Your Swiss Getaway

4 days in Switzerland, the best kept secret of Alpine climbing

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.

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 14: Airolo to Andermatt via the Tremola

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!

What's included?

Quiet roads, friendly cows, stunning Alpine landscapes and the best cheese in the world are part of the package.

The following is also included:

  • 3 nights accommodation in 3* hotels
  • 3 breakfasts and 3 dinners
  • Energy food / snacks while on the road
  • Transfers from and to Zurich airport, within a predefined time window
  • Support vehicle and driver/guide (a passionate cyclist with a deep knowledge of Switzerland)
  • Grand Tours Project jersey
  • Roadbook including all the details you need to know for your trip

What's Not Included?

  • Flights / transportation to the trip pick up location
  • Travel insurance
  • Lunches
  • Alcoholic drinks and soft drinks

More information on cycling in Switzerland: Switzerland: Discover yourself (article written by Alain for RIDE Cycling Review)

Your Swiss Getaway