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Memorable moments

Some of the most memorable moments in the long history of Tour the France happened on the roads that conquer the mountain passes of Switzerland.

The steep ascents separate the wheat from the chaff and the snow-white peaks make the perfect setting for sportive highlights. During these cycling days you follow the traces of Tour the France and conquer the most spectacular passes of Switzerland.

The passes and dam walls in Switzerlands southwest will make this a journey you will never forget.

Hard
  • 4 Days / 3 Nights
  • Self-guided tour

Itinerary

You leave Fribourg on narrow roads and after a short while you reach Lake Gruyères. From the picturesque lake you go for a rushing descent down to Montreux.

Enjoy a break at Chillon Castle, because a steep uphill awaits you. You tackle the Col de la Croix that brings you up to 1’778 metres. After descending to Les Diablerets the ascent to Col des Mosses (1’445 m) awaits you.

Even the pro’s of Tour de France have sweated blood on these streets. 

approx. 155 km
2’730 m
2’310 m

The day starts with a steep uphill. From the top of Col du Pillon (1’546 m) you cycle down to Aigle, home of the UCI (Union Cycliste Internationale).

You have time to recover on the way to Martigny before you reach one of the highlights of Tour de France in 2016. The first ascend towards Col de la Forclaz (1’527 m) is just a warm-up exercise.

Things get really steep on the way up to the dam wall of Emosson (1’965 m). And because it was so much fun you will climb Col de la Forclaz another time to get back to Martigny. 

approx. 140 km
3’200 m
3’790 m

You choose how to get to Crans-Montana. Sporty cyclists go for the passes Col des Planches (1’411 m) and Col du Lein (1’623 m).

At Saxon you reach the easy variant that leads through Rhône-valley towards Crans-Montana.

Individual departure from Crans-Montana.

approx. 55 - 75 km
1’090 - 2’360 m
60 - 1’320 m

Characteristic

A tour for experienced cyclists. If you choose the difficult variant on day 4 you will have to deal with a short unpaved road. The rest of the trip leads on mountain roads with little traffic.

Prices & Dates

All data for 2018 at a glance
Season 1
May 31, 2018 - Jun 20, 2018
Sep 3, 2018 - Oct 14, 2018
Season 2
Jun 21, 2018 - Sep 2, 2018
Traces of Tour de France, 4 days, CH-WZRFC-04X
Base price
Surcharge Single Room
569,00
139,00
599,00
139,00
Season 1
May 31, 2018 - Jun 20, 2018
Sep 3, 2018 - Oct 14, 2018
Season 2
Jun 21, 2018 - Sep 2, 2018
Fribourg
Extra night double room
Extra night single room
Crans-Montana
Extra night double room
Extra night single room
115,00
170,00
115,00
170,00
115,00
170,00
115,00
170,00
Price
Road bike
139,00

Our rental bikes

Services & Information

  • 3 nights with breakfast
  • Daily luggage transport
  • carefully elaborated route
  • detailled tour documents
  • GPS-data available
  • Service-Hotline

Arrival/Parking/Departure

  • Parking at the station of Fribourg. CHF 10.- per day 
  • Return travel by bus and train via Sion and Lausanne to Fribourg. Duration approx. 3 hours.

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