Motorbike Tour - East-West, Stage III

Gstaad - Genève

Roman Museum and Amphitheater, Nyon

Roman Museum and Amphitheater, Nyon

La Lécherette: Vue sur le Pic Chaussy et Praz Cornet

La Lécherette: Vue sur le Pic Chaussy et Praz Cornet

Genf: Tunnel

Genf: Tunnel

Genf: Route de Meyrin

Genf: Route de Meyrin

Genf: Tunnel

Genf: Tunnel

Genf: Tunnel

Genf: Tunnel

Genf

Genf

Genf: A1 - La Praille dir Acacias

Genf: A1 - La Praille dir Acacias

Genf: Pont de la Machine

Genf: Pont de la Machine

Genf: A1 - Vengeron - dir. Lausanne

Genf: A1 - Vengeron - dir. Lausanne

Genf: Route des Jeunes, Les Acacias, en direction de Carouge

Genf: Route des Jeunes, Les Acacias, en direction de Carouge

Genf: Tunnel

Genf: Tunnel

Genf

Genf

Genf: Lac Leman, depuis le Vengeron

Genf: Lac Leman, depuis le Vengeron

Genf: La Terrasse

Genf: La Terrasse

Gruyères: Lac de Gruyère

Gruyères: Lac de Gruyère

Epagny: aerodrome-gruyere sud

Epagny: aerodrome-gruyere sud

Epagny: Swisshelicopter - Gruyère

Epagny: Swisshelicopter - Gruyère

Epagny: aérodrome gruyère nord

Epagny: aérodrome gruyère nord

Yverdon-les-Bains: Place Pestalozzi

Yverdon-les-Bains: Place Pestalozzi

Yverdon-les-Bains: Lac de Neuchâtel

Yverdon-les-Bains: Lac de Neuchâtel

Saint-Cergue: From Dôle Mt. to West

Saint-Cergue: From Dôle Mt. to West

Saint-Cergue: Great view of Lake Leman from St. Cerge (Mt. Blanc on left)

Saint-Cergue: Great view of Lake Leman from St. Cerge (Mt. Blanc on left)

Saint-Cergue: Basseruche

Saint-Cergue: Basseruche

Saint-Cergue: La Trélasse

Saint-Cergue: La Trélasse

La Cure: St-Cergue - La Givrine

La Cure: St-Cergue - La Givrine

Le Day: Le mont d'or vu de Vallorbe

Le Day: Le mont d'or vu de Vallorbe

The 3rd stage of the East-West Tour begins in Gstaad and leads across the Col du Pillon to Les Diablerets, which is located at 1200 meters, between Lake Geneva and Gstaad. The rock face of the mountain range, which surrounds the small village in the Ormont Valley, was considered a dangerous and cursed place where devils struck terror into people’s hearts. The name of the town Les Diablerets is derived from the French word for devil, le diable.

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Route

Gstaad – Col du Pillon – Les Diablerets – Col de la Croix – Villars-sur-Ollon – Aigle – Le Sépey – Col des Mosses – Château-d'Oex – Gruyères – Yverdon – Ste-Croix – Baulmes – Vallorbe – Col du Mollendruz – Montricher – Col du Marchairuz – Les Brassus – La Cure – Col de la Givrine – St-Cergue – Nyon – Genève

Highest Elevations

  • Col de la Croix, 1778m
  • Col du Pillon, 1546m
  • Col du Marchairuz, 1447m
  • Col de la Givrine, 1228 m
  • Col du Mollendruz, 1180m

Description

The tour continues over the Col de la Croix, accessible only in the summer months, to Villars-sur-Ollon. From here motorbikers travel via Bex to Aigle and uphill to Le Sépey, then via the Col des Mosses to Château-d'Oex, the main town in the des Pays-d'Enhaut.

The next stop on the route is Gruyères, the home of the world famous Gruyères Cheese. The picture-perfect medieval town sits like a crown atop a small hill. The tour then leads via Romont and Lucens to Yverdon les-Bains, a small town nestled among the Jura Mountains, the Broye Hills and Lake Neuenburg. Yverdon les-Bains is Western Switzerland’s most important spa resort. The journey continues to Sainte-Croix, famous for its music boxes and nickelodeons. After traveling through Baulmes and Lignerolle the tour reaches Vallorbe.

Then its proceeds over the Col du Mollendruz to Montrichier and over the Col du Marchairuz to Les Brassus. The tour now rolls alongside the French border to La Cure and subsequently across the Col de la Givrine to St-Cergue. The location high above Lake Geneva offers a sweeping, magnificent view over the Alpine chain up to Mont-Blanc.

On this stage of the tour, Nyon is the penultimate stop. The small town is nestled on Lake Geneva, halfway between Geneva and Lausanne in the midst of the vineyards of La Côte. Numerous excavations and sights from the time of the ancient Helvetians and Romans, as well as from the Middle Ages, bear witness to an eventful history. The last kilometers of the East-West Tour take the motorcyclists alongside Lake Geneva to Geneva. The European seat of the United Nations and headquarters of the Red Cross, Geneva is widely known as “The City of Peace” because of its humanitarian tradition and cosmopolitan flair.

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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.

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