4th stage: St. Urban - Moudon
Welcome to the beautiful Mittelland. Nestled in the border area between Central Switzerland and Bern/Aarau are Pfaffnau and St. Urban, which together form one municipality. Close to the motorway exit Reiden you reach our village within 10 minutes by car.
Its rural character, central location and well-developed infrastructure are some of the many advantages that speak for the attractiveness of the Rottal municipality in the middle of the three cantons of Lucerne, Bern and Aargau. The stage finish in St. Urban also takes on a special character with the fairytale-like monastery in the middle of the town.
The municipality, with its two districts of Pfaffnau and St. Urban, has a population of around 2,600.
Moudon is a historic city that enjoys a very beautiful location in the heart of the countryside, halfway between the Jorat plateau and the Broye valley. It is centrally located in the canton of Vaud near major motorways.
The excellent quality of life is particularly appreciated by the 6’000 residents of Moudon, which is today experiencing significant urban development due to its rapidly increasing population.
Former capital of the Vaud region, the city of Moudon can be proud of its rich architectural heritage. With some of the best-preserved examples of civil medieval buildings in the canton, the upper city is listed as a national treasure. As of 2017, Moudon has been officially recognized as one of “The most beautiful Villages in Switzerland”.
Museums, various crafts markets, its many associations and a rich and varied cultural program keep the city lively throughout the year.
Our region offers numerous possibilities for wanderers – roam it on foot, on horse and on a bike. Galleries, castles, museums, animal parks, various livestock farms, swin-golf and craftsmen's workshops are waiting for you to tell their stories.