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Getting away at your own pace Switzerland Mobility itineraries on foot, by bike, by mountain bike, on roller skates

www.lake-geneva-region.ch


Useful addresses Office du Tourisme d’Aigle T : +41 (0)24 466 30 00 www.aigle-tourisme.ch

Moudon Région Tourisme T : +41 (0)21 905 88 66 www.moudon.ch

Avenches Tourisme T : +41 (0)26 676 99 22 www.avenches.ch

Nyon Région Tourisme T : +41 (0)22 365 66 00 www.nyon-tourisme.ch

Office du Tourisme de Bex T : +41 (0)24 463 30 80 www.bex-tourisme.ch

Office du Tourisme d’Orbe et environs T : +41 (0)21 442 92 37 www.orbe-tourisme.ch

Château-d’Œx Tourisme T : +41 (0)26 924 25 25 www.chateau-doex.ch

Ode to soft mobility

Montreux-Vevey Tourisme Point i Chexbres T : +41 (0)848 86 84 84 www.montreuxriviera.com

Offering 3,000 km of marked itineraries and trails, the Lake Geneva Region gives soft mobility all its due. Several towns have self-service bikes on offer. Outside of town, the preserved landscapes of the Lake Geneva Region are yours to behold.

Montreux-Vevey Tourisme Point i Cully T : +41 (0)848 86 84 84 www.montreuxriviera.com Diablerets Tourisme T : +41 (0)24 492 00 10 www.diablerets.ch

Table of Contents P. 1 Introduction Key to pictograms

P. 4 Hiking P. 12 Cycling and Mountain Biking

P. 17 Nature parks P. 18 Useful addresses

Office du Tourisme de Grandson T : +41 (0)24 445 60 60 www.grandson-tourisme.ch

Personalised Internet Code 19975

All destinations listed in our various brochures have been given a personalised code. All you need to do is enter this code in the “ search ” field in the top right-hand corner of the website www.lake-geneva-region.ch, so you can access all tourist information, offers and services of the destination you are looking for. Cover : Lavaux UNESCO, Vineyard Terraces

Echallens Région Tourisme T : +41 (0)21 881 50 62 www.echallens-tourisme.ch

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Payerne/Estavayer-le-Lac Tourisme T : +41 (0)26 660 61 61 www.estavayer-payerne.ch Office du Tourisme de Rolle T : +41 (0)21 825 15 35 www.tourisme-rolle.ch Office du Tourisme de Romainmôtier T : +41 (0)24 453 14 65 www.romainmotier-tourisme.ch Office du Tourisme de Rougemont T : +41 (0)26 925 11 66 www.chateau-doex.ch Office du Tourisme de St-Cergue T : +41 (0)22 360 13 14 www.st-cergue-tourisme.ch

Gryon Tourisme T : +41 (0)24 498 00 00 www.villarsgryon.ch

Office du Tourisme de Sainte-Croix/Les Rasses T : +41 (0)24 455 41 42 www.sainte-croix-tourisme.ch

Lausanne Tourisme T : +41 (0)21 613 73 73 www.lausanne-tourisme.ch

Vallée de Joux Tourisme T : +41 (0)21 845 17 77 www.myvalleedejoux.ch

Office du Tourisme VenogeMilieu du Monde T : +41 (0)21 866 64 23 www.tourisme-lasarraz.ch

Office du Tourisme de Vallorbe T : +41 (0)21 843 25 83 www.vallorbe-tourisme.ch

Leysin Tourisme T : +41 (0)24 493 33 00 www.leysin.ch Montreux-Vevey Tourisme Point i Lutry T : +41 (0)21 791 47 65 www.montreuxriviera.com

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Office du Tourisme d’Oron T : +41 (0)21 907 63 32 www.region-oron.ch

Montreux-Vevey Tourisme T : +41 (0)848 86 84 84 www.montreuxriviera.com Morges Région Tourisme T : +41 (0)21 801 32 33 www.morges-tourisme.ch Office du Tourisme Les MossesLa Lécherette T : +41 (0)24 491 14 66 www.lesmosses.ch

Montreux-Vevey Tourisme Point i Vevey T : +41 (0)848 86 84 84 www.montreuxriviera.com Villars Tourisme T : +41 (0)24 495 32 32 www.villars.ch Montreux-Vevey Tourisme Point i Villeneuve T : +41 (0)848 86 84 84 www.montreuxriviera.com Office du Tourisme et du Thermalisme d’Yverdon-les-Bains T : +41 (0)24 423 61 01 www.yverdonlesbainsregion.ch Office du Tourisme d’Yvonand-Menthue T :+41 (0)24 430 22 02 www.yvonand-tourisme.ch


Gastronomy and Wine

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Breathtaking vineyards adorn this region reputed for its table arts. 6007

Heritage

Roman vestiges and medieval villages bear witness to the region’s captivating history.


Festivities

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With of host of major festivals all year round, the Lake Geneva Region offers unequalled cultural diversity. 6653

Wellness

Thermal centres, spas and private clinics welcome demanding clients wishing to recharge their batteries.


Hiking Local itineraries

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Official signposting Hiking Walking trails, for a stroll or an excursion : they are easy to reach, require only walking shoes, and present no real difficulties. Yellow signs. Mountain trails, leading to the passes, the peaks, and the high ridges and giving access to mountain huts and refuges : these trails are demanding and call for great caution. Equipment must be suitable for the weather conditions and proper mountain boots are essential. Signs with white-red-white tip.

Cycling Cycling itineraries with red signs / Blue route indicators

Mountain Biking Mountain bike trails with red signs / ochre route indicators

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Hiking

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Sentier des vignes de Aigle Ă  Bex Aigle to Bex 4:30

200 m

14 km

train

The vineyard trail along sunny terraces links two important sites in the Chablais : Aigle Castle and the Bex Salt Mines. 2

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Chemin des Gorges de Covatannaz Sainte-Croix to Baulmes 3:00

440 m

7 km

train

This picturesque path linking the Jura and the plain follows on the trail of arts and crafts know-how, from the Stone Age to present times. 42

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Tour de la Palette Pillon Pass, Les Diablerets 3:30

400 m

7 km

PostBus

Snow-capped peaks at Les Diablerets, picturesque chalets, crystalline lakes, peaceful meadows and flaming rhododendron bushes embellish this alpine walk. 9

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Chemin au royaume de la Perle Emeraude Les Mosses 4:20

900 m

10 km

PostBus

Discover the secrets of alpine cheese-making before enjoying an unrestricted view of the jewel of the Alps of the Lake Geneva Region, Lake Lioson.

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Chemin de la Tour de Famelon La Comballaz 4:15

640 m

15 km

PostBus

This discovery walk takes you to La Tour de Famelon, the “Sphinx of the Alps”, as well as to spectacular limestone formations called karren. 20

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Chemin du Kuklos Leysin 4:30

660 m

11 km

train

Starting out from Leysin, this itinerary takes you through a natural environment that is exceptionally rich in fauna and flora up to the revolving restaurant “Kuklos” which perches at an altitude of 2,048 metres. Terrasses de Lavaux Saint-Saphorin to Lutry 3:15

440 m

11 km

train

The Lavaux Terraces Vineyard, which form part of the UNESCO World Heritage List, feature picturesque terraces and traditional villages. 5

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Sentier des Toblerones Bassins to Nyon 5:00

110 m

17 km

train

The “Toblerones” are anti-tank fortifications built during World War II. They were given this nickname because of their shape’s similarity with a famous Swiss chocolate. 6

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Hiking

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Chemin de la Pierreuse Videmanette to Château-d’Oex 3:35

150 m

10 km

train

This walk in western Switzerland’s largest nature reserve crosses several ecosystems featuring extremely rich biodiversity.

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Chemin de la Dôle Saint-Cergue to La Givrine 3:45

820 m

14 km

train

Jura forests and green pastures give way to alpine vegetation at La Dôle which, culminating at an altitude of 1,677 m, offers a sublime vantage point.

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Chemin de la Dent de Vaulion Le Pont 3:00

480 m

10 km

train

This bucolic loop, which offers grandiose panoramas, welcoming chalets and unspoilt nature, takes you from Lake Joux up to the Dent de Vaulion.

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Chemin du balcon du Chablais Bretaye to Villars-sur-Ollon 4:30

300 m

9 km

train

This itinerary in the heart of the kingdom of marmots and ibex offers an unrestricted view of the Chablais, its terraced vineyard and its glaciers. 22

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Chemin des pyramides de Gypse Bretaye to Villars-sur-Ollon 4:30

600 m

12 km

train

This path takes you up to three mountain lakes, offering breathtaking views of the Mont-Blanc as well as impressive geological formations. 16 22

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Tour de l’Argentine Solalex, Gryon 4:50

760 m

15 km

bus

Miroir d’Argentine is a fossilised coral reef set in the heart of wild, rugged mountains, where entire families of marmots gambol about. 18

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Tour du Mont d’Orzeires Vallorbe 3:30

320 m

11 km

train

This itinerary in the heart of the lush Jura forest takes you to several legendary and historic sites in a surprising region. 10 11

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Balade du Mont d’Or Vallorbe 4:00

700 m

6 km

train

This walk crosses forests and verdant pastures before reaching Mont d’Or and its memorable view of Joux Valley and the region’s lakes. 10 11

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Sentier du patrimoine de Romainm么tier Romainm么tier 3:45

340 m

13 km

train

This path, which is situated in preserved nature and historical heritage, winds its way through the striking landscapes of the Vallon du Nozon moulded by rebellious nature. 7

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Balade au Noirmont La Cure 4:00

620 m

14 km

train

This ideal walk for fans of large open spaces and solitary coombs reveals the secrets of the Lake Geneva Region Jura parc. 19

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Au Sommet de la Chaine du Chaussy Les Diablerets 4:50

950 m

12 km

train

Climbing up the hillside to the peak of La Para, which culminates at 2,540 metres, you may encounter ibex and marmots. 9

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Tour du Lac de Joux Le Sentier 4:00

90 m

16 km

train

Featuring mountain lakes, watchmaking and culinary specialties, Joux Valley is the paradise of fans of nature and authenticity. 35 49

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Du Vallon de l’Aubonne aux vignobles Bière to Yens Gare 2:45

190 m

11 km

train

Walk through the fields along the river Aubonne to the vineyards of Lake Geneva and be sure to visit the Arboretum featuring 3,000 tree species of all around the world. 15

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Chemin du vallon des Vaux Yvonand 3:30

230 m

8 km

train

This enchanting path, which winds its way through a wild forest inhabited by chamois, leads to century-old buildings that bear witness to the region’s history. 28

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Au sommet du Jura suisse Le Sentier to Montricher 5:30

670 m

16 km

train

This walk crosses the Jura regional nature Park and reaches Mont Tendre, the culminating point of the Swiss Jura which offers splendid views of Lake Geneva and the Alps. 29 35 49

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Cycling Mountain Biking Local itineraries

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Cycling

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Tour du lac de Neuchâtel - Morat to Yverdon-les-Bains La Sauge to Yverdon-les-Bains 180 m

54 km

train

Admire the splendid view on Mont Vully. Discover the preserved landscapes of the “Swiss Camargue” and cool down in Lake Neuchâtel. 1

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Tour en Pays de Vaud Yverdon-les-Bains to Lausanne 460 m

39 km

train

From the reputed spa town of Yverdon-les-Bains to Lausanne, the Olympic capital : this itinerary crosses the “wheat granary” of the Lake Geneva Region. 1

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Tour du lac de Morat Avenches 360 m

32 km

train

Leading from Avenches to Morat, this itinerary crosses two important Roman sites and a few bucolic villages in a most beautiful winegrowing region called Vully. 3

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Payerne et ses lacs Payerne 460 m

55 km

train

The Romanesque abbey church of Payerne, the Roman vestiges of Avenches and the medieval town of Estavayer are the three highlights of this itinerary across the Broye. 3

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Broye champêtre à vélo Moudon 500 m

24 km

train

This itinerary leads from medieval Moudon to picturesque Lucens, crossing pretty rural landscapes and huge shady forests. 37

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Du pied du Jura au Léman Morges 390 m

54 km

train

Lake, vineyards, countryside and the Jura foothills : this itinerary, which offers magnificent views of the Alps, crosses the region’s typical landscapes. 36 53

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Route du Vignoble de la Côte Nyon 450 m

68 km

train

This itinerary on the La Côte vineyard road features sublime panoramas of Lake Geneva, the Jura forests and the region’s imposing castles. 6

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Boucle champêtre du Gros-de-Vaud Echallens 150 m

21 km

train

This region, a true wheat granary of the Lake Geneva Region, offers a tranquil and intact countryside where agricultural fields alternate with forest zones. 14

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Route du vignoble de Bonvillars Grandson 100 m

21 km

train

Discover magnificent vantage points of Lake Neuchâtel, the Bonvillars vineyard and many picturesque villages nearby. 32 47

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Route de la Plaine de l’Orbe Yverdon-les-Bains 550 m

51 km

train

This itinerary along the Jura foothills offers a getaway journey through a bucolic setting between winegrowing villages and towns with a rich historical heritage. 40

Tour du Mont Pélerin Chexbres 580 m

30 km

train

This atypical itinerary in the heart of a site that is part of the UNESCO World Heritage List gives you the opportunity to discover the famous terraces of the most beautiful vineyard in the Lake Geneva Region. 5

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Mountain Biking

Bretaye-Ollon Bike Bretaye to Ollon 200 m

20 km

train

Apart from the views of the Alps and Lake Geneva, this itinerary offers the opportunity to discover the old village of Panex and the picturesque vineyard of Ollon. 22

Taveyanne-Solalex Bike La Barboleuse 600 m

15 km

train

The Argentine massif, the chain of the Muverans, the alpine pasture of Frience and the hamlet of Taveyanne are the highlights of this itinerary.

Isenau Bike Les Diablerets 640 m

16 km

train

This itinerary lets you admire the majestic landscapes of Les Diablerets. It leads through alpine forests, quiet pastures and winding paths. 9

Les Mosses Bike Les Mosses 830 m

26 km

train

The Les Mosses Pass has a very varied network of Mountain Bike circuits which will appeal both to welltrained enthusiasts and beginners in search of thrills.

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Lac de Mayen Bike Leysin 540 m

11 km

train

The “Lac de Mayen Bike” is an 11 km loop using forest roads and shortcuts in the heart of alpine pastures.

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Pays-d’Enhaut Bike Château-d’Oex 610 m

30 km

train

This tour in a picturesque region where nature rules supreme links three villages of the Pays-d’Enhaut, along tranquil rivers and through dense forests. 24 25

Dent de Vaulion Bike Vallorbe 1300 m

34 km

train

This off-the-beaten-track loop for well-trained sportspeople offers the discovery of stunning historical sites in the heart of idyllic nature. 7

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Bois et Combes de St-Cergue Bike Saint-Cergue 380 m

16 km

train

This loop offers a bucolic atmosphere : peat bogs and fir trees in the Jura Vaudois regional nature Park as well as traditional farms.

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Nature Parks

Gruyère Pays-d’Enhaut regional nature Park Jura vaudois regional nature Park The Swiss regional nature Parks are preserved nature sites with rich biodiversity and environment-friendly, human-made rural housing. The Gruyère Pays-d’Enhaut centres around mountain cheese-making of Gruyère and Etivaz. The Jura vaudois regional nature Park offers visitors verdant pastures, flowered peat bogs and a great variety of terroir products waiting to be tasted. www.pnr-gp.ch | www.pnr-juravaudois.ch

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Useful addresses Office du Tourisme d’Aigle T : +41 (0)24 466 30 00  www.aigle-tourisme.ch

Moudon Région Tourisme T : +41 (0)21 905 88 66  www.moudon.ch

Avenches Tourisme T : +41 (0)26 676 99 22  www.avenches.ch

Nyon Région Tourisme T : +41 (0)22 365 66 00  www.nyon-tourisme.ch

Office du Tourisme de Bex T : +41 (0)24 463 30 80  www.bex-tourisme.ch

Office du Tourisme d’Orbe et environs T : +41 (0)21 442 92 37  www.orbe-tourisme.ch

Château-d’Œx Tourisme T : +41 (0)26 924 25 25  www.chateau-doex.ch Montreux-Vevey Tourisme Point i Chexbres T : +41 (0)848 86 84 84  www.montreuxriviera.com Montreux-Vevey Tourisme Point i Cully T : +41 (0)848 86 84 84  www.montreuxriviera.com Diablerets Tourisme T : +41 (0)24 492 00 10  www.diablerets.ch Echallens Région Tourisme T : +41 (0)21 881 50 62  www.echallens-tourisme.ch Office du Tourisme de Grandson T : +41 (0)24 445 60 60  www.grandson-tourisme.ch

Office du Tourisme d’Oron T : +41 (0)21 907 63 32  www.region-oron.ch Payerne/Estavayer-le-Lac Tourisme T : +41 (0)26 660 61 61  www.estavayer-payerne.ch Office du Tourisme de Rolle T : +41 (0)21 825 15 35  www.tourisme-rolle.ch Office du Tourisme de Romainmôtier T : +41 (0)24 453 14 65  www.romainmotier-tourisme.ch Office du Tourisme de Rougemont T : +41 (0)26 925 11 66  www.chateau-doex.ch Office du Tourisme de St-Cergue T : +41 (0)22 360 13 14  www.st-cergue-tourisme.ch

Gryon Tourisme T : +41 (0)24 498 00 00  www.villarsgryon.ch

Office du Tourisme de Sainte-Croix/Les Rasses T : +41 (0)24 455 41 42  www.sainte-croix-tourisme.ch

Lausanne Tourisme T : +41 (0)21 613 73 73  www.lausanne-tourisme.ch

Vallée de Joux Tourisme T : +41 (0)21 845 17 77  www.myvalleedejoux.ch

Office du Tourisme VenogeMilieu du Monde T : +41 (0)21 866 64 23  www.tourisme-lasarraz.ch

Office du Tourisme de Vallorbe T : +41 (0)21 843 25 83  www.vallorbe-tourisme.ch

Leysin Tourisme T : +41 (0)24 493 33 00  www.leysin.ch Montreux-Vevey Tourisme Point i Lutry T : +41 (0)21 791 47 65  www.montreuxriviera.com Montreux-Vevey Tourisme T : +41 (0)848 86 84 84  www.montreuxriviera.com Morges Région Tourisme T : +41 (0)21 801 32 33  www.morges-tourisme.ch Office du Tourisme Les MossesLa Lécherette T : +41 (0)24 491 14 66  www.lesmosses.ch

Montreux-Vevey Tourisme Point i Vevey T : +41 (0)848 86 84 84  www.montreuxriviera.com Villars Tourisme T : +41 (0)24 495 32 32  www.villars.ch Montreux-Vevey Tourisme Point i Villeneuve T : +41 (0)848 86 84 84  www.montreuxriviera.com Office du Tourisme et du Thermalisme d’Yverdon-les-Bains T : +41 (0)24 423 61 01  www.yverdonlesbainsregion.ch Office du Tourisme d’Yvonand-Menthue T :+41 (0)24 430 22 02  www.yvonand-tourisme.ch


Map

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• Zürich

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• Bern Neuchâtel Morat Avenches Estavayer-le-Lac Payerne

Sainte-Croix/Les Rasses Grandson Vallorbe

• Genève

Yvonand

Yverdon-les-Bains Orbe Romainmôtier La Sarraz Moudon

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Vallée de Joux

Oron Morges St-Cergue

Rolle

Lausanne

Château-d'Oex Vevey Montreux

Les Mosses

Nyon Leysin Aigle Genève

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• Avenue d’Ouchy 60 P.O box 164 • 1000 Lausanne 6 • Switzerland • Tel. +41 (0)21 613 26 26 Fax +41 (0)21 613 26 00 • info@lake-geneva-region.ch • www.lake-geneva-region.ch

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Getting away at your own pace  

Ode to soft mobility. Offering 3,000 km of marked itineraries and trails, the Lake Geneva Region gives soft mobility all its due. Several to...

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