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.
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.
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.