Tour des Alpes vaudoises

Road cycling

Highlights

  • Three classic mountains passes of the Alpes vaudoises: Col de la Croix, Col du Pillon, Col des Mosses
  • Quiet roads, ideal for bike riding
  • In Aigle: the World Cycling Centre, headquarters of the UCI
  • Breathtaking alpine scenery
  • Hotel stays in Les Diablerets and Villars, charming mountain villages
  • Bike rental (carbon frame and Shimano Ultegra or equivalent) available
  • Level : the Tour des Alpes Vaudoises is for cyclists who can manage up to 2’000m of climbing in one day

Program

DAY 1 LES DIABLERETS – LA FORCLAZ – LES DIABLERETS

25KM +720M -730M MAP

After your arrival at the hotel in Les Diablerets, you may go for a short warm up ride. Starting from your hotel, you will discover the region on small roads that will take you through high alpine pastures and past iconic chalets of the Alpes vaudoises. Two climbs on today’s program: to Les Voëttes and La Forclaz, two charming mountain villages. Overnight in Les Diablerets.

DAY 2 LES DIABLERETS – VILLARS

94KM +1’830M -1’760M MAP

Two classic mountain passes of the Alpes vaudoises are on today’s program: the Col du Pillon (1’546m) and, after crossing the beautiful Pays-d’Enhaut region, the Col des Mosses (1’445m). On your way to the Col des Mosses, stop at La Maison de L’Etivaz (km 45) to taste the local cheese! A third climb takes you into Villars (1’300m), your destination for this second day. Overnight in Villars.

DAY 3 VILLARS – AIGLE – BEX – VILLARS

72KM +970M -970M MAP

After a 10km descent, you will discover the Rhone valley with a flat loop. Take a break at the café at the headquarters of the international cycling federation (UCI) in Aigle, where you can visit their magnificent velodrome. You will head back up to Villars via les Plans-sur-Bex, the favorite climb of many of our guests. Overnight in Villars.

DAY 4 COL DE LA CROIX

20KM +580M -680M MAP

After breakfast, you will climb the last mountain pass on the program from Villars: the Col de la Croix (1’778m), crown jewel of the Alpes vaudoises. Then you are back in Les Diablerets, where we started the tour.

Access

  • Train connections to/from Diablerets: www.cff.ch
  • Travelling from abroad, please also read: www.swiss-pass.ch
  • Distances Geneva-Airport – Les Diablerets : approx. 130 km (1h30) or 2h30 scenic train ride
  • Plan to arrive in and leave from Les Diablerets at the beginning of the afternoon.

The price is mentioned € and £ for information purposes, the only legal change is the swiss franc CHF, its conversion is proned to the fluctuation of the exchange rate.

Organizer: Association Touristique Porte des Alpes

Booking options

Self-guided

Arrival any day between June 3 and October 22

Included :

  • 3 hotel nights with breakfast
  • Bike storage
  • Luggage transport
  • Roadbook
  • Gpx files for download to your GPS device
  • 24/24 telephone support during the tour by a local cycling guide
  • Optional : rental bike (carbon frame and Shimano Ultegra or equivalent) and half board

4 Days / 3 Nights

From CHF 465 / € 414 / £ 355 (per person in double room)

Supported

 

Fixed dates (20-23 June, 25-28 July or 15-18 August)

Included :

  • 3 hotel nights with breakfast
  • 3 dinners (drinks not included)
  • Special experience: sample regional products while dining in a traditional alpine restaurant
  • Energy food and drinks
  • Support vehicle with local guide/mechanic
  • Additional guide on bike from 6 participants
  • Local staff, passionate about cycling and eager to share the hidden treasures of the Alpes vaudoises
  • Optional : rental bike (carbon frame and Shimano Ultegra or equivalent)

4 Days / 3 Nights

From CHF 1’000 / € 889 / £ 763 (per person in double room)
Supplement single room CHF 200 / € 178 / £ 153
The tour will only run if a minimum of 4 people has booked 45 days before the start of the tour

Private

Come with a group of 6 people minimum and we’ll run a private version of the tour at the dates of your choice with arrival between June 3 and October 22

Included :

  • 3 hotel nights with breakfast
  • 3 dinners (drinks not included)
  • Special experience: sample regional products while dining in a traditional alpine restaurant
  • Energy food and drinks
  • Support vehicle with local guide/mechanic
  • Guide on bike
  • Local staff, passionate about cycling and eager to share the hidden treasures of the Alpes vaudoises
  • Optional : rental bike (carbon frame and Shimano Ultegra or equivalent)

4 Days / 3 Nights

From CHF 1’000 / € 889 / £ 763 (per person in double room)
Supplement single room CHF 200 / € 178 / £ 153

Booking request

Upon receipt of your booking request, we check availability and you will receive a confirmation e-mail within 48 hours from Monday to Friday. This message presents the program of your stay, the details of the hotels and the bill. Upon receipt of your payment, we will send you a link to download your travel documents.

Information

Your travel documents will be emailed after receipt of your payment and at least 48 hours prior to your arrival in case of last minute booking. They include the details of the program with useful contacts, hotel bookings and a link for cards to print at home or to download on your smartphone.

A complete tourist documentation is available at the tourist offices of each destination.

Luggage transport

The luggage transfer service between each hotel is included up to one piece of 20kg per person. You drop your luggage at the hotel reception at the time of check-out and you will find them at the following hotel no later than 15:00 (day 2); day 4 (Les Diablerets) 12:00 at the hotel or to be defined.

Cancellation policy

If cancelled up to 45 days before date of arrival, no fee. If cancelled up to 30 days before date of arrival, 50% of the total price of the reservation. If cancelled later or in case of no-show, the total price of the reservation.

The total payment of the reservation is required on the day of booking.

Organizer
Association Touristique Porte des Alpes
Avenue Centrale 140
1884 Villars-sur-Ollon
Tel. +41 24 495 32 32
reservations@villars.ch

Alpes.ch is CITAV’s web platform to promote the tourist resorts in the Alpes vaudoises. CITAV (Communauté d'intérêt touristique des Alpes vaudoises) is a non-profit association with the objective of promoting and developing tourism in the Alpes vaudoises. It brings together the municipalities in the districts of Aigle (Aigle, Gryon, Leysin, Ollon, Ormont-Dessous and Ormont-Dessus) and Pays-d'Enhaut (Château-d'Oex, Rossinière and Rougemont).