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In the footsteps of the Romans from Avenches to Payerne

From the town of Avenches, which during Roman times was the capital of the Helvetians, a tranquil and easily hiked trail takes you through villages and gently rolling hills to Payerne. more

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Bicycle Touring Routes in La Broye

This bicycle touring route follows a trail of Roman ruins, encapsulating the whole region in one long look (and several pedal strokes!) and... more

Bicycle Touring Routes in La Broye
Aventicum – Helvetians and Romans

Aventicum – Helvetians and Romans

Prosperous commerce, flourishing trade, approximately 20,000 inhabitants, stately mansions and temples protected by a five- kilometer-long, nearly... more

In the footsteps of the Romans from Avenches to Payerne

From the town of Avenches, which during Roman times was the capital of the Helvetians, a tranquil and easily hiked trail takes you through villages and gently rolling hills to Payerne.

When someone mentions the names Romans- or Helvetians-, Avenches comes to mind. When the Romans came to this region, it was the capital of Helvetia, an important traffic hub with 20,000 inhabitants.

Bicycle Touring Routes in La Broye

This bicycle touring route follows a trail of Roman ruins, encapsulating the whole region in one long look (and several pedal strokes!) and offering a different type of holiday in unforgettable surroundings.

Highlighted by the five tourist offices in La Broye, "Bike Broye" offers 18 bicycle routes which are between 10 and 59 km long and can be completed at your own pace. They are clearly mapped out and take you through sites of natural and historical interest. The routes take you past forests and lakes and are ideal for children and adults, beginners and experienced cyclists, remaining far from noisy traffic.

Aventicum – Helvetians and Romans

Prosperous commerce, flourishing trade, approximately 20,000 inhabitants, stately mansions and temples protected by a five- kilometer-long, nearly seven-meter-tall wall with over 70 towers: This was Aventicum, over 2000 years ago.

Prosperous commerce, flourishing trade, approximately 20,000 inhabitants, stately mansions and temples protected by a five- kilometer-long, nearly seven-meter-tall wall with over 70 towers: This was Aventicum, over 2000 years ago.