From the vineyards of the Chablais to the base of the glacier in Les Diablerets, discover the Alpes vaudoises, their characteristic mountain chalets, their high mountain pastures and their snowy summits. This cycling paradise is easily accessible by road, train and plane. Here you will find everything from challenging mountain passes to easy riding in the Rhone Valley, all on roads with little traffic and in excellent condition. The region is also a centre for world cycling, home to the headquarters of the Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI) and regular host of stages of the Tour de Romandie and the Tour de Suisse.

CHF 730

€ 625

4 Days / 3 Nights

Luggage Transport

When you change your hotel, you get a reliable luggage transfer service, up to one piece of 20kg per person.

Average level

Accessible to all experienced bikers, no major difficulties out of the alpine height difference.

May - October

Make sure you have a backpack and a raincoat as weather might be tricky in the alps.

Guided Tour

Take advantage of the experience of our local guides and get a professional logistical support.

Highlights

The key sites of the Alpes vaudoises that you will discover along the route.

This tour will bring you on a journey to discover the Alpes vaudoises in 4 days, through the region’s most famous passes, Col des Mosses, Col du Pillon and Col de la Croix, and the mountain resorts of Les Diablerets, Château d’Oex, Villars and Gryon.

 

  • Three classic mountains passes of the Alpes vaudoises: Col de la Croix, Col du Pillon, Col des Mosses
  • Quiet roads, ideal for bike riding
  • In Aigle: the World Cycling Centre, headquarters of the UCI
  • Breathtaking alpine scenery
  • Hotel stays in Les Diablerets and Villars, charming mountain villages
  • Meals in local restaurants chosen for their regional products
  • Luggage transport
  • 2 options: tours with or without a local guide

Group discount

Traveling alone or with a friend is nice, but it is even better and cheaper in group thanks to preferential rates as from 8 persons.

Les Diablerets

Villars

Access

The main resorts of Villars, Les Diablerets, Leysin and Château-d’Oex are easily accessible, and with the famous passes of the Col des Mosses, Col du Pillon and Col de la Croix, along with the headquarters of the Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI), the region is a cycling paradise.

Program

A holiday in the Alpes vaudoises offers a gastronomic interlude of the highest quality, from vineyards and wine cellars to Alpine cheese-making such as L’Etivaz AOP. Other attractions include traditional paper-cutting, salt mines, thermal springs, charming mountain villages, fantastic mountain lakes and impressive panoramas.

  • Difficulty level 60%
  • Height difference 70%
  • Routes 100%
  • Signaling 90%

DAY 1  LES DIABLERETS – LA FORCLAZ – LES DIABLERETS

27KM   +750M -750M

Upon your arrival in Les Diablerets, we’ll brief you on the tour and help you out with bike fitting before going for for a short warm up ride. Starting from your hotel, you will discover the region on small roads that will take you through high alpine pastures and past iconic chalets of the Alpes Vaudoises. Two climbs on today’s programme: at Les Voëttes and La Forclaz, two charming mountain villages.

DAY 2  LES DIABLERETS – VILLARS

93KM   +1’850M -1’760M

Two classic mountain passes of the Alpes vaudoises are on today’s programme: the Col du Pillon (1’546m) and the Col des Mosses (1’445m). A third climb takes you into Villars (1’300m), your destination for this second day.

DAY 3  VILLARS – AIGLE – BEX – VILLARS

72KM   +970M -970M

After a 10km descent, you will discover the Rhone valley with a flat loop. Take a break at the café at the headquarters of the international cycling federation (UCI) in Aigle, where you can visit their magnificent velodrome. You will head back up to Villars via Plans-sur-Bex.

DAY 4  COL DE LA CROIX

 19KM    +580M -680M

After breakfast, you will climb the last mountain pass on the programme from Villars: the Col de la Croix (1’778m), crown jewel of the Alpes vaudoises. Then you are back in Les Diablerets, where we started the tour.

The price is mentioned in EUROS for information purposes, the only legal change is the swiss franc CHF, its conversion is proned to the fluctuation of the exchange rate.

Tours & Prices

GUIDED TOUR

5 - 8 July 2018 / 16 - 19 August 2018 / 20 - 23 September 2018
CHF 1'200/ € 1'025
  • 3 nights in 3* hotels with locked bike storage
  • Half-board (breakfast and dinner)
  • Luggage transport
  • Roadbook
  • Gpx files for download to your GPS device
  • Taxes
  • 24h telephone assistance
  • Support vehicle with guide/mechanic
  • Guide on bike from 10 participants
  • Local staff, passionate about bikes and eager to share the hidden treasures of the Alpes vaudoises
  • Drinks and energy food3 nights in 3* hotels with locked bike storage
  • Half-board (breakfast and dinner)
  • Luggage transport
  • Roadbook
  • Gpx files for download to your GPS device
  • Taxes
  • 24h telephone assistance
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  • Other dates available on request from 6 persons

Booking

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Reservation

Upon receipt of your request, we check availability and you will receive a confirmation e-mail within 48 hours from Monday to Friday. This message presents the program of your stay, the details of the hotels and the bill. Upon receipt of your payment, we will send you a link to download your travel documents.

Information

Your travel documents will be emailed after receipt of your payment and at least 48 hours prior to your arrival in case of last minute booking. They include the details of the program with useful contacts, hotel bookings and a link for cards to print at home or to download on your smartphone.

A complete tourist documentation is available at the tourist offices of each destination.

Dogs are welcome on the tour and the hotels charge a contribution of around CHF 15.00 per dog / night.

Luggage transport

The luggage transfer service between each hotel is included up to a room of 20kg per person. You drop your luggage at the hotel reception at the time of check-out and you will find them at the following hotel no later than 16:00. If you do not want this service, please indicate it in the remarks of the booking form.

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