel

Arrival / return travel Sugiez
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Contact

Vully Tourisme
Route de la Gare 1
1768 Sugiez
Tel. +41(0)26 673 18 72
info@levully.ch
www.regionlacdemorat.ch

Services

Accommodation

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
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Places of interest

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