The panoramic

Route Information

Category
Region
Difficulty
Moderate
Length
Duration
Ascent
Descent

Description

This mountain bike route has no technical difficulties. You will ride along forest tracks and paths which will take you in turn near the Bretaye lake, the Col de la Croix and its gypsum pyramids, the alpine pasture of the Col de la Croix, the forest along the Gryonne before reaching Villars. Many viewpoints are worth the diversions.

The start of this mountain bike tour is at the Col de Bretaye. Then head for the Bretaye lake, the Chavonnes lake and continue towards the Vy Boveyre, the Bierla and the Mazots and let yourself be guided through the magnificent landscape. Don't forget to take a break at the Col de la Croix and leave your bike for a few minutes to see the pyramids of gypsum, a geological curiosity of this place. A little further on, at the Col de la Croix mountain pasture, L'Etivaz AOP is produced. Don't hesitate to stop and taste a piece! The descent to Villars will be partly in the shade of the forest as you walk along the Gryonne. The route is sporty but does not involve any technical difficulties. You will ride mainly on forest and tarmac roads.

Practical Information

Transportation : You can get to Bretaye by train thanks to the BVB train from Villars. SBB tickets are valid on this route. The train journey (with mountain bike or e-bike) is included with the Magic Pass and you get a 50% discount with the Bienvenue and Fidélité cards. Signs: route number 573 A few pointers: - Look after flora and fauna and take your rubbish with you - Give way to hikers and treat them with respect - Keep to the permitted tracks and control your speed at all times - Respect private property - Close gates to fields and do not ride across fields - Wear a helmet

This mountain bike route has no technical difficulties. You will ride along forest tracks and paths which will take you in turn near the Bretaye lake, the Col de la Croix and its gypsum pyramids, the alpine pasture of the Col de la Croix, the forest along the Gryonne before reaching Villars. Many viewpoints are worth the diversions.

The start of this mountain bike tour is at the Col de Bretaye. Then head for the Bretaye lake, the Chavonnes lake and continue towards the Vy Boveyre, the Bierla and the Mazots and let yourself be guided through the magnificent landscape. Don't forget to take a break at the Col de la Croix and leave your bike for a few minutes to see the pyramids of gypsum, a geological curiosity of this place. A little further on, at the Col de la Croix mountain pasture, L'Etivaz AOP is produced. Don't hesitate to stop and taste a piece! The descent to Villars will be partly in the shade of the forest as you walk along the Gryonne. The route is sporty but does not involve any technical difficulties. You will ride mainly on forest and tarmac roads.

Practical Information

Transportation : You can get to Bretaye by train thanks to the BVB train from Villars. SBB tickets are valid on this route. The train journey (with mountain bike or e-bike) is included with the Magic Pass and you get a 50% discount with the Bienvenue and Fidélité cards. Signs: route number 573 A few pointers: - Look after flora and fauna and take your rubbish with you - Give way to hikers and treat them with respect - Keep to the permitted tracks and control your speed at all times - Respect private property - Close gates to fields and do not ride across fields - Wear a helmet

Course profile

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