The Jorat lies north of Lausanne and is the largest contiguous forest region on the Swiss plateau. Offering a wealth of beautiful landscapes and preserved natural heritage, this region is ideal for hikes and recreational activities.
The Jorat, a precious greenbelt area and water tower of the canton of Vaud, is conducive to relaxation and recreation. With a forest area of nearly 40 km2, this forest massif acts as a wildlife relay for biodiversity between the Jura and the Pre-Alps. The project of a Jorat Nature Park - in its last year of application - offers the population awareness-raising activities and the discovery of its heritage land through a programme of walks, events and conferences about nature and culture.
The Jorat Natural Park project aims to increase forest biodiversity by creating a freely evolving area (10% of the massif). This area is nonetheless accessible via marked paths. Moreover, the park aims to accompany visitors’ activities in keeping with biodiversity as well as farmer-managers and inhabitants’ life balance. Strengthening sustainable resource and ecoystem management is also part of the programme.