Available Months June to Sept
Nights 6 Nights
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Switzerland Raid Switzerland

Is This Trip For Me?

An epic 6 night journey across the Swiss Alps over the best climbs in the country. Starting in the ski resort of Andermatt, the week starts with one of the world's best one day routes taking in the Furka, Nufenen & Gotthard Pass. We then head via the San Bernadino Pass & Maloja Pass to St Moritz before ending on a couple of wild climbs and ending on the highest paved pass in Switzerland, the Umbrail pass up to the Stelvio summit. Small groups, expert support and a route that will live long in the memory.

Tour Highlights

Tour Highlights

  • Ride the iconic Gotthard Pass: On the shortlist for worlds best climbs. Very little traffic, hairpins galore, a 5km cobbled section and incredible views. We ride this on day one.

  • Wild & Remote Climbs: The week takes in classic and wild climbs of Switzerland. The Nufenen, Albula & Fluela passes take us into remote sections when it is often just us and the road.

  • Finish on the Umbrail: The highest paved road in Switzerland, our last climb takes us over 2,500m. Just for fun, we then cross into Italy and ride the last few kms of the Stelvio pass to finish the week at 2,757m.

Avg Daily Distance Avg Daily Elevation Difficulty
Front Group 105km 2650m 4/5

What's Included

Accommodation

6 nights in 3* hotels.

Transfer

Return transfers from Milan

Included Meals

6 x breakfasts, 6 x dinners

Guided Rides

5 guided rides & a warm up

Mechanic

Mechanic & support vehicle available

Private Feed Stop

Feed stops set up every 30km

Bike Rental

Ridley Fenix SL available (add £139)

Reviews

Switzerland Raid Cycling Holiday

One of the great weeks of cycling in the world. This 6 night trip starts with two nights in Andermatt and then moves each night east before ending on the Italian border on the Umbrail Pass. Our small groups are led by our expert road guides with a mechanic following in the support van. Most of the riding is up and down but when there are flat sections we ride together before doing the climbs are our own pace, regrouping at the top. Days average about 100km and just over 2,500m - suitable for club riders and anyone that loves climbing. We take on both the classics of the country (Furka Pass, San Gotthardo) and some stunning remote climbs (Nufenen Pass, Albula & more). Evenings are spent in some beautiful Alpine villages with social post ride time and great local food.

Itinerary

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Day One : Arrival Day & Warm Up

Our guides will meet you in Milan for the 2hr transfer to Andermatt. We should arrive mid afternoon where our mechanics are on hand to fit rental bikes or build bikes. We have an optional warm up ride up the 10km Oberalp Pass. Welcome dinner is at 7.30pm.

Day Two : Furka - Nufenen - Gotthard Loop

Distance Elevation Difficulty
Front Group 98km 3214m 5/5

One of the world's best one day cycling loops. We meet up at 9am after breakfast for a 9.15am rollout. First up is the famous Furka Pass before the wild Nufenenpass and finally the incredible Gotthard Pass. We climb the old Tremola road with the top 5km of beautiful, smooth cobbles. We have lunch at a cafe on the route (budget 20CHF) and should arrive back in Andermatt by mid afternoon for a couple of drinks and R&R before dinner.

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Day Three : Andermatt to San Bernadino

Distance Elevation Difficulty
Front Group 124km 2418m 3/5

Another 9,15am rollout. The route starts over the Gotthard pass before a thrilling descent and rare flat section where we all ride together until we hit the bottom of the San Bernadino pass. We should finish mid afternoon and spend the rest of the day in the mountains with great views.

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Day Four : San Bernadino to St Moritz

Distance Elevation Difficulty
Front Group 116km 2801m 4/5

A thrilling day of riding featuring three climbs and going over 2,000m twice. We roll out again at 9.15am to finish the San Bernadino Pass featuring the best part of the climb, then we pop over the tight hairpins of the Splugen Pass before a long descent and one last climb - the Maloja pass. After regrouping at the summit, the last 20km is pan flat and we spin all together into St Moritz.

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Day Five : St Moritz to Zernez

Distance Elevation Difficulty
Front Group 109km 2533m 4/5

Another amazing day featuring two wild and remote climbs with some of the best scenery in Switzerland. We roll out of St Moritz and 13km flat section before taking the short way up the Albula Pass and a long, sweeping descent before climbing to Davos and then tackling the beautiful Fluela pass and ending in remote Zernez.

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Day Six : Zernez to Nevada

Distance Elevation Difficulty
Front Group 73km 2268m 3/5

One last day featuring one small climb & one large climb. After rolling out of Zernez, we ride over the Ofenpass and along the valley before turning onto the highest pass of the week - the Umbrail. The climb finishes at the border but we keep going a few more kms and end the week at the summit of the Stelvio Pass before descending into Italy for our final night.

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Day Seven : Departure Day

Our mechanics are on hand to help pack bikes on Saturday after the ride or Sunday morning. We have one last breakfast & then head back to Milan late morning.

Accomodation

Switzerland Raid Hotels

6 nights at 3* hotels

Our hotels for the Swiss Raid are all 3*, family run hotels in ideal locations. On most days we arrive late afternoon just in time for a nice shower, couple of post ride drinks and tasty dinner.

Airport Transfers

Our guides collect you from Milan Linate for the 2hr transfer to Andermatt & the journey back from Bormio. Transfer times will be released in September when all the airline schedules are out. Transfers include bike boxes.

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Arrival Times
Departure Times
Milan Linate (LIN)
Transfer times to be confirmed in September.
Transfer times to be confirmed in September.

Date's & Book Now

Select your date & room type. Add bike rental during checkout. Need more help, contact one of our trip specialists on +442081446720

6 Nights: 14 - 20th Jun 2021
6 nights accommodation
6 breakfasts, 6 dinners
Return transfers from Milan
5 full guided rides & a warm up ride
Mechanical support and feed stations
Single Room £1599 £1599 Book Now
6 nights accommodation
6 breakfasts, 6 dinners
Return transfers from Milan
5 full guided rides & a warm up ride
Mechanical support and feed stations
Twin Room For 2 Persons £2599 £2599 Book Now
6 Nights: 28th Jun - 4th Jul 2021
6 nights accommodation
6 breakfasts, 6 dinners
Return transfers from Milan
5 full guided rides & a warm up ride
Mechanical support and feed stations
Single Room £1599 £1599 Book Now
6 nights accommodation
6 breakfasts, 6 dinners
Return transfers from Milan
5 full guided rides & a warm up ride
Mechanical support and feed stations
Twin Room For 2 Persons £2599 £2599 Book Now
6 Nights: 13 - 19th Sep 2021
6 nights accommodation
6 breakfasts, 6 dinners
Return transfers from Milan
5 full guided rides & a warm up ride
Mechanical support and feed stations
Single Room £1599 £1599 Book Now
6 nights accommodation
6 breakfasts, 6 dinners
Return transfers from Milan
5 full guided rides & a warm up ride
Mechanical support and feed stations
Twin Room For 2 Persons £2599 £2599 Book Now

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