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!
A stately residence for centuries, La Sarraz has retained the ambiance of a family home.
Rue du Château 1 - 1315 La Sarraz
+41 21 866 64 23
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For a complete change of scenery, come to the Château de Vullierens Gardens where 50,000 flowers burst into bloom every spring.
Jardins du Château de Vullierens - 1115 Vullierens
+41 79 274 79 64
With a 9-hole course set in the verdant Gros-de-Vaud landscape, Domaine du Brésil Golf Club is popular with members and visitors.
Golf du Domaine du Brésil - 1376 Goumoens-le-Jux
+41 (0)21 882 24 20
Located in a farm built in 1790, the Maison du Blé et du Pain has a gourmet bakery, a restaurant and a museum.
La Maison du blé et du pain
Place de l'Hôtel-de-Ville 5 - 1040 Echallens
+41 (0)21 881 50 71
Situated on a hill, the «Bois des Brigands» offers a superb view over the neighbouring countryside, the Jura and the Alps.
Refuge du Bois des Brigands - 1410 Thierrens
+41 (0)21 905 32 49
The Chemin des Blés trail takes you on an eventful journey through countryside and villages. Ideal for agritourism enthusiasts.
Place des Petites Roches 1 - 1040 Echallens
+41 (0)21 881 50 62
A new 18-hole golf club opened in 2002 close to a castle, with a course designed by the famous specialist architect, Jeremy Pern.
Le Château - 1486 Vuissens
+41 (0)24 433 33 00
In Cremin, in La Broye, this derivative of golf is accessible to all. Enjoy a game along with a host of rural tourism activities!
Chemin des Ecoliers 5 - 1526 Cremin
+41 (0)21 906 87 90
Gothic church (13th cent.); largest Gothic building after the Lausanne cathedral.
Église Saint-Etienne de Moudon - 1510 Moudon
+41 (0)21 905 88 66
Discover the new historical tour of Moudon.
Moudon Région Tourisme
Grand Rue 25-27 - 1510 Moudon
A medieval town, Moudon offers a rich variety of architecture and history.
- 1510 Moudon
+41 21 905 88 66
This Museum presents in a lively and original way the daily life in the 19th century.
Rue du Château 50 - 1510 Moudon
+41 (0)21 905 27 05
Housed in a 17th century aristocratic residence, the museum exhibits the work of the celebrated Moudon painter.
Rue du Château 48
Case postale 180 - 1510 Moudon
+41 (0)21 905 33 18
Visit the museum of the famous fictional detective Sherlock Holmes, set up in Lucens by the son of Sir Conan Doyle, his creator.
Rue des Greniers 7 - 1522 Lucens
+41 (0)21 906 73 33
Guided tour by a company specialising in the maturing of Gruyère cheese AOC.
Rte de Siviriez 14 - 1510 Moudon
+41 21 905 27 51
At the Tropiquarium tropical zoo, visitors learn about biodiversity and animals facing extinction.
Route des Cullayes 7 - 1077 Servion
+41 (0) 21 903 52 28
Visit the tigers, lions, monkeys and many other animals at the largest zoo in French-speaking Switzerland, on the outskirts of Lausanne.
Ch. du Zoo 1 - 1077 Servion
+41 (0) 21 903 16 71