VIA FRANCIGENA | Day 33
Orbe to Lausanne, 32.3 km
I rushed out of town at the crack of dawn on a 32 km walk through steep forests and flat agricultural fields.
There are water taps everywhere, or so it seems, and the fresh aroma of coffee in the air.
I asked for directions by an overpass and got stunned by stinging nettle for the second time.
It was a beer and a burger for lunch by railroad tracks because why not? I’ve earned it.
I walked on paved bicycle tracks for the majority of the day, village hopping my way to Lausanne. I got my first stamp in Switzerland at the cathedral.
The hotel was on me since I had a credit at hotels.com. I left my clothes drying by the rack and headed out into town.
I finally redeemed myself with a salad for dinner after the blood bath I had for lunch.
Daily Cost Breakdown
₣04.86 Hotel (free credit)
Lausanne Backpacker & Guesthouse
+41 2160180000 | Chemin des Epinettes
Hôtel des Voyageurs - +41 (0)21 319 91 11
Rue Grand-St-Jean 19 - 1003 Lausanne - Switzerland