Col de la Croix

Col de la Croix

Col de la Croix is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 1.778m (5,833ft) above the sea level, located in the canton of Vaud in Switzerland.

The road over the pass is asphalted. It links Bex and Villars-sur-Ollon with Les Diablerets. The pass is closed in winter to motorised traffic. The pass summit itself consists only of a hill with a dirt parking lot and a small wooden gift shop and a snack bar.

The pass has been climbed by the Tour de Romandie and Tour de Suisse bicycle races. There are 2 routes to reach the summit. Starting from Ollon, the ascent is 18.5 km long. Over this distance, the elevation gain is 1.262 meters. The average percentage is 6.8 %. And starting from Les Diablerets, the ascent is 8.4 km long. Over this distance, the elevation gain is 613 meters. The average percentage is 7.3 %. 

 

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