Plan d'Essert - N°5

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Description

This circular walk passes through the "Plan d'Essert", a sunny esplanade flirting with the vineyards.

From the station, walk up the tracks of the Aigle-Leysin train. At the intersection, when you reach the main road, turn left and cross the bridge over the Grande-Eau. Turn left. After the Noyers playground, start the ascent to Vers-Pousaz. Note that the whole of this loop is on a carriageway. Follow the road until you reach the false flat that marks the arrival at Plan d'Essert. A beautiful view of the town is then offered to you. It will be even more breathtaking if you allow yourself to diversions to the panoramic table which names the surrounding mountains. This is located upstream from the fountain, about 500 metres after reaching the false flat. Nearby, the Annunciata chapel, built in the heart of the vineyards, is also worth a visit. From here you can see the Castle of Aigle and then return to Aigle via the Fontaine district. On the right, after the café, a diversion to the Lavoir du Croisat - which has seen several generations of women washing their clothes kneeling on the stone - is worth the diversions.

This circular walk passes through the "Plan d'Essert", a sunny esplanade flirting with the vineyards.

From the station, walk up the tracks of the Aigle-Leysin train. At the intersection, when you reach the main road, turn left and cross the bridge over the Grande-Eau. Turn left. After the Noyers playground, start the ascent to Vers-Pousaz. Note that the whole of this loop is on a carriageway. Follow the road until you reach the false flat that marks the arrival at Plan d'Essert. A beautiful view of the town is then offered to you. It will be even more breathtaking if you allow yourself to diversions to the panoramic table which names the surrounding mountains. This is located upstream from the fountain, about 500 metres after reaching the false flat. Nearby, the Annunciata chapel, built in the heart of the vineyards, is also worth a visit. From here you can see the Castle of Aigle and then return to Aigle via the Fontaine district. On the right, after the café, a diversion to the Lavoir du Croisat - which has seen several generations of women washing their clothes kneeling on the stone - is worth the diversions.

Course profile

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