Hiking & nature

Diverse hiking routes in the Lake Murten region

A hiking paradise across a small area

To discover are historical hikes and wonderful nature trails. Bacchus lovers can enjoy the Vully wine-growing region on various vine-learning trails. Children will appreciate the educational signs on the themes, as they shorten the journey in a fun way. Even gourmet hearts are not lacking in anything on the language border, as the regional specialities are varied and soothing in taste. You can pack light, as you’ll find plenty of options for culinary indulgence along the way. The huge variety available across a small area means you are sure to find the right hiking route for you.

You can easily travel to the starting point of your hike by public transport. From spring to autumn, you can reach the Vully region from Murten/Morat by boat across Lake Murten.

Hiking route suggestions

Discover the varied region around Lake Murten on a hike. Here you will find a few interesting suggestions.

Murten - Avenches – for history lovers

This easy hike between the medieval village of Morat and Avenches, capital of the Roman Helvetia, will bring you back in time and take you 1000 years back.

Length 9.7 km
Duration 2 hours 20 minutes

 Tip: Take the time to visit the museum and the many external remains.

Wine Trails – For wine lovers, but not only

The Vully is maybe the smallest vineyard in Switzerland, however it offers you not only one, but three wine trails. Both hikes will delight not only wine lovers, but also children. Thanks to the didactic panels, they can have fun while learning. And young and old alike can enjoy the magnificent panorama of Morat and the Alps.

Wine Trail La Riviera between Sugiez and Môtier

Length 5 km
Duration 1 hour 30 minutes

Tip: Combine your hike with a wine tasting or enjoy a piece of the famous Gâteau du Vully!


Wine Trails Pinot noir et Chasselas between Salavaux and Vallamand

Length 11.2 km
Duration 2 hours 30 minutes

Tip: To round off this hiking tour, we recommend a detour to the beach at Salavaux.

From Lake Morat to Lake Neuchâtel- for nature lovers

Along this very easy hike with no difference in altitude you can observe the fauna La Broye and stroll in front of the boats that sail between the lakes of Morat and Neuchâtel.

Length 8.2 km
Duration 2 hours

Tip: Experience nature up close at the BirdLife Nature Center in La Sauge.

Hike to Mount Vully – for young and old

This hike that combines three didactic trails will subjugate you with a breathtaking panorama over the Three Lakes region, the Alps and the Jura.

Length 11.5 km
Duration 3 hours 20 minutes

Tip: Plan a break at the famous Mont-Vully Grottos (Roches Grises) (please bring a flashlight).

How to get there

Travel to the starting point of your hike in comfort by train.
From spring to autumn, you can get to the Vully region by changing to a boat in Murten.

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