Rustic tour (N+O)

Between Vaud and Fribourg, this route is a delight for lovers of rural tourism and holidays off the beaten track.

142 km

Culture and Heritage

Gastronomy and Wines

Nature

Sport and Recreation

17 Activities

Perfectly accessible from Lausanne or Morges, this route goes off the beaten track, highlighting the delights of the Swiss countryside. 142 km long, it invites you to take your time and take advantage of the hospitality of a rural gite or guest house. Agritourism enthusiasts will find all their favourite ingredients here: hiking in the middle of nature, meeting with the locals and original activities for the whole family. The many memorable attractions to be explored along the way include Sarraz Castle, the Echallens Wheat and Bread Museum, the Cremin Swingolf course, the historic tour of the mediaeval town of Moudon, Servion Zoo, the alpine pasture cheese factory and the four foodie trails at Les Paccots. Musts to take home with you: a cake from Echallens and a fondue mix from Les Paccots, two favourites of the initiated!

Rustic tour (N+O)

Between Vaud and Fribourg, this route is a delight for lovers of rural tourism and holidays off the beaten track.

Horse Museum

Explore the Musée du Cheval horse museum located in the barn at La Sarraz Castle.

Adress:

Le Château 1 - 1315 La Sarraz

Phone:

+41 21 866 73 52

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Horse Museum

La Sarraz Castle

A stately residence for centuries, La Sarraz has retained the ambiance of a family home.

Adress:

Le Château 1 - 1315 La Sarraz

Phone:

+41 21 866 64 23

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La Sarraz Castle

Iris Garden, Vullierens Castle

For a complete change of scenery, come to the Château de Vullierens Gardens where 50,000 flowers burst into bloom every spring.

Adress:

Jardins du Château de Vullierens - 1115 Vullierens

Phone:

+41 79 274 79 64

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Iris Garden, Vullierens Castle

Bread and Wheat Museum

Located in a farm built in 1790, the Maison du Blé et du Pain has a gourmet bakery, a restaurant and a museum.

Adress:

La Maison du blé et du pain Place de l'Hôtel-de-Ville 5 - 1040 Echallens

Phone:

+41 (0)21 881 50 71

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Bread and Wheat Museum

Bois des Brigands (The highwaymen’s wood)

Situated on a hill, the «Bois des Brigands» offers a superb view over the neighbouring countryside, the Jura and the Alps.

Adress:

Refuge du Bois des Brigands - 1410 Thierrens

Phone:

+41 (0)21 905 32 49

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Bois des Brigands (The highwaymen’s wood)

The Chemin des Blés

The Chemin des Blés trail takes you on an eventful journey through countryside and villages. Ideal for agritourism enthusiasts.

Adress:

Office du tourisme d'Echallens Place des Petites Roches 1 - 1040 Echallens

Phone:

+41 (0)21 881 50 62

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The Chemin des Blés

Vuissens Golf Club

A new 18-hole golf club opened in 2002 close to a castle, with a course designed by the famous specialist architect, Jeremy Pern.

Adress:

Le Château - 1486 Vuissens

Phone:

+41 (0)24 433 33 00

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Vuissens Golf Club

Cremin Swin Golf Course

In Cremin, in La Broye, this derivative of golf is accessible to all. Enjoy a game along with a host of rural tourism activities!

Adress:

Chemin des Ecoliers 5 - 1526 Cremin

Phone:

+41 (0)21 906 87 90

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Cremin Swin Golf Course

Protestant Church of Saint-Etienne

Gothic church (13th cent.); largest Gothic building after the Lausanne cathedral.

Adress:

Église Saint-Etienne de Moudon - 1510 Moudon

Phone:

+41 (0)21 905 88 66

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Protestant Church of Saint-Etienne

Historical tour of Moudon

Discover the new historical tour of Moudon.

Adress:

Moudon Région Tourisme Grand Rue 25-27 - 1510 Moudon

Phone:

+41 (0)21 905 88 66

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Historical tour of Moudon

Upper town of Moudon

A medieval town, Moudon offers a rich variety of architecture and history.

Adress:

- 1510 Moudon

Phone:

+41 21 905 88 66

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Upper town of Moudon

Rochefort Castle and Vieux-Moudon Museum

This Museum presents in a lively and original way the daily life in the 19th century.

Adress:

Rue du Château 50 - 1510 Moudon

Phone:

+41 (0)21 905 27 05

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Rochefort Castle and Vieux-Moudon Museum

Eugène Burnand Museum

Housed in a 17th century aristocratic residence, the museum exhibits the work of the celebrated Moudon painter.

Adress:

Rue du Château 48 Case postale 180 - 1510 Moudon

Phone:

+41 (0)21 905 33 18

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Eugène Burnand Museum

Sherlock Holmes Museum

Visit the museum of the famous fictional detective Sherlock Holmes, set up in Lucens by the son of Sir Conan Doyle, his creator.

Adress:

Rue des Greniers 7 - 1522 Lucens

Phone:

+41 (0)21 906 73 33

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Sherlock Holmes Museum

Fromco SA - Gruyère cheese maturing cellars

Guided tour by a company specialising in the maturing of Gruyère cheese AOC.

Adress:

Fromco SA Rte de Siviriez 14 - 1510 Moudon

Phone:

+41 21 905 27 51

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Fromco SA - Gruyère cheese maturing cellars

Servion Tropiquarium

At the Tropiquarium tropical zoo, visitors learn about biodiversity and animals facing extinction.

Adress:

Route des Cullayes 7 - 1077 Servion

Phone:

+41 (0) 21 903 52 28

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Servion Tropiquarium

Servion Zoo

Visit the tigers, lions, monkeys and many other animals at the biggest zoo in the Romandie region, on the outskirts of Lausanne.

Adress:

Ch. du Zoo 1 - 1077 Servion

Phone:

+41 (0) 21 903 16 71

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Servion Zoo

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