" These gorges are, to my mind, the most beautiful in the Jura! They always surprise me, regardless of the route, regardless of the season. My fondest memories? Picnicking near the Saut du Day waterfall and soaking my feet when it's very hot; strolling along the river bank and looking for the most beautiful flowers; walking on the edge of an impressive cliff and finding myself face to face with a chamois that knows nothing of dizziness. Located in the heart of the Yverdon-les-Bains region and easily accessible, this walk through the gorges of the Orbe offers a hiker like me a place of enchantment that makes me dream. "
Several routes are possible.
Route Section and approximate walking time:
Vallorbe - Les Clées: 2h10
Vallorbe - Les Clées and back: 4h30
Vallorbe - Orbe: 4h20
Orbe - Vallorbe: 4h35
Orbe - Les Clées:1h50
Orbe - Les Clées and back: 3h30
Bus stop at the Russille crossing - Les Clées village: 30 minutes
Les Clées village - Bus stop at the Russille crossing: 40 minutes
Le Day - Les Clées bus stop: 2h00
This hike is regarded as easy, nevertheless you will need to be careful at the edges of cliff sections; therefore it is important to wear good walking shoes. Please note: in wet conditions, the gorges can be particularly slippery.
Good to know
Visit the splendid caves of Vallorbe, the largest in the Jura.
In the middle of the hike, stop at the Auberge de la Croix Blanche in the picturesque village of Les Clées.
Finish your walk along the Chemin des Présidents in Orbe.
Office du tourisme d'Orbe et environs
T. +41 (0) 24 442 92 37