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21-03-2024 | CycloWorld

Five reasons to join Tour des Stations 2024!

Not selected for the Ötztaler? Then consider the Tour des Stations on August 31, a premier Swiss gran fondo. It's a bucket list-worthy event. We've attended several times, each time returning with big smiles. Remember, sharing is caring, so let us share why you should join this year.

Scenic view of the Tour des Stations route

1. Superb roads

The Tour des Stations traverses Valais, one of Switzerland's most picturesque cantons. The roads here are top-notch, offering stunning views.

2. Central location

Accessible without navigating complex mountain passes or tunnels, Le Châble is an easily accesible and very centrally located starting point. 

3. Swiss organization

Expect excellent feed stations, a vibrant finish area, flawless signposting, exceptional photo service, mechanical support, and more. Plus, Valais boasts Switzerland's finest cuisine!

Cyclists participating in the Tour des Stations
Last year's experience: check out our report.

4. Value for money

Entry fees range from CHF 75 to 130, varying by registration time and chosen distance. These are attractive prices, especially for Switzerland. Plus, with nearby ski resorts, affordable accommodations are readily available.

5. Diverse courses

Choose from:

  • Ultrafondo The Everest: 242 km/8848m+.
  • Superfondo: 185 km/6800m+.
  • Marmotte Granfondo Valais: 133 km/4700m+.
  • Medio fondo: 74 km/2900m+.

All routes start in Le Châble on August 31, 2024, culminating at the legendary Col de la Croix-de-Cœur (2,174 m). With four compelling distances, choosing is tough. For more information, visit the official website.

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