107 - Chemin des Gorges de Covatannaz

Chemin des Gorges de Covatannaz - 107

Ancient know-how discovery, from the Stone Age until our time: the Covatannaz Gorges represent a highlight of picturesque paths in the Jura. These gorges are located between Sainte-Croix and Vuiteboeuf and constitute a link between the Jura and the plain.

The hike starts at Sainte-Croix station (1,100 m above sea level) and follows the private railway track connecting Yverdon-les-Bains with Sainte-Croix, the capital of music boxes, in less than 40 minutes. After a walk of about 10 minutes, a country lane crosses rural areas in the direction of the STEP sewage plant. The Covatannaz Gorge Trail starts out above that point with the energy path. All along the itinerary you can admire the Arnon river winding its way through the gorges and offering a splendid view of the plain in certain spots.

Hikers can interrupt their excursion once they arrive at the bottom of the Gorges by walking towards Vuiteboeuf (580m above sea level), a small village connected to the public railway (station located about 10 minutes from the village).

The hike then continues towards Baulmes (less than an hour), on the foot of the «Rapilles de Baulmes». Upon your arrival here, you will probably be able to observe some chamois in the stony landscape. The itinerary then follows the «La Baumine» brook across the «Sous Trois Villes» undergrowth and then goes up slightly for a while before reaching a typical Baulmes village with flower-decked balconies, Bernese-style buildings and an unrestricted view of the Orbe plain.

  •  How to get there?

Town
Sainte-Croix
Distance
7 km
Duration
3h00
Difference in height
217 Metres
Difficulty
Easy

Not to be missed in the vicinity

---

---

min.---°C / max.---°C

Weather forecasts for
Lausanne
------°C---°C
------°C---°C
------°C---°C
------°C---°C
------°C---°C

Terms and conditions

What if our personalised recommendations don’t suit you?

you can choose to base the recommendations displayed on your own requirements and interests. Whether you’re looking for a solo adventure, family activities or a gourmet trip with your spouse, the suggestions made will be based on your own preferences.

You want to find out what the local tourist attractions are based on your current location?

You can use the map on each page to establish your location and find local points of interest. So you’ll be able to explore the canton, region by region, select the places you’re going to visit along a planned route and get a quick idea of what a town has to offer you.

You want to make your own selection? Just store your top picks in favourites!

If you want to store your selection, print it, export it to your free smartphone app "Vaud:Guide” or share it with your friends, you'll can do all this with “Favourites”.

You want to share your wish list And your choices with your friends? That’s simple!

Le traduzioni in italiano sono in corso…Grazie della vostra comprensione!Desiderate proseguire in:
Estamos realizando las traducciones en español…Disculpe las molestias.Si lo desea, puede seguir buscando información en:
As traduções em português estão em curso…Agradecemos a sua compreensão!Pretende prosseguir em:
您选择的中文语言版本正在制作中……谢谢您的理解!请选择如下语言版本继续:
يتم تجهيز اللغة العربية في الوقت الحالي ...شكرًا جزيلاً لتفهمكم!يرجى المتابعة باستخدام إحدى اللغات التالية:
Языки русский язык еще находятся на этапе подготовки…Благодарим вас за понимание!Продолжайте на одном из следующих языков:
さらに 日本語 が作成されます。ご理解いただきましてありがとうございます!以下の言語のうちの一つで続けてください。