Ahead of the silly season, Bjoern Rosner takes us on a journey around the stunning views of Switzerland.
Featuring some gentle climbs, some stunning sightseeing routes and of course clear blue skies, this one will help keep you tapping away on the trainer.
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In this sunny February ride, you start in Baar, Switzerland and gradually climb towards the snow line while the golden afternoon sun casts long shadows. Eventually leaving the road, the route levels off and you’ll get to enjoy some rollers along the way. The surface gradually switches to dirt, then mud and snow and finally picking up some icy bits in the shadows as you keep riding along the Zugerberg. As the sunlight is waning you switch back to solid grounds on your way to the town of Unterägeri, which you will find decorated with Fasnacht (Carnival) colors. Turning onto the main road, it is smooth cruising along the Aegeri Lake, to finish at the church of Oberägeri.More Info
Starting and ending right next to the Zuger Lake, this stunning anti-clockwise loop takes us on a gentle ride around Mount Rigi, also known as ‘Queen of the Mountains’ with an esteemed history, including having been visited by Queen Victoria of England in 1868, and being the home of Europe's first mountain railway, opened in 1871. On our ride we are staying well planted at the foothills of Mount Rigi, riding along three Lakes – the Zuger Laker, Lake Lucerne (aka. Vierwaldstättersee) and the smaller Lauerzer Lake. Starting out, we first pass Immensee and through the historic town of Küssnacht am Rigi, before the view opens up with Lake Lucerne ahead, and the city of Lucerne visible nestled against the mighty Pilatus mountain, its peak shrouded in clouds. As we get into the tourist towns of Weggis, Vitznau and Gersau, we ride right next to the lake, with views onto steep shores and mountains such as the Bürgenstock. We eventually reach the town of Brunnen and move inland to connect with Lake Lauerz, with views on the sharp twin peaks of the two Mythen mountains. From here we tackle the most significant hill of the ride before we descend through Goldau and Arth and return back to our starting location.More Info
This long looped ride over the famous Grosse Scheidegg pass in the Swiss Bernese Alps starts near Meiringen, next to the Aare river. Shortly after the start we turn onto the Scheideggstrasse, a picturesque narrow road that will take us up about 1300 m of climbing. Beautiful glacier vistas await us as we look at some of the highest mountains of Switzerland. Once we reach the restaurant at the peak, we descent into Grindelwald and further down to Interlaken where we start following Lake Brienz on the loop back. Don’t miss out on the ride across an airfield before we get back to our starting point.More Info
Here we are crossing the Klausenpass, one of the strategic East-West connections in the Central Swiss Alps. We start in Altdorf, the place where Wilhelm Tell was forced in 1307 to shoot an apple off the top of his son’s head. Shortly after the ride starts we even pass a commemorative statue early on, before leaving civilization behind on our way up the Klausenpass. After 1450m of climbing, first surrounded by lush mountains and later on rising above the tree line, with vistas of grass, rock and sky, we finally reach the Hotel Klausenpass, approx 1.5Km from the summit.More Info
This ride starts in Airolo, in Ticino, the Italian-speaking part of Switzerland at an elevation of 1175 m. A long and sunny climb up the Nufenenpass to nearly 2500 m is rewarded with great views and a beautiful 1000 m vertical descent to Ulrichen in the Swiss canton of Valais. From here, following the Rhone river upstream, we are initially on flat grounds enjoying a perfect summer day, until the road rises and we climb about 500 m to the village Gletsch. From here, one can access the Grimselpass as well as the Furkapass. We choose the Furkapass, made famous by the car chase scene in the 1964 movie ‘Goldfinger’ as James Bond stalked Goldfinger's Rolls Royce through the Swiss Alps. On our way to the top, we pass the famous Hotel Belvédère and the Rhone glacier visitor area. Finally, this ride ends at the top of Furka, at 2436m.More Info