Tour du lac du Vernex

Route Information

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Description

This 4-kilometre loop, starting from the charming village of Rossinière, follows the banks of the Vernex lake! Thanks to its paved route, it is ideal for families.

From the village centre, head towards the "Pont de la Mâchecroute" bridge. According to legend, a beast lives there and is responsible for the dangers of flooding in the area. When you cross the bridge, look carefully, you may see it... Then, continue along the lake shore, where you will see the silvery white colour of the birch forest from afar. These trees are easily recognisable with their white, smooth, and shiny bark. They are able to grow because of the moist soil in this area. During the summer months, small amphibians also like to live here, hidden between the grass and trunks. Go down the few steps and you are on the famous Rossinière dam. On one side, a lake and on the other, the river that runs through the gorges to the Tine. The perfect place to capture the lake in a photo together with the village in the background. Finish this loop by returning to the centre of the village of Rossinière. Not far away is the imposing Grand Chalet de Rossinière and its chapel. These are two places dedicated to the story of the painter Balthus who ended his life in this village of the Pays-d'Enhaut.

Practical Information

RECOMMENDATIONS - Suitable for families - Accessible in both summer and winter GETTING THERE - There are two free parking areas in the centre of the village as well as another one at the railway station. - The route is also accessible by train thanks to the MOB line. BABY CARRIAGE The road is paved. However, it is necessary to carry the buggy down a few steps to cross the dam. WINTER In winter, the path is very often icy due to the lack of sunlight. Good shoes and walking sticks are highly recommended.

This 4-kilometre loop, starting from the charming village of Rossinière, follows the banks of the Vernex lake! Thanks to its paved route, it is ideal for families.

From the village centre, head towards the "Pont de la Mâchecroute" bridge. According to legend, a beast lives there and is responsible for the dangers of flooding in the area. When you cross the bridge, look carefully, you may see it... Then, continue along the lake shore, where you will see the silvery white colour of the birch forest from afar. These trees are easily recognisable with their white, smooth, and shiny bark. They are able to grow because of the moist soil in this area. During the summer months, small amphibians also like to live here, hidden between the grass and trunks. Go down the few steps and you are on the famous Rossinière dam. On one side, a lake and on the other, the river that runs through the gorges to the Tine. The perfect place to capture the lake in a photo together with the village in the background. Finish this loop by returning to the centre of the village of Rossinière. Not far away is the imposing Grand Chalet de Rossinière and its chapel. These are two places dedicated to the story of the painter Balthus who ended his life in this village of the Pays-d'Enhaut.

Practical Information

RECOMMENDATIONS - Suitable for families - Accessible in both summer and winter GETTING THERE - There are two free parking areas in the centre of the village as well as another one at the railway station. - The route is also accessible by train thanks to the MOB line. BABY CARRIAGE The road is paved. However, it is necessary to carry the buggy down a few steps to cross the dam. WINTER In winter, the path is very often icy due to the lack of sunlight. Good shoes and walking sticks are highly recommended.

Course profile

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