5th stage: Moudon - Leukerbad
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.
Thermal bathing in Leukerbad has a long tradition, which goes from retreat until the actual thermal bathing experience. The thermal water of Leukerbad is something very special. Sport and wellness lovers like hot springs, as the natural warmth relaxes thoughts and muscles and improves blood circulation.
The cyclists love Leukerbad in particular for the last leg from Varen to Leukerbad via the old Varen’s route, with the goal of a relaxing thermal bath. On the route from Varen to Leukerbad, 650 meters of altitude difference, 12 km long route is ready to overcome. Leukerbad doesn’t only make hearts of bicycle racers beat faster, but also offers mountain bikers and hikers varied trails in an alpine mountain environment. The two “mountains of adventure”, the lovely Torrent, the mountain in the heart of Valais, and the wild Gemmi, with its historic pass between Valais and Bernese Oberland, offers over 200 km of hiking trails and 20 bike routes, including the popular Torrenttrail.