Catch a BAM train from Morges to Bière across vineyards and the country-side to the Jura foothils. Starting out from Bière station, descend down to the valley of the river Aubonne, where a pleasant trail along the river takes you to the 130 ha site of the National Arbo-retum of the Aubonne river valley.
This huge park unique to Switzerland presents 3,000 tree and bush species and varieties from all continents. On the bridge crossing (after the lake), a small 10-minute detour lets you discover a coalman's heap, the Wood Museum, Arb'Espace and a refreshment stall.
On your return to the bridge, leave the Arboretum in the direction of Saint-Livres. Coming out of the forest you will enjoy a splendid view of Aubonne and its famous white tower. From Saint-Livres to Yens, a path above Lake Geneva will lead you along fields and vineyards.
In former times the village of Yens was part of the baronage of Aubonne.
Commune de Yens
Chemin de la Poste 2 - 1169 Yens
+4121 800 40 76
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The village of Saint-Livres is named after Saint-Libère, Pope from 352 to 366, to whom the first church was dedicated.
Commune de Saint-Livres - 1176 Saint-Livres
+41 (0)21 808 72 49
This 200-hectare site offers a choice of four trails winding through the Arboretum and its 3,000 trees, for a delightful and instructive walk.
Chemin de Plan 92 - 1170 Aubonne
+41 21 808 51 83
Bière is located on the South Jura mountain range at about 700 m above sea level.
Rue de la Tillette 4 - 1145 Bière
+41 21 809 51 55