Day 1: Meet & Greet & Stage of the Tour de Suisse
We meet you at the Zurich airport on day one of the TDS and transfer you to Cham where the tour is gettting under way. We will assist you in assembling your bikes and have enough time to watch the first days introducitons and time trial. We have a short warm up ride aroudn lake Zug to test your rig and then a welcome dinner in town.
Day 2: Stage 2 and ride into Canton Schwyz
Today we ride into the farmlands Switzerland is renowned. This loop can be longer or shorter and will be mixed in with TDS route so we see start/finish. We pass from the Canton of Zug into Schwyz and back. Our ride passes through scenic farmlands, pristine lakes and into Schwyz where the Swiss army knife is produced and the Swiss Charter of Confederation from 1291 is housed for public viewing.
Lodging: 3-star hotel in same town of tour's first two stages
Day 3 & 4: Setting up for Satges 4 & 5
We transfer to Fribourg to put us in position to ride some of the route the Tour riders will pass the following day. We make our way through Gruyere & past the many dairy farms that command spectacular views of the Alps. We go over the Mosses Pass (13.7k/4.1%) which was part of the ’16 TDF and the highly regarded Col de la Croix (8.4k/67.3%) used in Tour de Romandie in 2013.
The following day we have sSeveral options before the tour finishes in the town we stay; from doing the flat car free cycle route around lake Geneva -200k/124miles. Or do a loop over Morgins Pass (14k/3.3%) that takes in commanding views.
Day 5 & 6: Stages to Watch & Choice of Passes to Ride
We start the day watching the TDs start stage 5 then ride along the Rhone Valley and have the
choice of one or two passes to ride. One pass is over Furka
(16.5k/6.4%) & by the Rhone glacier. Or over
Nufenen (13.3k/8.5%) and Gotthard (12.7k/7.3%).
The following day we Oberalp Pass (10.6K/5.7%0. Vorderrhein Gorge: 10,000 years ago over 10,000 million cubic meters of rock broke off and thundered down into the valley.
Towards Reichenauhe the Upper Rhine Valley disappears under a gigantic mass of debris. From there the Rhine got to work, eating greedily through the rock and creating the spectacular Swiss 'Grand Canyon' - the Ruinaulta that we ride along.
Hotel: Night 6 in Mt Village ski town within the canton of Graubunden, Switzerland's largest and least populated Canton.
Day 7 & 8: Ideal Postioning to see the last Mt Stages before the finish
We are now in the heart of Switzerland’s largest Canton, Graubunden, where you get the chance to climb the stunning Albula Pass (29k/4.5%). If we leave early enough it should put us in front of the tour to see either the finish or allow us to station ourselves
atop the pass to watch their final ascent.
The last day of riding Watch TDS Depart Zernez, which is where we will be staying in order to see the last mountain stage start of the TDS. Once we know the exact route we may be riding the same pass and if so you will have the option to ride ahead and station yourself for the tour to pass us en route. We scale Flüela Pass (13k/6.4%)
last used in the TDS in 2011 and short 5.2k over the Wolfgang Pass then pass through the chic mountain resort of Klosters aka “Hollywood on the Rocks”. Our destination where your bike boxes will be waiting is Lake Wallen-popular location for wing suit
base jumpers. We pack the bikes and have one last farewell meal.
Lodgings: One night in a small high Alp village & 1 along the Wallensee Lake
Day 9: Departures
We will make arrangements to ensure we get you and your bike to the airport on time.