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Graubünden gravel & road tour

Gravel and road biking in Graubünden, Switzerland

→  190km↑  5670m♦  difficultStart:  SplügenFinish:  IlanzCountry:  SwitzerlandCLIMBS:  Lai da Vons (1991m), Maigelshütte (2314m), Alp Nova (2079m)A 3 day tour on quiet roads and gravel tracks in eastern SwitzerlandLocated in eastern Switzerland, the canton of Graubünden is home to some of the most beautiful road cycling passes in the Alps such as the Albula or the Umbrail. It is also a …

Zeinisjoch and Silvretta Hochalpenstrassse

→  36km↑  1130m♦  mediumStart/Finish:  GaltürCountry:  AustriaRoute:  Loop CLIMBS:  Zeinisjoch (1842m)                      Silvretta Hochalpenstrasse (2032m)A big Alpine pass and a hidden gemAn Alpine country par excellence, Austria remains little known among cyclists. However, it is full of big passes and roads away from traffic in sumptuous landscapes. Take, for example, this short but …

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Furka-Nufenen-Gotthard (Tremola): The classic passes of central Switzerland

→  106km↑  3020m♦  difficultStart/Finish:  AndermattCountry:  SwitzerlandRoute:  Loop CLIMBS:  Furkapass (2429m)                      Nufenenpass (2478m)                      Gotthardpass (2106m)An unforgettable loop filled with switchbacks, glacier views and a cobbled pass between the Italian and German speaking parts of SwitzerlandWith three legendary passes that regularly feature on …

The Strade Bianche

→  122km↑  1950m♦  mediumStart/Finish:  PienzaCountry:  ItalyCLIMBS:  Monte Sante Marie (304m)                      Murlo (293m)                      Pieve a Salti (309m)Route:  LoopA loop in the Crete Senesi and the Val d’Orcia on the strade bianche, the typical white gravel roads of Tuscany featured in L’EroicaFor …

Martigny: Emosson and the Petite Forclaz

Cyclist on the Emosson dam above Martigny, Switzerland

→  73km↑  2919m♦  difficultStart/Finish:  MartignyCountry:  SwitzerlandCLIMBS:  Col de la Forclaz (1527m)                      Emosson dam (1960m)                      Vieux Emosson dam (2125m)Route:  Out and backA scenic ride on the roads of the Tour de FranceThe Martigny region in Valais, Switzerland has become a go-to …

Entlebuch: Glaubenberg & Glaubenbielen Passes

→  119km↑  2990m♦  DifficultStart/Finish:  WolhusenCountry:  SwitzerlandCLIMBS:  Glaubenberg Pass (1540m)                      Glaubenbielen Pass (1616m)Route:  Loop ( counter clockwise)This loop in the Prealps of Central Switzerland takes you over two of Entlebuch’s underrated passesStarting from Wolhusen, you follow the Kleine Emme upstream to Entlebuch, gateway to the eponymous UNESCO World Heritage Site. The ascent of …

Classic Passes of the Alpes Vaudoises

→  115km↑  2300m♦  DifficultStart/Finish:  AigleCountry:  SwitzerlandRoute:  Loop (anti clockwise)CLIMB: Col de la Croix (1778m)                  Col du Pillon (1546m)                  Col des Mosses (1445m)Col de la Croix, Col du Pillon and Col des MossesStarting in Aigle, home of the International Cycling Union (UCI), this loop takes you over 3 …

Sanetsch Pass

Near the top of the Col du Sanetsch

→  128km↑  2460m♦  DifficultStart/Finish:  SionCountry:  SwitzerlandRoute:  Loop (counter clockwise)CLIMBS:  Sanetsch (2252m)                      Pillon Pass (1546m)The Sanetsch Pass: like the famous Stelvio, but with less trafficChances are, you’ve never heard of the Sanetsch Pass in the Swiss canton of Valais. Don’t be ashamed: no pro race has ever been there, and it’s …

The Switzerland Explorer

→  420km↑  7600m♦  DifficultStart:  MeiringenFinish:  WalenseeCountry:  SwitzerlandCLIMBs:  Grosse Scheidegg (1962m),  Grimsel (2165m),  Nufenen (2478m),  Gotthard (2106m),  Oberalp (2044m),  Albula (2315m),  Flüela (2383m)A custom crafted road cycling tour taking in the very best of the Swiss AlpsIs this the perfect tour of Switzerland? Maybe. Every region of Switzerland is worth visiting on a bike. The north, from Fribourg to Lake Konstanz, offers …