Les 7 balades de Romainmôtier © Michel Gaudard
Abbatiale Romainmôtier Yves Henchoz

Col du Mollendruz-Romainmôtier

Leading from the Mollendruz mountain pass to the abbey church of Romainmôtier, this 3-hour hike immerses you in the treasures of the Vaudois Jura Park: its wooded pastures, breathtaking view of the the region around Lake Geneva and cultural heritage.

The beginning of this hike starts out on top of the Mollendruz mountain pass at an altitude of 1,176 metres and leads along the Jura peaks. Along the hike through the woods, you will enjoy fabulous views of the region around Lake Geneva, the Alps and Mont-Blanc. The trail then takes you in the direction of the villages of Juriens and Romainmôtier, after crossing Pré de Joux, Boutavent Dessus and Chalet Lyon. Be sure to visit the charming medieval village of Romainmôtier and its magnificent abbey church! A free app gives you insight into the history of Switzerland’s oldest Romanesque church. The return hike to Croy-Gare immerses you in the lush nature along the river Nozon. A relaxing ending to this pleasant 10-mile hike.

Town
Distance
12 km
Duration
3h00
Difference in height
700 Metres
Difficulty
Easy

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