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Tour de Gstaad classique: Gstaad - Col du Pillon - Les Voëttes - Col des Mosses - Château-d'Oex - Gstaad

63,08 km
3:45 hrs.
1.125 m
1.125 m
84
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Starting point of the tour
Gstaad, railway station
Destination of the tour
Gstaad, railway station
Lowest point
902 m
Highest point
1.546 m
Properties
  • Scenic
  • Loop
  • Refreshment stops available
Source : Gstaad Saanenland Tourismus

Two alpine passes, white mountain peaks, a lesser known climb to Les Voëttes and a rapid descent to Château-d'Oex - the Tour de Gstaad classique has all the ingredients that belong to a true classic.

The tour starts in Gstaad. You follow the paved bike path until shortly before Feutersoey - the perfect section to warm up and admire the impressive main ridge of the Alps. Then you continue on the main road up to the Col du Pillon. The road leads along the high peaks to the top of the pass at 1,546 meters above sea level.

The descent to Les Diablerets is rapid. Caution is advised on the steep descent. Now the steep side road uphill to Les Voëttes follows in Vers-l'Église. The final descent to Chateau-d'Oex promises real fun. Mostly good surface and wide curves mean that the two flat sections are often ridden with a lot of pressure on the pedals.

On the main road it goes via Rougemont and Saanen back to the starting point in Gstaad.

Properties
Gstaad - Col du Pillon - Les Voëttes - Col des Mosses - Château-d'Oex - Gstaad
Equipment
Racing bike, clothing and equipment appropriate to the weather, tool kit and first aid kit.
Tip of the author
In Chateau-d'Oex, Rougemont and Saanen it is worthwhile to drive through the beautiful villages and take a coffee break.
Safety information
On weekends, in good weather, there is a lot of traffic on the Col du Pillon and Col des Mosses. We therefore recommend to take advantage of the morning.

Attention: The descent from Col du Pillon is steep.

Public Transit
Gstaad train station
Parking
Various parking spaces and car parks are available in Gstaad.
Getting There
The Destination Gstaad is located in the south-west of Switzerland right on the border to the French-speaking part of the country. The Destination is easily accessed by rail or car from the regions around Lake Thun and Lake Geneva and the Gruyere region Direct connections to the European high-speed rail network and all international airports in Switzerland guarantee a time-saving and pleasant journey. The main means of transport in the destination of Gstaad are the "MOB" (Montreux-Oberland Bernois) train and numerous post bus lines.

More information on gstaad.ch: Travel & Public Transport.

Additional Information
The route can also be found on Strava.com: http://www.strava.com/routes/884234

More information about the racing bike routes in the Destination Gstaad: www.gstaad.ch/en/summer/bike/roadbike-routes/

See also

Gstaad Saanenland Tourismus
Haus des Gastes
Promenade 41
3780 Gstaad
Tel: +41 (0)33 748 81 81
E-Mail: info@gstaad.ch
www.gstaad.ch

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