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What is your Grand Tour Project?

Are you passionate about cycling?

Do you want to escape your busy everyday life to live a unique and meaningful experience on your bike with like-minded friends? Do you want to get inspired and challenge yourself on famous Alpine passes where the glorious history of cycling was made? Or ride off the beaten path and explore roads only known by the locals in the most beautiful regions of Europe?

In 2013, I rode every stage, and every kilometre of the three Grand Tours (Giro d’Italia, Tour de France and Vuelta a España), the same day as the professional riders. That was my Grand Tours Project (see the website here). It was not just a personal challenge, but also a journey to share the spectacle of the Grand Tours and promote the cause of environmental sustainability through various initiatives along the route. In 63 days, I rode through hundreds of villages, discovered some incredible scenery, made friends for life and pushed myself beyond my limits more than once.

Then came the idea to share this experience with fellow passionate cyclists...you. How? By riding every kilometre of every Giro d’Italia stage for a week, just hours before the pros. By participating in the most prestigious granfondo in the world. By exploring the Swiss Alps, the place we call home - an unheralded cycling paradise. And by tackling the Géant de Provence with style. We believe this must all be done with outstanding support: from the friendliest and most competent guides to vehicle backup and mechanical assistance throughout the trip.

Join us for the ride of a lifetime. We’ll celebrate the culture of cycling. We’ll push ourselves. We’ll stop for pictures, coffee and (too much) gelati. We’ll make new friends. We’ll smile while climbing, and laugh when descending. We’ll taste the local cuisine - and wines. We’ll reinvent ourselves on two wheels.

What is your Grand Tours Project?

Keith Tuffley


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PRESS

Sometimes we get our 15 minutes of fame while riding our bikes in the most beautiful places...

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    Alain Rumpf

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    Sep / 27 / 2016

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    Alain Rumpf

    Jul / 29 / 2016

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    Olivia Kaferly

    Jul / 12 / 2016

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    On the Valais Cycling Tour roads

    Alain Rumpf

    Jul / 1 / 2016

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    Is Switzerland the best kept secret in Europe?

    Alain Rumpf

    Jun / 2 / 2016

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    A Ride Through Switzerland

    The Inner Ring

    Jun / 17 / 2016

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  • CyclingTips

    Roadtripping Switzerland

    Alain Rumpf

    Dec / 1 / 2015

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    The Transcontinental Race: Crossing Europe by bike in 16 days

    Alain Rumpf

    Aug / 17 / 2015

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  • Gstaad Saanenland Tourismus

    "Speed up. Slow down": a promotional movie for road cycling in the Swiss resort of Gstaad with Alain

    Jul / 1 / 2015

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    Amateur cyclist tackles all three Grand Tours

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OUR TEAM

  • Founder

    Keith Tuffley

    A sustainable future for the world our children will live in is exciting, fascinating, fun, full of opportunities – and achievable. Business must be a driving force and I support this vision with the B Team, a not-for-profit initiative based in New York. And you know what? Cycling is part of this future. It is the mode of transportation and leisure that gets you the closest to nature, people and places as one possibly can. This is why I created Grand Tours Project: I want our guests to live meaningful experiences on the road while having the best holiday of their life. Cycling is not just a sport: it’s a lifestyle.


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  • Chief Cycling Officer

    Alain Rumpf

    When I was 12, my mom gave me a newspaper article about weekly rides organised by the local cycling club, the Vélo-Club Vevey. I joined, and it was love at first sight. Cycling has been part of my life ever since. After racing for a decade at regional and national level, I spent 20 years with the UCI, cycling’s world governing body. Oh, and I met my wife Lillie at a velodrome. We live in the Swiss Alps and we love to explore new roads with friends. Every bike ride is an adventure!


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  • Tour guide

    Jacqui Coward

    My passion for cycling started in the late 90’s as a teenager, growing up in the Canadian Rockies. In my early 20’s I mountain biked across the Alps in a week and it changed me forever, introducing me to endurance cycling. I have since traveled around the world with my bikes and I find nothing more joyful than exploring a new culture by bike. With experience in outdoor education and a background in organisational leadership, I find great value in using outdoor sport as a means to deepen the awareness of an individual or a connection of a group. I currently live in Vevey, Switzerland, where I enjoy bike racing and the endless network of road cycling routes in high mountain passes from my doorstep.

  • Tour guide

    Vaughan Caseley

    As a teenager I started cycling on the BMX track, later progressing into the then new sport of mountain biking. Work and career intervened until my mid 20's when my doctor advised me to lose weight and I rediscovered my passion for cycling.

    Fast forward 25 years having pedaled on thousands of kilometers of trails and roads, coached skills to all levels of cyclists, managed the Australian Mountain Bike Marathon team and scaled numerous mountain passes I find himself living in the wonderful Swiss Alps.

    I now spend my days guiding, coaching, repairing bikes and sharing my passion for cycling over a coffee or 3!

  • Tour guide

    Luca Gadotti

    I started cycling in my early teens to resolve some health problems…no medicine has ever been so good! Thirty years on, I am still riding and I love everything about cycling. I raced in Italy for over 20 years and I have competed in many Granfondos. In 2016, after few years away from the competitive circuit, I decided to return to the scene and face the renewed challenge. It has been great to reconnect with many friends and to be racing again, but this time with my wife and my son at the arrival to cheer on me! Barcollo ma non mollo!