Switzerland Iconic Passes Getaway

  • Location

    Meiringen to Andermatt

  • Duration

    4 days | 3 nights

  • Length

    34 - 72km daily

  • Climb

    900 - 2,500m daily

12 Jul 2018 - 15 Jul 2018

Welcome to Grand Tours Project's backyard. We call Switzerland home and we are excited to take you to our favorite spots.

Climb the mighty Grosse Scheidegg, the Grimselpass, the Nufenenpass and finish with the ridiculously scenic Tremola - a cobbled pass with an endless set of switchbacks.

In just 4 days, you will get a taste of alpine riding in Switzerland, the new hot destination for road cyclists. Small roads with little traffic, unspoilt sceneries and countless switchbacks amongst snowy peaks: the country has a lot to offer to the discerning rider looking beyond the classics of the Alps.

Looking for a longer tour in Switzerland? Check our Switzerland Explorer

More information on cycling in Switzerland: read this article written by our Chief Cycling Officer for RIDE Cycling Review

Total price: €1,500

  • Climb 4 major Alpine passes in 4 days
  • One night in Ticino, the Italian speaking part of Switzerland
  • The Tremola: a unique cobbled pass
  • Fully supported tour with local guides
  • Maximum group size: 14 riders
  • Day 1

    Arrival in Meiringen

    After we meet you at Zurich Airport, a two hour drive will take us to our hotel in Meiringen.

    Located in the Bernese Oberland, the town is famous for the nearby Reichenbach Falls, a spectacular waterfall that was the setting for the presumed death of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's character Sherlock Holmes. It is also known for its claim to have been the place where the meringue was first created.

    In the afternoon, visit the town, have a meringue or go for a ride and stretch your legs along Lake Brienz.

  • Day 2

    Grosse Scheidegg loop

    65km and 1,300m of climbing

    The Grosse Scheidegg is closed to traffic and offers a breathtaking view of the famous Eiger North Face: we start our tour with a bang. "I would happily put either side of Grosse Scheidegg on any top ten list of great Alpine cycling climbs. » says our good friend Will, who runs the excellent Cycling Challenge blog.

  • Day 3

    Meiringen to Airolo via Grimselpass and Nufenenpass

    72km and 2,500m of climbing

    Only 72km? Yes, but we climb two Alpine monsters: the Grimselpass which takes us to 2,165m over 26km and the Nufenenpass, the second highest paved pass in Switzerland with 2,478m. A memorable day in the mountains which ends in Ticino, the Italian speaking part of Switzerland. Pasta, vino and espresso are on the menu tonight!

  • Day 4

    Airolo to Andermatt via Tremola (Gotthardpass)

    34km and 900m of climbing

    A last pass before heading back to the airport: the Tremola. With its cobbles and its incredible sets of switchbacks, this pass is like nothing else you will ever experience in the Alps. After a quick lunch in the typical mountain village of Andermatt, we will drive you to Zurich. And we will happily help carrying your luggage if your legs are tired from this Alpine adventure!