In the footsteps of the Romans from Avenches to Payerne


When someone mentions the names Romans- or Helvetians-, Avenches comes to mind. When the Romans came to this region, it was the capital of Helvetia, an important traffic hub with 20,000 inhabitants.

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Begin of tour: Avenches
End of tour: Payerne
Technical requirements: easy
Physical fitness: easy
Distance: 85 km
Total altitude meters: 168 m
Biking time: 3:30 (hours, minutes)
Elevation start of tour: 480 m
Elevation end of tour: 492 m
Season: -
Various: Visit to the Roman Amphitheater and Museum in Avenches
Access starting point: Train (KB 262)
Access point of arrival: Payerne

Tour Overview

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Avenches - Payerne

After a tour of the Amphitheater, the museum and town, a hike across the gently rolling hills of the Broye Valley beckons. Take some time to visit the former abbey, one of Switzerland's most beautiful Romanesque churches.

The careful planning of a tour will ensure that you also derive the maximum pleasure and enjoyment from it. Please take the time to contact the local information centre and enquire about route and weather conditions before setting off. Your intended trail may be fully or partially closed, depending on the time of year and weather conditions.

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