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Cycling Holidays Round trip Vaud Alps

Cycling Round trip Vaud Alps

Heaven and hell

The jagged peaks of Les Diablerets that tower majestically over the Vaud Alps are also known as "devil horns". On the way to this summit, you feel a moment of heaven on Lake Geneva. Grapevines flatter the eye and castles rise majestically along the way. You could feel like cursing devilishly on the way to the Col de la Croix, but the idyllic landscape compensates for the sweat demanded by the climb up into the Vaud Alps.

The next paradise awaits you after the devilish pass. The ride through the green hills of the Saanenland and the balloons that float almost daily over Château-d'Oex will inspire you to dream. Not purgatory, but the occasional muffled bang of a cannon awaits you afterwards at Lac de l'Hongrin. Heaven and hell lie close together in the Vaud Alps and both are devilishly beautiful.

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Itinerary

You pass by the highlights of the Lake Geneva region today like a slide show. The first stop is the Lavaux vineyards, followed by a walk along the lake promenade of Montreux. This is followed by the moated castle of Chillon and the vine-framed Aigle castle. A day as if from a picture book. 

approx. 50 km
615 m
580 m

You climb upward today after yesterday's flat stretch. You ride along the Rhone to Bex first and then begins your ride up to the Col de la Croix. An idyllic pass road leads you into the Vaud Alps. The peaks of Les Diablerets and La Pare tower before you at the top of the pass. A brisk descent takes you to the destination of today.

approx. 50 km
1'510 m
740 m

The Col du Pillon will probably not frighten you today after yesterday's pass crossing. After the jagged summit, the green hills of the Saanenland with their pompous farmhouses will make you feel even more idyllic. A short stop in glamorous Gstaad and then along the Sarine River to the balloonists' capital: Château-d'Oex.

approx. 35 km
575 m
790 m

Time to turn your back on the tranquil Saanenland. After Montbovon you follow a small road on an adventurous route to Lac de l'Hongrin. Travelling through a 300-meter-long tunnel illuminated only occasionally by a few boreholes is a highlight on the way to this reservoir. Cowbells greet you at Lac de l'Hongrin before a last rapid descent takes you back down into the Rhone valley. 

approx. 65 km
1'170 m
1'720 m

Tour character

The ride over the Col de la Croix is spectacular, but it also requires good physical condition. The last stretch to Lac de l'Hongrin is also difficult to ride. The natural roads and especially the "Les Agites" tunnel are for experienced cyclists.

Prices & Dates

All data at a glance
Place of arrival: Lausanne
  Season 1
02.06.2021 - 24.06.2021
18.08.2021 - 14.10.2021

Wednesday & Thursday
Season 2
30.06.2021 - 12.08.2021

every day
Round trip Vaud Alps, CH-WDRLA-04X
Base price
499.-
525.-
Surcharge Single Room 125.- 125.-

Category: Middle-class hotels & guesthouses

Season 1
Jun 2, 2021 - Jun 24, 2021
Aug 18, 2021 - Oct 14, 2021
Wednesday & Thursday
Season 2
Jun 30, 2021 - Aug 12, 2021
every day
Round trip Vaud Alps, CH-WDRLA-04X
Base price
Surcharge Single Room
499.-
125.-
525.-
125.-

Category: Middle-class hotels & guesthouses

Season 1
Jun 2, 2021 - Jun 24, 2021
Aug 18, 2021 - Oct 14, 2021
Season 2
Jun 30, 2021 - Aug 12, 2021
Lausanne
Extra night double room (BB)
Extra night single room (BB)
Aigle
Extra night double room (BB)
Extra night single room (BB)
89.-
159.-
95.-
130.-
89.-
159.-
95.-
130.-
Additional nights
Place of arrival: Lausanne
  Season 1
Jun 2, 2021 - Jun 24, 2021
Aug 18, 2021 - Oct 14, 2021

Wednesday & Thursday
Season 2
Jun 30, 2021 - Aug 12, 2021

every day
Lausanne
Extra night double room (BB) 89.- 89.-
Extra night single room (BB) 159.- 159.-
Aigle
Extra night double room (BB) 95.- 95.-
Extra night single room (BB) 130.- 130.-
Filter
Electric bike
Countrybike 27-Gang Unisex
189.-
95.-
Filter
Travel documents digital only (reduction per room)
-30.-
Prices per person in CHF

Our rental bikes

Services & Information

Services

Included:

  • 5 overnight stays incl. breakfast
  • Daily luggage transfers
  • Carefully elaborated route description
  • Detailed travel documents (1 x per room)
  • GPS-Data available
  • Service-Hotline

Please note:

  • Tourist tax, if due, is not included in the price!
  • The Lac de l'Hongrin is located in a military training area. In season 1, the area can only be used on weekends (note the starting days). During season 2 there may be waiting times, or an entry and exit ticket will be issued.
Information

Arrival / Parking / Departure:

  • Train journey to Lausanne.
  • Parking in Lausanne at Port d'Ouchy. CHF 18 per day.
  • Return journey by train to Lausanne. Approx. 30 minutes. 
Travel documents

Travel documents "analogous"

By default, your travel package includes a set of travel documents, which we will transmit  you in advance. The following documents will inform you about your tour:

  • Travel program with all organizational details.
  • Official guidebook «Cycling Switzerland»
  • maps for your biking and/or hiking routes
  • Detailed maps about your stage locations
  • Detailed programme day-by-day

Travel documents "digital"

If you select the option "digital travel documents" when booking, we will provide you with all documents for your trip in a digital form. You will receive a small set of documents with the following content:

  • Manuals for the use of necessary apps
  • luggage tags
  • eventual vouchers

En route you will inform  yourself easily with the app of SwitzerlandMobility and other free  apps. Background information and all other documents are electronically assigned and can be downloaded to your mobile phone in advance.

Since this option saves resources and costs, a discount of CHF 30.- per room is offered.

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