The Grappa Experience

Uri Martins

Jan / 31 / 2024

Michel requested a very special cycling tour experience focusing on showcasing the beauty of his homeland Switzerland and visiting key places in the area (Alpes Vaudoises). All attention is based on 5-star hotel accommodation and superb attention to detail.

Customised rides planning

The most challenging part was to plan the length of rides, difficulty and adequate support for each of the participants, so all of them get a great experience. We then identified the different riding levels and abilities of the participants and put a plan so everyone was looked after, riding without pressure and having the opportunity to ride as much as they wanted and as fast or as relaxed. The key was the right combination of support vehicles, bike guides on the road and clear coffee stops to re-group or for lunch.

An ideal cycling adventure

We proposed a 5-day multidisciplinary tour with 3-day bike rides, staying in an unbeatable environment in the Swiss mountains. That is the combination of 1 day of E-MTB exploring the best bike trails in the Swiss mountains, passing through a mountain hut to enjoy a typical Swiss lunch. The next day was the typical 4-cols loop in the area with road bikes and the unmissable cheese factory for a unique experience with cheese and lunch. The last day of cycling was held at the UCI headquarters and the Velodrome, where we proposed a group session with track bikes, first the initiation and then some team races followed by a cocktail and lunch at the Café Velodrome next door. The amazing experience finished with a Gala dinner at the superb 5-star accommodation.

Collaboration is the key to success

The ideas and comments we had from Michel were key to planning the best possible itinerary for his group of friends and meeting all the requirements. Clear and frequent communication with Michel played a very important role in the success of the tour.

Michel's Testimonial

"Having previously enjoyed a private tour with Grand Tours Project in Burgundy, my expectations were high when I entrusted them with organizing a tour for a group of clients, colleagues, and friends, seeking to marry sport, entertainment, and camaraderie in a relaxed yet impeccably organized environment. Grand Tours Project flawlessly orchestrated every aspect of the trip, seamlessly combining the spirit of the Giro d'Italia with the breathtaking beauty of the Swiss Alps. From engaging activities to top-notch entertainment, they left no stone unturned in ensuring a memorable experience for all.

The itinerary was a perfect fusion of adventure and indulgence, reflecting a thoughtful blend of E-biking, road cycling, and an indoor cycling experience spread across three action-packed days. The cycling routes took us through the picturesque Swiss Alps, offering incredible views that left us in awe. The inclusion of an indoor cycling experience added a unique touch, ensuring that everyone, regardless of their fitness level, could participate and enjoy the tour to the fullest. What truly set Grand Tours Project apart was their ability to manage various levels of expertise, making every participant feel like a hero.

Grand Tours Project was able to strike a great balance between professionalism and a friendly atmosphere, creating an experience that feels like a genuine celebration of shared interests and passions."