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4 Days Challenging Cycling Tour in Switzerland
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Andermatt, Canton of Uri, Switzerland

Alpenbrevet Switzerland Cycling Tour

Take part in this popular Swiss cyclosportive! The start is from Central Switzerland in Andermatt and the program includes famous Alpine giants such as the Grimsel, Furka, and Gotthard Pass. You have the choice of three different distances. The Silbertour counts 132 kilometers with 3,875 vertical meters and crosses the Grimsel, Furka, and Susten Pass. The Goldtour is 172-kilometer long with 5,294 altimeters and crosses the Grimsel, Nufenen, Gotthard, and Susten Pass. For the real diehards, there is the Platintour of no less than 276 kilometers with more than 7,000 vertical meters and runs across the Grimsel, Nufenen, Oberalp, Lukmanier, and Susten Pass.

Key information

  • Trip type: self-guided
  • Lodging: center-based
  • Terrain: paved mountain passes
  • Starts in: Andermatt
  • Ends in: Andermatt
  • Difficulty level: challenging (cyclist needs to have a high level of fitness, must be an active rider, the terrain includes really challenging climbs/or 46-80 or more miles per day)
  • Total distance: 82 - 171 miles / 132 - 276 kilometers
  • Type of bike: road bike

Highlights

  • Cycle through the famous Alpine giants
  • Enjoy the cyclosportive event of Alpenbrevet
  • Ride along Grimsel, Furka, and various mountain passes
  • Choose from three different routes and distances
  • Delicious breakfasts during your stay
  • 3 nights' accommodation

Styles


3 days with instruction
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Accommodation

You will stay in a shared double room (unless otherwise described) at an attractive guest house or hotel in Andermatt. You can choose to stay at either one of these hotels; Hotel Sonne, Hotel Aurora, Gasthaus Skiklub, or Pension Sust Lodge am Gotthard.

Hotel Sonne

Hotel Sonne features a restaurant serving Swiss and international cuisine in the center of Andermatt. You can sample fondue specialties on the terrace of the restaurant. The hotel also has a sauna and is 200 meters from the Gemsstockbahn Cable Car. All rooms feature a TV, a seating area, and a radio. They are also equipped with a bathroom and a shower.

Free Wi-Fi is available in public areas. A buffet breakfast is served every morning at Hotel Sonne. You can also request packed lunches. The hotel offers free shuttle services and free parking in front of the hotel. The Gotthard Pass is a 10-minute drive away.

Hotel Aurora

Hotel Aurora is located in Andermatt, just 40 meters from the Andermatt-Gemsstock Cable Car. It offers rooms with satellite TV, a seating area, and free Wi-Fi. This is a fine mid-range hotel. All rooms at Hotel Aurora have carpeted floors and an interior with wooden details. Each has a work desk and a private bathroom with a hairdryer and a shower.

Hotel Aurora features a lounge and a sun terrace. Guests have access to the sauna at a surcharge. The hotel has an à la carte restaurant where you can order regional and international dishes, as well as a cozy bar. A buffet breakfast is served in the morning. Free parking and Wi-Fi are available.

Gasthaus Skiklub

Gasthaus Skiklub is located in Andermatt on the Gotthardstrasse and is surrounded by the Oberalp Pass and the Gotthard Pass. The Andermatt cable car to Gemsstock is 100 meters away, and the rooms include free Wi-Fi. The individually decorated rooms all have cable TV and free mineral water.

The traditional Skiklub restaurant is rustically furnished and serves Italian cuisine and Swiss specialties such as different types of fondue. Guests can also relax on the sunny terrace in fine weather. Gasthaus Skiklub offers free private parking for cars and Wi-Fi.

Pension Sust Lodge am Gotthard

Sust Lodge am Gotthard is located in Hospental amidst the Swiss Alps. It can be reached by public transport all year round. Every morning, you can enjoy a rich breakfast tailored to the needs of active guests. Each room has an unobstructed view of the mountains and a private bathroom. Free Wi-Fi is available in public areas. Other facilities offered at the property include a lounge, a TV with a projector, luggage storage, ski storage, and bicycle storage.

Free private parking is available. An array of activities can be enjoyed on site or in the surroundings, such as mountain biking, hiking, skiing, golfing, and cycling. Sust Lodge offers direct access to cycling and mountain bike trails. The guest house is three kilometers from the start of the Alpenbrevet in Andermatt.

Program

Day 1

  • From 15:00, arrival at your hotel in Andermatt
  • Training day with plenty of opportunities

Day 2

  • 08:30 Breakfast
  • If you want, you can train in the area in the morning.
  • Today, you also pick up your starting permit in Andermatt.

Day 3

  • 05:30 Breakfast
  • 06:45 Start of Alpenbrevet

Day 4

  • 08:30 Breakfast and then departure home

Note: The participant is obliged to wear a crash helmet during the bike rides and to have a suitable bicycle.

Location

This cycling tour will take place in Andermatt, Switzerland. After having started in Meiringen for years, the new start and finish location is in Andermatt, the winter sports resort on the north side of the Gotthard.

Food

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast

The following dietary requirement(s) are served and/or catered for:

  • Regular (typically includes meat and fish)
If you have special dietary requirements it's a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation

What's included

  • Starting permit for the Alpenbrevet (worth 110 CHF) and care registration of the starting license
  • GPX files for training rides and small roadbook / travel documents
  • 3 nights' accommodation
  • Breakfasts

What's not included

  • Bike rental
  • Booking costs (10 EUR per booking)
  • Transportation from Netherlands - Andermatt
  • Other meals
  • Travel and / or cancellation insurance

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 30% of the total price.
  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid 30 days before arrival.
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