Page Contributor(s): Ard Oostra, Montreux, Switzerland.
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Cycling Cote de Chexbres
Ride 3.2 kilometers gaining 176 meters at 5.5% average grade.
This is a wonderful climb with exceptional views of Lake Geneva as it travels through the Lavaux Vineyard Terraces.
The Lavaux Terraces are a UNESCO World Heritage Site:
“The Lavaux Vineyard Terraces, stretching for about 30 km along the south-facing northern shores of Lake Geneva from the Chateau de Chillon to the eastern outskirts of Lausanne in the Vaud region, cover the lower slopes of the mountainside between the villages and the lake. Although there is some evidence that vines were grown in the area in Roman times, the present vine terraces can be traced back to the 11th century, when Benedictine and Cistercian monasteries controlled the area. It is an outstanding example of a centuries-long interaction between people and their environment, developed to optimize local resources so as to produce a highly valued wine that has always been important to the economy.” https://whc.unesco.org/en/list/1243/
This climb is part of the Grand Tour of Switzerland:
“From palm-lined lakeshores to sparkling glaciers, from medieval villages to buzzing cities – the Grand Tour of Switzerland packs in an incredible number of sights. The concentration of attractions is unrivalled worldwide.” https://www.myswitzerland.com/en-us/experiences/experience-tour/grand-tour-of-switzerland/
What you see along the route:
Thank you Ard!!
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