The routing and start times for 2024 are provisional.

The gold tour is a big challenge! Start and finish are in Andermatt as usual. While climbing the Oberalp, Lukmanier, Nufenen and Furka passes, you will conquer 5,000 meters in altitude with your bike. After four passes and a final descent from the Furka Pass, an incomparable feeling of happiness awaits you at the finish.

Start & Finish:

Starting time (provisional):
05.45 (Mass start)



Phase 1 (9.9.23 – 31.10.23) 115 CHF
Phase 2 (1.11.23 – 31.1.24) 125 CHF
Phase 3 (1.2.24 – sold out) 135 CHF

These prices include transaction fees and exclude a
CHF 10.00 start number deposit.

4 Mountain Passes

5'000 vertical meters

214 kilometers

Provisional route 2024

The Oberalp Pass is the first hurdle on the Goldtour. With an average gradient of 5.5 percent, the incline here is on the more pleasant side. The Oberalp Pass lies at 2,044 meters above sea level and then leads on a 21-kilometer descent to the first aid station in Disentis.


11 kilometer

2,044 meters above sea level

Now follows the slightly easier climb to the Lukmanier Pass (1,915 m above sea level). The first half of the gold tour will soon be over. The average gradient is 4.3 percent and 909 meters of altitude are spread over 21 kilometers. This is followed by the long descent to Biasca, before the Nufenen Pass has to be tackled.


21 kilometers

1,915 meters above sea level

Before you tackle the climb to the Nufenen Pass, you should have supplied yourself with sufficient energy at our aid station in Airolo. Now follows the hardest climb of the Goldtour. On a 23-kilometer-long road you climb 1,339 meters in altitude before you can enjoy the view of the Valais at 2,478 meters above sea level. This climb offers an average gradient of 5.8% – nothing for weak legs! In contrast to the medieval pass crossing at the Grimsel, the pass road over the Nufenen was not opened until 1964. At the top you should not forget the pass selfie. This is followed by a fast descent to Ulrichen!


23 kilometer

2,478 meters above sea level

In Ulrichen you start pedaling up to the last pass of the Goldtour. From Gletsch you overcome 674 meters of altitude before you reach the Furka pass at 2,429 meters above sea level. Similar to the Grimsel Pass, the Furka Pass has been crossed by international travelers since the 13th century. Even the Romans used it for their journey to the south. So you’re heading towards the canton of Uri on a historic route. By the way, the current road was completed in 1866. Once you reach the top, a technical descent into the valley follows before the finish line awaits you in Andermatt.


11 kilometer

2,429 meters above sea level