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Exploring the Swiss Alps – Col de la Croix, Col du Pillon, Col des Mosses
After exploring the sensational Col du Sanetsch earlier in the season with Alain Rumpf from Grand Tours Project, Alain mentioned we'd be welcome back anytime. Well, like a carrot dangled tantalisingly in front of a rabbit (or perhaps a red rag to a bull) naturally that was an offer we simply could not pass up, especially with peaks as glorious as those found in the Swiss Alps!

Today we're venturing into the Vaud Alps for a classic loop starting at the UCI World Cycling Centre in Aigle before tackling the triple bill of the Col de la Croix, Col du Pillon and Col des Mosses. Approximately 100km in length with close to 2,500m elevation gain, the prospect of 3,000m high glaciers, waterfalls and regional cheese sounded like the perfect recipe for a truly exceptional day on the bike!

Start: Aigle
Distance: 108km
Highest point: 1,778m
Elevation gain: 2,458m
Max gradient: 14%

Thank you to our partners Mavic, Cannondale, Exposure Lights, Lezyne, MyPower by InfoCrank, Muc Off, The Sufferfest, TORQ and USE for enabling us to bring these truly special mountains to life for you all. If you're in need of new bike kit in the future and you enjoyed this video then bear them in mind and help keep the wheels turning :-)

Special thanks to Alain Rumpf and Valais tourism for helping us pull this ride together and the opportunity to experience such a wonderful region. Fortunately there are many more mountains to explore so we're looking forward to taming a few more Swiss peaks one day.

Stay well, ride safe and thank you for watching.

Mike Cotty
The Col Collective

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