Lake Geneva Region At one with nature

3 days of varied terrain and great roads based in the famous mountain village of Villars sur Ollons. You will cover over 435kms (270 miles) and ascend some of the best passes in the area.

From Lake Geneva (Lac Leman) to Gruyères with many fantastic views and tough climbs. The region you will be riding is known for the quality roads and great cols. Never too far from the iconic lake the emphasis here is maximum road time due to easy access.

The Lake and Mountains

road biking in the swiss mountains

Day 1

Distance: 130kms (81 miles)

Starts with a 900m (2,950ft) descent from Villars to Lake Geneva, visiting Montreux and the Chateaux de Chillon, tracing part of the Tour de Suisse route.

Afternoon challenge of Col de Mosses – 1,445m (4,740ft), part of the Tour de France route 2009.

perfect road biking tarmac

Day 2

Distance: 165kms (102 miles)

A circular route over 5 cols:

  • Col de Pillon – 1,546m (5,070ft)
  • Saanenmöser – 1,279m (4,200ft)
  • Jaunpass – 1,509m (4,950ft)
  • Col des Mosses – 1,445m (4,740ft)
  • Col de la Croix – 1,778m (5,830ft)

epic views while road biking in the swiss alps

Day 3

Distance: 140kms (87 miles)

Starting with a descent of 900m (2,950ft) to Bex, a picturesque route visiting the Roman city of Martigny and Champex Lac.

Col des Planches – 1,400m (4,590ft) is the challenging highlight.

Return is along the Rhone valley and climb up to Villars to finish.

Villars Above The Vineyards

Your base in this delightful region is the beautiful resort of Villars sur Ollons.

Nestling in the mountains above the vineyards of Ollons this resort offers a great selection of restaurants and bars, good bike shops for spares, easy access to our roads and unbelievable views across the Rhone Valley and Mont Blanc.

The village built its first ski lift in 1936 and has been a prime destination for serious sports enthusiasts ever since.

Both the Tour de France and Tour de Suisse have passed through this village, so you will be riding some of the same roads that the pros found challenging!

Short transfers from Geneva make this an ideal break for roadies with little time but a thirst for excellent roads.

Getting Here Fly, Drive, Train

We include Cross-Channel Ferries for those who are self driving or Airport Transfers for those flying, so you can choose the best option that suits you.

Travelling to Villars
Train Transfer Time from Basel: 3hr 55min
Train Transfer Time from Bern: 3hr 10min
Train Transfer Time from Geneva: 2hr 10min
Train Transfer Time from Zürich : 3hr 50min
Driving Distance from Calais: 520 miles

View the Swiss Rail timetable.

We offer a wide range of quality accommodation from 3 to 5 star hotels

We offer a huge range of availability on hotels. We can offer any level from our 3, 4 or 5-star hotel selection.


Because of the wide variety of accommodation we have available, please enter the numbers travelling and standard required on the Personal Quote Page and we will e-mail you with details and pictures of the best accommodation matching your requirements.

If you have any specific requests such as swimming pools, childcare etc, please also mention this on the Personal Quote Page and we will do our utmost to quote you the ideal place to suit your needs.

OTP Holidays Preferred Tour Operator of Switzerland Tourism

Our prices are simple and are based on 3-star hotel accommodation with Bed & Breakfast. There are possibilities of upgrading to 4 or 5-star hotels as you wish.

Because the prices vary depending on the size of your group to guide ratio, the below prices are based on 6 people riding together with one guide.

Holiday Price incl. Accommodation, 3 full days of guiding, support and transfers
Summer 2015 GBP (£) USD ($)
RIDING from £349 $569

Unlike most other British tour operators, the prices above include…

  • 3 nights high standard and spacious hotel accommodation
  • Comprehensive breakfasts each morning
  • 3 full days of expert & personal guiding
  • Cross-Channel travel with car or transfers to the resort from airport on Swiss Rail
  • Services of our own very experienced support crew

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