Begin and end of tour: Fleurier Train Station
Technical requirements: easy
Physical fitness: medium difficulty
Distance: 24 km
Total altitude meters: 300 m
Biking time: 01:45 - 02:30 (hours, minutes)
Elevation start and end of tour: 741 m
Season: March - November
Gastronomy: Fleurier, Travers, Couvet, Môtiers
Overnight: Fleurier, Couvet
Various: Asphalt mines in Travers
Fleurier - Vex Château - Travers - Asphaltminen - Couvet - Fleurier
From Fleurier railway station ride alongside the tracks up into the valley. Turn left at the junction and follow the red biking sign. Once you�ve left the village behind you, turn left again at the edge of the wood and head towards the �vieux château� near Môtiers. At the château you need to make a sharp right turn down a narrow path and then get onto the wider forest trail. The uphill route takes you to a forest clearing before you come to a further very steep and quite challenging ascent. This is followed by a marvellous single trail featuring several spectacular vantage points. A fairly long downhill (partly along a road, the rest across trails and paths) takes you to Travers. Turn left just before you hit the locality, then keep to the river as you cycle up the valley. Continue past the asphalt mines and head towards Couvet, always keeping alongside the River Areuse. The tour (No. 761) is well signposted.
Pictures: Stefan Scherrer
The careful planning of a tour will ensure that you also derive the maximum pleasure and enjoyment from it. Please take the time to contact the local information centre and enquire about route and weather conditions before setting off. Your intended trail may be fully or partially closed, depending on the time of year and weather conditions.