SWISS ALPES (POST TOUR DE FRANCE)

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2020 SWISS ALPES (POST TDF)

REGION: Switzerland

TOUR DATES: 19 - 22 JULY 2020

DURATION: 4 DAYS / 3 NIGHTS

INCLUDED:

Arrival & Departure transfers
3 nights accommodation (twin share)
3 breakfasts & 2 dinners
4 guided cycling stages fully supported

PRICE: 1500 € p.p.

SINGLE SUPPLEMENT: 300 €

CARBON ROAD BIKE HIRE: 150 €

DAY ONE – Sunday 19 July 2020
Geneva to Lake Thun


From Geneva there will be a 1.5hr transfer to the edge of the Gantrisch Natural Park. The 75km ride today passes through expansive forests up to the Gurnigel Pass. You will have earnt your lunch break after cycling this 11.5km climb (average grade of 7%). After lunch the ride continues east with the descent following the gentle gradients down to Lake Thun. This impressive alpine lake measures 17.5km long by 3.5km wide and will provide a beautiful setting for an overnight stay.

Meals: Dinner included

Destinations: Gantrisch Natural Park

Ride: 75km cycling

Accommodation: Lake Thun (Switzerland)

DAY TWO – Monday 20 July 2020
Gross Scheidegg Pass


Today begins with some easy kilometres around Lake Thun towards Interlaken and our first coffee stop. The next section of our cycling route though starting from Grindelwald has to be seen to be believed! The perfectly asphalted road narrows and only cyclists and the occasional postal van have access up the Gross Scheidegg Pass (1960m elevation). One of the features of this climb are the alpine pastures with surrounding views to some of the biggest European mountains including the Jungfrau and north face of the renowned Eiger. At the top we can enjoy some lunch and take in these views in what truly is a cycling paradise!

Meals: Breakfast included

Destinations: Gross Scheidegg Pass

Ride: 75km cycling

Accommodation: Meiringen (Switzerland)

DAY THREE – Tue 21 July 2020
Grimsel & Furka Pass

It is difficult to say that things just keep getting better but what can you say about the opportunity to ride Grimsel Pass (2165m) and Furka Pass (2436m)! These are two of the most beautiful high passes in the Swiss Alpes with Furka Pass being the 4th highest paved road in Switzerland. Both of these climbs offer a complete series of amazing switchbacks. Once over Grimsel the descent takes you to the base of Furka where you might remember footage of James Bond and the sniper scene from Goldfinger. Simply put - a day on the bike like no other!

Meals:
Breakfast & Dinner included

Destinations: Grimsel & Furka Pass

Ride: 85km cycling

Accommodation: Andermatt (Switzerland)

DAY FOUR – Wed 22 July 2020
Old Tremola Road

The final ride for those who love adventure and history is the old Tremola Road. The new 15km Gotthard road tunnel now exists however in the good old days the Tremola Pass was the only way to get over the grand San Gottardo Pass. As one gets high on fresh mountain air you will enjoy your final ride up the 37 switchbacks and granite cobblestones that were laid all the way back in 1827. From Airolo there will be a 2hr transfer to Milan Malpensa Airport. We will have you at Milan Malpensa by 4pm at the latest. From here we will say our goodbyes before you continue with your onwards travels. We hope you have enjoyed your Swiss Alpes Experience!

Meals: Breakfast included

SWISS ALPES (POST TDF)

As the sun goes down on the 2020 Tour de France this cycling tour will continue to shine with four more riding days through the Swiss Alpes. In 2020 we are pleased to present a 3 night post Tour de France package from Geneva to Milan. Click the above link to download all the details on how you too can ride Grimsel Pass, Furka Pass and the Old Tremola Road!! This post tour package strays away from our conventional cycling tour formula. Instead of selecting a base and cycling the surrounding mountains and valleys this Swiss Alpes tour will follow a Point 2 Point style to make the most out of our short escape into Switzerland. Every day you will ride to a new hotel passing a couple of famous mountain peaks along the way. While there are many high profile climbs on offer other climbs such as Gurnigel Pass and Gross Scheidegg also have some serious WOW factor!

Dates: 19-07-2020 to 22-07-2020

Tour price: 1500 € per person (twin share)

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