“The hard part of the Orient-Gland ride, ascending to the Col du Marchairuz.
— MTB Project Staff
The trails here are mostly forest roads, so there are few technical aspects of this ride. Just because the trails are mostly smooth doesn't mean that this route isn't a challenge. The ascent to Col du Marchairuz is longer, and a steady grade makes this a leg burner.
By following this route, you'll ride over both dirt roads as well as small sections of paved road, so be prepared for both and watch for car traffic.