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.
CYCLING WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS AIGLE-MARTIGNY 2020
From September 20 to 27, 2020, the highly popular world championships of road cycling are held for the first time in Aigle, the headquarters of UCI. The organisers of Aigle-Martigny 2020, who are proud to have been given the title “Home of Cycling”, have set up an exciting programme on a challenging route. The ascent of the Petite Forclaz mountain pass will leave a lasting impression on the athletes from around the world and on the spectators in the festive atmosphere of six fan zones!