Frience © Eva Jungo
VTT Iwan Schuwey
Taveyanne - Gryon © MaxCoquard / Bestjobers
 Les Chaux_Gryon©Villars_Tourisme_Switzerland
Taveyanne MaxCoquard / Bestjobers

Mountain biking - La Grande Traversée 580/68

Energetic sports route taking you through our beautiful alpine villages and offering stunning views of Mont Blanc. One of our best routes possibly culminating in a visit to the thermal baths if you decide to continue on to Lavey-les-Bains.

Starting from Bretaye (take the Villars-Bretaye cogwheel train), follow a track leading you to the Col de la Croix road.

The route goes through Taveyanne and continues on to Les Chaux and down to Frience. From here, you continue along a track to Solalex and ride along the left bank of the Avançon to Les Pars.

At this point, you have two choices. Either you continue on route No 68/580 to Lavey, or you return to Gryon station by road.

Practical information

Time: 4 hrs 30
Distance: 43 km
Difficulty: average

Bike hire:
Sport's House in Villars:
Dätwyler Sport in Villars:
Mcboard in Villars and Paragon Sport in Gryon:


Mountain bike map (application/pdf)

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