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Gstaad - Col des Mosses - Col du Pillon - Gstaad

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The tour over the 2 passes is a classic, especially for road bikers. But also for gravel bikers there are possibilities to master the passes off the busy roads.
difficult
Distance 71 km
7:42 h
1,735 m
1,736 m
1,727 m
882 m
From Gstaad, the first section leads along the Saane to Saanen and further  mostly on gravel to Rougemont.  The route continues over side roads and single trails to Les Moulins. There the first ascent begins. You have to climb about 700 meters until you reach "Les Mossettes". This is followed by a descent over the Col de Sonlomont down to the shore of Lac de l'Hongrin. From there it is only a few kilometers to the Col des Mosses. On the pass turn left and it continues to climb via Les Crosérins and Darbéla to the point Oudiou. Here follows a descent before the last ascent begins to below the mountain station of the former Isenau railroad. From there, the descent begins and shortly afterwards you reach Retaudsee. An ideal place for a well-deserved breather before tackling the last, mostly descending and flat section via Col du Pillon, Gsteig and Grund back to Gstaad.
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Destination Gstaad
Update: July 29, 2022
Difficulty
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Highest point
1,727 m
Lowest point
882 m
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Track types

Asphalt 48.18%Dirt road 0.52%Forested/wild trail 23.71%Path 15.02%Road 12.54%
Asphalt
34.2 km
Dirt road
0.4 km
Forested/wild trail
16.8 km
Path
10.7 km
Road
8.9 km
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Tips and hints

See also

Gstaad Saanenland Tourismus

Haus des Gastes

Promenade 41

3780 Gstaad

Tel: +41 (0)33 748 81 81

E-Mail: info@gstaad.ch

www.gstaad.ch

Start

Gstaad, railway station (1,051 m)
Coordinates:
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2'588'255E 1'147'028N
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46.474469, 7.285721
DMS
46°28'28.1"N 7°17'08.6"E
UTM
32T 368399 5148194
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Destination

Gstaad, railway station

Turn-by-turn directions

Gstaad – Saanen –Unterbort – Rougemont – Les Crétels – Les Moulins – Col de Sonlomont – Col des Mosses – Col du Pillon – Gsteig – Grund - Gstaad

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Public transport

Public-transport-friendly

Gstaad, railway station

Getting there

The Destination Gstaad is located in the south-west of Switzerland right on the border to the French-speaking part of the country. The Destination is easily accessed by rail or car from the regions around Lake Thun and Lake Geneva and the Gruyere region Direct connections to the European high-speed rail network and all international airports in Switzerland guarantee a time-saving and pleasant journey.

More information on gstaad.ch: Travel & Public Transport.        

Parking

Parking Unter-Gstaad

Coordinates

SwissGrid
2'588'255E 1'147'028N
DD
46.474469, 7.285721
DMS
46°28'28.1"N 7°17'08.6"E
UTM
32T 368399 5148194
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

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Gravel Bike, clothing and equipment appropriate to the weather, tool kit and first aid kit.

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Difficulty
difficult
Distance
71 km
Duration
7:42 h
Ascent
1,735 m
Descent
1,736 m
Highest point
1,727 m
Lowest point
882 m
Public-transport-friendly Circular route Refreshment stops available

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