The Chablais gravel tour

Route Information

Category
Region
Difficulty
Easy
Length
Duration
Ascent
Descent

Description

Enjoy a gravel bike tour of the plains, while the Chablais landscape stretches as far as the eye can see, promising a captivating adventure. This loop also has a few surprises in store for you in the heart of the vineyards.

Leaving Ollon, you start immediately with the longest climb of the day, which takes you to the start of the sentier de Provence: a magnificent single in the forest that's sure to challenge you. You then descend through the vineyards towards the Château d'Aigle, then the banks of the Grande Eau before rejoining the banks of the Rhône. Not for long: after passing the World Cycling Centre, you head for Massongex, then Lavey along a series of paths, some of which are even unknown to the locals! The end of the route is hilly again, with a passage through the vineyards of the Chiètres hill, the climb to Le Bévieux, then the final ascent to Antagnes before returning to Ollon.

Practical Information

OUR ADVICE - The Provence path doesn't lie: the vegetation is reminiscent of the south. And if you have to walk a few sections, you'll enjoy it for longer! - Enjoy the terrace on the banks of the Rhône and admire the magnificent wooden velodrome inside the World Cycling Centre. - In the Dévens forest (km 37), you'll find a number of huge limestone boulders washed down by glaciers. An information panel explains how these rocks were transported and how scientists of the time explained the mystery of their movement. SIGNPOSTING - This route is not signposted, but can be seen on the link provided.

Links

The map on Komoot

Strava Challenge from 1 July to 30 September

Enjoy a gravel bike tour of the plains, while the Chablais landscape stretches as far as the eye can see, promising a captivating adventure. This loop also has a few surprises in store for you in the heart of the vineyards.

Leaving Ollon, you start immediately with the longest climb of the day, which takes you to the start of the sentier de Provence: a magnificent single in the forest that's sure to challenge you. You then descend through the vineyards towards the Château d'Aigle, then the banks of the Grande Eau before rejoining the banks of the Rhône. Not for long: after passing the World Cycling Centre, you head for Massongex, then Lavey along a series of paths, some of which are even unknown to the locals! The end of the route is hilly again, with a passage through the vineyards of the Chiètres hill, the climb to Le Bévieux, then the final ascent to Antagnes before returning to Ollon.

Practical Information

OUR ADVICE - The Provence path doesn't lie: the vegetation is reminiscent of the south. And if you have to walk a few sections, you'll enjoy it for longer! - Enjoy the terrace on the banks of the Rhône and admire the magnificent wooden velodrome inside the World Cycling Centre. - In the Dévens forest (km 37), you'll find a number of huge limestone boulders washed down by glaciers. An information panel explains how these rocks were transported and how scientists of the time explained the mystery of their movement. SIGNPOSTING - This route is not signposted, but can be seen on the link provided.

Links

The map on Komoot

Strava Challenge from 1 July to 30 September

Course profile

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