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ITINERARIES AND UNUSUAL ACTIVITIES

Below you'll find our recommended itineraries and activities for discovering Northern Vaud by bike.

On our booking platform, you'll find a list of activities to book, proposed in collaboration with our local partners.

SPECIAL EVENTS

In 2024, in partnership with the Yverdon-les-Bains Sports Department and local players, we are organizing regular "turnkey" outings, free or at attractive prices, to discover or rediscover the North Vaud region!

There's something for everyone, children and adults alike. We look forward to serving you!

OUR RECOMMENDATIONS FOR EXTENDED STAYS

We've put together a selection of the best things to do by bike in the Nord-Vaud region.

You'll find both open-access and bookable activities.

Our suggestions for accommodation and food will help you prepare for your stay in the best possible conditions.

OUR TURNKEY PACKAGES

In partnership with the region's top establishments, we offer you exclusive, turnkey holidays!

BEACON ROUTES

NORD-VAUDOIS COUNTRY LOOP

Departing from the spa town of Yverdon-les-Bains, the route, nestled between the Jura mountains on one side and the Alps on the other, quickly winds its way to the heights of the town. Overlooking Lake Neuchâtel, the route winds its way through the authentic rural landscape of northern Vaud.

Departing from Yverdon-les-Bains railway station, the route passes by the famous Place Pestalozzi and its medieval castle, before quickly leaving the town and gaining height. Looking back, you can admire Lake Neuchâtel and the Château de Grandson in the distance. The route climbs moderately uphill to the gates of Echallens, before dropping back down to the Plaine de l'Orbe. The landscape is predominantly rural. The path is lined with colorful fields and copses, with the Jura and the Alps in the background.

Along the way, enjoy the peace and quiet of typical villages. In Essertines and Vuarrens, you'll find stores selling local produce. There are magnificent views over the varied landscape of the Gros de Vaud, the breadbasket of the canton. Fields of wheat, barley, spelt and corn glisten in the sun. Depending on the season, you can also admire the splendor of the yellow flowers in the rapeseed and sunflower fields.

In the center of the village of Goumoens-la-Ville, you'll find a number of typical farmhouses dating from the 17th to 19th centuries. It's also a great place to fill your shopping basket. Numerous farmers offer a multitude of farm products on a self-service basis. The route crosses the Plaine de l'Orbe to return to Yverdon-les-Bains, where the day comes to a wonderful close by the lake.

ROUTE DU VIGNOBLE DE BONVILLARS

This route offers magnificent views of Lake Neuchâtel. Between Grandson and Concise, it crosses beaches ideal for swimming, the Bonvillars vineyards and numerous charming villages.

Departing from Place du Château in Grandson, the route follows the shores of the lake. A visit to the castle and medieval village is a must. Built in the 13th century, it played an important role in the Burgundian wars against Charles the Bold. It houses an impressive collection of weapons and armor, as well as a historical museum on the Burgundy Wars. Further along, the route along the lake to Concise provides access to numerous bathing spots and beaches.

Several restaurants and accommodations welcome you for a stopover in Concise, where it's pleasant to stroll through the old town and to the port. The route changes direction here. A little further from the lake, it now passes the battlefield where Charles the Bold and the Confederates fought in 1476. The battle of Grandson, from which the Swiss eventually emerged victorious, was one of the three great battles of the Burgundian Wars.

Then you'll cross the entire Bonvillars appellation vineyard, passing through a number of typical winegrowing villages, including the internationally renowned Champagne village. After crossing the L'Arnon river, you return to Grandson via meadows and small hamlets.

EXPERIENCE" ROUTES (UNMARKED)

OUR EXTRAS TO MAKE YOUR RIDE UNFORGETTABLE

In collaboration with our local partners, we offer a range of options to include in your cycling tour of the northern Vaud region. Contact us by phone or email if you're interested. Some products can also be booked online at the same time as your bike. 

Café Primeur" picnic basket

Homemade picnic baskets, made by Café Primeur (pick up at the café, rue de Neuchâtel 14), are the perfect solution for a healthy, convenient lunch break in the middle of your cycling trip!

Contents: Foccacia filling, market salad, cookies/brownies, choice of non-alcoholic beverage, all delivered in an insulated bag to slip into your bag.

Price: CHF 25/adult, CHF 15/child

Reservations required 24 hours before departure.

Spit-in-hand" grills

While you're enjoying your bike ride, we'll come to your chosen resting place, light a fire and let you grill your barbecue "spit in hand". A unique experience to enjoy a beautiful summer day in the Nord-Vaudois region!

The offer includes: Transport of fire material, fire preparation, quality local meat, chips/bread, soft drink, 1 fresh local beer.

Price: CHF 45/adult, CHF 25/child

Reservations required 24 hours before departure.

Cycling + sailing, swimming and fondue

What could be more tempting than a trip aboard a sailboat for a swim in Lake Neuchâtel followed by a cheese fondue on board?

We've put together this unique offer to add to your stay and/or your cycling tour of the region!

Price (with bike): CHF 100/adult, CHF 45/child.

Price (without bike): CHF 65/adult, CHF 35/child

Reservations required 24 hours before departure. Only if weather conditions are favorable.

 

 

LOOKING FOR A CUSTOMIZED OUTING FOR A GROUP OR COMPANY?

 

Don't hesitate to contact us . We'll be happy to give you some ideas for personalized experiences that you can then incorporate into your stay or day out!

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