Gravel biking in the Alpes Vaudoises: our top picks

Gravel biking in the Alpes Vaudoises

September 1, 2023 Gravel biking is booming. So much so, in fact, that it’s not just a hype anymore: gravel has developed solid roots and will continue to grow. Why? There are many reasons, and we all have our own. For me, it’s : the chance to ride away from the ever-growing motorized traffic. I say this without animosity, because …

The Rhone valley loop

→  75km↑  390m♦  EASYStart/Finish:  BEXCountry:  SWITZERLANDRoute:  LooP  CLIMB:  CHAMOSON (620M)                    The sunny side of SwitzerlandThis ride is part of our “Winter riding in the Alps” guide. Check it out here.   The canton of Valais enjoys a mild climate compared to the rest of Switzerland. In fact, locals claim that there are …

Chablais gravel loop

→  66km↑  600m♦  EASYStart/Finish:  BEXCountry:  SWITZERLANDRoute:  LooP  CLIMBS:  NO MAJOR CLIMB                    Gravel fun in the Rhone valleyThis ride is part of our “Winter riding in the Alps” guide. Check it out here.   Over last winter, I spent many hours scouting gravel roads in the Rhone valley.   It was… fun. I …

La Corniche

→  81km↑  600m♦  EASYStart/Finish:  AIGLECountry:  SWITZERLANDRoute:  LooP  CLIMB:  LA CORNICHE (570M)                    Winter miles along Lake GenevaThis ride is part of our “Winter riding in the Alps” guide. Check it out here.   When we want to do a longer ride on a cold and sunny day, we head towards Lake Geneva. In …

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” guide. Check it out here.   We live in Gryon, a village half way up the Col de la Croix (featured in …