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Road bike - The Classics

Les Diablerets - Col du Pillon - Gstaad - Chateau d'Oex - Col des Mosses - Aigle - Villars - Col de la Croix - Les Diablerets

The trilogy consisting of the Col du Pillon, Col des Mosses and Col de la Croix is a Vaud Alps classic.

Starting from Les Diablerets, the Col du Pillon is short (5 km). Once you get over the top, you enter the German-speaking part of Switzerland and then after going through Saanen at km 24, you return to French-speaking Switzerland.
In Château d’Oex (km 35) take a left towards Col des Mosses. The climb is interspersed with flat sections and crosses the village of l’Etivaz (km 43), famous for its cheese of the same name. The pass (1445m) is at km 51, prior to a long descent down to Aigle (km 69).
The Col de la Croix climb starts just before Ollon (km 72). You need to manage your energy carefully to complete this 18 km section with a change in height of 1200 m! After the summit at 1778 m, all that remains is an 8 km descent back to Les Diablerets.

Practical information

Tip: Stop at the l’Etivaz cheese farm to sample the local speciality. The best energy foods are natural ones!

Technical data

Start point
Les Diablerets
Distance
98 km
Duration
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Difference in height
2526 Metres
Difficulty
Hard
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Les Diablerets Tourist Office

Les Diablerets Tourist Office

Les Diablerets

The Diablerets Tourist office is there to welcome you and to provide you with information and assistance during your stay.

Restaurant Col Du Pillon

Restaurant Col Du Pillon

Les Diablerets

Situated at the top of the Col du Pillon near the Glacier 3000 cable car, this restaurant is a lovely stop for skiers and hikers, summer and winter.

Tourist Office of Villars

Tourist Office of Villars

Villars-sur-Ollon

The Tourist Office of Villars is here to welcome you, to inform you and to assist you during your stay.

Col de la Croix Alpine Pastures

Col de la Croix Alpine Pastures

Villars-sur-Ollon

The Col de la Croix alpine pastures on the Col de La Croix road, half-way between Villars and Les Diablerets, are not to be missed.

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