“Au fil de l’eau et du sel” - E-bike/gravel itinerary

Route Information

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Description

Barboleuse – Arveyes – Le Bouillet – Le Bévieux – Les Plans-sur-Bex – Les Pars - Barboleuse

The “Au fil de l'eau et du sel” (water and salt) route invites you to explore diverse countryside along a varied route in a magical setting. Just after leaving Barboleuse, you go down into the woods to the Bex salt mines. From there, you arrive at Grande Saline, and then you go up into the superb Avançon gorges, the two arms of which have their source at the foot of Les Diablerets and the glacier waters of Martinets, then you arrive at Plans-sur-Bex. Return via the Le Pars Valley. The Bex salt mines are still in operation today. A very pure salt is extracted here and this is known as “Sel des Alpes”. These mines are definitely worth a visit. You can travel through the many kilometres of galleries in the miners’ train.

Important Information

Temporary closure of part of the "Water and Salt" tour

A part of the e-bike/gravel route "Au fil de l'eau et du sel" will be closed until the end of October due to works.

The Sublin road will remain closed until 30 October 2023 due to excavations for the construction of a new pipe.

Links

Work plan

Barboleuse – Arveyes – Le Bouillet – Le Bévieux – Les Plans-sur-Bex – Les Pars - Barboleuse

The “Au fil de l'eau et du sel” (water and salt) route invites you to explore diverse countryside along a varied route in a magical setting. Just after leaving Barboleuse, you go down into the woods to the Bex salt mines. From there, you arrive at Grande Saline, and then you go up into the superb Avançon gorges, the two arms of which have their source at the foot of Les Diablerets and the glacier waters of Martinets, then you arrive at Plans-sur-Bex. Return via the Le Pars Valley. The Bex salt mines are still in operation today. A very pure salt is extracted here and this is known as “Sel des Alpes”. These mines are definitely worth a visit. You can travel through the many kilometres of galleries in the miners’ train.

Important Information

Temporary closure of part of the "Water and Salt" tour

A part of the e-bike/gravel route "Au fil de l'eau et du sel" will be closed until the end of October due to works.

The Sublin road will remain closed until 30 October 2023 due to excavations for the construction of a new pipe.

Links

Work plan

Course profile

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