It's been a while since we've had a give away at CycloWorld. But it's that time again! You can win a free ticket to one of the most beautiful gran fondos in Switzerland and maybe even Europe.
The Tour des Stations has several distances. The ultra fondo is very special: 242 km/8848m+. This is everesting in gran fondo form. A bizarre challenge, but for lovers of long, tough events a must-do for the bucket list.
The Marmotte Granfondo Valais is the name of the gran fondo. It is a true Marmotte that may bear the name with honor. 4700 meters of climbing in 133 kilometers, it goes up and down non-stop. There are hardly any flat sections and therefore it is a beast of a gran fondo.
Even the medio fondo has 2850m+ in only 74 kilometers. Those who find the ultra fondo and the gran fondo just a bit too much of a good thing can get their fair share.
Photo: Start of the Col de la Croix de Coeur.
Read through the report from 2021 and get inspired.
Alle the routes run through the Swiss region of Valais and follow several ski stations. Between the four-thousanders, it is among the most beautiful cycling areas in Switzerland. All distances finish uphill and that's what makes a gran fondo just that little bit more special. At the top of the finish line, a fabulous view of the Grand Combin (4314m) with its glaciers and eternal snow unfolds. One of the highest peaks in the Alps.
The most notable climbs are:
We are giving away 4 individual tickets for (your choice) the Tour des Stations or the Marmotte Granfondo Valais. You can choose the course yourself. The ticket is without accommodation.
All you have to do is fill out this form. Do so through Tuesday, July 5. Participants will receive further instructions by email the following day.