Available Months July to Sept
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Switzerland Weekender Switzerland

Is This Trip For Me?

Explore some of the cycling world's best kept secrets in stunning Switzerland. Suitable for riders that love climbing, this weekender takes in three rides over remote passes and classic climbs including San Gotthard, Furka Pass & the legendary Grosse Scheidegg. Three nights in the ski resort of Andermatt & a night on the lake in Interlaken, this is an unmissable weekend for anyone looking to ride some of the world's best climbs.

Tour Highlights

Tour Highlights

  • Ride the road from Goldfinger: Our first and last climb of the weekend is the Furka pass, one of the iconic climbs in the region with a hotel perched in a hairpin corner, amazing views and the scene of Bond driving his DB5 in Goldfinger.

  • Climb the stunning Gotthard Pass: On the shortlist for best climb in the world, the Gotthard Pass has everything - stunning views, very little traffic, variety, switchbacks galore and some cobbled corners. Our final climb on day one.

  • Escape the cars on the legendary Grosse Scheidegg: Day two ends on the beautiful Grosse Scheidegg, another contender for worlds best climb. It is long, relatively tough and beautifully wild with some great views of the Eiger.

What's Included

Accommodation

3 nights in Andermatt, 1 night in Interlaken (3* hotels)

Transfer

Return transfers from Milan Malpensa

Included Meals

4 x breakfast, 4 x dinner

Guided Rides

3 guided rides & warm up

Mechanic

Mechanic & support van

Private Feed Stop

Feed stops every 30km

Bike Rental

Ridley Fenix SL available (£139)

Reviews

Switzerland Weekender Cycling Holiday

A stunning cycling weekend in the heart of the Swiss Alps. We arrive on Wednesday and have a short warm up ride before three big rides on Thursday, Friday & Saturday. All of the riding is up or down so suitable for riders that love climbing, and these climbs are very easy to love! Across the three main rides we go over the Furka Pass, Nufenen, Gotthard, Susten, Grimsel & Grosse Scheidegg. These are mostly long & wild climbs with very little traffic & amazing Alpine views. The first two nights are in the ski resort of Andermatt before riding to Interlaken on the third night before heading back to Andermatt. On our small group tours we have a road guide at the front of the group and support vehicle at the back with regular feed stops. We ride together on the flats and climb at our own pace, regrouping at the top. We typically get back to our hotel by mid afternoon for a couple of post ride drinks before dinner together.

Itinerary

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Day One : Arrival & Warm Up Ride

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

DistanceElevationDifficulty
Front Group98km3214m 4/5

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 Interlaken

DistanceElevationDifficulty
Front Group102km2952m 4/5

Pack an overnight bag for our night in Interlaken. Another 9.15am rollout, the ride starts with the Susten Pass before hitting the main climb of the day and one of the world's best rides that you've never heard of, the beautiful Grosse Scheidegg. From here, we have an incredible descent down to Interlaken for an evening by the lake.

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Day Four : Interlaken to Andermatt

DistanceElevationDifficulty
Front Group97km2629m 4/5

One final ride and a slightly easier route than the previous days. A final 9.15am rollout with a route starting with the only flat of the weekend, a 30km ride along the lake before the last two climbs - the Grimsel Pass and the Furka Pass from the other side, finishing with a breathtaking 20km descent all the way back to our hotel. We finish the weekend with a celebratory dinner.

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Day Five : Departure Day

Our mechanics are available to help pack bikes the night before or this morning. After breakfast we jump in the transfer back to Milan to head home.

Accomodation

Swiss Weekender Hotels

Hotel Aurora in Andermatt & Alpenblick in Interlakken

Our Swiss Weekender is based for 3 nights in Andermatt in the heart of the Alps and one night on the lake in Interlaken. Our hotels are both 3*, perfect for a long weekend of incredible riding. Both offer big breakfasts and local food for dinner and make ideal places to have a drink after a tough ride.

Airport Transfers

Our guides will meet you at Milan Malpensa for the 2hr transfer to Andermatt. We are waiting on all airlines to confirm 2021 flight schedules and will confirm transfer times in September. The transfer includes bike boxes if you do not want to rent a bike.

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Arrival Times
Departure Times
Milan Malpensa (MXP)
Transfer times confirmed in September 2020
Transfer times confirmed in September 2020

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

Summer 2021

4 Nights: 7 - 11th Jul 2021
4 nights accommodation
4 breakfasts, 4 dinners
Return transfers from Milan Malpensa
3 full guided rides & a warm up ride
Mechanical support and feed stations
Single Room £1099 £1099 Book Now
4 nights accommodation
4 breakfasts, 4 dinners
Return transfers from Milan Malpensa
3 full guided rides & a warm up ride
Mechanical support and feed stations
Twin Room For 2 Persons £1699 £1699 Book Now
4 Nights: 14 - 18th Jul 2021
4 nights accommodation
4 breakfasts, 4 dinners
Return transfers from Milan Malpensa
3 full guided rides & a warm up ride
Mechanical support and feed stations
Single Room £1099 £1099 Book Now
4 nights accommodation
4 breakfasts, 4 dinners
Return transfers from Milan Malpensa
3 full guided rides & a warm up ride
Mechanical support and feed stations
Twin Room For 2 Persons £1699 £1699 Book Now
4 Nights: 15 - 19th Sep 2021
4 nights accommodation
4 breakfasts, 4 dinners
Return transfers from Milan Malpensa
3 full guided rides & a warm up ride
Mechanical support and feed stations
Single Room £1099 £1099 Book Now
4 nights accommodation
4 breakfasts, 4 dinners
Return transfers from Milan Malpensa
3 full guided rides & a warm up ride
Mechanical support and feed stations
Twin Room For 2 Persons £1699 £1699 Book Now

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