The little town of Avenches is set on the wide Broye Plain in the canton of Vaud, near its border with Fribourg. The gentle rolling hills between the Lakes of Murten and Neuchâtel, the vineyards and the nature reserves are ideal for walking and cycling. Avenches, formerly Aventicum, the capital of Roman Helvetia, boasts a unique heritage from Roman times.
This much-loved holiday destination on the Gotthard massif has a lot to offer. From the mild southern shores of Lake Urner and the picturesque villages - often under preservation order - or the romantically wild valleys, to the idyllic mountain lakes and the gleaming snow fields of the majestic mountains, many of them over 3,000 m high.
The 2998-meter Piz Beverin, located in the middle of Beverin Nature Park, dominates the park’s scenery. Majestic, serene, frugal, persevering and peaceful – these are the characteristics defining this habitat of the capricorn (Rhaeto-Romanic for ibex). The park extends from Thusis to Schams and includes large parts of the Safien Valley.