63 Gros de Vaud–La Côte
63 Gros de Vaud–La Côte
63 Gros de Vaud–La Côte
63 Gros de Vaud–La Côte

Cycling in Switzerland

Gros de Vaud–La Côte

Gros de Vaud–La Côte

Payerne–Rolle

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Gros de Vaud–La Côte

Gros de Vaud–La Côte

From Payerne following the slow-flowing Broye, through wide rolling countryside, the granary of western Switzerland. To the west of the Venoge, carefully-tended vineyards lace a pleasing pattern in the landscape, a refreshing white wine thrives in La Côte.
The contrast between grey and yellow stone blocks and the interplay of light and shadow creates an impressive aura of peace in Payerne’s former abbey church. The slow-flowing Broye stream soon appears, afterwards only vaguely perceptible in strips of woodland. Then follows a steep ascent.

Extensive meadows and fields spread over wide rolling hills, the quiet Gros de Vaud is a corn-growing region, long strips of cultivated fields in tune with the terrain, sheltered hollows hold villages and hamlets. Here French-speaking charm is paired with the placid Bernese character. Solid stone farmhouses proudly show off their large archways and you can learn all about corn on «Le Chemin des Blés». Notches in the landscape with the deep cuts of the La Mentue, La Venoge and L'Aubonne rivers make cyclists work up a sweat, the reward the castles of Vuillerens with its colourful iris garden and Vufflens with its 60-metre-high brick keep and four corner towers in minaret-style.

The mild effect of nearby Lac Léman lets the first vineyards appear in the open landscape, but the route initially leads through the steep lanes of tiny Aubonne, where the open arcades of the impressive Kornhalle (granary) promise cool shade. La Côte is a dazzling strip of countryside, a sun-soaked and steep vineyard landscape, where a slightly sparkling, fruity white wine is pressed from Chasselas grapes.
From Payerne following the slow-flowing Broye, through wide rolling countryside, the granary of western Switzerland. To the west of the Venoge, carefully-tended vineyards lace a pleasing pattern in the landscape, a refreshing white wine thrives in La Côte.
The contrast between grey and yellow stone blocks and the interplay of light and shadow creates an impressive aura of peace in Payerne’s former abbey church. The slow-flowing Broye stream soon appears, afterwards only vaguely perceptible in strips of woodland. Then follows a steep ascent.

Extensive meadows and fields spread over wide rolling hills, the quiet Gros de Vaud is a corn-growing region, long strips of cultivated fields in tune with the terrain, sheltered hollows hold villages and hamlets. Here French-speaking charm is paired with the placid Bernese character. Solid stone farmhouses proudly show off their large archways and you can learn all about corn on «Le Chemin des Blés». Notches in the landscape with the deep cuts of the La Mentue, La Venoge and L'Aubonne rivers make cyclists work up a sweat, the reward the castles of Vuillerens with its colourful iris garden and Vufflens with its 60-metre-high brick keep and four corner towers in minaret-style.

The mild effect of nearby Lac Léman lets the first vineyards appear in the open landscape, but the route initially leads through the steep lanes of tiny Aubonne, where the open arcades of the impressive Kornhalle (granary) promise cool shade. La Côte is a dazzling strip of countryside, a sun-soaked and steep vineyard landscape, where a slightly sparkling, fruity white wine is pressed from Chasselas grapes.
86 km | 2 Stages
Asphalted: 86 km
Natural surface: 0 km
1250 m | 1350 m
medium

Arrival | return travel

Arrival / return travel Payerne
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Services

Accommodation

Le Bochet
Le Bochet
Granges-près-Marnand
Ferme La Lizerne / Gîte de la Venoge
Ferme La Lizerne / Gîte de la Venoge
Dizy
Hôtel Le Funi
Hôtel Le Funi
Cossonay-Ville
Au grand Record
Au grand Record
Clarmont
Maison d’Igor
Maison d’Igor
Morges
Hôtel de Savoie
Hôtel de Savoie
Morges
Hostellerie le Petit Manoir
Hostellerie le Petit Manoir
Morges
Hôtel de la Nouvelle Couronne
Hôtel de la Nouvelle Couronne
Morges
Romantik Hôtel Mont-Blanc au Lac
Romantik Hôtel Mont-Blanc au Lac
Morges
TCS Camping Morges
TCS Camping Morges
Morges
Hôtel La Longeraie
Hôtel La Longeraie
Morges
Chalet au Bord du Lac
Chalet au Bord du Lac
St-Prex
Aux 4 Saisons
Aux 4 Saisons
St-Prex
Chambres d’hôtes Grognuz
Chambres d’hôtes Grognuz
Aubonne
Château Rochefort
Château Rochefort
Allaman
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Places

Payerne
Payerne
Moudon
Moudon
Echallens
Echallens
Cossonay
Cossonay
Morges
Morges
Aubonne
Aubonne
Rolle
Rolle
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Places of interest

Abbey of Payerne
Abbey of Payerne
Vieux-Moudon Museum
Vieux-Moudon Museum
Rampe de Syens (Vucherens–Syens)
Rampe de Syens (Vucherens–Syens)
Musée Suisse du Blé et du Pain
Musée Suisse du Blé et du Pain
Jardins du Château de Vullierens
Jardins du Château de Vullierens
The Aubonne valley arboretum
The Aubonne valley arboretum
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Signalization

Signalization
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