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how could we not have discovered this before?

I have lived in the area for many years but only recently stumbled across the Sentier des... read more

Reviewed 22 August 2018
schmidtmg
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Switzerland
nice peaceful walk

We only walked on a part of this trail, we entered the forest from another route near Gland... read more

Reviewed 7 August 2018
shanil178
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Petaling Jaya, Malaysia
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Reviewed 22 August 2018

I have lived in the area for many years but only recently stumbled across the Sentier des Toblerones, which runs from Bassins down to Gland , Prangins and the outskirts of Nyon. Originally built as a fortification in the late 1930s meant to defend against...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 7 August 2018

We only walked on a part of this trail, we entered the forest from another route near Gland followed this trail for a bit. We saw some of these Toblerones and it was very interesting. Actually we didnt know that these anti tank barriers were...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed 6 August 2018

This trail is by a river and in the shade so you can go on a hot day and put up with the heat. The toblerones are really cool. It's relatively flat at the beginning, then goes up steeper.

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed 25 June 2018

Anti-tank fortifications from yesteryear are a frequent sight throughout the country, but the Toblerone Trail is rather special because the massive concrete barriers themselves are largely overgrown by vegetation. It provides a unique setting for photography lovers – especially when taking pictures with your children....More

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed 8 November 2017

A fascinating insight in to a neutral country still defending its borders in World War 2 - giving rise to the famous chocolate brand!!

Date of experience: September 2017
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Reviewed 19 August 2017 via mobile

Really a unique and great walk through certain fortifications in Switzerland. Beautiful countryside... along a river ... simply peaceful and wonderful.

Date of experience: August 2017
1  Thank Assumpta C
Reviewed 11 July 2017

This is a pleasant 17km walk along the World War II era anti-tank fortifications that the Swiss set up as a defensive measure. The walk is predominantly flat, and descends gradually from Bassins to Gland and then on to Nyon. The trail is mostly shaded...More

Date of experience: June 2017
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Reviewed 8 November 2016

These 'toblerones' made of concrete were put in place during the war - Germany demanded that the Swiss put them on the French border as well. The walk can be challenging in places, both along side a stream, and across rugged land. But great on...More

Date of experience: March 2016
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Reviewed 15 August 2016

Reference to the World War, this anti-tank structure is today a nice occasion to have a stroll / walk around nature

Date of experience: July 2016
Thank Geneva2009
Reviewed 25 July 2016

Fascinating insight into a part of Swiss history: defence against tanks in the Second World War (and not against the "communists" as another reviewer wrote...

Date of experience: July 2016
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Response from ElinL_11 | Reviewed this property |
It all dépends where you will go, the toblerones trail go up to Bassins and further. I believe there is a bus from there down. At Begnins you can chose to continue the toblerones, or you can go left to Bois des chenes... More
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