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La Grande Traversée - Stage 3

Hiking trail
Time required: 2 - 4hLength: 16.00 km


All season


Parc naturel régional Jura Vaudois
Rte du Marchairuz 2
1188 Saint-George
Tel. +41 22 366 51 70

Parc naturel régional Jura vaudois - From Montricher, the trail continues along the foot of the Jura and its authentic villages offering beautiful views on the Alps. La Grande Traversée ends at Romainmôtier, a medieval town famous for its abbey.



16.00 km
Altitude difference ascent
270 m
Altitude difference descent
360 m
Time required
2 - 4h
Level technique
Level condition
Height profile view map



Follow the yellow-marked footpaths from Montricher through L'Isle and Mont-la-ville to Romainmôtier


Starting point
Montricher (Altitude: 750 m)
Arrival by public transport
Montricher Timetable SBB
Romainmôtier (Altitude: 670 m)
Arrival by public transport
Croy-Romainmôtier Timetable SBB

Suitable for

The offer is suitable for

  • Adults
  • Children from 7-12 years
  • Children >12 years
  • 50+
  • Families
  • Groups

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Parc naturel régional Jura vaudois

Château de l'Isle

Admire the Château de l'Isle from the 17th century, that is also called "the little Versailles of Vaud", with its ponds.

Historical placeCastle
Parc naturel régional Jura vaudois

Venoge springs

You can access the springs of the Venoge river from the village of l'Isle. The first is "Le Chauderon" and the second "Le Puits". Also interesting is the antique dam.

Natural monumentWaters
Parc naturel régional Jura vaudois

Abbey church of Romainmôtier

The church at Romainmôtier is one of the oldest Romanesque churches in Switzerland, and dates back to the Cluniacs.

Historical placeChurch