Tour of the summits - E-bike route

Route Information

Category
Region
Difficulty
Moderate
Length
Duration
Ascent
Descent

Description

This e-bike route, also suitable for gravel, starts from Gryon, Villars or Les Diablerets. The looped route takes you to Taveyanne, the Col de la Croix or the Lac des Chavonnes. There are many panoramic viewpoints to discover along this route, which is well known to connoisseurs.

From Barboleuse, you reach Les Chaux (via cable car from July to October, or via the trails) to arrive at the first viewing point at an altitude of more than 1,700 metres. You then follow routes towards Taveyanne and its picturesque chalets. You can fill up your water bottles at the fountain and make a stop for a moment at the Refuge de Taveyenne to take in the ambience of this small alpine pasture village. It is classed as a historical monument where people live without electricity. Your itinerary continues towards Col de la Croix. On your route is the alpine meadow of Col de la Croix, where Etivaz AOP cheese is made. Every day, you can watch the traditional production of this delicious cheese and enjoy a breakfast made completely from local products. Shortly afterwards, you arrive at Col de la Croix at an altitude of 1,776 metres. You might want to leave your bike on one side for a moment and climb on the gypsum pyramids (a short 5-minute walk from the pass). These are a geological peculiarity of the region and offer a captivating viewing point from the Ormont Valley and the alpine meadows of the region. The route then takes you via Les Mazots to Lake Chavonnes, the pearl of the alpine lakes, set in the heart of the forest. In summer, let yourself be tempted to dip your feet in this cold water. The Restaurant des Chavonnes, located on the shore of the lake, welcomes you for a little gourmet break where you can enjoy one of the house specialities, trout meunière from the lake with almonds. After a charming break next to the lake, the trail continues to the Bretaye Pass, then takes you towards the charming little village of Ensex via a long trail. You look down over the golf course at Villars. The panorama of this route is incredible: Mont Blanc, Dent du Midi, Grand Muveran and other summits in the Vaud Alps can be seen. Finally, you start the descent and head towards the little village of Taveyanne again, before reaching the Etable restaurant via a forest trail: local, sophisticated cuisine where passing guests and barn animals come into contact with one another. The descent continues to Barboleuse via Les Frasses, where this route ends. From Les Diablerets, access to the loop is via Les Mazots, returning via the 68 route to the station. From Villars, access to the loop is via Bretaye (by train), returning via the 572 route, then Les Ecovets.

This e-bike route, also suitable for gravel, starts from Gryon, Villars or Les Diablerets. The looped route takes you to Taveyanne, the Col de la Croix or the Lac des Chavonnes. There are many panoramic viewpoints to discover along this route, which is well known to connoisseurs.

From Barboleuse, you reach Les Chaux (via cable car from July to October, or via the trails) to arrive at the first viewing point at an altitude of more than 1,700 metres. You then follow routes towards Taveyanne and its picturesque chalets. You can fill up your water bottles at the fountain and make a stop for a moment at the Refuge de Taveyenne to take in the ambience of this small alpine pasture village. It is classed as a historical monument where people live without electricity. Your itinerary continues towards Col de la Croix. On your route is the alpine meadow of Col de la Croix, where Etivaz AOP cheese is made. Every day, you can watch the traditional production of this delicious cheese and enjoy a breakfast made completely from local products. Shortly afterwards, you arrive at Col de la Croix at an altitude of 1,776 metres. You might want to leave your bike on one side for a moment and climb on the gypsum pyramids (a short 5-minute walk from the pass). These are a geological peculiarity of the region and offer a captivating viewing point from the Ormont Valley and the alpine meadows of the region. The route then takes you via Les Mazots to Lake Chavonnes, the pearl of the alpine lakes, set in the heart of the forest. In summer, let yourself be tempted to dip your feet in this cold water. The Restaurant des Chavonnes, located on the shore of the lake, welcomes you for a little gourmet break where you can enjoy one of the house specialities, trout meunière from the lake with almonds. After a charming break next to the lake, the trail continues to the Bretaye Pass, then takes you towards the charming little village of Ensex via a long trail. You look down over the golf course at Villars. The panorama of this route is incredible: Mont Blanc, Dent du Midi, Grand Muveran and other summits in the Vaud Alps can be seen. Finally, you start the descent and head towards the little village of Taveyanne again, before reaching the Etable restaurant via a forest trail: local, sophisticated cuisine where passing guests and barn animals come into contact with one another. The descent continues to Barboleuse via Les Frasses, where this route ends. From Les Diablerets, access to the loop is via Les Mazots, returning via the 68 route to the station. From Villars, access to the loop is via Bretaye (by train), returning via the 572 route, then Les Ecovets.

Course profile

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