Frequently asked questions about registration

  • Until when can I register?
    Registration is open until a few weeks before the event. However, it is important to note that there is a limited number of 3,250 starting places. In the past the Alpenbrevet was always sold out. We therefore advise you to register early so that you can ride your desired tour. The Platintour is limited to 500 participants.
  • Can I change my route in advance?
    Yes, you can. To do this, click on the change link that is included in your registration confirmation. There you can edit your data and choose another route.
  • I can’t start, what can I do?
    You can unsubscribe via the change link included in your registration confirmation and will get a voucher code instead. This option is possible until 31 July 2024. Do you have someone who wants to take over your starting place? You can forward your starting spot with the transfer link, found in the confirmation.
  • Are late registrations possible on site?
    The maximum number of participants must be observed. If there is still room, an enpostonory can be made on site for all tours. However, we recommend that you register as early as possible. This is the only way to guarantee you the start at the Alpenbrevet. In the past, the Alpenbrevet was always sold out a few weeks before the event.


Frequently asked questions about how to get there

  • Does there be enough parking space available in Andermatt?
    There are around 800 parking spaces available in Andermatt, which will be signaled as of Friday noon. Not a lot with almost 3’250 participants. There is a charge for the parking spaces. The parking fee can be paid on site with the mobile application Parkingpay or TWINT. We recommend carpooling whenever possible. There are NO parking spaces available in the village. Info on the parking situation here.


Frequently asked questions about the routes

  • When does my tour start?
    Provisional details for 2024:
    Platintour: 06:00 in Andermatt
    Goldtour: 05:45 in Andermatt
    Silbertour: 06:25 in Andermatt
    Bronzetour: 9:00 in Ulrichen
  • Can I change my route on the way?
    With this year’s routing, you can’t switch from one tour to the other along the way. In advance and on site in Andermatt, changes can be made at the Help Desk as long as the tour is not fully booked.
    In addition, shortcuts are possible at any time. So you can, for example ride the Goldtour and take the shortcut over the Gotthard Pass.
  • Are there time limits?
    As the Platin- and Goldtours are very long, there are time limits for these two tours. If you reach a place after the control deadline, you may not finish the route, but must return to Andermatt via the next possible shortcut. The following control closures apply (provisional):
    – In Airolo at 13:45
    – In Airolo at 13:45
    Finish time for all tours:
    – In Andermatt at 21:00
  • Where are the timekeeping stations?

The timing stations are located at the following places:
– Andermatt Start (Silber and Goldtour)
– Wassen (Platintour)
– Innertkirchen
– Ulrichen
– Airolo
– Olivone
– Disentis
– Andermatt Finish

Frequently asked questions about start number collection

  • Will the start numbers be shipped?
    No, everyone needs to collect the start number personally.
  • When can I pick-up my start number?
    The Friday before the event is the start number distribution for all courses in Andermatt. On Saturday morning, the start number must be collected at the starting point of the respective tour.
  • How can I reclaim my start number deposit?
    There will be a stand on site in the Event Village where you can either claim your deposit back in cash or exchange it for an Alpenbrevet T-shirt. Of course you can also keep your race number as a souvenir and not return it.

Frequent questions about food

  • What do I get at the refreshment stations?


  • Why are there no more food stations on top of the passes?
    These are now after the descents. It was often also asked to move the catering stations, as it is sensitively cold depending on the weather on the passes and a break for the body is not ideal.
  • Which WINFORCE products are served at the refreshment stations?
    In addition to the liquid Carbo Basic Plus as an isotonic drink, Panforte Cacao Citrus bars, Ultra Energy Complex gels in two flavors, caffeine boosters and the new Hydro Energy liquid gels are also available.
  • Do I get a water bottle at the start or on the go?
    There are no plans to issue bottles. However, there will be water and isotonic drinks at the start.

Frequently asked questions about transport options

  • Is there a special train from Valais to Andermatt?
    An extra train is planned again and we will inform you as soon as tickets can be booked.
  • How do I get back to Obergoms from Andermatt?
    From Andermatt, a train runs back to Obergoms every hour. The last train of the Matterhorn Gotthard Bahn in the direction of the Valais leaves Andermatt at 8.25 pm. A bus transfer is not possible due to the trailer ban on the Furkapass.
  • Are there extra trains from Zurich main station via Arth-Goldau and Göschenen to Andermatt?

    This year, together with the Südostbahn and the Matterhorn Gotthard Bahn, we are organising three special connections for the journey to Andermatt on Friday afternoon, 6 September. To avoid bottlenecks as far as possible, the following trains from Zurich main station and Arth-Goldau are offering additional seats especially for our event.

    Connection 1 – Zurich main station from 14.05, Arth-Goldau from 14.54

    Connection 2 – Zurich main station from 16.05, Arth-Goldau from 16.54

    Connection 3 – Zurich main station from 18.05, Arth-Goldau from 18.54

    We ask everyone traveling by train on Friday, September 6 to use one of these three connections.

    For these trains you need a regular ticket for you and your bike.


Frequently asked questions about accommodation

  • I can’t find accommodation. What can I do?
    We provide group housing in Andermatt and surroundings from friday to sunday. You will find information about this on accomodations.

Frequently Asked Questions about Swiss Cycling Alpenbrevet clothing

  • Will there be an Alpenbrevet collection again for 2024?
    Yes. As soon as the collection is released, it will be available in our shop.
  • Can I buy a jersey on site?
    On site in Andermatt there will be a Giordana booth selling the collection. The supply is limited, because we produce mainly on demand.
  • What if my jersey doesn’t fit?
    If the jersey or other items of clothing do not fit you, you can exchange them on site in Andermatt at the clothing stand. Attention, we do not guarantee that there will be the right size remaining. In addition, an exchange is only possible if the item is still unused, as well if you bring the label and original packaging.
  • Can I buy merchandise even if I don’t start?
    Yes, you can. On the website you will find our online store where you can buy various merchandise.
  • When can I pick up my ordered items in Andermatt?
    You can pick up your pre-ordered clothes on Friday and Saturday at the information stand in the check-in tent.

Frequently asked questions about the finisher gifts

  • Do I get a finisher certificate after crossing the finish line?
    The Finisher certificate will be available online.
  • Do I get a finisher gift after crossing the finish line?
    All participants will receive a finisher bag with great goodies from our partners.
    Optionally, you can buy a finisher medal directly at the registration and we will present it to you when you cross the finish line.

Frequently asked questions concerning CoVID-19

  • What happens to my purchased starting place in the event of a cancellation in 2024?
    If the event has to be cancelled due to an epidemic or pandemic (such as Covid-19), the participation fees will be subject to the following scheme: Cancellation 6 weeks before the event. You have the choice between:
    – 100% refund (admin fee CHF 15)
    – transfer of the starting place to the subsequent event

    Cancellation 2 weeks before the event. You have the choice between:
    – refund of 2/3 of the participation fees
    – transfer of the starting place to the subsequent event (admin fee CHF 15)

    Cancellation less than 2 weeks before the event:
    – In the event of a cancellation due to a pandemic/epidemic in the last 2 weeks before the event, the organizer reserves the right to first assess the situation and, based on this, decide on the procedure with already paid participation fees.

    Generally, when registering, it is recommended to take out an insurance policy that covers such an event.

  • What happens to the items already purchased from the online store in the event of a cancellation in 2024?
    In Online shop ordered items (eg from the clothing collection) can not be canceled. A refund for already purchased material is also not possible.


Alpenbrevet Platintour

5 Mountain Passes

267 kilometers

7'090 vertical meters


Alpenbrevet Goldtour

4 Mountain Passes

214 kilometers

5'080 vertical meters


Alpenbrevet Silbertour

3 Mountain Passes

105 kilometers

3'200 vertical meters


Alpenbrevet Bronzetour

2 Mountain Passes

64 kilometers

2'140 vertical meters