|Getting to the starting point:||Car or railway/bus to Romainmôtier from La Sarraz|
|Back from the destination:||La Sarraz autobahn entrance, railway from La Sarraz to Lausanne|
|Difference in elevation:||Ascent 200 m, descent 360 m|
|Hiking time:||3h 15m|
|Season:||March to November|
|Note: Sufficient time should be scheduled for the circular tours in Romainmôtier and La Sarraz.|
«Romanum monasterum», first mentioned in the 6th century, is one of the earliest monastery settlements in Switzerland, and one of the most important too. The Nozon Gorge, the «Cascade du Dard» and the «Tine de Conflens» waterfalls are nationally less well known, even though the gorge itself bears a marked resemblance to the Grand Canyon in Colorado.
From Romainmôtier, the trail follows the Nozon Canal to Croy and it is there in the «Nozon Gorge» that you will find the beautiful «Cascade du Dard». After Ferreyres and a gentle climb, there is yet another highlight, the idyllic «Tine de Conflens» waterfalls. If you'd like to visit the majestic castle of La Sarraz, check the opening times first.
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.