Journey of discovery into the Vaud Granary

Echallens

The Granary Trail extends from Granges-Marnand to Echallens, winding through dreamy villages, across gently rolling hills, past agricultural land and through shady deciduous forests.

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Technical information

Begin of tour: Granges-Marnand
End of tour: Echallens
Technical requirements: easy
Physical fitness: easy
Distance: 37.8 km
Total altitude meters: 566 m
Biking time: 9:00 (hours, minutes)
Elevation start of tour: 468 m
Elevation end of tour: 618 m
Culmination point: 826 m
Season: -
Gastronomy: Restaurants in each village, Bure Z'Morge and Zvieri- repasts on farms.
Overnight: Overnight stays on farms, Sleeping on hay-, hotels in Granges-Marnand, Saint-Cierges, Boulons, Poliez-Pittet, Echallens.
Various: Tours of the farm, guided tours on the back of a donkey, hay-rides, tour of a working dairy farm, Grain and Bread Museum, flour mill.
Access starting point: Take the train from Payerne (KB 251)
Access point of arrival: Echallens

Description

Granges Train Station- Marnand - Coumin - Le Sensuis - Forel - Denezy - Thierrens - Ste-Cierges - Boulens - Peyres-Possens - Dommartin - Poliez-Pittet - Poliez-le-Grand - Echallens.

Depending on the starting point and the stage chosen for your hike, you will find farming families who will be happy to show you the farm. Markers describing the peculiarities of the landscape and regional farming are placed along the route. You can also visit a mill, and witness traditional breadbaking - or spend a night on a bed of hay. The offerings along the Granary Trail are as diverse as the landscape.

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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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