Col de la Croix © MaxCoquard / Bestjobers
Vigne Bex © Francesca Martini
Taveyanne - Gryon © MaxCoquard / Bestjobers
Villars-Gryon_VTT D.CARLIER /

VTT - La Grande Traversée

Bretaye - Col de la Croix - Taveyanne - Les Chaux - Solalex - Les Pars - Les Plans-sur-Bex - Lavey

Energetic sports route taking you through our beautiful alpine villages and offering stunning views of Mont Blanc.

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

Signs: route number 580

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


Mountain bike map (application/pdf)

Technical data

Start point
43 km
Difference in height
769 Metres


From May 1, 2019 to Oct 31, 2019

Along your way

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Refuge of Taveyanne

Refuge of Taveyanne


The Refuge of Taveyanne is located in an authentic and typical mountain hamlet historically classified which still lives today without power. Savor a local cooking in a warm and family frame in this timeless place in beam and roofs of shingles.

Lavey-les-Bains thermal spa

Lavey-les-Bains thermal spa


At the foot of the Alps, the Lavey-les-Bains thermal spa is fed by the hottest spring in Switzerland. Guests can relax in the outdoor pool surrounded by nature, admiring the stunning mountain views, and take advantage of the spa’s range of wellness facilities.

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