993 La Barillette Bike
993 La Barillette Bike

Mountainbiking

La Barillette Bike

La Barillette Bike

Trélex, gare / Chéserex–La Barillette–Trélex, gare / Chéserex

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La Barillette Bike

La Barillette Bike

Discover all of the special features of the region on a single mountain bike route - La Barillette Bike makes it possible. After an ascent through the forest, you can enjoy the magnificent view of lake Geneva and the alps from Chéserex. The technically demanding part of the route takes you past St-Cergue back to Trélex.
The route starts at the sports centre of Chéserex and later dives into the forests of the La Côte region. Here, the ascent towards La Barillette begins. The forest paths are steep in places. But that's not the only reason to take a break now and then: while pedalling up the 1000 metres of altitude, a beautiful view of the valley opens up again and again between the trees. After the serpentines, the path climbs further up to the 122-metre-high La Barillette transmission tower. The wooded hilltop is in front of La Dôle. The highest point of the route at 1,500 metres is reached at this point. And the reward is impressive: one of the most beautiful panoramas of the whole region awaits you here. The entire arc of lake Geneva lies at your feet, overlooked by the alps and the majestic Mont Blanc.

Afterwards, the descent follows the road that leads to the Restaurant de la Barillette (reservation recommended). On the terrace, you can enjoy the view once again accompanied by regional delicacies. After the break, concentration is required: the descent is now technically more demanding. A short stretch across a pasture is followed by a scree field requiring some skill. The trail then leads via Guinfard along forest paths to the clearing at the "Vieux Château", once more with a magnificent panorama.

The next stop is St-Cergue, located in the regional nature park "Jura vaudois". In the mid-19th century, the Jura village developed into a high-altitude health resort. Today, it is a popular hiking and cross-country skiing area. The second part of the descent continues through the forest with playfully alternating forest paths and single trails. Finally, you follow the edge of the forest on narrow roads back to the starting point.
Discover all of the special features of the region on a single mountain bike route - La Barillette Bike makes it possible. After an ascent through the forest, you can enjoy the magnificent view of lake Geneva and the alps from Chéserex. The technically demanding part of the route takes you past St-Cergue back to Trélex.
The route starts at the sports centre of Chéserex and later dives into the forests of the La Côte region. Here, the ascent towards La Barillette begins. The forest paths are steep in places. But that's not the only reason to take a break now and then: while pedalling up the 1000 metres of altitude, a beautiful view of the valley opens up again and again between the trees. After the serpentines, the path climbs further up to the 122-metre-high La Barillette transmission tower. The wooded hilltop is in front of La Dôle. The highest point of the route at 1,500 metres is reached at this point. And the reward is impressive: one of the most beautiful panoramas of the whole region awaits you here. The entire arc of lake Geneva lies at your feet, overlooked by the alps and the majestic Mont Blanc.

Afterwards, the descent follows the road that leads to the Restaurant de la Barillette (reservation recommended). On the terrace, you can enjoy the view once again accompanied by regional delicacies. After the break, concentration is required: the descent is now technically more demanding. A short stretch across a pasture is followed by a scree field requiring some skill. The trail then leads via Guinfard along forest paths to the clearing at the "Vieux Château", once more with a magnificent panorama.

The next stop is St-Cergue, located in the regional nature park "Jura vaudois". In the mid-19th century, the Jura village developed into a high-altitude health resort. Today, it is a popular hiking and cross-country skiing area. The second part of the descent continues through the forest with playfully alternating forest paths and single trails. Finally, you follow the edge of the forest on narrow roads back to the starting point.
38 km | 1 Stage
Asphalted: 12 km
Natural surface: 26 km
of which Singletrail: 5 km
1300 m | 1300 m
medium | difficult

Arrival | return travel

Arrival / return travel Trélex
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Signalization

Signalization
This route is only signposted in one direction: Trélex, gare – La Barillette – St-Cergue – Trélex, gare

Contact

Nyon Région Tourisme
Avenue Viollier 8
1260 Nyon
Tel. +41 (0)22 365 66 00
info@nrt.ch
www.lacote-tourisme.ch

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Accommodation

Nyon Hostel
Nyon Hostel
Nyon
Chambres d'hôtes Au Rayon de Soleil
Chambres d'hôtes Au Rayon de Soleil
St-Cergue
Rando Relais
Rando Relais
St-Cergue
Cabane de Rochefort
Cabane de Rochefort
Arzier
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Places

Saint-Cergue
Saint-Cergue
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Places of interest

La vetta della Dôle
La vetta della Dôle
Fromagerie des Fruitières de Nyon
Fromagerie des Fruitières de Nyon
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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