The most beautiful road bike routes in the Alpes vaudoises

If you’re looking for spectacular road bike routes in French-speaking Switzerland, you've come to the right place! Cycling on the roads through the Vaud Alps is without doubt one of the best ways to discover the beauty of the region’s landscapes.

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

Road bike routes for beginners to experts

More than 500 kilometres of road bike routes await you in the Vaud Alps.Explore these routes which are as different as the landscapes that you will encounter. You will find some of the most beautiful passes in Switzerland and flat loops in the Rhone Valley.

The cycling routes that pass through the Vaud Alps are on roads of excellent quality with reasonable low traffic flows, which ensures optimal comfort during your road cycling adventures. 

Alpine road bike routes: 3 mythical passes to climb and conquer

It’s every road cyclist's dream to add another climb to their record. In the Alpes vaudoises, there are three famous alpine passes that you can climb thanks to the power of your calves. Col de la Croix (1,778m), Col du Pillon (1,546m) and Col des Mosses (1,445m).

Test yourself on the climb to the Col de la Croix, from Villars or Les Diablerets thanks to the Strava Challenge. Many other challenges await you in the Alpes vaudoises!

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Take part to the Alpes vaudoises Strava challenge

The World Cycling Centre 

It is no surprise that the World Cycling Centre (ICU), headquarters of the Union Cycliste Internationale, is located in Aigle. The heart of road cycling in Switzerland, the region of the Alpes vaudoises has seen the greatest champions of the discipline cycle on its roads and passes during national and international cycling competitions such as the Tour de Suisse, the Tour de Romandie or the Tour de France.

A training site all year round, the Union Cycliste Internationale allows you to learn or train in track cycling in its velodrome.

Rent or service your road bike: put your trust in the professionals

The region's cycle shops and workshops where you can rent or repair your bikes allow you to hit the roads in complete safety. These cycling enthusiasts will give you sound advice on how to equip yourself or to buy the perfect bike made for your profile. In these shops, you will find useful accessories and a good selection of equipment to make your bike ride even more enjoyable.

Local tips for a successful bike ride

Amateur and passionate cyclists share advice, ideas, tips and tricks to make your road bike outings in the Alpes vaudoises a success.

Participate in cycling events in the region

The roads of the Alpes vaudoises regularly host national and international cycling competitions, popular competitions and Bike Test.

Vary the pleasures and try the various styles of bike

If road biking appeals to you, other ways of cycling may also be just as enjoyable.

Coming for a road bike adventure in Switzerland’s Alpes vaudoises

Want to take a road bike ride for a day, a weekend or during your next holiday? Come and discover or rediscover the Alpes vaudoises, a unique region of French-speaking Switzerland, which offers many possibilities for cycling 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 or experts alike thanks to the routes adapted to your wishes and expectations, while at the same time offering spectacular views and unspoiled countryside.

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