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Col des Mosses

Col des Mosses is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 1.445m (4,741ft) above the sea level, located in the Swiss Alps in the canton of Vaud.

The road over the pass is asphalted. It links Aigle to Chateau dOex. The pass has appeared several times in the Tour de France.
There are 2 routes to reach the summit. Starting from Chateau dOex, the ascent is 14 km long. Over this distance, the elevation gain is 521 meters. The average percentage is 3.7 % and the maximum slope is 8 %. This via is easier, better road generally, but with more traffic and villages. And starting from Aigle, the ascent is 18.8 km long. Over this distance,  the elevation gain is 1.028 meters. The average percentage is 5.5 %. The climb up to the col is really fun. Once back into the foothills it runs through some picture postcard scenery through tons of little villages, forcing your speed down. There is a fabulous little stretch through a gorge alongside a wild mountain river just east of Chateaux d'Oex. 

 

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