Men's Hike 'n' Bike

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September 24, 2022

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Category: Men's Ministry | Coordinator: Clive Wilder-Smith

Men’s Ministry Autumn Hike ’n’ Bike

We have chosen the site of this year’s hike ’n’ bike on Saturday, September 24th. This is a region ideal for outings in summer and winter. The place is called Charmey, above Gruyere. It is about a 50 minute drive from Lausanne and is located in a very beautiful pre-Alpine mountain region. 

We will be meeting on the parking lot of the Charmey gondola station at 9.30 a.m.. From there we can bike, hike and ride the gondola up the peak of the mountain. For the hikers we suggest the le Vatia (red route on hiking map) as the nicest route The biking route is shown with a red hashed line on the same map – mountain or gravel bike is required and expect a 2.5h ride, with some steeper bits towards the end. For those preferring to take the gondola, either with the bike (downhill bikers) or as pedestrians, this will take you directly to our meeting place at the top of the mountain. We will determine which restaurant  at the top is most suitable when we see your reservations. There will be time for relaxation and conversation around the mealtime at the peak Vounetze station.
The return route for hikers and bikers to the car park can either be by the sane route as the ascent or a direct one down the front of the mountain (Le Ganet).
Please let us know if you are coming and whether you are bringing boys or friends – they are welcome to join us. Also let us know if you need transport for carpooling. Bikes can be rented at the gondola station, but need to be booked ahead. 
We look forward to a fun and relaxing time together. 
Clive and David