Toblerone Trail © Peter Colberg
Villa Rose Villa Rose
Toblerone Trail © Peter Colberg

Sentier des Toblerones

The Toblerone Path owes its name to a line of concrete anti-tank defensive fortifications built during the mobilization in Switzerland between 1939 and 1945. These concrete "toblerones" run for dozens of kilometres from the foot of the Jura to Lake Geneva.

Full route: Bassins - Nyon 15 km along well-maintained paths; shorter routes from Genolier (Nyon - St. Cergue railway), from Begnins ending at Gland (railway station). Don't miss the 15th century church at Bassins: originally constructed in Roman style, redesigned during the Gothic period; 15th century bell tower and chapel. Gasser botanical garden with various plant species; unsurpassable view over Lake Geneva, no charge for entry, indoor swimming pool; Chanelaz botanical path; mined bridge at La Cézille: As with most military installations this bridge was mined; bridge along the stream provides a view of the location of the mines; bridge at Begnins built on the rails which were meant to defend against attack during the Second World War; 12th century church at Vich; dam at Pont Farbel, Gland, to hold the water for the turbines at the Avouillons hydro-electric plant; visits to the plant for groups of 10 and more on request at 022 361 62 61; Villa Rose, former military fortress; visits for groups of 10 or more on request at 022 361 62 61; Swiss National Museum at Château de Prangins, tracing Swiss history to 18th and 19th centuries; shaded park and its old-fashioned vegetable garden.

Town
Nyon
Distance
17.94 km
Duration
5h00
Difference in height
271 Metres
Difficulty
Easy

Not to be missed in the vicinity

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