The Spring Trail


It is a path that will lead you to discover an old quarry where springs were extracted; in addition to this, you will be able to explore an alluring brushwood forest and a waterfall that will leave a considerable impression on you once you have seen it.

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The Nozon Valley is at the foot of the Jura in the Vaud region and has many springs. Romainmotier invites you to step back in time to the limestone birthplace of these rocky masterpieces. Between 1825 and 1865, almost two hundred basins were deepened in the area around the Nozon Valley. The walk enables visitors to go in search of the remains of these basins, some of which date back to the 16th century. The signposted trail follows the river, which ends up as a spectacular waterfall. The Dard waterfall is one of the highest in the canton and is as tall as a 5-storey building.

The tour starts at Croy railway station and finishes in the same place. There are two suggested circuits:
The Small Circuit: 6.4 km, lasts 1 hour 40 minutes, with a difference in height of +/- 100 m.
The Large Circuit: 9.8 km, lasts 2 hours 30 minutes, with a difference in height of +/- 133 m.
Walking shoes advisable.

How to get there:
By train: Lausanne - Vallorbe Swiss railway line.
By car: take the Lausanne - Yverdon motorway, exit at La Sarraz and follow signs for La Sarraz, Pompaples and Croy.

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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