The gold tour is a big challenge. Start and finish are in Andermatt as usual. During the crossing of Furka, Nufenen, Lukmanier and Oberalppass, you climb almost 5,000 metres of altitude with your bike. After four passes and a final descent from the Oberalppass, an incomparable feeling of happiness awaits you in the finish.
Start & Finish:
Scheduled start time:*
– Airolo: 12:00 p.m. (noon)
(*data subject to change)
4 Mountain Passes
5'100m ALTITUDE DIFFERENCE
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Temporary aid stations
Clicked into the pedals in Andermatt, the ascent to the first pass height of the Goldtour follows. From Realp you will overcome 891 metres of altitude with your bike before reaching the Furka pass height at 2,429 metres above sea level. Similar to the Grimsel Pass, the Furka Pass has been crossed by international travellers since the 13th century. Even the Romans have already used it for their journey to the south. So you are on a historic path towards the canton of Valais. By the way, the present road was completed in 1866. Arriving at the top, a technical descent into the valley follows, before the ascent to the Nufenenpass awaits.
2,429 meters above sea level
Before you start the ascent to the Nufenenpass, you should have fed yourself enough energy at our catering post. Now, for most, the hardest climb on the platinum tour follows. On a 13 kilometer long road you climb 1,119 meters of altitude before you can enjoy the view into the Valais at 2,478 meters above sea level. This climb offers an average of 8.6 incline – not for weak legs! In contrast to the medieval pass crossing at the Grimsel, the pass road over the Nufenen was not opened until 1964. This is the reason for the significantly higher average incline percentages. Once you arrive at the top, you should definitely not forget the passport selfie. This is followed by a long (60 km!) Departure via Airolo to Biasca!
2,478 meters above sea level
During the 60 kilometer long descent you could hopefully recover sufficiently. Now follows the slightly easier climb to the Lukmanier Pass (1,915 m above sea level). Persevere, the goal in Andermatt is already within reach. The average 4 incline percentages and 1,613 meters of altitude are spread over 40 kilometers. After the penultimate intermediate destination, the rapid descent to Disentis follows, before the Oberalp Pass has to be driven.
1,915 meters above sea level
Almost done! The Oberalppass stands in your way as the last hurdle of the platinum tour. After the last catering post in Disentis it is necessary to bite your teeth together one last time. With an average of 4.4 incline percentages, the slope here is also on the more pleasant side. The Oberalp pass is located at 2,044 metres above sea level and then leads on a 10 km long descent to the finish in Andermatt. Finished – great!
2,044 meters above sea level