VTT - The panoramic

Bretaye - Col de la Croix - Villars

Including Lake Bretaye, views of the Ormonts valley and the gypsum pyramids and alpine meadows of the Col de la Croix.

Start at Col de Bretaye (take the Villars-Bretaye train), then follow route 573 through some magnificent scenery. Although this is a sports route, there are no technical difficulties and you mainly ride along forest and tarmac roads.

Practical information

Transportation :
You can get to Bretaye by train thanks to the BVB train from Villars.
SBB tickets are valid on this route.
The train journey (with mountain bike or e-bike) is included with the Free Access Card and the Magic Pass until 25 October 2020.

Signs: route number 573

A few pointers:
- Look after flora and fauna and take your rubbish with you
- Give way to hikers and treat them with respect
- Keep to the permitted tracks and control your speed at all times
- Respect private property, close gates to fields and do not ride across fields
- Wear a helmet

Documents

Mountain bike map (application/pdf)

Technical data

Start point
Villars-sur-Ollon
Distance
21 km
Duration
2h20
Positive altitude difference
485 Metres
Negative altitude difference
1046 Metres
Difficulty
Medium

Along your way

Bretaye Alpine pasture

Bretaye Alpine pasture

Villars-sur-Ollon

These alpine pastures stretch all around Bretaye, a delight for skiers during the winter. Farm visits and teas available.

Villars Golf Club

Villars Golf Club

Villars-sur-Ollon

Practising your swing while admiring the mountains of the Alps: an absolute dream for golf enthusiasts! This dream becomes a reality at the Villars Golf Club, the only 18-hole golf course in the Vaudois Alps, with exceptional south-facing greens offering views of Mont-Blanc.

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