Tour des Alpes vaudoises

Explore our cycling paradise

The canton of Vaud offers a multitude of landscapes to cycling fans! About twenty marked SwitzerlandMobility routes take bikers and mountain bikers across undulating landscapes: soothing lakes, demanding mountain passes as well as vineyards and the countryside.

The county of Vaud is one of the preferred regions of the project of SwitzerlandMobility, the ambassador of soft mobility in Switzerland. In addition to the hiking paths and tracks adapted to roller skates, there are many routes to be explored by bikes or mountain bikes in the canton of Vaud. There are varied routes to suit all levels and tastes. The Jura and the Vaudois Alps are the playing field of athletes. They tackle the mountain paths together with family or friends and have their physical effort rewarded by breathtaking panoramas. The hardiest tackle the ascent of one of the three mountain passes Les Mosses, Pillon or La Croix during a true athletic challenge. Less ambitious cyclists enjoy a brisk ride across the countryside or vineyards leisurely contemplating the scenery and stopping for a gourmet break to taste terroir products before setting off again. The lakes remain the ideal excursion destination for soft-paced family outings. To make these cyclist adventures available to all, most sports shops in the region offer e-bikes for hire.

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Bike experiences and offers

With its varied landscapes, adapted accommodation and services specially designed for cyclists, the canton of Vaud is ideal for bike and mountain bike excursions of one or several days.

Hikers and cyclists appreciate the many lakes in the canton of Vaud for their pretty trails with shallow gradients. A reasonably-priced package and adapted hotels are on offer for a two-day cycling tour around Lake Neuchâtel.

Thanks to more and more efficient electric bikes and mountain bikes, everyone can now take up the challenge in mountainous terrain. These bikes that are easy on the calves can be rented in many sports shops, for example in Gryon.

The transportation of luggage, a service highly appreciated by cycling tourists, enables them to cycle for several days without the additional weight of their bags. This service is on offer for two- and three-day circuits in the Vaudois Jura Parc or for the four-day tour of the Vaudois Alps.

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Routes

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Bike events

Cheering on champions, taking up a challenge or sharing a good time at one’s own pace: there are more and more bike events in the canton of Vaud as soon as the warm season is here again.

Cycling and mountain biking never go out of fashion. All generations who are into sports are fascinated by the champions in these disciplines and also want to push their own limits on exceptional trails. Offering gradients for all levels, the mountain roads of the canton of Vaud lend themselves marvellously well to this type of competition. On some of them, you can even compete with the world’s best cyclists, such as on “Ride the Vaudois Alps” in Villars.

“Soft” cycling fans can gather and cheer on athletes cycling past. They can also participate in the major soft mobility celebrations called slowUp days. Organised throughout Switzerland, namely around Lake Morat and Lake Joux, these events reserve large sections of the road to walkers, skaters and cyclists who come by the thousands to enjoy the day with their family or friends.

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What if our personalised recommendations don’t suit you?

you can choose to base the recommendations displayed on your own requirements and interests. Whether you’re looking for a solo adventure, family activities or a gourmet trip with your spouse, the suggestions made will be based on your own preferences.

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