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Hiking in the surroundings

ViaJacobi
ViaJacobi
Stage 16, Moudon–Lausanne
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Cycling in the surroundings

Sense–Glâne–Veveyse
Sense–Glâne–Veveyse
Stage 4, Romont FR–Châtel-St-Denis
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Le Jorat–Trois Lacs–Emme
Le Jorat–Trois Lacs–Emme
Stage 1, Lausanne–Payerne
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Gros de Vaud–La Côte
Gros de Vaud–La Côte
Stage 1, Payerne–Echallens (Goumoens)
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Herzroute
Herzroute
Stage 1, Lausanne–Romont
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Broye champêtre à vélo
Broye champêtre à vélo
Route 472, Moudon–Villars-le-Comte–Lucens–Moudon
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Syens
Rampe de Syens (Vucherens–Syens)

Rampe de Syens (Vucherens–Syens)

In the 17th century, trail master Antoine Dutoit was given the difficult task of making the track descending between Moudon and Lausanne more passable. Today the stretch is part of the ViaJacobi – the last on Swiss soil.
After Vucherens, the trail dating from the 17th century passes a 588 m altitude ridge at Syens. The route then leads down to Moudon through two variations off sunken path. In 1699, trail master Antoine Dutoit worked on simplifying the section to the ridge at Syens. At this time the track was in a catastrophic state, increasingly overtaxing wagoners. The reason was damage to the track caused by the increase in heavy traffic. People soon considered unloading wagons in Moudon and organizing their goods transport with pack animals. This solution was abandoned and instead wagons were offered safe conduct on payment of a toll.

Today, the route leads along the main road passing the Château d’Ussières. It first becomes visible again towards Haut-Mont. A small chapel dating from 1737 is found at the crossroads after Vucherens.
In the 17th century, trail master Antoine Dutoit was given the difficult task of making the track descending between Moudon and Lausanne more passable. Today the stretch is part of the ViaJacobi – the last on Swiss soil.
After Vucherens, the trail dating from the 17th century passes a 588 m altitude ridge at Syens. The route then leads down to Moudon through two variations off sunken path. In 1699, trail master Antoine Dutoit worked on simplifying the section to the ridge at Syens. At this time the track was in a catastrophic state, increasingly overtaxing wagoners. The reason was damage to the track caused by the increase in heavy traffic. People soon considered unloading wagons in Moudon and organizing their goods transport with pack animals. This solution was abandoned and instead wagons were offered safe conduct on payment of a toll.

Today, the route leads along the main road passing the Château d’Ussières. It first becomes visible again towards Haut-Mont. A small chapel dating from 1737 is found at the crossroads after Vucherens.

Rampe de Syens (Vucherens–Syens)

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Hiking in the surroundings

ViaJacobi
ViaJacobi
Stage 16, Moudon–Lausanne
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Cycling in the surroundings

Sense–Glâne–Veveyse
Sense–Glâne–Veveyse
Stage 4, Romont FR–Châtel-St-Denis
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Le Jorat–Trois Lacs–Emme
Le Jorat–Trois Lacs–Emme
Stage 1, Lausanne–Payerne
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Gros de Vaud–La Côte
Gros de Vaud–La Côte
Stage 1, Payerne–Echallens (Goumoens)
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Herzroute
Herzroute
Stage 1, Lausanne–Romont
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Broye champêtre à vélo
Broye champêtre à vélo
Route 472, Moudon–Villars-le-Comte–Lucens–Moudon
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