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Le Tour des Alpes vaudoises

Le Tour des Alpes vaudoises

→  211km↑  4330m♦  mediumSTART/FINISH:  Les DiableretsCountry:  SwitzerlandCLIMBS:  Les Voëttes (1401m), La Forclaz (1260m), Villars (1253m), Les Plans-sur-Bex (11178m), Col du Pillon (1546m), Col des Mosses (1445m), Col de la Croix (1778m)A 4-day tour on quiet roads in the Alps near Lake GenevaEasily accessible by car and train, the Alpes vaudoises, with their characteristic chalets, green pastures and snow-covered peaks, are a …

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Graubünden gravel & road tour

Gravel and road biking in Graubünden, Switzerland

→  190km↑  5670m♦  difficultStart:  SplügenFinish:  IlanzCountry:  SwitzerlandCLIMBS:  Lai da Vons (1991m), Maigelshütte (2314m), Alp Nova (2079m)A 3 day tour on quiet roads and gravel tracks in eastern SwitzerlandLocated in eastern Switzerland, the canton of Graubünden is home to some of the most beautiful road cycling passes in the Alps such as the Albula or the Umbrail. It is also a …

Strada dell’Assietta and Colle delle Finestre

→  139km↑  4390m♦  difficultStart/Finish:  Rifugio delle RaneCountry:  ItalyCLIMBS:  Colle delle Finestre (2178m)Route:  Loop (clockwise)A 2 day gravel biking tour on the high military roads of PiemonteThe Strada dell’Assietta is a gravel road in Piemonte, Italy that will blow your mind. Going up and down between 2’000 and 2’500m for more than 30km, this old military road connects the ski resort …

Down and Up

→  26km↑  810m♦  MEDIUMStart/Finish:  GRYONCountry:  SWITZERLANDRoute:  LooP  CLIMB:  BArboleuse (1190M)                    How to do a big climb in winter without freezing on the downhillThis ride is part of our “Winter riding in the Alps” collection. To learn more about it, read this story on the blog.   It is tricky to do long …

The Chablais hills

→  54km↑  530m♦  EASYStart/Finish:  WORLD CYCLING CENTERCountry:  SWITZERLANDRoute:  LooP  CLIMBS:  NO MAJOR CLIMBS                    Our go-to loop on miserable winter daysThis ride is part of our “Winter riding in the Alps” collection. To learn more about it, read this story on the blog.   We live in Gryon, a village half way up …

Zeinisjoch and Silvretta Hochalpenstrassse

→  36km↑  1130m♦  mediumStart/Finish:  GaltürCountry:  AustriaRoute:  Loop CLIMBS:  Zeinisjoch (1842m)                      Silvretta Hochalpenstrasse (2032m)A big Alpine pass and a hidden gemAn Alpine country par excellence, Austria remains little known among cyclists. However, it is full of big passes and roads away from traffic in sumptuous landscapes. Take, for example, this short but …

Alpe di Neggia

One male cyclist descending Alpe di Neggia in Ticino, Switzerland

→  82km↑  1252m♦  mediumStart/Finish:  LocarnoCountry:  SwitzerlandRoute:  Loop CLIMB:  Alpe di Neggia (1395m)A big climb on quiet roads between the Swiss canton of Ticino and ItalyIt takes a climb of almost 1200m to reach Alpe di Neggia, a hidden gem in Canton Ticino, Switzerland’s Italian-speaking canton. The view from the summit is worth the effort. The loop starts in Locarno, known …

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Furka-Nufenen-Gotthard (Tremola): The classic passes of central Switzerland

→  106km↑  3020m♦  difficultStart/Finish:  AndermattCountry:  SwitzerlandRoute:  Loop CLIMBS:  Furkapass (2429m)                      Nufenenpass (2478m)                      Gotthardpass (2106m)An unforgettable loop filled with switchbacks, glacier views and a cobbled pass between the Italian and German speaking parts of SwitzerlandWith three legendary passes that regularly feature on …

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Mont Ventoux from Bédoin

→  21km↑  1577m♦  difficultStart:  BédoinCountry:  FranceCLIMBS:  Mont Ventoux (1912m)Route:  ClimbAn iconic climb in the Provence region of FranceWith 21 km and 1577m of climbing, the “Giant of Provence” is a great challenge for any cyclist. Since 1951, the greatest champions of the Tour de France have made history on the characteristic lunar landscapes of the last 6 kilometres. This legendary …

The Strade Bianche

→  122km↑  1950m♦  mediumStart/Finish:  PienzaCountry:  ItalyCLIMBS:  Monte Sante Marie (304m)                      Murlo (293m)                      Pieve a Salti (309m)Route:  LoopA loop in the Crete Senesi and the Val d’Orcia on the strade bianche, the typical white gravel roads of Tuscany featured in L’EroicaFor …