© Antonio Porreca
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Route du vignoble de La Côte, From Rolle to Nyon
La Côte, the largest winegrowing area in the Vaud, is a great place to explore by bike. Surrounded by vineyards and with views of Lake Geneva, the Alps and Mont Blanc, the tour is an exceptional experience. Winegrowers and farmers, crafts people and artists all open their doors to present the local cultural heritage.
The La Côte winegrowing area, the largest in the Vaud region with over 1900 hectares, is located on the west side of Lake Geneva. This is the home of Chasselas wine. Along the tour with views of Lake Geneva, Mont Blanc and the Alps, the bikers can learn more about fine wines from the local winegrowers. Morges with its medieval look, the old harbour and the busy pedestrian zone is the ideal starting point for this tour. Morges castle houses several museums and is a great place to visit.
the departure is from Rolle in the direction of Mont-sur-Rolle to reach the wine-producing villages. Coming up next are the villages of Tartegnin, Gilly and Bursins. The latter has a Cluny site which is part of the great cultural route of Europe. Luins is known for Malakoffs, a deep-fried regional cheese specialty. Once the bikers have passed the winegrowing villages of Coinsins and Duillier, they arrive at the last stop: Nyon with its arcades and the castle. The lovely small town is located on the shores of Lake Geneva, surrounded by vineyards. With its numerous cultural events and museums it is a perfect place to end the tour.
- 20 km
- Difference in height
- 319 Metres