Jun 25, 2011 - 6:01 AM
sarah23 said: Hii joanne,
Thanks very much .Is murten the same town you are talking about.We are looking forward to this.Your info has been very helpful.There are not many reviews given about the vegetable trail over the net.
I'm not surprised, we've lived here ten years and I've never heard of it! It's a market garden area between three lakes so the soil is very fertile, a lot of the vegetables we eat in Switzerland are from around here. Right now strawberries are being picked and sold.
It's a nice area and there's a lot to see but riding through the vegetable fields isn't particularly interesting. I presume the town walls mentioned are those at Murten (Morat) but it's a common enough thing around here, Avenches and Romont are pretty much the same.
Avenches is the former capital of Roman Switzerland and there's a lot of things left to see, particularly the amphitheatre where there's about to be an opera festival followed by a rock festival. St. Petersinsel is also worth seeing, it's an island/peninsula and a nice walk. There's a butterfly Museum just near Murten which I've not visited but it seems popular.
Bikes can be rented from the station at Murten but you should book in advance, http://www.rent-a-bike.ch/, at weekends and holidays a lot of people from Bern visit and rent the bikes.
In fact, you can get an idea of the scenery from these videos, one if from the SlowUp where we close all roads and 60,000+ people come and cycle round Lac Morat/Murtensee and the other is just me messing around with a helmet-cam near the house.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4YBz2hC2RBghttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mQJV7oCHYZw
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