Ride The Alps 2018 – Car Free Alpine Classics For Cyclists

Tiina Kivelä

As the story goes, I still have no roadbike. But luckily dreaming is free and the ones with the bikes can find the following information more than valuable (sharing is caring <3). The ones, who know what we talk when we talk of Furka pass, Grimsel pass, Susten pass, Peloton, Tour de France and Giro d’Italia. For the ones, these roadcyckling passionates, maybe even you, Switzerland offers now Ride the Alps 2018.

Ride the Alps will reserve the best of these passes only for cyclists, on designated dates from May to September 2018. You read right – on designated dates (in here and below), the maginificent roads will be car free, for cyclist only. For once you don’t need to worry of the cars on the sometimes very narrow roads, leading up and down through the magnificent Swiss landscape – for once, it’s all up to you and your bike.

So, start planning and hold your horses bikes untill these dates. Or well, maybe some exercise labs prior May would be a good idea too.

Get the overview of the dates and passes below, and click yourself to the My Switzerland Ride The Alps -site for more information. I’m also more than up to this challenge, so drop me a message if you’re going and let’s see if I manage to get a bike to the line as well.


Ride the Alps – Events 2018

May

Ride the Alps Susten – Meiringen – 26.5.2018

June

UNICEF Cycling for Children – Crans-Montana – 9.6.2018

Chasing Cancellara – Andermatt – 24.6.2018

July

Ride the Alps vaudoises – Villars-sur-Ollon – 1.7.2018

Granfondo San Gottardo – Ambrì 22.7.2018

August

Tour des Stations – Verbier –11.8.2018

September 

slowUp Mountain Albula – Bergün / Bravuogn – 2.9.2018

Challenge Davos Festival – Davos Dorf – 16.9.2018

La Désalpe – Reichenbach Finhaut – 16.9.2018

FreiPass Klausen Pragel – Linthal–  22.9.2018 – 23.9.2018