VTT - In the land of the imps

Barboleuse - Taveyanne - Frience - Barboleuse

Idyllic countryside trail taking you from Barboleuse to Taveyanne, then from Les Chaux to Frience before heading back down to Barboleuse

Soak up the tranquillity of the Culan cirque and Taveyanne, with its mountain pastures and nature reserve, along this idyllic countryside trail, which then brings you to the Frience mountain pastures with the Miroir de l’Argentine, the mecca for climbing, as the backdrop.

From Barboleuse, follow the Les Chaux road for 3 sharp bends and a good climb.
After this, there’s a flatter road then a track and a path leading you to Taveyanne and then a track to Les Chaux. From here, you head back down to Frience on a track then a road and finally follow a path back to Barboleuse.

Practical information

Signs: route number 582

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
16 km
Positive altitude difference
695 Metres
Negative altitude difference
695 Metres


From May 15, 2021 to Oct 30, 2021

Along your way

Gryon Tourist Office

Gryon Tourist Office


Gryon Tourist Office here to welcome, guide, advise and assist you during your stay.

The Refuge de Taveyanne

The Refuge de Taveyanne


The Refuge de Taveyanne is located in a traditional mountain village, is classified as an historical monument and still operates without electricity today.

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