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Tour de l'Hongrin

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This round is going to be on solitary side streets, some with rough surface which sometimes remind of pavé sections in northern part of France or the Rapha Gentlemen Races. With the landscape impressions it is a special and beautiful tour.
difficult
Distance 70.7 km
4:00 h
988 m
988 m
1,412 m
799 m
Cycle on the bike trail number 9 from Gstaad to Rougemont. In Rougemont, enter the main street, pass easily Château-d'Oex and after Les Moulins turn left onto the bike trail number 9. Continue on the diversified side roads until Montbonvon where the bumpy parts and lonely sections start. At the entrance of Montbonvon, turn left in direction to Allières. At this point the climbing starts. As farer the street goes up as more lonely, beautiful but bumpier the road gets. Soon you're driving through a lonely valley and behold at the end a dam of the Lac Hongrin. A serpentine goes up to a short tunnel on the height of a wall. Within here, the main part of the ascent is made. Along the beautiful situated lake, it goes on concrete slabs of the Swiss military until La Lécherette. It is the best opportunity to enjoy the view. At La Lécherette a long descent down to Château-d'Oex is waiting. The pleasant surface makes you forget the «Hell of the West». On the way back to Gstaad it is worth to follow number 9 through the villages and maybe engage a coffee stop.

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Update: May 14, 2021
Difficulty
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Highest point
1,412 m
Lowest point
799 m
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Track types

Asphalt 44.62%Dirt road 0.10%Road 55%Unknown 0.25%
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31.6 km
Dirt road
0.1 km
Road
38.9 km
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0.2 km
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Safety information

Tour leads sometimes through side roads with bad surface. Pay attention on the lane. Tunnel by the dam. Lights or the lamp on the mobilephone are helpful.

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 (1,049 m)
Coordinates:
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2'588'159E 1'147'092N
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46.475043, 7.284460
DMS
46°28'30.2"N 7°17'04.1"E
UTM
32T 368304 5148260
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Destination

Gstaad, railway station

Turn-by-turn directions

Gstaad - Château-d'Oex - Montbovon - Allières - Lac Hongrin - La Lécherette - Château-d'Oex - Gstaad

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Public transport

Public-transport-friendly

Gstaad train 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. The main means of transport in the destination of Gstaad are the "MOB" (Montreux-Oberland Bernois) train and numerous post bus lines.

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

Parking

Various parking spaces and car parks are available in Gstaad.

Coordinates

SwissGrid
2'588'159E 1'147'092N
DD
46.475043, 7.284460
DMS
46°28'30.2"N 7°17'04.1"E
UTM
32T 368304 5148260
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Equipment

Racing bike, clothing and equipment appropriate to the weather, tool kit and first aid kit.

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Difficulty
difficult
Distance
70.7 km
Duration
4:00 h
Ascent
988 m
Descent
988 m
Highest point
1,412 m
Lowest point
799 m
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