You leave Fribourg on narrow roads and after a short while you reach Lake Gruyères. From the picturesque lake you go for a rushing descent down to Montreux.
Enjoy a break at Chillon Castle, because a steep uphill awaits you. You tackle the Col de la Croix that brings you up to 1’778 metres. After descending to Les Diablerets the ascent to Col des Mosses (1’445 m) awaits you.
Even the pro’s of Tour de France have sweated blood on these streets.
The day starts with a steep uphill. From the top of Col du Pillon (1’546 m) you cycle down to Aigle, home of the UCI (Union Cycliste Internationale).
You have time to recover on the way to Martigny before you reach one of the highlights of Tour de France in 2016. The first ascend towards Col de la Forclaz (1’527 m) is just a warm-up exercise.
Things get really steep on the way up to the dam wall of Emosson (1’965 m). And because it was so much fun you will climb Col de la Forclaz another time to get back to Martigny.
You choose how to get to Crans-Montana. Sporty cyclists go for the passes Col des Planches (1’411 m) and Col du Lein (1’623 m).
At Saxon you reach the easy variant that leads through Rhône-valley towards Crans-Montana.
Individual departure from Crans-Montana.
A tour for experienced cyclists. If you choose the difficult variant on day 4 you will have to deal with a short unpaved road. The rest of the trip leads on mountain roads with little traffic.
- 3 nights with breakfast
- Daily luggage transport
- carefully elaborated route
- detailled tour documents
- GPS-data available
- Parking at the station of Fribourg. CHF 10.- per day
- Return travel by bus and train via Sion and Lausanne to Fribourg. Duration approx. 3 hours.