Professional or amateur riders: the canton of Vaud welcomes you with open arms!
Endless kilometres of road and mountain bike trails on the SwissMobility network, a plethora of sports events and the presence of numerous federations-including the Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI), cycling’s governing body, in Aigle- the canton of Vaud truly is a home for cycling as a professional sport, a hobby or a passion. The diversity of the landscape provides athletes with an unlimited playground. The cities situated on the shores of the Lake Léman- including Lausanne, the Olympic capital and home of the IOC headquarters- as well as Yverdon-les-Bains on Lake Neuchâtel, all represent ideal starting points for short cycling breaks. The passes of the Vaud Alps and the hilly area of Jura never fail to challenge riders whereas the luxuriant countryside and the charming vineyards enhance their cycling experience.
Aigle, world capital of cycling and heritage
Located in the eastern part of the canton of Vaud, Aigle is a medieval city famous for its castle, home to the museum of Vine, Wine and Wine labels, and for its passion for cycling, which is emphasized by the UCI World Cycling Centre (UCI WCC), headquarters of the International Federation. Aigle will therefore open the 2020 UCI Road World Championships with pride and enthusiasm. Not only is the UCI WCC home to the UCI, it also has a state-of-the-art infrastructure for high level training. Famous resorts and lands of traditions like Leysin-Col des Mosses, Les Diablerets, Villars-Gryon or Château-d’Oex/Pays-d’Enhaut, are easily accessible, by train, from the centre of Aigle. Such destinations in the Vaud Alps have always been favoured by riders. Thanks to the rising popularity of e-bikes and to the numerous sports stores offering per-hour/ per-day rental rates, reaching the top of those legendary passes is now accessible to all.