Begin of tour: Pro Natura Center Champ-Pittet
Access starting point: Regular stop on the SBB Line Yverdon-Fribourg.
Point of arrival: Yvonand
Access point of arrival: Train connection to Yverdon
Hiking time: 3 h
Physical fitness: easy
Culmination point: 434 m
Season: April - November
Gastronomy: Yverdon, Yvonand
Overnight: in Yverdon
The "Marsh, Forest and Nature Trail of Nature Conservation Center Champ-Pittet" ("Moor-, Wald- und Naturpfad des Naturschutzzentrums Champ-Pittet") at Yverdon-les-Bains is an exemplary and outstanding nature studies trail. Further suggestions:
River-bank Nature Studies Trail:
You traverse the sedge and reed zones characteristic of the Grande Cariçaie region on wooden bridges, dry of foot. A picturesque lagoon with pond roses and nesting reed warblers follows. There is a tower observatory from which you can watch herons, ducks and coots. The medieval castle of "Grandson" forms a beautiful backdrop, on the opposite shore of the lake.
Forest Nature Studies Trail:
Mighty beech and ash trees grow in the lake-shore forest right behind the Nature Center. Foxes and badgers build their dens here in the soft soil. Alders, birch trees and willows give the damp forest its characteristic appearance.
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.