Day 7: Bern (CH) – Andermatt (CH)

Distance: 156 Kilometers
Height: 2.822 Altimeters

Stage-sponsor

As experienced Alpinists and experts in rail freight services, we’ll ensure that the Alps won’t stand in the way of your destination. We’ll take over the responsibility for transport along the entire route and have your freight rolling unstoppably from the north, across the Alps and into the south. Customers will benefit from our international network of partners as well as the linguistic and cultural link between northern and southern Europe. With us, you’re well on track.

Route description

Stage 7 is the Queen stage! Not only the 156 kilometres and hallucinating 3.644 metres climbing, bus especially the climb of two famous and iconic mountains in Switzerland: Grimselpass (2.165m) and the Furkapass (2.429m). This is the highest col of our Grande Corsa; our CIMA COPPI.

The day will start with a nice tour passing the beautiful Thunersee. From there we can see the two magic cols we have to conquer today. First the 27 km climb to the Grimselpass. After a decent of 5 km we have to face the 11 km climb to the Furkapass. Then we will join a beautiful and 19 km long decent to arrive in Andermatt.

Grimselpass (2.165m)

Average grade: 5,8% – Length: 26,6 km – Altitude start: 629 m – top: 2.165 m – Ascent: 1.538 m

Furkapass (2.429m)

Average grade: 6,1% – Length: 11 km – Altitude start: 1.756 m – top: 2.429 m – Ascent: 673 m

10 years Shuttlewise by bike from Oss to Mortara. Who dares to join me on a stage of this heroic ride with 1.362 km and 19.170 metres climbing crossing 7 countries?? Or become a sponsor and support the Richard Nomden Foundation.