593 Pays d'Enhaut Bike
593 Pays d'Enhaut Bike

Mountainbiking

Pays d'Enhaut Bike

Pays d'Enhaut Bike

Château-d'Oex–Château-d'Oex

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Pays d'Enhaut Bike

Pays d'Enhaut Bike

In 1997, the entire mountain biking world talked about Château-d’Oex, where the world championships were held. The region has been quiet since then, but the beautiful routes for anybody are still there.
In Château-d’Oex you climb up some neighbourhood roads to the wooded areas on the steep south-facing slopes between Château-d’Oex and Rossinière. The ascent is short, followed by the downhill ride to Lac du Vernex. The Saane river is dammed here and has created a lovely little lake, normally a perfect opportunity for a break. But with only just six kilometres behind us, we push on without stopping, along the bottom of the valley, and return to Château-d’Oex.

There is still enough strength left to add an additional loop to the east. We keep following the Saane river upstream past the village of Gérignoz and finally reach Rougement with its many generously built chalets. This is where we start heading back to Château-d’Oex along the lovely southern slopes. The highly conditioned top riders of the 1997 world championships would probably have done this 30-kilometre route in about 90 minutes, but they would have missed the scenic attractions of this lovely area up in the highlands of the Vaud. We, on the other hand, prefer to take it a bit slower.
In 1997, the entire mountain biking world talked about Château-d’Oex, where the world championships were held. The region has been quiet since then, but the beautiful routes for anybody are still there.
In Château-d’Oex you climb up some neighbourhood roads to the wooded areas on the steep south-facing slopes between Château-d’Oex and Rossinière. The ascent is short, followed by the downhill ride to Lac du Vernex. The Saane river is dammed here and has created a lovely little lake, normally a perfect opportunity for a break. But with only just six kilometres behind us, we push on without stopping, along the bottom of the valley, and return to Château-d’Oex.

There is still enough strength left to add an additional loop to the east. We keep following the Saane river upstream past the village of Gérignoz and finally reach Rougement with its many generously built chalets. This is where we start heading back to Château-d’Oex along the lovely southern slopes. The highly conditioned top riders of the 1997 world championships would probably have done this 30-kilometre route in about 90 minutes, but they would have missed the scenic attractions of this lovely area up in the highlands of the Vaud. We, on the other hand, prefer to take it a bit slower.
32 km | 1 Stage
Asphalted: 23 km
Natural surface: 9 km
of which Singletrail: 4 km
950 m | 950 m
medium | difficult

Arrival | return travel

Arrival / return travel Château-d'Oex
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Signalization

Signalization
This route is only signposted in one direction: Château-d'Oex-Rossinière-Rougemont-Château-d'Oex

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Surface/foundation
In bad weather conditions, the paths may be slippery (roots, bridges, gravel, pastures).
Hint
Careful: certain places at a higher altitude, crossing the pastures may present certain difficulties.

Hints

Tours with an e-mountain bike
The tourism organisations had these routes registered specifically as e-mountain bike routes. Technically, they are not too difficult, no passages where the bike has to be carried, short sections where it needs to be pushed, and doable with one battery charge (max. 1000 -1200 m altitude difference).

Contact

Office du Tourisme de Château d'Oex
La Place
1660 Château d'Oex
Tel. +41 (0) 26 924 25 25
info@chateau-doex.ch
www.chateau-doex.ch

Services

Accommodation

Auberge de Jeunesse Château-d'Oex
Auberge de Jeunesse Château-d'Oex
Château-d'Oex
Hotel de la Poste
Hotel de la Poste
Château-d'Oex
Hôtel Roc et Neige
Hôtel Roc et Neige
Château-d'Oex
Les Chambres d'Hôtes du Berceau
Les Chambres d'Hôtes du Berceau
Château d'Oex
B&B Bois-de-rêves Montbovon
B&B Bois-de-rêves Montbovon
Montbovon
Hôtel de la Gare
Hôtel de la Gare
Montbovon
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Places

Château-d'Oex
Château-d'Oex
Rossinière
Rossinière
Montbovon
Montbovon
Rougemont
Rougemont
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Places of interest

Gruyère Pays-d'Enhaut Regional Nature Park
Gruyère Pays-d'Enhaut Regional Nature Park
11th century, Romanesque church
11th century, Romanesque church
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Signalization

Signalization
For mountain biking, follow the logo indicated on the red signposts. Take a printout of our web map on your tour for safety's sake.
Signalization