So much to explore...
and it's even better on a bike.
Here are some road rides that our team and clients often do, with a variety of lengths and difficulties. Many variations are possible, so you can easily make these routes shorter or longer (there are very few roads in the region that are not pleasant to ride on)*.
35 km, ~500 meters total climbing, Strava
This is a scenic ride through the Lavaux vineyards that overlook Lake Geneva. You start with a gentle climb up the beautiful ‘Corniche’ road and return via the flatter lake road.
Wednesday World Championships
54 km, ~1000 meters total climbing, Strava
A fast group ride leaves from the shop every Wednesday evening (see the calendar), which is nicknamed the Wednesday World Championships. The route changes each week, but this version includes all of their favorite bits.
Lake Geneva Tour
170 km, ~800 meters total climbing, Strava
Ride around the largest lake in the Alps. There is a cyclosportive in May, but it’s great to do at any time of year. Definitely do the ride clockwise so you are always on the lake-side of the road and there are then far fewer intersections with cross-traffic. You can even hop on a boat for part of your journey.
Col du Mollendruz
92 km, ~1500 meters total climbing, Strava
Visit our local col in the Jura mountains and some farmlands along the way! The route can be done in either direction. The best way in and out of Lausanne depends on where you are starting from, we’ve shown one possible option, but there are many alternatives. You could also start and end in Cheseaux or Cossonay (both of which have train stations) to completely avoid the section going in and out of Lausanne.
Weekend rides in the area
There are so many opportunities to ride around here, you might want to plan your own. Here's an idea for some of the regional rides that are signposted, and easily done in a weekend.
Ride across or around Switzerland
If you have a week, there are so many more places you can go. Here's an idea for some of the national routes you can ride in about a week.
*You can view the details by clicking on the “Strava” link for each route and then downloading the GPX data file to use in your Garmin or similar device by clicking on the Export button, then Download GPX. To use the route on a Garmin device, connect the Garmin to your computer, and move the GPX file to the Garmin/New Files/ directory on the Garmin. After restarting your Garmin, you should find it in the list of routes.
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