Independent Tour : 3300 CHF
10 nights (Optional rest days)
Shorter tours possible.
Dates : March through SeptemberBOOK TOUR
This morning we have another hundred meters of climbing to the reach the summit and then it’s a long 1000 meter hairpin descent to the town of Monthey and the valley below.
You’re back in Switzerland and will soon be in Aigle, the home to the UCI (Union Cycliste Internationale), the world's governing body for cycling. The mountains here are the playground of the many elite athletes that come to visit.
You’ve now got our second toughest climb of the trip. Aigle is at 415 meters and within the next hour or so will be ascending to 1500 meters ! Take a look at our goal: the towering mountains immediately north. Once on top you will see the "Tour d'Ai" to your right. It’s eerily quiet up here. You may see other cyclists, a few shepards or the occassional Swiss soldier on patrol.
You will eventually see civilization. This village of Monbovon is the first in a string dedicated to dairy farming and the manufacturing of Gruyère cheese.
You’ll see the medieval village of Gruyère in the distance and continue to have great views from the comfort of your hotel room. You should take time to walk through the old town, visit the castle, follow the ramparts and have a drink at the "Alien Bar".