Small loop

THE ACCESSIBLE ALPINE ROUTE

The start of the Small Loop route is identical to that of the Big Loop. After tackling the first, sometimes steep slopes towards Les Chaux and the gravel version of the Col de la Croix, the passage over the Col de Bretaye also remains identical.

This time, the route takes participants directly to the picturesque village of La Forclaz. This is followed by the same rapid descent towards Aigle and then straight back up to the village of Verschiez. As in the Big Loop, the climb through the forest towards Panex and Les Ecovets is likely to give the best riders the chance to make the difference for the final victory in Villars.

With this route combining alpine gravel and a high "vertical drop per km" ratio, the UCI Gravel Suisse is already a unique round of the UCI Gravel World Series calendar.

Qualifying course for the 2024 UCI Gravel World Championships

Finish in the top 25% of your age category and you'll be rewarded with qualification for the UCI Gravel 2024 World Championships in Belgium.

Please note that this course is only qualifying for women who will be 50 or over and men who will be 60 or over in 2024.

*Elite riders wishing to qualify for the UCI Gravel 2024 World Championships must compete on the big loop.

60km

Timed KM to cover

1800m+ (1,800ft)

positive ascent on 3 climbs 8.3% average gradient

VILLARS

Place du Rendez-Vous

07h35

Start time: Saturday, July 6, 2024

The GPX is not definitive and may be modified by the organizer up to the moment of departure. Information on any changes to the route will be communicated by email and on social networks.

VILLARS

Followed by the Finisher Village in Villars

Scratch | 16-29years | 30-39years | 40-49years | 50-59years | 60-66years | 67years and over

Scratch | 16-29years | 30-39years | 40-49years | 50-59years | 60-66years | 67years and over