3. Stage: Menziken - Bern (12 June 2017) - Sprint stage
Start in Menziken
Welcome to Menziken
Menziken is the most southern municipality in the Wynental in the canton of Aargau and boarders on the canton of Lucerne. The nature, extensive soft and hilly landscape, is inviting for local recreation as well as sporting activities. Menziken offers a high quality of life and is mostly fog free during autumn and winter.
In regards of traffic and traffic infrastructure, Menziken is very well developed by direct public transport connections to Aarau, Sursee and Lucerne.
The modern and well developed infrastructure of Menziken includes an in- and outdoor swimming pool, which enjoys transregionally high popularity.
We are looking forward to welcoming you soon.
Finish in Bern
Bern: A Swiss Center for Cycling!
After Zurich (45) and Lugano (27), Bern is Switzerland’s third most popular stage point for traditional cycling tours, having served as the departure or arrival point for 23 tour stages. The Swiss capital was a stopover for last year’s Tour de France and will be hosting a stopover for the next Tour de Suisse.
With its medieval Old Town and Zytglogge (Clock Tower), Bern clearly deserves its place among the UNESCO World Heritage sites. Six kilometers of arcades make Bern the country’s largest open-air shopping center. Thanks to the city’s Museum of Fine Arts, the impressive architecture of Zentrum Paul Klee, the Einstein House and the newly renovated City Theater, Bern is known well beyond its borders for its wealth of culture. Summer after summer, the crystal clear waters of the Aare River welcome thousands of swimmers.
The Bern Grand-Prix draws some 35,000 runners to the starting line in May of every year. And on the day before the arrival of the Tour de Suisse, one of Europe’s largest women’s races will also be taking place in Bern, with other 15,000 participants. Bern is also host to some major sporting events in winter. The Bern Ice Skating Club (SC Bern) has the highest average spectators per game outside of the USA’s National Hockey League.