Cyclist on a gravel bike in Solalex

The most beautiful gravel biking routes: towards new cycling adventures in the Alpes vaudoises

Stray from the beaten track and take a gravel biking tour in Switzerland. In the Alpes vaudoises, you will find gravel biking routes dedicated to this sport and unique landscapes. Participate in an unforgettable experience in complete freedom.

Gravel biking routes in the Alpes vaudoises 

Feeling a bit adventurous or a fan of cycling, gravel biking is for you. With hundreds of kilometres of trails that will take you via pastures, passes and alpine lakes, the Alpes vaudoises are an ideal playground for gravel biking. For a gravel biking tour lasting several hours or several days, we have numerous routes to match your expectations.

Top 5 gravel routes in the Alpes vaudoises: Alain's selection

Gravel biking: cycling on all types of terrain

The sport of gravel biking allows you to cycle on different types of terrain. A single gravel route may combine 4x4 roads, easy forest trails and paved areas away from motorised traffic: gravel biking routes are varied both in profile and in the landscapes they pass through.

The gravel bike: a bike focused on versatility and comfort

A gravel bike is a mixture of a road bike and a mountain bike. The gravel bike has wider tyres than a classic road bike offering excellent grip and better resistance to punctures on all terrains. With a wider and flared handlebar, this type of bike guarantees comfort and safety for your gravel biking adventures.

Coming to Switzerland for a gravel bike adventure in the Alpes vaudoises

Would you like to go on a gravel bike adventure for a day, a weekend or for your next holiday? Come and discover or rediscover the Alpes vaudoises, a unique region of French-speaking Switzerland, which offers many possibilities for gravel bike outings between plains, famous passes and summits.

The region, located 3 hours from Zürich, 2 hours from Geneva and Bern, and only 1 hour from Lausanne, promises to satisfy beginners and experts alike thanks to the routes adapted to your level and expectations, while at the same time offering spectacular views and unspoilt countryside.

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