3 good reasons to ride a road bike in the Vaud Alps
Don't hesitate, try the road bike!
In the foothills, you ride through the Chablais vineyards. A bit higher up, green pastures dotted with traditional chalets give way to a more mountainous scenery until you arrive at the base of Glacier 3000.
During your ascents you can go over the three mythical passes of the region which are regularly the scene of international cycling competitions such as the Tour de France or the Tour de Romandie :
Col de la Croix (1776m)
Col du Pillon (1546m)
Col des Mosses (1445 m)
Courses for every profile
While the mountain passes are more geared to avid cyclists with strong legs, hobby riders can get a good workout on flatter routes in the valley. The Rhone valley offers numerous cycling routes leading as far as the shores of Lake Geneva. Once your cycling computer has recorded a few kilometers and your legs have found their rhythm, climbing the mountain passes will get easier.