7th stage: Eschenbach / Atzmännig - Arosa
La 7e étape s’élancera de la petite station de sports d’été et d’hiver d’Atzmännig pour traverser les belles collines verdoyantes de l’Appenzell.
A partir de Coire, le parcours redevient alpin et abrupt. Depuis la première arrivée au sommet à Arosa en 1946, l’Obersee a souvent accueilli le Tour de Suisse, pour le plus grand bonheur de tous. Cette année encore, les aspirants à la victoire au général auront à cœur de s’illustrer lors de l’arrivée au sommet dans la station de villégiature d’Arosa.
Eschenbach / Atzmännig
Eschenbach - A breath of fresh air close to the city
With around 9,400 inhabitants, Eschenbach is part of the Linth region and is beautifully situated between Lake Zurich and Lake Walen. The community is shaped by a sense of both tradition and progress. Participation in village life opens up a diverse array of opportunities for family, work and leisure. There is almost always something going on; it often seems as if all the inhabitants are out and about. The rich community life with around 100 organisations provides valuable contacts, fosters relationships and offers something to suit every taste.
Pure leisure for everyone in Atzmännig!
Atzmännig, the leisure park on the outskirts of Zurich, offers fun and thrills in the heart of nature. Numerous attractions await both young and old in summer and winter – from the free petting zoo with a playground to the more than 700-metre-long toboggan run, the rope adventure park, and the chairlift, which offers breathtaking views across upper Lake Zurich and the Alpine landscape. The snow sports area offers ideal conditions for both beginners and experts, as well as a winter sledge run and snowshoe trails. Visitors can enjoy uniquely special moments with an overnight stay in the new rooms at the Atzmännig Lodge, adventures in the PODhouse wooden igloos, and a taste of the local cuisine in the incredible Brustenegg hut.
Arosa - diverse and magical
Fragrant Alpine meadows, cosy fireplaces and crystal clear mountain lakes amidst an impressive mountain scenery – Arosa offers the ideal backdrop for active summer days in the Grisons Alps.
Be it a relaxed walk, a long-distance hike or a family tour: on over 320km of marked hiking trails everyone will find the matching hike for the perfect summer day in the mountains.
In addition the region also provides a wide range of biking routes for every level. With or without the use of cable cars, with muscle power or electrical power, with mountain bikes or cycling bikes: various well signposted biking tours and numerous GPS tours lead bikers to the most beautiful and remote places of the region.
During the summer the Arosa cable cars also offer adventurous rides to the Weisshorn and the Hörnli peaks. The Urden aerial tramway is also in operation during the peak season. Furthermore, every guest staying overnight benefits from the all-inclusive offer which comprises free usage of the Arosa cable cars and many other leisure activities.
In summer 2018 the Arosa Bear Park far above the village will open its doors. Up to five bears which were saved by the animal protection organisation FOUR PAWS will be able to live a species-appropriate life in a beautiful environment.
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Tour de Suisse in Arosa – you won’t miss a thing from these observation points
- In picturesque Schanfigg, the various villages of the municipality of Arosa – from Maladers to Peist – invite you to follow the publicity caravan and mountain stage of the Tour de Suisse.
- Various festivities await spectators at the Alte Post guest house in Langwies – with a view of the Langwieser Viaduct – 7 km before the stage finish line or in Litzirüti.
- After a downhill section after the Sunnarüti, the road switches to the other side of the valley and shortly before Litzirüti, the racers are confronted with a sharp bend to the left followed by a challenging uphill climb.
- Between Litzirüti and Arosa, a final steep ascent awaits riders – in the long curve "Schoggirank", there is an ideal view from the meadow, followed shortly afterwards by the "SOS-Rank", an extremely tight hairpin bend with an incline of 11%.
- After around 30 kilometres and 1152 metres of elevation, the peloton reaches Arosa, the stage finish, where a fantastic spectator's backdrop awaits shortly after the village entrance – there is plenty of space for fans right at the edge of the road around the sports and convention centre and Hotel Valsana.
- Finally, riders circle the Obersee (upper lake) where the spectators can enjoy various festivities and an attractive Tour de Suisse Village with culinary delights from the Arosa catering team as well as a perfect view of the last few metres and sprint.
Tour de Suisse in Langwies
- Follow the passage through Langwies, 7 km before the stage destination Arosa, in visual contact with the Langwieser Viadukt, cosy with a glass of wine and a piece of Langwieser Alp cheese directly on the route at the Langwies village shop on the square. Depending on the weather, there are various meals and drinks. Cheap accommodation in the alte Post.
- If you travel to Arosa on Friday morning, you can take advantage of the great Arosa All-Inclusive offer for CHF 18 or free if you’re staying at a hotel in Arosa. Further information on the Arosa Card is available at www.arosa.ch/all-inclusive
- Extend your event weekend in Arosa with the Swiss wrestling evening on Saturday, 16 June 2018 and the Bündner-Glarner Cantonal Swiss Wrestling Festival on Sunday, 17 June 2018. For further information, visit www.arosa.ch/schwingen
- In addition to this, the Arosa Music Society’s brass ensemble will be held on Sunday, 17 June 2018. Details are available at www.mgarosa.ch
- We recommend using the convenient Rhaetian Railway to get from Chur to Arosa. Besides the sensational journey, during which you can marvel at the breath-taking scenery within the wonderful Schanfigg valley, you also benefit from the station being just two minutes away from the event grounds.
- The train journey from Arosa to Lüen/Castiel and back with the Rhaetian Railway is free to holders of an Arosa Card. All guests staying at least one night are given this card free of charge. The Arosa Card also allows the holder to use the Rhaetian Railway for free from Lüen/Castiel to Arosa as well as permitting free travel on mountain railways and the local bus service.
- Limited parking at Ochsenbühl and Innerarosa (Brüggli) car parks.
- Street closed on Thursday from Postplatz around the Obersee to Haus Hermann
- Poststrasse open to 1.00 p.m., detour from Haus Hermann via Alteinplatz
- Access to Ochsenbühl car park from Jöri-Jenni-Strasse
- Local bus Hörnli-Untersee, Alexandra-Prätschli
Traffic plan Arosa
Arrival instruction Arosa
Festival programme/festival guide
- Opening hours for festival bars and catering 11.00 a.m. – 8.00 p.m.
- Opening hours for village 1 p.m. – 5.00 p.m.
- Opening hours for VIP tent 1.30 p.m. – 5.00 p.m.
- Entry of team of canvassers (1 hour before the end of the stage)
- The cyclists should all have arrived by about 4.20 p.m.
- Detailed information on the festival programme is available in the local weekly newspaper.
Entertainment programme/attractions at the stopover
- Giant bouncy castle for children, Arosa and the bears. Opening of the Arosa Bear Park planned for summer 2018. For further information, visit www.arosabaerenland.ch
There are numerous hotels and restaurants open in Arosa for you during the Tour de Suisse, and they look forward to your visit. Make a reservation now at www.arosa.ch