Apr 30, 2021
With its varied landscape, the region offers possibilities for exploration for visitors of all kinds, from the most hardcore cyclists to those who enjoy a more leisurely pace.
There’s nothing like a good bike ride for getting a different perspective. Supported by an electric battery or powered by leg muscles alone, the bicycle has pride of place on the roads and trails of the region. Thrill seekers will love the steeper slopes of the Alps, while the Jura, with its gentler undulations, is ideal for families and those looking for a less strenuous tour. It will not come as a surprise to hear that the canton is home to the World Cycling Centre in Aigle at the foot of the Alps. The International Cycling Union (UCI) provides facilities for training young talent from all over the world. Open to the public, it also offers introductory sessions run by professionals by reservation.
On the Alps side –in addition to the Gran Fondo in Villars, a road race scheduled for 25 to 27 June 2021– the more courageous can attempt the Tour des Alpes Vaudoises, which takes place over four days. The fearless of the cycling world are welcome to try the descent at the Downhill Bike Park in Leysin.
The Jura can be explored in three days by e-bike following the Bike Tour Parc Jura Vaudois schedule. And for those wishing to enjoy a spectacular view of Lake Geneva, the stage of the Route du Rhône between Montreux and Morges is ideal.
From April onwards, a package including e-bike, camping with material, breakfast at the farm and a mapped route will enable guests to discover the Moudon region and finish off with a guided tour of the town. The package can be reserved at the Moudon tourist office. Visit site below for details of all routes