Cycle tour through the Alpes vaudoises with Eurotrek

Description

Eurotrek offers you a 4-day, 3-night itinerary to discover Lavaux and the Vaud Alps on your own. Make the most of your experience and let Eurotrek take care of everything!

On the way to this summit, you feel a moment of heaven on Lake Geneva. Grapevines flatter the eye and castles rise majestically along the way. You could feel like cursing devilishly on the way to the Col de la Croix, but the idyllic landscape compensates for the sweat demanded by the climb up into the Vaud Alps. The next paradise awaits you after the devilish pass. The ride through the green hills of the Saanenland and the balloons that float almost daily over Château-d'Oex will inspire you to dream. Not purgatory, but the occasional muffled bang of a cannon awaits you afterwards at Lac de l'Hongrin. Heaven and hell lie close together in the Vaud Alps and both are devilishly beautiful. 

Your itinerary entirely designed by Eurotrek :

Day 1: Arrival to Lausanne | Lausanne – Aigle | Details: approx. 50 km + 615 m - 580 m

Luggage drop-off in Lausanne. You pass by the highlights of the Lake Geneva region today like a slide show. The first stop is the Lavaux vineyards, followed by a walk along the lake promenade of Montreux. This is followed by the moated castle of Chillon and the vine-framed Aigle castle. A day as if from a picture book.

Day 2: Aigle – Les Diablerets | Details: approx. 50 km + 1’510 m - 740 m

You climb upward today after yesterday's flat stretch. You ride along the Rhone to Bex first and then begins your ride up to the Col de la Croix. An idyllic pass road leads you into the Vaud Alps. The peaks of Les Diablerets and La Pare tower before you at the top of the pass. A brisk descent takes you to the destination of today. 

Day 3: Les Diablerets – Château-d‘Oex | Details: approx. 35 km + 575 m - 790 m 

The Col du Pillon will probably not frighten you today after yesterday's pass crossing. After the jagged summit, the green hills of the Saanenland with their pompous farmhouses will make you feel even more idyllic. A short stop in glamorous Gstaad and then along the Sarine River to the balloonists' capital: Château-d'Oex.

Day 4: Château-d’Oex – Aigle | Departure | Details: approx. 65 km + 1’170 m - 1’720 m 

Time to turn your back on the tranquil Saanenland. After Montbovon you follow a small road on an adventurous route to Lac de l'Hongrin. Travelling through a 300-meter-long tunnel illuminated only occasionally by a few boreholes is a highlight on the way to this reservoir. Cowbells greet you at Lac de l'Hongrin before a last rapid descent takes you back down into the Rhone valley. Individual departure from Aigle. 

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Included Services

The following services are fully covered by Eurotrek :

  • 3 nights' accommodation in a double room in mid-range hotels (or hostels) with breakfast

  • Daily luggage transfer 

  • Luggage collection at the station (in the case of direct arrival and departure)

  • Voucher for arrival by train (10 chf)

  • Perfectly prepared itinerary

  • Navigation application and GPS data available

  • Travel documents (1 x per room): travel programme, luggage label, description of how to use the application, any vouchers, detailed programme with map

  • SwitzerlandMobility-Plus subscription for one year 

  • Service-Hotline

Extra charge (to be arranged directly with Eurotrek after booking)

  • Bicycle hire

  • Electric bike

Meeting Point

Arrival in Lausanne by public transport: Leave your luggage at the luggage counter at the station (with the label!) no later than 10:00 on the first day. On subsequent days, please leave your luggage at the hotel reception by 9 a.m. at the latest. 

At the end of your journey (Aigle station), your luggage will be returned to the luggage counter by 5 p.m. at the latest.

Conditions

The crossing of the Col de la Croix is spectacular but requires a good level of fitness. The final stage to Lac de l'Hongrin is also difficult. To use the dirt roads and the "Les Agites" tunnel, you need to be an experienced cyclist.

Lac de l'Hongrin is closed on certain days of the week due to military exercises. If passage is not authorised, it is possible to bypass this part of the lake by route 9 via La Gruyère.

Tourist tax payable on site.

Additional nights for arrival and departure can be requested directly from Eurotrek.

Bicycles can be hired from Eurotrek. Contact Eurotrek directly at eurotrek@eurotrek.ch 

Digital "travel documents"

In advance (2 weeks before your departure), you will receive from Eurotrek a small pack of documentation containing the following items:    

Your travel program

  • Luggage label

  • Description of how to use the app

  • Any exchange vouchers

  • Detailed program with maps

The Eurotrek Travel Guide app will help you find your way on the road. As well as your digital map, you'll also find other information about your journey. The app is also available offline, simply download the trip in advance.

Eurotrek offers you a 4-day, 3-night itinerary to discover Lavaux and the Vaud Alps on your own. Make the most of your experience and let Eurotrek take care of everything!

On the way to this summit, you feel a moment of heaven on Lake Geneva. Grapevines flatter the eye and castles rise majestically along the way. You could feel like cursing devilishly on the way to the Col de la Croix, but the idyllic landscape compensates for the sweat demanded by the climb up into the Vaud Alps. The next paradise awaits you after the devilish pass. The ride through the green hills of the Saanenland and the balloons that float almost daily over Château-d'Oex will inspire you to dream. Not purgatory, but the occasional muffled bang of a cannon awaits you afterwards at Lac de l'Hongrin. Heaven and hell lie close together in the Vaud Alps and both are devilishly beautiful. 

Your itinerary entirely designed by Eurotrek :

Day 1: Arrival to Lausanne | Lausanne – Aigle | Details: approx. 50 km + 615 m - 580 m

Luggage drop-off in Lausanne. You pass by the highlights of the Lake Geneva region today like a slide show. The first stop is the Lavaux vineyards, followed by a walk along the lake promenade of Montreux. This is followed by the moated castle of Chillon and the vine-framed Aigle castle. A day as if from a picture book.

Day 2: Aigle – Les Diablerets | Details: approx. 50 km + 1’510 m - 740 m

You climb upward today after yesterday's flat stretch. You ride along the Rhone to Bex first and then begins your ride up to the Col de la Croix. An idyllic pass road leads you into the Vaud Alps. The peaks of Les Diablerets and La Pare tower before you at the top of the pass. A brisk descent takes you to the destination of today. 

Day 3: Les Diablerets – Château-d‘Oex | Details: approx. 35 km + 575 m - 790 m 

The Col du Pillon will probably not frighten you today after yesterday's pass crossing. After the jagged summit, the green hills of the Saanenland with their pompous farmhouses will make you feel even more idyllic. A short stop in glamorous Gstaad and then along the Sarine River to the balloonists' capital: Château-d'Oex.

Day 4: Château-d’Oex – Aigle | Departure | Details: approx. 65 km + 1’170 m - 1’720 m 

Time to turn your back on the tranquil Saanenland. After Montbovon you follow a small road on an adventurous route to Lac de l'Hongrin. Travelling through a 300-meter-long tunnel illuminated only occasionally by a few boreholes is a highlight on the way to this reservoir. Cowbells greet you at Lac de l'Hongrin before a last rapid descent takes you back down into the Rhone valley. Individual departure from Aigle. 

More Information

Included Services

The following services are fully covered by Eurotrek :

  • 3 nights' accommodation in a double room in mid-range hotels (or hostels) with breakfast

  • Daily luggage transfer 

  • Luggage collection at the station (in the case of direct arrival and departure)

  • Voucher for arrival by train (10 chf)

  • Perfectly prepared itinerary

  • Navigation application and GPS data available

  • Travel documents (1 x per room): travel programme, luggage label, description of how to use the application, any vouchers, detailed programme with map

  • SwitzerlandMobility-Plus subscription for one year 

  • Service-Hotline

Extra charge (to be arranged directly with Eurotrek after booking)

  • Bicycle hire

  • Electric bike

Meeting Point

Arrival in Lausanne by public transport: Leave your luggage at the luggage counter at the station (with the label!) no later than 10:00 on the first day. On subsequent days, please leave your luggage at the hotel reception by 9 a.m. at the latest. 

At the end of your journey (Aigle station), your luggage will be returned to the luggage counter by 5 p.m. at the latest.

Conditions

The crossing of the Col de la Croix is spectacular but requires a good level of fitness. The final stage to Lac de l'Hongrin is also difficult. To use the dirt roads and the "Les Agites" tunnel, you need to be an experienced cyclist.

Lac de l'Hongrin is closed on certain days of the week due to military exercises. If passage is not authorised, it is possible to bypass this part of the lake by route 9 via La Gruyère.

Tourist tax payable on site.

Additional nights for arrival and departure can be requested directly from Eurotrek.

Bicycles can be hired from Eurotrek. Contact Eurotrek directly at eurotrek@eurotrek.ch 

Digital "travel documents"

In advance (2 weeks before your departure), you will receive from Eurotrek a small pack of documentation containing the following items:    

Your travel program

  • Luggage label

  • Description of how to use the app

  • Any exchange vouchers

  • Detailed program with maps

The Eurotrek Travel Guide app will help you find your way on the road. As well as your digital map, you'll also find other information about your journey. The app is also available offline, simply download the trip in advance.

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